AnswerID: 484214 Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 21:25
We got an Isatphone on prepaid and are quite happy with it. But whether the deal is best for you depends on what and why you want one.
As I have ongoing monthly chemo type treatments and other health complications I needed immediate access to my specialist. We are not interested in talking while out in the bush. The family also does not need to "talk" to Mum and Dad every five minutes. A monthly contract was out as it may not be used at all so any monthly fee was a waste. So prepaid was a must. And when we got ours they were the only ones without monthly fees and a prepaid account.
Our phone sims are not transferable but so what. Mine is turned off most of the time anyway. Even at home. So we did not look at that requirement so I cannot comment there.
We do not mind the lack of "000" access. We are happy to dial the nearest service we want anyway. And if down on fees they will ring us back if needed. I have a printed list of numbers with the phone. Thus anyone can use it and do not have to worry about "Where are the numbers stored". So number access and storage was not addressed.
Best of luck and do not waste time. For your subsidy remember the "mobile phone coverage" that they use is YOUR providers coverage. Not necessarily Telstra. And a short not to remind them that you do not have all Telstra and provider "X"'s coverage will help there.
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