I am on the $105 plan and cannot buy extra data for overseas travel?
I have been informed that I have 4 options;
1) purchase a local sim card (lose my number, Pixel 3 has 1 sim + eSim)
2) increase my plan to the $125 for 4 Gb of data (not enough data)
3) only use the 2 Gb included in the $105 plan (not enough data)
4) pay $1 per Mb for any extra use (scary)
Is there a way to add more data to my account for the 12 days I will be away?
Ideally I would like upwards of 10Gb per day and to keep my current number, sounds a lot but my current account gives me 233Gb of mobile data and I love and use it
Any chance Google lets Optus activate my eSim? Use Optus for the eSim and a local for the physical or vice versa?
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Presume its pixel 3 and not 3a series as that works on esim unofficially.
In regards to data packs - was one launched recently but that was prepaid.
10gb a day roaming is not financially practical at $1 per Mb.
Only suggestion is to get a local wifi hotspot in the country where you are staying.
Even then you may not get 10gb a day from that.
Presumably if you're travelling you might want to experience the country rather than watch a lot youtube videos? i.e. you probably don't need as much data as when home? Regardless with amounts like that your only resonable option is getting a local SIM (Or order one online before you got). Lots of data for not much $. Get your friends / family onto Whatsapp or the like.
I will be working while away and also need to be contactable by phone. Looks like the best option will be a local device hotspotted to my phone, that way I can get data on a local number and calls on my current number through one device.