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Sim Card

I have an Iphone 4 and have had it unlocked here in Aus so I can use it in Vietnam next week.

Will be landing in HCMC. Can anyone advise where to buy a prepaid VN sim card and the best value brand? I want it mainly for sending txt back to Aus and the odd quick call.

I assume you can then buy top up credit as per other countries. Please advise.'



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1. Re: Sim Card

You can buy SIM card everywhere has a sign SIM card outside, phone shops. They are lots here. Should be around 3 to 4$. Same thing when you want to top up credit. Viettel is currently the strongest company here. Then Mobifone, then Vinaphone.

Hope this helps.

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Bach's comment is sound.... You will have no problem finding a SIM here. I would suggest going with Viettel as I have experienced the least issues with them. Mobifone is also OK.

You can purchase scratch cards everywhere to top up credit.



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Thanks guys.

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You can buy Viettel sim card - tourist package

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IdentiteTravel, please explain what that tourist package is, what it contains and what makes it different from any regular package?

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Everywhere you can buy sim card in Vietnam. Viettel, Mobifone or Vinaphone are ok. it is about 50000VND/ sim, or 3$/ sim

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We bought a prepaid sim card last month through Mobifone.

100,000 dong for card and some credit. I think it was about 50,000 dong. We topped up once 100,000 dong and we rang home and sent texts over 2 weeks.

It is easy and you can buy at the airport or in the city.

Good luck.

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the old Post Ofice is a tourist sight but inside there is a large desk selling sim cards for approx. us3.

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O&Or .......... vctravel.com.vn/en/…

I'd just buy a sim. Cheapest sims I've seen have been 45,000 dong (about $2) but I wouldn't expect much credit on it for that price. As mentioned, available everywhere, as are top up cards. I use Mobifone with no problems. If you want GPRS Beeline have it enabled by default. Other companies you might have to bang in some numbers to get it on.

Edited: 19 May 2011, 12:23
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