Viettel launches “Tourist SIM”

Vietnamese military-owned telco Viettel has introduced a pre-paid mobile service specifically for foreign visitors to Vietnam. “Tourist SIM” offers users a free SMS service providing information about the weather, transport times, hotel addresses, tourist sites, foreign exchange rates, taxi firms and tourist agencies. Travellers can purchase SIM cards for either USD5 or USD10, which can be charged via top-up cards with tariffs for outgoing international calls at VND3,240 per minute (USD 0.18), 10% lower than the charges for international calls of other services.

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