Getting your phone and internet connected

Australia has a wide range of mobile (cell) phone and internet services for different budgets. Make sure you compare prices and options before deciding which service is best for you.

Popular phone and internet providers

Choosing the type of plan

You will need to get either a prepaid card or set up a contract with a service provider. Possible charges include a connection fee, a monthly access fee and a usage fee. If you intend to use your current mobile phone, you will need to check whether your phone is locked to a specific carrier.

Calling home

Telephone

You can make an international call from any phone in Australia, including payphones. Dial:

  • the international access code (0011)
  • your country code
  • the area code
  • the local number.

To reduce costs, we recommend purchasing pre-paid international calling cards that offer cheaper rates and are available from most newsagencies, post offices, petrol stations and convenience stores.

Online

International telephone calls can be expensive, but there are many free or cheaper alternatives to keep in touch with family and friends while overseas.

Facebook Messenger

Skype

On-campus

Access Griffith University wireless networks on-campus

Griffith App

Download the free Griffith App to access a range of interactive features to enhance your university experience. The app is available on all smartphones and providers, and allows you to browse student emails, timetables, maps, the library database and much more.

Griffith App

Contact us

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