08/05/2020 10661 views


Getting a local SIM card in Vietnam is fast and inexpensive. There are three major GSM network operators in Vietnam, and all have good coverage

  • Viettel
  • Vinaphone
  • Mobifone

You can buy prepaid SIM cards on arrival at major airports, as well as from countless shops across the country. You will need to show your passport to register your SIM card. Prices for SIM cards, SMS messages and phone calls are extremely affordable within Vietnam. You can load your phone credit in increments from 20,000 VND to 100,000 VND on most networks. Data-only SIM cards may cost 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND depending on the amount of data purchased. 

Here are few numbers you may need while in Vietnam:

International Dialing Code: +84

Domestic Calls (within Vietnam): 0 + Area code + Telephone No.

International Calls (outside Vietnam): 00 + Country code + Area code + Telephone No.

The following is a list of useful telephone numbers to have on hand when visiting Vietnam:

+84: International Dialing Code

101: Domestic Long Distance Telephone Service

1080: Social and Cultural Information

110: International Telephone Service

113: Police

114: Fire Brigade

115: Ambulance

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