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AlexSamad
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Intl roaming

Post by AlexSamad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:05 am

Seems like I can't get intl roaming on my data only HSPA service.

Any one else tried or got it ?

Hey exetel - have money want to spend - your not letting me :(

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by jokiin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:23 am

are you wanting to do data roaming or voice on that service?

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by AlexSamad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:33 am

data

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by jokiin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:40 am

AlexSamad wrote:data
it's possible but prohibitively expensive, I have roaming ability but always use overseas data providers when away, which countries are you wanting to use data in?

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by AlexSamad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:53 am

jokiin wrote:
AlexSamad wrote:data
it's possible but prohibitively expensive, I have roaming ability but always use overseas data providers when away, which countries are you wanting to use data in?
I am off to India for 5 days, seems like the intl roaming data rates were okay (no I can't find them), you suggesting I can buy a pre paid sim in India and use it ! hadn't actually thought of that, seems okay

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by jokiin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:51 pm

AlexSamad wrote:
jokiin wrote:
AlexSamad wrote:data
it's possible but prohibitively expensive, I have roaming ability but always use overseas data providers when away, which countries are you wanting to use data in?
I am off to India for 5 days, seems like the intl roaming data rates were okay (no I can't find them), you suggesting I can buy a pre paid sim in India and use it ! hadn't actually thought of that, seems okay
the rates are as charged by Optus, for most countries that means $20 to $30 per megabyte, the charges aren't live though and can follow later on, lots of people have been caught out with roaming data, checking some emails etc and coming home to $1000 roaming bills, not sure what services are available locally but it's worth looking into it first

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by SpaceMonkey » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:45 am

screw that. Better off just forking out for paid wi-fi services or getting a local SIM.

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by mutant » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:11 pm

I've got the superceded M1 - HA plan with voice.
All I want to do is to receive (not even send, just receive) SMS to my australian mobile number attached to this sim card whilst overseas - in countries which I know Optus sims can do global roaming.
I have no need for data roaming.

Is this possible with the HSPA exetel sim? Do I need to pay a deposit to activate global voice roaming? Do I need to contact exetel prior to travel or is voice roaming automatically activated?

Thanks

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by Pyotr » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:04 pm

Can an Exetel rep possibly please provide a more authoritative view on international roaming data charges (GPRS/HSPA) when using the Exetel/Optus data sim in a USB stick suitable for the relevant overseas network?
If precision is not possible, can Exetel advise whether the $20 to $30 per megabyte stated above is an appropriate guide?

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by Gidget » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:36 pm

Pyotr wrote:Can an Exetel rep possibly please provide a more authoritative view on international roaming data charges (GPRS/HSPA) when using the Exetel/Optus data sim in a USB stick suitable for the relevant overseas network?
If precision is not possible, can Exetel advise whether the $20 to $30 per megabyte stated above is an appropriate guide?
I've asked Exetel Voice to respond in the morning.

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Re: Intl roaming

Post by ExetelVoice » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:28 am

International data roaming is $25.60 per Mb

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