Australia Post Travel SIM Review
Update 2021: Australia Post has now discontinued its popular travel SIM, although still offers a range of travel products such as insurance and money cards. There may be a replacement Australia Post travel SIM or plan launched in the future, but for now you can compare alternative options for using your phone overseas in our Canstar Blue Travel SIM ratings.
Australia Post Travel SIM Compared to Postpaid Roaming Packs
Australia Post must also contend with the three big boppers of the telco world – Vodafone, Optus and Telstra. Each offer their own versions of roaming packs on postpaid plans.
- Telstra offers an International Day Pass, which for $10 per day gives you 200MB of data plus unlimited standard talk and text ($5 in New Zealand).
- Vodafone has its ‘$5 a day’ roaming feature, which lets you use your Vodafone postpaid phone plan as normal. It can also be activated via the app.
- Optus Roaming Pass costs $10 per day (or $10 per gigabyte of data) and includes 1GB, plus unlimited talk and SMS in eligible destinations.
You can activate these deals each day, meaning you don’t have to spring for it every day that you are away. These packs tend to cram a lot in, but if you’re not signed up already, you’ll have to consider if signing up JUST for roaming is a good idea. Note that the tables below show postpaid plans without any roaming packs added on.
The following table shows a selection of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of advertised standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.