www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Viettel has introduced a prepaid mobile package dubbed as Tourist SIM. The subscribers would receive free information on services, tourist sites, hotels, taxis, foreign exchange rates and weather forecasts, according to Viettel. The packages are available in US$5 and $10 and international calls are charged at VND3,240 ($0.18) per minute and an international messaging at VND2,160 ($0.12) per message.
Viettel Deputy Director Nguyen Viet Dung said that Viet Nam welcomed around 4 million foreign visitors each year and telecommunications were a basic service to be offered during their stay in the country. Tourist SIM would be sold at airports, tourist sites, hotels and resorts, he said.