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1. Posted by Dave 2011 (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

Hi All,

Just wondering is it best to buy sim cards for my mobile in every country or is there a specific sim out there that is cheap to use in most countries???

im traveling to China, SE Asia and Oz

Any help would be appreciated


2. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 5y

Hi Dave,

do you plan to use the sim cards to dial back home or for local calls? I don´t know exactely about the countries you will visit, but I´m not sure it is so easy to buy a sim card as a tourist. Last time I was in Taiwan for example, a friend had to help me to buy a card, because they only allowed permanent residents to get them.
What I plan to do for my upcoming travel is to simply use skype on my iphone whenever I can connect to a wifi signal.


3. Posted by Dave 2011 (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

probably both m8. cheers for the advice

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5. Posted by phuong87 (Budding Member 66 posts) 5y

it's better to buy local sim card to call if you find that it is cheaper. A lot of guests come to Vietnam and buy sim card, it is very cheap, just about less than 4$ per sim and you can have promotion account, main account that are enough for you to use.

6. Posted by Nan Da (Inactive 7 posts) 5y

Welcome to Myanmar (Burma) check it out as follow;

Mobile Phone Rental Service Available at Yangon International Airport Myanmar (Burma)


Yadanarpon teleport opens a shop at Yangon international airport renting mobile phone handsets and SIM cards to foreign visitors. The shop will offer GSM, CDMA-450, and CDMA-800 SIM cards as well as various handsets. Both require a deposit of US$ 100.00.

Yatanarpon Teleport

Mobile Phone Rental Service Available at Yangon Airport, Myanmar
SIM cards and handsets rental charges will be US$ 2.00 per day. Smartphone handsets will also be available for US$ 4.00 per day. CDMA-800 SIM cards could be used to access the internet.
The rental does not include call charges. Those renting a SIM card would need to purchase a “top up card”, which cost from Kyats 10,000.00 to Kyats 30,000.00

Now changed a deposit of US$ 50.

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