Which is the best SIM Card & Mobile Data Plan in Nha Trang

When you travel in Vietnam it will be convenient if have SIM Card with Mobile Data Plan to access Google Maps and navigate around the country or stay updated on social media. If you would like to get a SIM Card for mobile usages, so read this information carefully, because it very helpful for you.

There are three major network providers in Vietnam: Viettel, Vinaphone & Mobifone. You can spot these by the company logo on the front of the store or on staff uniforms

VIETTEL

Viettel is the market leader & has the best 3G coverage in Vietnam. If you plan to travel around the country, this should be your first choice.

Pros:

  • Best coverage in Vietnam (3G/4G/LTE)
  • Best regional coverage in rural areas
  • Free roaming in Laos and Cambodia
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:

  • Tourist SIM doesn’t include SMS texting, so you need to add money for your account by credit voucher. You can buy this voucher any store around the street with many amount: 10,000 VND, 20,000 VND, 50,000 VND, 100,000 VND, 20,000 VND, …
  • To check account balance, dial: *101#
  • To check remaining money or data, dial: *102#
  • To add money by credit voucher: *100*voucher numbers#

VINAPHONE

Viettel and Vinaphone are about the same in terms of coverage and speeds, but Viettel takes the edge in terms of rural areas

Pros:

  • Great coverage in Vietnam (3G/4G/LTE)
  • Great regional coverage in rural areas
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:

  • No free roaming
  • To check account balance, dial: *111# then press the number 1
  • To check remaining free call, dial: *111# then press the number 2
  • To check remaining free SMS, dial: *111# then press the number 3
  • To check remaining data, dial: *111# then press the number 4
  • To add money by credit voucher: *100*voucher numbers#

MOBIFONE

Mobifone has patchy coverage in rural areas, and internet is almost unusable if you leave major city centers

Pros:

  • Good coverage in Vietnam (3G)
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:

  • 4G/LTE network needs some work
  • Patchy regional coverage
  • No free roaming
  • Dial, *101#: it will show your all of your all of the types of accounts you currently own
  • To add money by credit voucher: *100*voucher numbers#

Warning: Before getting a SIM Card, make sure your phone is UNLOCKED, and that it can be used abroad. No contract is required, just bring your passport to register. The SIM is valid until your visa’s length of stay.

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