Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!
Are you about to come to Australia to study and wondering if you should rent a cell phone in advance?
If you’re thinking of renting a cell phone, wait a minute!
If you are thinking of renting a cell phone, why not use the cost of the contract as a valuable part of your study abroad experience?
In this article, I will introduce 5 reasons why you should not rent a cell phone in Australia!
If you are planning to study in Australia, this is a must-see!
I studied abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.
By reading this post, you’ll learn about renting a cell phone to study in Australia!
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Rent a Cell Phone in Australia
1 High cost of contract
First of all, when you rent a cell phone for overseas use, you will have to pay for the contract, and most of them are rather expensive.
In my opinion, this is a sign that they are targeting beginners who are not familiar with machines.
As you know, you can save money by using your own cell phone and signing up for a local SIM card.
Many rental companies offer to rent the phone for free, but be careful not to be fooled by the high call and communication rates.
2 There is a possibility of loss
There is a possibility of losing your own cell phone, but losing a rented cell phone is more risky.
For this reason, rental companies offer insurance services.
This makes it easy for them to add more to the contract price.
I think this is a service proposal that takes advantage of the customer’s anxiety.
If you lose your rental without loss insurance, you may have to pay a large amount of compensation.
3 You may not be used to using it
Since you will be using a different phone model from the one you are used to using, it may be difficult to use.
It would be a shame to use a cell phone that is not suitable for you while you are studying in Australia.
Therefore, it is better to be prepared for such a thing to happen.
4 Additional costs when extending your stay
There is a possibility that something unpredictable will happen during your study abroad period.
If you decide to extend your stay, you may have to pay an extension fee.
This will be added to the contract fee you have already paid, so it will cost you more money.
The additional fee is set high to begin with, so it is possible that you will lose money.
5 You may not have enough communication data
In the case of rentals, communication charges may be limited, and if you exceed the limit, you will be charged extra.
This may not be an issue for those who don’t usually use communication charges, but for those who use communication charges on a daily basis, it is unavoidable.
For this reason, it is better to use an Australian telecommunication company because you can use more data at a lower cost.
The impact of this issue will vary depending on how much you use your cell phone.
- Contract cost is high
- There is a possibility of loss
- You may not get used to using it
- Additional cost to extend the contract
- You may not have enough data to communicate
There you have it, five reasons why you shouldn’t rent a cell phone to study in Australia!
Please stay tuned for more information about Australia in the future.
Thank you for reading to the end!