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#57432 13-Feb-2010 10:22
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I'm going to Vietnam in April! Would I be better off taking my Vodafone... its just on a normal plan/best mate.; or should I look to grab an XT before i go? What brand gets better service in Vietnam? Voda or XT? 

Thanks Luc x

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  #298583 13-Feb-2010 10:41
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Regardless of which one you should be aware that roaming overseas is not cheap.

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  #298587 13-Feb-2010 10:55
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Best bet (and what I did) is to get a local Sim Card,

Chances are it will only be on 2g, but for calling and texting that is fine

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  #298592 13-Feb-2010 11:13
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Bestmate, TXT2000, data bundles, included minutes are not valid for the connection roaming

You pay for all incoming calls (not if your phone is off)
incoming SMS no charge


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  #299068 15-Feb-2010 13:41
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According to Vodafone's site, local calls within Vietnam will cost 65c/minute off-peak and international calls (including back to NZ) at $1.50 off-peak. I have trouble believing that, but if it's right then it looks pretty good :)

Telecom is charging $5/minute.

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  #299073 15-Feb-2010 13:55
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Behodar: According to Vodafone's site, local calls within Vietnam will cost 65c/minute off-peak and international calls (including back to NZ) at $1.50 off-peak. I have trouble believing that, but if it's right then it looks pretty good :)

Telecom is charging $5/minute.

That pricing is correct. Roaming can be exceptionally expensive in some countries and relatively good value in others.

The irony of roaming is that many countries actually cost more than they did 10 years ago!

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  #299084 15-Feb-2010 14:27
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I would buy a local simcard. Last time I was there got one from Mobifone

that would be an ecumenical matter

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  #299110 15-Feb-2010 15:23
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be sure to visit Hoi An half way down the VN coast

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  #299118 15-Feb-2010 15:31
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I have been through various parts of Vietnam and my Vodafone mobile worked faultlessly everywhere.

Drop me a line if you want a few tips (depending on where you are going).

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