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Quad band phones in SE Asia

  • yedich

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    Those of you using global phones-any trouble finding SIM cards in any or all of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, or Myanmar?

    #1 Posted: 17/2/2009 - 02:31

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  • brucemoon

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    My wife must call Australia to talk to her aging dad every day.

    Where ever we've been in Asia, we've been able to get a GSM sim card. And, compared to many affluent nations, the call costs are very cheap.

    We spent a month in Vietnam last year and I paid about US$8 for a sim card and top up to call Australia (for about a minute or so) every day.

    A couple of years ago, we 'did' Malaysia for a month and it cost me about US$14 for the same. In the same year, it cost about US$11 for a month in Thailand.

    By comparison, Cambodia was VERY expensive. I'll buy a landline phone card there when I go next.

    Going to Laos soon, so don't know.


    #2 Posted: 23/2/2009 - 08:16

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