Using telephones in Australia
Telstra phone card
- Do not use the telephone in your hotel room unless you know the rates. They can be much higher than the ones from a public phone.
- The mobile phone can be a good solution as well. You don't necessary need to apply with your company for Global Roaming. Buy a prepaid card from Sydney.
- Main players in the mobile phone industry in Australia are: Telstra, Vodafone and Optus. Check the Internet if your mobile phone supports the frequencies used in Australia.
- Invest in a phonecard some public phones are not accepting coins.
Most public phones are accepting coins, phone cards and credit cards. Phonecards can be purchased from News Agent or from any shop displaying the Telstra logo.
Local calls are un timed and cost at the time I'm writing this, 40c
. Dial 1222 for cost information. There are peak and off peak hours.
Long distance calls are more expensive if you need an operator's assistance.
lists all private and business numbers. There is a second directory called Yellow Pages that is listing business numbers grouped by their relevant heading.
calling in or from Australia
To call from EU dial:
To call from USA dial:
To call from Australia
dial 0011 + country code (ex Romania: 40) + Area Code omitting the leading 0 (ex Bucharest: 21) + local number.
Note: 000 calls are free.
Poison Info: 13 11 26
Life Line: 13 11 26