Posting your amazing selfie in exotic locations is a pretty integral part to any holiday these days. More importantly, Google Maps is a travellers best friend when you’re frequently exploring new corners of the globe. So having a chunk of data to use is very useful, and buying a local sim card when you land is a good way to avoid the huge shocker of a bill from data roaming charges.

There are of course other options, like a good roaming plan, or renting the internet device, or relying on your hotel WiFi or hunting down free WiFi spots in the city. But for all who prefer the reliability of a local SIM card, you get constant good connectivity and peace of mind that you have enough data to last the trip.

We’ve picked out some of the best sim cards to get when you travel in different cities. This one is for Laos.

 

What SIM Card to Buy in Laos

Laos

Best SIM Card to Get for Tourists in Laos: Lao Telecom (M-Phone)

Price: 30,000 – 40,000 Kip (~ SGD6) for a data-only SIM (blank SIM card). Top up costs 5,000 Kip (~SGD 0.80) for 1GB

Alternatives: Unitel, Beeline

Best place to buy: Flagship telecom stores have more English-speaking staff to assist you efficiently.

 

Other Popular Telcoms

Travel lengths 2-5 days 10 days 2 weeks  Unlimited
SIM Cards Unitel Lao Telecom Lao Telecom Unitel
Rate Unitel Lao Telecom > 3GB Unlimited

 

Pro-Tip: Lao Telecom, Unitel and Beeline offer data-only packages for you who only want to surf the internet without doing calls or texts — just what most travellers need!