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Mobiles and telephones

Posted by Puggles on 4/9/2009 at 09:40


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 Puggles has been a member since 31/8/2009. Location: Australia. Posts: 59

Posted by BruceMoon on 4/9/2009 at 09:58


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).

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Posted by Puggles on 4/9/2009 at 10:07

Thanks BruceMoon. :)

#3 Puggles has been a member since 31/8/2009. Location: Australia. Posts: 59

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