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sim card + 3g

Posted by bascanvas on 20/2/2013 at 13:18


i'm travelling to VN in a week and a half and will be in the country for about two months. I would like to get a sim card with 3g internet (android phone), As far as i can find on the www this is pretty cheap in VN. But i'm a bit confused about which plan and provider would work best for me. I would just be making some local calls and surf on occasion to find some info while out and about, in the hotels i would like to use the wifi as much as possible.

Can anyone provide me with some usefull info on which provider and plan should work best for me.


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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/2/2013 at 04:11 admin

I was there late last year, picked up a Vinaphone sim (was about $5 from memory) and then I put $10 worth of credit on it and signed up for a plan. That lasted me ten days of heavy data use.

The tricky bit is the plan -- I ended up going to the Vinaphone website and figured out the codes to activate the plan as I would the sim card off a lady who also sold baguettes and beer and probably thought 3G was a brand of the latter.

If you can't get online, but a sim then get staff at the guesthouse to help you -- I've done that in the past with no problem.

This post on how to get a sim card inHanoi is a little old, but may also be helpful.


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