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SIM Cards and Dialing Prefixes

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Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere with MobiFone, Viettel and Vinaphone as the most popular brands. To buy a cell phone, visit the big national phone store, Gioi Di Dong on Tran Quang Khai St. To call another city from Ho Chi Minh City, dial the city code and phone number (dial phone number directly if calling within Ho Chi Minh City).

To call Ho Chi Minh City from outside Vietnam, dial 00, followed by +84, the country code, then (0) 8, Ho Chi Minh City area code and the number. To make an international call from Ho Chi Minh City, first dial the access code 001.

Important Phone Numbers

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Police 113 Family Medical Practice Clinic 3822 7848
Fire 114 Tourism Information 1088
Ambulance 115 International Telephone Service Enquiries 143
FV Hospital 5411 3333 Tan Son Airport Flight Information 3844 3179
Cho Ray Hospital 3855 4137 Phone Number Enquiries 116
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If this is your first time in Vietnam, riding an iconic cyclo (or rickshaw) here can be a fun experience. Though the fee is fairly inexpensive, there have been reports of cyclo scams in HCMC. Agree your price and have your destination written down before making any move. Motorbike taxis are easy to find and, as always, it’s also best to settle the price before starting out. It might be a wise idea to hand down the exact fare to the driver to avoid any unpleasantness. For reliable taxi companies try Mai Linh Taxi (Tel: 3838 3838) and Vinasun Taxi (Tel: 3827 2727).

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