Hi Kathiravan, I am heading to Laos in a couple of weeks time. Just wondering whether you could share whether I could buy sim card at Vientiane Airport and which provider is the best?
I don't recall seeing any SIM signs up in the airport, but you can buy them in all convenience shops and phone shops in town - they are everywhere. Unitel and Mphone are popular.
What is a reasonable price to pay please
Hello, I just reached back from Vientiane.
Actually, there is a store in Wattay International Airport for sim card buy I reached after 9 pm. It was closed. When I checked with the taxi guy he told its open on the morning.
Every convenience shops sell sim card. I bought it from a mobile shop ( a lot are there).
Buy from a mobile shop = You can check and the guy explains the plan
convenience shops = Guy will be always busy with other customers.
I did small research for buying Sim card and found
There are data cards + Data $ call cards. So select depending on your need and use.
BEEline / Lao Telecom / Unitel serves very well in Vientiane area. But travelling other areas not sure.
I bought Lao Telecom Data Sim and got LTE(4g) in most areas even while travelling in Bus.
Paid 150000 (16$ ) for 15 GB data. There are smaller plans of course,
Sim validity is for 6 months and they didn't ask for passport copy (Identity proof).
Worked well for me.
And better to buy outside since airport prices are more expensive.
As of Oct 4,2017 information at this airport after immigration and baggage claim. On your left hand side at the end is Laos Telecom (red color) you can buy sim card there. I bought mine for 14,000 kip and top up 50,000 kip for 5 GB. This network operated well in Vientiane and Vang Vieng. There's lower options top up for 5000 kip for 24 hrs too. I'm here for 10 days so not bother to redo code everyday. I just did one time code for my convenience.