The best Vietnam Prepaid Sim Card for Traveler

Recently updated on October 10th, 2022 at 03:18 pm

In order to help foreign customers traveling in Vietnam to easily use mobile phones, major mobile network operators in Vietnam have deployed prepaid packages for foreign tourists.

Buying a sim card is also extremely simple with a passport and there is no binding contract on the time to use the sim card and pay as you go, so it will be very suitable for your travel plans in Vietnam.

You can attach the Vietnam Prepaid sim card to any mobile phone to use.

How many different cellular service providers are there in Vietnam?

Currently, in Vietnam, there are 3 major network providers with extremely good services, namely Vinaphone, Viettel, and Mobifone.

There are also a number of other small telecommunications service providers.

What Are The Top SIM Cards Offers for Vietnam?

Tourist SIM Card Vinaphone

Vinaphone's logo

Rates and promotions

  • Price: about 8.59 USD (199,000VND)
  • Sim Validity: 15 days from the date of activation.
  • Credit Validity: 15 days.
  • Data: free 15GB/ days.
  • Free 50 minutes international calls to the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore for mobile and landline numbers. Call Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, and Germany. Hungary, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Russia with fixed subscribers.
  • Free 50-minute call in Vietnam
  • Free 50 SMS in Vietnam

Rates after the promotion ends

The domestic calling charge after 50 minutes of free calls is VND 1,580 / minute.
The domestic SMS fee is VND 250 / per message
Data fee when the data volume is out of package exceeds 75 VND / 50 KB.

User guide

How to make international calls from Tourist SIM Vinaphone is as follows:

  • Dial the syntax “1714 + 00 + destination country code + subscriber number” to call landlines or mobile numbers to Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore and call to fixed directions to Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, and Germany. Hungary, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Russia. This is the syntax to use the free minutes calling privileges that the package offers.

In addition, when the promotion is over, if you want to contact internationally you can call IDD directly.

To look up SIM offers of VinaPhone Tourist, please:

  • Compose a message with the syntax VOL TR1 and send it to 900 or call 18001091 for assistance.
  • Compose a message with the syntax VOL TR2 and send it to 900, or call the VNPT VinaPhone 18001091 switchboard to look up the remaining benefits of the package.

Tourist SIM Card Viettel

With the Viettel network, you will have 2 options for the package: Tourist Voice (Call, SMS, Data) & Tourist Data (Only Data)

Viettel's Logo

Tourist Voice

Viettel intra-network voice call: VND 1,190/min (block 6s+1)
Trans-network voice call: VND 1,390đ/min (block 6s+1)
Viettel intra-network SMS: VND 300/SMS
Trans-network SMS: VND 350/SMS
International SMS: VND 2500/SMS

Tourist Data

Vietnam inbound SMS: VND 500/SMS
International SMS: VND 2,500/SMS
Data overage charge: VND 9.76/50KB (block 50KB + 50KB)

User guide

Tourist Voice plan (Offering voice, SMS, and data)

Data and validity days accumulated by recharge value are as follows:

 
  Recharge value (VND) Data Vietnam call (mins) Inter’ call (mins) Validity
  100,000 1GB 20 10 5 days
  200,000 2GB 40 20 10 days
  300,000 3GB 60 30 15 days
  500,000 5GB 100 50 25 days

At the time of recharge, if the account is still valid:

  • Voice call, Data: accumulated to the remaining value.
  • New validity: the greater value between the old validity and the new validity of the recharge card (from the time of recharging).

At the time of recharge, if the account is blocked:

  • Voice call, Data: by the value of the recharge card.
  • New validity: by the validity of the recharge card (from the time of recharging).

If the recharge value is different from all values above, it will be added to the credit balance.

International voice call is available in more than 25 countries: USA, England, France, Canada, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Newzealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Finland, Australia, China, Korea Republic, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong…(exception: some special zone code/zip code)

To make an international call, dial below:
[00] + [Country code] + [Area code] + [Phone number]
[+] + [Country code] + [Area code] + [Phone number]
[178] + [00] + [Country code] + [Area code] + [Phone number]

To check the account balance, USSD code: *101# (free)

To check remaining call and data capacity: compose CHECK and send it to 195 (free)

  • To check the account balance, USSD code: *101#
  • To check the remaining data capacity, USSD Code: *102#

Validity:

  • Calculated by recharge value.
  • End of the validity, the subscriber will be blocked one way if no recharging.

Tourist Data Plan (Offering Data and SMS, No Voice call)

Validity:

  • Calculated by recharge value.
  • End of the validity, the subscriber will be blocked one way if no recharging.

Call 1900.8198 (VND 100/min) for further details.

Happy SIM Card Mobifone

Mobifone's Logo

Rates and promotions

  • Price: about 8.63USD (200,000VND)
  • Data: 3GB
  • Sim Validity: 60 days from the date of activation.
  • Credit Validity: 60 days
  • Free 70 minutes international + Vietnam calls
  • International call (mobile phone number + landline) USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan
  • International call (landline number) Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
  • Call within Vietnam (mobile phone number + landline)
  • Free 30 SMS in Vietnam + internationally.

User guide

After purchasing Happy Sim Mobifone you need to compose a message using the syntax DK HP2 and send it to 789.

Check package: write a message according to the KT ALL syntax to 789

How to buy Vietnam Prepaid Sim Card?

You can buy Vietnam Prepaid Sim Card in the following popular ways:

Airport

You can buy Vietnam Prepaid Sim Card at major international airports in Vietnam immediately upon landing such as Noi Bai International Airport, Da Nang International Airport, and Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Through travel agents

Before traveling to Vietnam, customers can buy a sim card at travel agents and get a sim card. Then when you come to Vietnam you just need to activate the sim to use it.

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How to open the SIM Card slot of a Smartphone?

When inserting a SIM Card, use a pin or needle to open the SIM slot of your smartphone.

Vietnam Prepaid SIM Card User Guide

How to insert your SIM Card for Vietnam?

Insert your Vietnam Prepaid SIM Card and enjoy a fast & stable mobile connection all over Vietnam without any additional roaming charges or other hidden costs.

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