How to switch your offline mode to online with a 3G/4G SIM card?
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    Apr 13, 2018

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Planning to get a Vietnam SIM when you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City in order to talk and text your family. Or just to find the way and explore Ho Chi Minh City as your own way. It will be more convenient for you to use a prepaid SIM. There are 3 main local mobile network providers with the best customer service and network connection:

1. VIETTEL

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  • Package name: Tourist Voice
  • Available for call, sms and data
  • Validity: Calculated by recharge value (on the table below). End of validity, you will be blocked one way if no recharging.
  • Price for a kit:

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Fare updated from vietteltelecom.vn

2. MOBIFONE

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  • Package name: Happy tourist (HP2)
  • Available for call, sms and data
  • Price for a kit: from VND250,000 for:

o 70 minutes free call

o 30 SMS free

o 6GB data free

  • Validity: 30 days

3. VINAPHONE

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  • Package name: Tourist SIM
  • Price for a kit: from VND200,000 for

    o VND20,000 in account

    o 50 minutes international call free

    o 100 minutes domestic call free

    o 1GB per day data free

  • Validity: 15 days

Where to get your SIM?

*At the airport:

After collecting your luggage from the scan counter, you can walk a bit further to find these SIM CARD offices at the left side.The staffs here can speak English very well and are willing to help you to figure out which package you need for your trip.

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If you can not find them, there are lots of 3G/4G SIM CARD counters outside. You can easily recognize them with the board sign “3G 4G” or “SIM CARD”. However, they are not the outlets or franchises of these providers. They just buy SIMs from the stores and sell it for you with higher price and (maybe) underqualified.

Tips to buy the sim here: check your account, check your connection, check valid date and data before leaving the counter.

Or just skip it and then go to the town.

* In town:

o Viettel store: 166C-D-E Trần Hưng Đạo, District

o Viettel store: 174 Trần Quang Khải, District 1

o Mobifone store: 80 Nguyễn Du, District 1

o Mobifone store: 72 Lê Thánh Tôn, District 1

o Vinaphone store: 80-80B Nguyễn Du, District 1

o Vinaphone store: 1-3 Nguyễn Văn Bình, District 1

o Or at any thegioididong or FPT shop that you found in town.

They all need your passport for signing up your SIM.

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