Category Archives: Vietnamese service

Vietnamese Telcoms go Cambodia

Cambodia is a country a population of 14mil people and an average annual growth rate of around 8.5% in the last 5 years, boasting a lot more opportunities for future developments judging by our observation of the tourism sector (we love Siem Reap btw!), which makes a lot of sense for Vietnamese telcoms to consider participating in. Continue reading

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WOW Vinabook!

Seconds (I really mean it, SECONDS!) after I pressed the “check out” button, Vinabook called me to confirm the purchase and reminded me that because my house is in the outskirts of HCMC, I would have to pay additional cost for postage, which was fine. Continue reading

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Lunar New Year: Vietnam Data Communications got drunk

Last night, @baomoi reported on Twitter that a number of top websites in Vietnam were down, including:, – website of the Government, Dantri, Vietnamnet – online news sites – and the rest 80% of websites. After contacting the … Continue reading

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Update 1: as of Nov 24, seems to have disappeared from the Internet (?), an e-commerce site developed by Visky, a group backed by FPT, couldn’t have enjoyed a worse launch yesterday when the site went down immediately … Continue reading

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What’s with Viettel these days?

Internet was out for about 2-3 hours the day before yesterday and today. GPRS has also been repeatedly down. Now I am wondering whether my choice to go with Viettel was a good one. They’ve got too many broken things … Continue reading

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How I deal with my ISP – Viettel Telecom

ISP is perhaps one of the most heated debates among Internet users in Vietnam simply because they…suck. An on-going survey on Diễn Đàn Tin Học, a.k.a IT Forum, revealed that Viettel is currently taking the lead in the popularity contest, … Continue reading

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My second return to ‘s service center only brought home to me that the largest Vietnamese mobile phone and notebook retailer was playing trick on one of its customers. On September 5, I bought a Dell Inspiron 1420 for … Continue reading

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