MIC introduces SIM activation charge

9 Nov 2012

From 1 January 2012 new subscribers to pre-paid mobile services will be charged a one-off activation fee of VND25,000 (USD1.2) per SIM card, reports VietNam News. The move is aimed at curtailing the temporary use of SIM cards in order to take advantage of promotions offered by wireless operators. According to the report, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has said that the one-time subscription cost for post-paid services will remain at VND30,000.