Are you needing to have you specific number for calls? Are you wanting to just touch base with friends and family? Are you out of contact now? What monthly rate do you currently pay now? Have you checked if your current plan provides any free roaming? Do you want a decent amount of data while traveling?
I would like to keep my number.
I need to keep in contact with family and business.
I am in contact now.
My monthly plan is $45 for 80 gig of data.
I'm affraid my current plan doesn't provide any free roaming.
And finally I do use a lot of data.
The keeping your own number (while traveling)r limits your options. The standard way would be to buy 30 Optus travel packs for$300 for the month. This gives you 3Gb of roaming data too.
I don't like travel packs because you can easily exceed your data and rack up large fees (overseas warnings are dodgy IMO). Travel tip, set you local phone data limit to try keep track. Travel trip 2 download local copies of your destination Google maps.
If you want lots of data then you could grab a UK Sim and swap it in and out as needed? There are other options but you'd need to drop the number requirement.
Sorry just wanted to put my 5 cents in and let you know that if you decide to take your postpaid sim to UK and you ANSWER any calls, you will be charged roaming rates per minute you are on the call, from the time you pick that call up. If you decline the call, you wont be charged
Good advice received 🙂
P.S. If you decline a call but have a messaging service active that will incur a charge so that is another thing to check before you leave.