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Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2984008
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have fun cuz.
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Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2985688
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OK, so the next thing I'm trying to figure out are phones. In my current plan I can add an intl. package which allows me to call to AU but I can't call back to the US unless I have access to wifi. Someone suggested possibly buying a burner here and then activating it there? I'm hoping to have access to google maps and ideally have a hotspot. Any suggestions that have worked well for you?

Thanks

Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2986286
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The last time I was there I just bought a local sim card at the airport. The guy at the kiosk changes it out for you and you're good to go for the trip. Local number, local network access, and if you're going to be using it everyday, it beats paying the daily fee of your US carrier over the duration of the trip. Fee depends on how much data you want.


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Good one! Thanks!

Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2986341
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Burner phone, bro.

That way you can sell drugs on the side and pay for the entire trip.

Win win!


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Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2986449
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how far down the east coast of oz are you planning to get?

its a bad time of year, but usually you can find somewhere, especially if you surf early before the wind.

Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2988687
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It used to be that Oct-Nov was just windy and small on the NZ east coast, but for the last 5 years October has been one of the best months. Pumping S swells.

Put your thinking hat on, go off the beaten track, clean up your mess, and you'll have a great time. NZ means wind and long drives on windy roads, but there are big payoffs.

Best of luck, bro.

Re: Australia/New Zealand - Oct-Nov [Re: Wannabee] #2993926
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Originally Posted by Wannabee
OK, so the next thing I'm trying to figure out are phones. In my current plan I can add an intl. package which allows me to call to AU but I can't call back to the US unless I have access to wifi. Someone suggested possibly buying a burner here and then activating it there? I'm hoping to have access to google maps and ideally have a hotspot. Any suggestions that have worked well for you?

Thanks


You can have a local copy of a section of google maps... just download the sections (Google allows you to do large spaces) before hand if it's a concern.

No need for a burner phone at all, just swap sim over if you want data. Boost mobile does good data plans, which is an MVNO that runs on the biggest Australian network's hardware (in other words, good reception at a better cost)

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