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Laos: 10 Best eSIMs Compared + Discounts (2023)

Laos may not be the most popular travel destination in Asia, but it has become more popular in recent years.

Mostly because it is an affordable country.

What you should not do, in many cases, is roam internationally in Laos.

International roaming can be expensive, which is why using local and travel eSIMs is recommended to save money.

And if you get a travel eSIM, you do not have to deal with the SIM card registration bureaucracy and skip the queues in Laos.

How much will a (travel) eSIM for Laos cost you?

You can get an eSIM for Laos for as low as 9.50 USD and up to 47 USD from Airalo, Alosim & Holafly offering between 1 GB and 8 GB to be used locally, in Asia, or globally.

Those are some generous data allowances, right?

In this guide, I will go over the eSIM options offered by the Lao mobile operators (if available), Airalo, Alosim & Holafly. Let's do this.

Buying an eSIM for Laos Guide (logos of SimOptions, Holafly, Alosim, Unitel, Lao Telecom, Airalo & Pak ou mobile)

Original publication: 24th of August 2022. Last updated: 25th of September 2023.


Table of Contents

In a Hurry? A Quick Introduction

I will write about ten eSIM options in Laos (and explain why they are included).

But if you want to quickly check out what the best eSIMs are for Laos without my analysis and explanations, here is an overview of the eSIMs covered in this guide:

Note: the promo codes mentioned above can also be used for regional and global eSIMs (they are not restricted to country-specific eSIMs only). In other news, the eSIM providers are in alphabetical order per grouping (Laos-only, regional & global) – not in order of preference (you would have to read the complete guide to find out which eSIMs I love the most for Laos 😜).

Let's truly get started, shall we?


eSIMs offered by Lao Mobile Operators

To get the best service available, in terms of reception and speeds, you want to go with the local mobile operators directly instead of with a travel eSIM.

That is because you will have a higher priority on the network in case of network congestion.

However, that does not mean travel eSIMs will always be slow.

In fact, some mobile operators throttle (prepaid) on select plans or all plans for “optimization” reasons (read: we cannot be bothered to invest in our network).

Anyway, which Lao mobile operators offer eSIMs to prepaid customers?

Currently, Unitel Laos and Lao Telecom offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But you have to deal with Laos' SIM card registration scheme, which is mandatory for anyone using Lao SIM cards and eSIMs – it can be a time-consuming affair.

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(Why does this matter? Because hackers can steal your (critical) personal data if the mobile operator does not secure your data properly, like what happened in Australia (10 million Optus customers were affected, where info, like passport numbers, were stolen (including mine – luckily not my passport number but my boyfriend was not as lucky) or Indonesia (1.3 billion SIM card-related data was hacked)).

While mobile data is already affordable in Laos getting any of the travel eSIMs mentioned in this guide will not break the bank – not at all.

Travel eSIM providers Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & SimOptions offer attractive eSIMs for Lao – some allow their eSIMs to be set up before arriving in Laos and activating them as soon as you land.

Very convenient, right? And I have used eSIMs from Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & SimOptions before, and I can assure you they work well!

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So let's see what these travel eSIM providers have to offer in Laos, right?


Airalo eSIMs for Laos (Pak Ou Mobile)

Laos Pak Ou Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

If I could only get one travel eSIM during my trip because I do not have the time or opportunity to buy a local SIM card or eSIM, I would always get an eSIM from Airalo, like its Pak Ou Mobile eSIM for Laos.

Not only does Airalo have eSIMs for more than 200 countries and territories, which is an insane number on its own, I almost always have the best network performance with its eSIMs.

Airalo Supported Countries (February 2023)

Additionally, its eSIMs are frequently one of the cheapest compared to its competition, including the ones mentioned in this guide, which is remarkable on its own.

If you have no idea who or what Airalo is and are confused right now, worry not – I have an in-depth review explaining how Airalo works and all its options based on four years of using Airalo eSIMs – you can read it now or later (I will briefly introduce Airalo anyway in this guide).

Airalo General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz

Basically, what Airalo does is partner up with local mobile operators to sell plans through its eSIMs in a convenient way on its platform.

In many Asian countries, Airalo works with Singtel from Singapore, the country's best mobile operator, which can then be used in various Asian countries.

Singtel Singapore Logo
© Singtel Singapore

That way, you do not have to fly to Singapore, get its SIM card, buy a roaming plan, and then go to Laos with your new package.

Not only would this be expensive, but it would also be a waste of time (unless you already planned on visiting Singapore anyway, like a transit).

So, I already told you that Airalo's Laos eSIM is called Pak Ou Mobile.

Laos Pak Ou Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Pak Ou Mobile eSIM uses the ETL Laos network on 3G (no 4G/LTE access yet and 5G NR access, but some Airalo eSIMs already do, so it is only a matter of time).

ETL Laos Logo
© ETL Laos

In the case of Laos, Airalo's Pak Ou Mobile eSIM uses the ETL Laos network up to 3G (no 4G/LTE and certainly no 5G NR yet, unfortunately).

Anyway, you have one Airalo Pak Ou Mobile eSIM option:

  1. Laos/Pak Ou Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9.50 USD
Airalo Laos Pak Ou Mobile eSIM with Prices

Now, you may think this is a sad selection or that 1 GB of data is insufficient.

Both points are true… I agree – but you can make unlimited top-ups with the Laos eSIM through the Airalo website or apps.

So if you need 5 GB of data, you can purchase the Laos 1 GB eSIM and get four 1 GB top-ups.

Yes, it is a bit inconvenient for now; Airalo may offer 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB plans with a 30-day validity for Laos soon, as it did for many other countries it supports.

Let me highlight some strengths and weaknesses of the Airalo eSIM before you make your purchase decision (but we still have plenty of Laos travel eSIMs to cover, so do not be too quick!).

Airalo Pak Ou Mobile eSIM Pros

What are the main perks of Airalo's Pak Ou Mobile eSIMs?

  • You can avoid expensive international roaming fees
  • You can purchase and set up your Pak Ou Mobile eSIM before arriving in Laos (and activate it upon landing)
    • The eSIM will start once you have it enabled and are in Laos – not earlier (so you can pre-purchase your eSIM months in advance in peace – I do this often)
  • You can skip Laos' SIM card registration requirements and any queues at the airport or in town
  • You get full (up to 4G/LTE) access to the ETL Laos network
  • The eSIMs are affordable and have generous data allowances
  • You can manage your eSIM easily on the Airalo website or its apps (Android and iOS)
    • If you need more data, top-ups are available (at the same prices as listed earlier – not at a markup)

Airalo Pak Ou Mobile eSIM Cons

What are the main cons of Airalo's Pak Ou Mobile eSIMs?

  • You cannot call or text with the Pak Ou Mobile eSIM – it is a data-only eSIM (so you do not get a (Lao) phone number either)
  • While you get access to ETL Laos' network, your speeds will not be as fast as going with ETL Laos itself because you will be roaming on their networks (and not be a native customer)
  • The Lao mobile operators have much more generous data allowances (while Pak Ou Mobile is capped at 1 GB, but top-ups are available)
  • There is no 5G NR access with the Pak Ou Mobile eSIM

Airalo Pak Ou Mobile eSIM Overall Thoughts

Honestly, the Pak Ou Mobile eSIM is fantastic… if you do not mind the slower speeds.

But speeds in Laos are slow anyway 😩.

You get access to ETL Laos, without standing in queues or dealing with SIM card registration bureaucracy.

And everything, purchasing and topping up, can be done online on the Airalo website or Airalo app (downloading the app is recommended).

The main flaw, for now, is that you have to purchase multiple top-ups if you need more data than just 1 GB.

While getting a top-up is straightforward, some tourists, like myself, prefer to just buy one big data plan so that you do not have to worry about data allowances.

Unfortunately, you cannot call or text with the Pak Ou Mobile eSIM, as it is a data-only eSIM.

But if you do wish to make actual calls, so not through apps like WhatsApp, consider a Unitel Laos & Lao Telecom eSIM or a Lao SIM card (but you will have to deal with the SIM card registration laws).

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Alosim eSIMs for Laos

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim is an eSIM provider covering 130+ 150+ countries.

Although I only started using its eSIMs in 2023, I like them a lot.

Mostly because Alosim eSIMs have 5G NR access in popular destinations in Asia.

Unfortunately, that is not the case for Laos yet… but that could change soon 😏.

Something even Airalo, the King of eSIMs, does not offer (yet).

And you know I am all about that speed 🐆.

In Laos, Alosim uses the Lao Telecom and ETL Laos networks.

Lao Telecom Laos Logo
© Lao Telecom
ETL Laos Logo
© ETL Laos

Just like Airalo, Alosim often partners with the best local network(s) in a country, which I love.

And the eSIMs are affordable too!

You have the following one Alosim Laos eSIM option:

  1. Laos 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9.50 USD
Alosim Laos eSIMs

And as I am always looking out for you, use code PTW for 5% off your Alosim eSIM purchase!

Just note that when you have installed your Alosim eSIM, you always have to manually change the Access Point Name (APN) to alosim instead of the default one, as in the screenshot below.

Alosim APN Settings
The “Name” can be whatever, but “Alosim” works. The APN must “alosim” without any capital letters. You can skip all the other settings (such as proxy, port, username, password, etc.).

Of course, Alosim mentions this on the installation page, but it is not something you have to do with man eSIM providers.

So I thought I would mention it here as a heads-up 😜.

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Holafly eSIMs for Laos

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Another eSIM provider I recommend is Holafly.

In June 2022, Holafly introduced something that no other travel eSIM provider had done by that time.

You can now get unlimited data plans for several Asian countries, all European Union member states & a handful of other countries.

Wait… there is an eSIM provider offering unlimited data plans, and I (you reading this) have never heard of it? Who is Holafly? 🤔

I have an in-depth review explaining how Airalo works and all its options, based on two years of using Holafly eSIMs – you can read it now or later (I will briefly introduce Holafly anyway in this guide).

Holafly General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz

Unfortunately, unlimited data plans are unavailable in Laos for now, but Holafly informed me it intends to have unlimited data eSIMs for all supported countries (but it will take a while).

But currently, Holafly is the most expensive for Laos-only eSIMs 😲 – but at least the data allowance is not too skimpy (unlike other travel eSIM providers).

The Holafly Laos eSIM uses the Lao Telecom network.

Lao Telecom Laos Logo
© Lao Telecom

You have the following six Holafly Laos eSIM options:

  1. Laos 2.5 GB eSIM for 5 days (new), costing 29 USD/29 EUR/24 GBP/44 AUD/37 CAD
  2. Laos 3.5 GB eSIM for 7 days (new), costing 37 USD/37 EUR/34 GBP/54 AUD/47 CAD
  3. Laos 5 GB eSIM for 10 days (new), costing 44 USD/44 EUR/37 GBP/64 AUD/57 CAD
  4. Laos 7.5 GB eSIM for 15 days (new), costing 47 USD/47 EUR/39 GBP/67 AUD/64 CAD
  5. Laos 10 GB eSIM for 20 days (new), costing 59 USD/59 EUR/49 GBP/84 AUD/77 CAD
  6. Laos 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (new), costing 79 USD/79 EUR/67 GBP/114 AUD/104 CAD
Holafly Laos eSIMs

Holafly Laos eSIM Pros

What are the main perks of Holafly's Laos eSIMs?

Holafly Laos eSIM Cons

What are the main cons of Holafly's Laos eSIMs?

  • You cannot call or text with the Holafly Laos eSIM – it is a data-only eSIM (so you do not get a (Lao) phone number either)
  • While you get access to the Lao Telecom network, your speeds will not be as fast as going with them themselves because you will be roaming on their network (and not be a native customer)
  • The eSIM's validity, supposedly, starts as soon as you scan the QR code, not upon using it in Laos
    • I say supposedly because I have installed eSIMs literally months in advance and had no issues using them later, but I do not want you to experience this issue with your hard-earned money
  • There is no 5G NR access with the Holafly eSIM
  • You cannot top-up your eSIM – you have to buy a new one (in case you stay in Laos for a bit longer than initially planned)
  • Holafly is the most expensive eSIM provider in this guide for Laos-only eSIMs

Holafly Laos eSIM Overall Thoughts

Unfortunately, unlimited data plans are still unavailable for Laos.

This is a shame because I know many Phone Travel Wiz readers would love such eSIMs.

For now, we just have to be patient.

Currently, Holafly's eSIMs are not the cheapest.

But at least the data allowance is reasonable for the price you pay.

Be sure to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off to save money on your Holafly Laos eSIM – your wallet will thank you 😜.

Check out my Holafly review, where I share my hands-on experience after using its eSIMs in more than ten countries over two years.

Holafly General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz
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Best eSIMs for Asia & the World (including Laos)

So what if you plan to visit a neighboring Asian country?

Unfortunately, you cannot use your Airalo or Holafly eSIMs in any country than Laos.

Luckily, some of the eSIM providers mentioned so far do have eSIMs that can be used throughout most or all of Asia.

And there are also some global eSIMs with attractive prices that can be useful if you visit Asia and another continent or region.

I highly recommend these Asia or global eSIMs if you plan to visit multiple Asian countries to save money!


Airalo Asialink eSIM

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Following Airalo's popular Eurolink eSIM, which can be used in 39 European countries, Airalo introduced the Asialink eSIM, which can be used in 14 East- and Southeast Asian countries 1.

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

Previously, you got unlimited data with the Asia Unicom eSIM (which was actually only 4 GB of high-speed data and unlimited @ snail speeds).

Asia Unicom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

So I am happy that the old Asia eSIM is gone 🗿.

Anyway, this Asialink eSIM has become very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers – mostly because these eSIMs give you up to 100 GB of data for 180 days.

Currently, the most data you can get with the majority of Airalo eSIMs for Asian countries is up to 20 GB of data, so it is a significant upgrade.

This is amazing for travelers like me who do use a lot of data (you would be surprised how much data I use in some countries, lmao).

The Airalo Asialink eSIM can be used in the following 14 countries:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (back again)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Airalo Asialink eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (August 2023 Version)

Below is an overview of how much each Airalo Asialink eSIM costs:

  1. Asia/Asialink 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Asia/Asialink 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Asia/Asialink 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Asia/Asialink 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Asia/Asialink 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  6. Asia/Asialink 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in September based on data up to the 7th of September (2023 data only).

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo (with Prices)

I aim to use the Asialink eSIM in all supported countries in 2023 (and probably 2024 too), giving you insights into how the eSIM performs in each nation.

Airalo Asialink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz
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AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM

AIS Thailand Logo
© AIS

There is a new kid on the block with 5G NR access in several Asian countries with its Asia eSIM: AIS eSIM2FLY Asia.

SimOptions AIS eSIM2FLY eSIM Banner
© SimOptions

Okay, AIS (Thailand) is not new at all – it is the largest mobile operator in the country.

What is relatively new, however, is its updated AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM.

You still get 6 GB of data for 15 days in 32 Asian countries.

But you also get FREE 5G NR access in about a dozen supported countries – and more will be added shortly.

And I can tell you that not many eSIM providers have this benefit for Asia (including the ones in this guide)… so this is a unique selling point for the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM.

Now, many resellers are selling this eSIM – but I recommend getting it from SimOptions.

SimOptions Logo
© SimOptions

Mainly because SimOptions was probably the first travel SIM card company I started working with in 2019.

But also because its price is competitive (19.90 USD) – even while offering STELLAR after-sales support (which not all AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM resellers do… they just tell you to contact AIS directly, smh).

Alright, the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM can be used in the following 32 countries:

  • Australia 1
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China 1
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong 1
  • India
  • Indonesia 1
  • Israel 1
  • Japan 1
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines 1
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea 1
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam 1

1 with 5G NR access

It is nice to see when an eSIM provider does not consider only some East- and Southeast Asian countries as Asia 🗿.

What is more: you get a Thai phone number (+66) that can be used for incoming calls and SMS.

If you go to the SimOptions website and look at its Asia eSIMs, you will see the following six eSIMs:

SimOptions Asia eSIMs (AIS eSIM2FLY, China Unicom, Three (3) APAC Pass)

I will talk about the AIS eSIM2FLY Global eSIM in the global section (it also allows for 5G NR access in quite a number of countries).

But why do I only mention and recommend the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM from SimOptions?

Mostly because the eSIM is vastly superior to any other Asia eSIM SimOptions sells.

The AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM covers an equal number of countries as the Smart Traveler eSIM and more than the China Unicom Hong Kong Smart Data eSIM and the 3 Hong Kong 30-Day APAC Pass eSIMs.

Moreover, the performance with the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM will be (significantly) better because it often works on the network of the best local mobile operator.

Furthermore, it costs roughly the same as the other eSIMs.

The only main drawback with the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM is that it has the shortest validity – eight days.

Unless you plan in staying all 32 supported countries for maybe an hour before flying again, it will be impossible to use the eSIM in all of them.

Let alone two or three countries within eight days.

So yes, it is a regional eSIM, but you will most likely use it in one or two only.

But unlike the other eSIMs, you will get 5G NR access with the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM.

But if you want to explore your options, check out the SimOptions site.

Although I believe you will have a better experience with the AIS eSIM2FLY Asia eSIM or the other Asia eSIMs mentioned in this guide.

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Holafly Asia eSIM

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly also has an eSIM for Asia.

Well… a very narrow definition of Asia because it only covers 11 East- and Southeast Asian countries.

But there is was another problem with this eSIM: you can could use up to 500 MB per day with the Holafly Asia eSIM, even though your total data allowance is 6 GB or 10 GB.

Yeah, you do not get unlimited data with the eSIM, even though the European variant does 🥲. Now you do 🥳. Just like in European and North American eSIMs.

The Holafly Asia eSIM can be used in the following 11 countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Holafly Asia eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (August 2023 Version)

Below is an overview of how much each Holafly Asia eSIM costs:

  1. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 27 USD/27 EUR/19 GBP/27 AUD/24 CAD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 34 USD/34 EUR/24 GBP/44 AUD/34 CAD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 37 USD/37 EUR/29 GBP/49 AUD/44 CAD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD/47 EUR/44 GBP/67 AUD/59 CAD
  5. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD/57 EUR/49 GBP/84 AUD/74 CAD
  6. Asia unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD/69 EUR/59 GBP/99 AUD/89 CAD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in September based on data up to the 7th of September (2023 data only).

And, of course, you can get 5% off by using code PHONETRAVELWIZ!

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AIS eSIM2FLY Global eSIM

AIS Thailand Logo
© AIS

SimOptions also sells a global eSIM: AIS eSIM2FLY Global.

And it can be used in 140+ countries for 15 days53 of them with 5G NR access.

The AIS eSIM2FLY Global eSIM can be used in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia 1
  • Austria 1
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium 1
  • Bhutan 1
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria 1
  • Cambodia
  • Canada 1
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China 1
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia 1
  • Cyprus 1
  • Czech Republic 1
  • Denmark 1
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia 1
  • Eswatini
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland 1
  • France 1
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany 1
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong 1
  • Hungary 1
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia 1
  • Iran 1
  • Ireland 1
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel 1
  • Italy 1
  • Japan 1
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia 1
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 1
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives 1
  • Malta 1
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands 1
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway 1
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines 1
  • Poland 1
  • Portugal 1
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar 1
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia 1
  • Samoa
  • San Marino 1
  • Saudi Arabia 1
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore 1
  • Slovakia 1
  • Slovenia 1
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain 1
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden 1
  • Switzerland 1
  • Taiwan 1
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey 1
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates 1
  • United Kingdom 1
  • United States America 1
  • Uruguay
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City 1
  • Vietnam 1

1 with 5G NR access

If you get this eSIM from SimOptions, which I recommend, you will pay 39.90 USD.

The main issue I have with the AIS eSIM2FLY Global eSIM is its short validity.

Making it hard to call it an actual global eSIM… unless you can somehow visit 140+ countries within 15 days – something not even I can do🧐.

Still, it is a relatively affordable global eSIM covering 140+ countries… with 5G NR access!

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Overview of the Best eSIMs for Laos

So, we reviewed some eSIMs that can be used in Laos.

I will give you a quick recap of each and link to their product pages in case you need more info or want to purchase an eSIM already (just remember the activation policies of Holafly and SimOptions – do not buy their eSIMs too early):

Remember to use code the relevant discount codes for (ADU123 (Nomad), PTW (Alosim), or PHONETRAVELWIZ (others)).


Buying a SIM Card in Laos

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting a Lao SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

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A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!