- April 17, 2014
-- A student from University of Virginia just launched a website called Vietsimcard.com to sell Vietnam SIM cards. After a semester of studying abroad in Vietnam, this student sees the need of having a Vietnam SIM card on hand before departuring for Vietnam. His target market is devided into 2 groups. The first target group is Vietnamese people who live outside Vietnam, but have relatives in Vietnam. This group of customers buy a SIM card before going to Vietnam so they can call their relatives when they arrive at the airport. They can notify their relatives about the status of their checking out/luggages inside the airport or call their relatives in case there is a delay or problem. The second target group is foreign visitors to Vietnam. This group of people includes tourists, foreign exchange students, businessmen and women who may have never been to Vietnam before, and they want to have everything prepared including having a local Vietnamese SIM card before they visit Vietnam. With the purchased SIM card from the website, visitors to Vietnam can make calls to local numbers, their family & friend at home for a low cost. They can also get access to the internet and real time google map on their smart phones via 3G data service provided by the phone carrier. The service at vietsimcard.com includes airport delivery, in which Vietsimcard customers can receive their SIM cards at the airport in Vietnam and have a representative help them with of installing and activating the SIM card. Vietsimcard.com also provides a user guide manual to their customers after they place an order. The manual includes instructions to reload your prepaid SIM card, emergency numbers, customer service number, Vietnamese phrases which can be use to buy SIM cards and reload voucher at local stores while you are in Vietnam. The price for a SIM card is $29.99 which is $20 less than the price charged by most of other websites selling foreign SIM cards, and the service provided by Vietsimcard is much better on term of covering all the communication needs and helping you "survive" while in Vietnam. Vietsimcard.com also have a local 3G internet data USB called Fast Connect on sale for $99 which you can use to get access to the internet on your computer using 3G data service provided by local phone carrier. You can get unlimited data from Fast Connect for as little as $5 per month. As of April 2014, Vietsimcard is the only website that has the local Vietnam 3G internet USB for sale.