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Laos 3G, 4G, WiFi, WiMax, LTE Data Rates 2016 Plans, Bundles, Packages for Lao Telecom, ETL, Beeline, Unitel, Planet. Some 4G LTE in Vientiane Capital.

Beelin (Tigo) 3G Laos






Vientiane, Luang Prabang
and Savannakhet only.

 

Note that Internet services in Laos, although improved from 2011 were not much better by 2016; in some areas connections are slower due partly to international bandwidth limitations (a national internet gateway may or may not be in operation yet)) combined with local congestion. Tourists and others on the move are unlikely to be impressed; higher quality connections are available to those living near Vientiane Capital.

Help keep our information current by sending us a message. Thanks to readers Ron for Beeline updates in May 2016 and Gilbert for LTC in October 2015 (see plans below).

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Laos ISP 3G, 4G air card data cost Plans from the four Lao mobile voice and internet providers and a few internet-only suppliers are comparable in many respects. Various data plans cost about the same from four Lao mobile operators: Lao Telecom, ETL, Beeline and Unitel. See below. There are daily, weekly, monthly and longer periods, with either fixed or unlimited data transfer for internet access by mobile phone, tablet or notebook computer with built-in modem or external device like a USB dongle/air card. Promotions occur from time to time with reduced costs etc. These are aimed primarily at Lao users.

Lao IP "Unlimited" plans. There is a maximum that can be downloaded within the defined period. When that is exceeded, severe throttling occurs. Unitel, LaoTel, ETL, Unitel and Beeline compete for market share but all provider plans have data limits together with bandwidth control. Some unlimited plans below do not reflect those limits.

Outside the capital and main cities, where Beeline and Unitel are usually faster than LTC or ETL, choice of the best mobile internet service depends on operator coverage which varies between provinces. Unitel now covers most of Laos. Some plans below are more for phones than aircards or for data SIM use; 'unlimited' data plans cost less now but speeds are reduced and costs increase if daily or monthly limits are exceeded.

In 2016, Unitel may be the preferred service in many areas for visitors and residents using the LTU5 daily data plan. This gives 30GB for 150,000 kips (under $20) per month. See below for details.

Lao Telecom (LTC) and Beeline (VimpelCom) have 4G LTE FDD/TDD services in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet city areas only.

Lao ISPs currently offer wireless and wire/cable broadband services including ADSL, 3G HSPA, HSPA+, WiFi, 4G WiMax, fibre optic and 4G LTE.

Visit our main Lao Communications page; for telecoms abbreviations, definitions etc, see our mobile internet acronyms page.

Prices are in Lao Kips LAK. 2016 Exchange Rate 8,000 kips to US$1; 230 kips to 1 baht. Our Lao Banking page has up-to-date rates for main convertible currencies.

 

 

Lao Telecom (LTC, LaoTel, Lao Telecommunications)

LTC 3G & 4G LTE Plans, packages APN: ltcnet

Thanks for an October 2015 update received from reader Gilbert:

Anyone who can figure out LaoTel's phone and data plans from this or their website or Facebook page (mostly Lao language only), deserves an award! Some things are very slow to improve in Laos.

LTC WiMax Plans (very limited service area unlimited data)

Plan

Period

Kips

Data

1

7 days

120,000

Unlimited

2

15 days

240,000

Unlimited

3

30 days

400,000

Unlimited

4

6 months

2,000,000

Unlimited

5

1 year

3,600,000

Unlimited

Promotion: 4,000 kips
per day unlimited

LTC WiFi Plans (limited service areas: link)

Plan

Period

Minutes Min/day

WiFi Card

Kips/day

Data

1

1 day

Unlimited 4,000 Unlimited

2

3 days

120 40

12,000

4,000 Unlimited

3

7 days

250 36

25,000

3,600 Unlimited

4

14 days

500 36

50,000

3,600 Unlimited

5

30 days

1,000 33

100,000

3,300 Unlimited

LTC ADSL Plans (LaoTel land line required, unlimited data) link

Speed Kips per Month Prepaid 6 Mths Prepaid Annual

256 Kbps

140,000

130,000

120,000

512 Kbps

260,000

230,000

200,000

1 Mbps

400,000

350,000

300,000

2 Mbps

800,000

750,000

700,000

ADSL modem supplied may now be free; previously 200,000 kips. Call 101.

Lao Telecom LTC 4G LTE

 

ETL (Enterprise of Telecommunications Lao)

3G Package HSPA Plans - up to 2 Mbps (fixed data only)
APN: etlnet
plans expire automatically, no need to cancel, deactivate

SMS 333

3G Data Plan

Kips

Days

Kips/MB

D1

300 MB

5,000

1

17

D2

400 MB

10,000

7

25

D3

2 GB

50,000

30

25

D4

4 GB

100,000

30

25

D5

8 GB

200,000

30

25

DX

Cancel (no plan)

    90

    3G Mobile HSPA Plans (fixed data only) - up to 2 Mbps

SMS 333

3G Data Plan

Kips Days Kips/MB

M1

120 MB

5,000

1

42

M2

200 MB

10,000

7

50

M3

1.25 GB

50,000

30

40

M4

2.5 GB

100,000

30

40

M5

5 GB

200,000

30

40

SIM2 Teen calls 800 kip/min, 4,000 kips per day unlimited 3G

MX

Cancel (no plan)

    300

ETL ADSL Plans, packages Economic, Gold

ETL Laos 3G Net
Speed

1 Month

3 Months 6 Months Annual

ADSL Economic prices per month, speed up to 1 Mbps

256 Kbps

150,000

140,000

130,000

120,000

512 Kbps

220,000

210,000

195,000

170,000

1 Mbps

350,000

325,000

300,000

250,000

ADSL Gold speed up to 1.5 Mbps. For full spec, call 135.

256 Kbps

350,000

340,000

330,000

320,000

512 Kbps

600,000

590,000

570,000

550,000

768 Kbps

800,000

790,000

770,000

750,000

1 Mbps

1,000,000

990,000

970,000

950,000

1.5 Mbps

1,300,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,000,000

Unitel Laos (Star Telecom, LAT, VietTel)

Visit the Unitel website for latest 3G/4G plans

ADSL Plans (Unitel land line required, unlimited, limited data)

Speed D/Up Kips per Month Prepaid 6 Mths Prepaid Annual

512 Kbps /256

220,000

195,000

170,000

1 Mbps /512

350,000

300,000

250,000

1.5 Mbps /1

550,000

500,000

450,000

2 Mbps /1

680,000

640,000

600,000

4 Mbps /1

1,700,000

1,600,000

1,500,000

Cheaper limited data packages available; tariff varies with time of day.

Beeline Laos

2G, 3G, HSPA+, 4G* Data Bundles (fixed and unlimited data) APN: beelinenet

Thanks to reader Ron for May 2016 Beeline updates.

Code Package Service Fee Data (MB) Validity
D0 Mini Bundle (New)
1000 Kip/Day    25 MB 1 Day
D1 Daily Bundle 2,500 Kip/Day    50 MB 1 Day
D2 Daily Plus Bundle (New) 4,000 Kip/Day   100 MB 1 Day
W1 Weekly Bundle 10,000 Kip/Week   250 MB   1 Week
M2 Monthly Bundle 49,000 Kip/Month 1229 MB    1 Month
M3 Monthly Plus (New)
80,000 Kip/Month 2048 MB    1 Month
UNLIMITED (DATA ONLY) PLANS
AD1 Daily Bundle 6,500 Kip/Day
AM1 Monthly Bundle 150,000 Kip/Month
BD1 Daily 'Super speed' 5,000 Kip/Day 1.2 Gb

Note that SIM changes to data only (NO VOICE) with limited SMS/text. Also, speed reduces after 540 Mb usage per day. Paying 5,000 kip (send b to 234) unlocks speed until midnight. Speed gets reset every midnight.

4G / HSPA+ service available in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet urban areas only.

How to subscribe:

Type code send to 234.
   For Example: Type M3 send to 234. You will get the instant subscription message.

D1 Package: add 500 LAK for an additional 25 MB Of Internet Data.

Once Subscribed, automatic subscription applies when the package expires.

Running out of the data before the package expires? Re-subscribe manually immediately to avoid 300 LAK/MB Overage.

Unsubscribe: Type Der Space Code and send to 234.

Check for data and validity: Type C and send to 234

New Package for Prepaid Suscribers Only.

SMS Send to short code is free of charge.
 

Beeline Internet (WiMax) unlimited, free hardware installation
Speed paid monthly Speed prepaid 1 year Kips per month

256 Kbps

512 Kbps

350,000

512 Kbps

1 Mbps

500,000

1 Mbps

1.5 Mbps

1,000,000

1.5 Mbps

2 Mbps

2,000,000

2 Mbps

3 Mbps

2,300,000

3 Mbps

4 Mbps

4,000,000

For annual prepaid plans, increased speed is offered instead of price discount.

 

Beeline FTTH (Fiber to the Home) Fiber Optic Service - click image for further details:

Beeline Laos FTTH

Planet Online Laos 4G

 Vientiane only

Planet Online Laos

4G Mobile WiMax Plans (fixed limit data); 4G modems required (not LTE compatible)

Plan

Speed

Monthly Quota

Kips Per Month

Kips/MB

Basic

Up to 10 Mbps

5 10 GB

200,000

20

Basic Plus

15 25 GB

400,000

16

Pro

25 40 GB

600,000

15

Pro Plus

40 60 GB

800,000

13

All plans

128/64 Kbps

Over quota

Free

0

Payable monthly; free modem if paid for first year and 10% discount for annual renewal.

4G Mobile WiMax Business Plans (fixed speed, unlimited data)

Speed Registration Kips Per Month Modem

512 Kbps

200,000 kips

150,000

from
400,000 kips

1 Mbps

Waived

350,000

2 Mbps

700,000

3 Mbps

1,000,000

4 Mbps

2,500,000

5 Mbps

3,500,000

10 Mbps

7,000,000

One year contract payable monthly or 10% discount for single annual payment.

HIGH QUALITY FIBRE INTERNET SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE

 

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