This is a post I’ve meant to write for sometime, and I’m happy to finally be able to write it. A question I get asked often is “what do you use for calls, texts, and data overseas” well I’ve learned the hard way, and now I know what to do without going broke. Thanks, Telstra :/

Previously I have just used my home sim which is with Telstra because It was simple and easy and the plan I have gives international data, calls, and texts. What I didn’t realize was how fast the cost of international data could rise… Now this wasn’t using it all day; this was an hour worth of browsing.

How nice of Telstra to send me travel pass information at the end of my trip!
How nice of Telstra to send me travel pass information at the end of my trip!

So after nearly having a heart attack I decided to investigate and find a plan or sim that wouldn’t make me go broke. And I decided to try a T-mobile pre-paid sim.


I decided to purchase an Unlimited T-mobile sim which includes the following:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data starting with up to 3GB of 4G LTE
  • The freedom to buy a new device or bring your own
  • Coverage on T-Mobile’s Nationwide 4G LTE network
  • The ability to stream as much music as you want with Music Unlimited
  • Great prices for bigger data appetites

I paid just over $100 for the sim, and I can happily say that I won’t ever be using Telstra overseas again. The data is LTE, so it’s lightning fast, and the coverage is absolutely fantastic!

I would recommend this sim to anyone from other countries, and if I were a U.S citizen I would switch to T-mobile (Don’t worry I tried but I need to be a citizen)

Bottom Line

After spending time with the sim, I have been so impressed by how well it works, and I am a very satisfied customer.