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Quad band phones in SE Asia

Posted by yedich on 17/2/2009 at 02:31

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

#1 yedich has been a member since 22/3/2008. Posts: 1

Posted by brucemoon on 23/2/2009 at 08:16


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 brucemoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

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