Travel Guide : Buy a SIM card in Vietnam


Buy a SIM card in Vietnam

One of the most important things in your to-do list when travelling abroad is to get yourself a SIM card to stay connected. In fact, there are many people who prefer using roaming since it’s more convenient. However, if you don’t want to spend 5 USD/ minute on receiving or making calls, a local SIM card is an ideal option. 

How to get a SIM card in Vietnam? You can easily get a prepaid SIM card almost everywhere at the airport on arrival, on the carts on the streets, at mobile seller shops, or at convenience stores. In order to avoid any hassle, it is recommended to get a SIM card right at the arrival gate of the airport because the services are more friendly for travellers. 

Besides, make sure that your phone is unlocked before activating the SIM card, or you can go to mobile shops in Vietnam to have it unlocked.

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How much is a tourist SIM card?

You will definitely be confused when there are a massive variety of SIM card options for your trip. However, it is undeniable that all of them are extremely affordable. Usually, a package with 3G/4G data and some credits costs more or less 100.000-150.000 VND (4~7USD). 

If you need to top up credits, you can buy them anywhere (kiosk on the street and convenience store) and then send the code to your network provider. The process might be difficult for foreigners so you can ask the salesperson to sort it out for you.

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