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  • Puggles

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    Location Australia
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    Hi,

    I have an older style mobile that I will be taking with me on my trip that has an appropriate plug.

    A friend suggested I should buy a pre-paid phone card for the phone when I land in Hanoi and then use this to keep in contact with family in Australia.

    I have a few queries on this and my apologies if they are a little simple but this is all new to me.

    When I purchase the card, do I need to give the telephone number and country code to my family in Aus? I assume I would use country codes too if I text them?

    Is there good mobile coverage all over Vietnam or only in city areas?

    #1 Posted: 4/9/2009 - 09:40

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  • BruceMoon

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    Location Australia
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    Puggles

    On my visits to Vietnam, I buy a pre-paid sim card for my (older model) phone. The call costs to Australia vary between providers - some are cheaper for calls to Australia than others. My experience is that mobile coverage is everywhere (as the gov't appears to be investing in that over land lines).

    Check this post:

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/vietnam/6171_sim-cards-in-vietnam-

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 4/9/2009 - 09:58

  • Puggles

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    Thanks BruceMoon. :)

    #3 Posted: 4/9/2009 - 10:07

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