Laos eSIM – Stay connected wherever and whenever in Laos

If you plan to take a Laos trip, have you prepared all the necessary things in your luggage? Personal items, visa, plane ticket, and an important thing – internet connection. eSIM for Laos travel is one of the most convenient to stay connected in Laos.

If you were to use roaming data, you could be charged high fees. Secondly, they are very easy to acquire and you do not need to physically interact with any mobile service provider of an eSIM in Laos, keeping your travels as streamlined as possible! you could buy a physical Laos SIM card or even better a Laos eSIM with a prepaid data plan.

Where to Buy SIM Card in Laos

You can easily purchase a SIM card at the airport, convenience stores, or sim shops throughout the country.

Laos esim for traveler

Listings of Laos SIM card plans for Travel

Operator Plan Name Data Calls/SMS Validity Price
Unitel 1 Day 500MB 100 mins/SMS 1 day $2
Weekly 2GB 500 mins/SMS 7 days $7
30 Day 5GB Unlimited 30 days $15
Lao Telecom 3 Day 1GB 300 mins/SMS 3 days $5
30 Day Red 5GB Unlimited 30 days $15
90 Day Purple 30GB Unlimited 90 days $40
TPlus Daily 1GB 300 mins 1 day $2
Classic Monthly 10GB Unlimited 30 days $15
ETL 1 Day 500MB 100 mins/SMS 1 day $2
15 Day 3GB 1000 mins/SMS 15 days $10
30 Day Plus 10GB Unlimited 30 days $20

In this post, we will guide you through eSIM For Laos Travel with lot of conveniences

The latest type of tourist SIM card for Laos offers you a lot of advantages, including;

  • You are NOT required to ask for wifi passwords of your destinations.
  • You are NOT required to wait in any queue to get a physical SIM card  – activate your eSIM data plan via email and use it immediately!
  • You get INSTANT connectivity after receiving your QR activation code sent straight to your email.

However, before buying an eSIM Laos, please ensure your mobile device is eSIM compatible.

  • What is exactly an eSIM Card? What are its Pros and Cons?
  • Is eSim available in Laos?
  • What are eSIM Compatible devices?
  • How much does a Laos eSIM cost?
  • How to use Laos eSIM?
  • How to buy Laos eSIM?
  • FAQs about Laos eSIM?

What is Esim? Why esim for your travel?

An eSIM stands for Embedded Subscriber Identity Module, is a small chip digitally embedded on your phone.  It works as a SIM Card but you cannot hold it with your hands, see it with your eyes or remove it from your phone.

With this feature, rather than inserting a new SIM Card to join a new mobile network, you can instead download an eSIM profile, install it on your phone and then join the mobile network.

An eSIM can hold multiple eSIM profiles, but it’s advisable to have up to 3 eSIM profiles in one device. However, only 1 eSIM profile will be active at any given time.

As you cannot do anything with the eSIM chip, but eSIM profiles. Additionally, users are now widely referring eSIM profiles to as eSIMs, so, we will use eSIM in the meaning of an eSIM profile hereinunder for your easy follow.
More and more devices support eSIM now, including phones, ipads, laptops, cars, etc. But in this post, we will guide you through eSIM for phones.

There are two kinds of eSIM, which are:

  • Data eSIM, and
  • Voice, SMS, and Data eSIM.

In this post, we will guide you through the DATA ESIM which is currently preferred by a lot of travelers.
First of all, let’s clarify what are the PROs and CONs of a data eSIM to be installed on your device:


Keep your original SIM for calls – The eSIM is digital, so your original SIM will work as usual if you need it.

No queue at any physical store & No show of passport for registration – Get the QR code via email immediately after your payment for installation on your phone.

Get connected immediately – Activate your eSIM when landing in Laos and get connected immediately.

Cost-effective: Save money on international roaming charges by using eSIM at a reasonable price. Multiple networks: Automatic switch to the strongest local networks. Stay connected everywhere.

Get your full trip covered by Unitel / Star Telecom network – One of the biggest mobile network operators in Laos.

Keep your WhatsApp number: You can make calls or send messages to all contacts on your WhatsApp, like you are at home.


No data sharing: normally the data eSIM does not come with tethering/hotspot, but Laos eSIM do.

Your phone must be compatible with the eSIM: Make sure that your phone is unlocked and listed in the supported devices below.

No local phone number: Normally, the data eSIM includes data only. It does not allow you to make cell phone calls or send SMS messages. You can still use WhatsApp, Viber or Skype to call your contacts. However, please remember that Laos  eSIM comes with a local phone number whose functions vary by the plan.

Is Esim available in Laos?

Yes. All big mobile network operators in Laos, consisting of Unitel, Laos Telecom, TPlus, and ETL are offering eSIM.

There are several Laos eSIM providers on the market, but has the best packages on offer. We are the single provider that provides you with eSIM data plans coming with a Laosese phone number.

Our packages are as follows:

eSIM Package Laos eSIM Travel 15GB For 10 Days Laos eSIM Travel 30GB For 15 Days
DATA 15 GB 30 GB
Network operator Unitel / Star Telecom Unitel / Star Telecom
eSIM phone number Yes Yes
Plan activation method Dial 121 Dial 121
Top-up: Yes Yes
Hotspot/Tethering: Yes Yes
Link to buy Click here Click here
Laos esim for 10 days, 15GB
Laos eSIM for 15 days 30 GB

ESIM Compatible devices

It’s great that more and more smartphones, tablets, and laptops are equipped with an eSIM card. If your device is included in the list below and unlocked, congratulations. Just buy an eSIM and go!

Apple Devices

  • iPhone XR (model A2105, from 2018)*
  • iPhone XS (model A2097, from 2018)*, iPhone XS Max (model A2101, from 2018)*
  • iPhone 11 (model A2221, from 2019)*, iPhone 11 Pro (model A2215, from 2019)*
  • iPhone SE 2 (model 2020)
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 mini (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 Pro (dual eSIM), iPhone 13 Pro Max (dual eSIM)
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020)
  • iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)
  • iPad (model A2198, from 2019)
  • iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

*iPhones purchased from China or Hong Kong are dual sim, with no eSIM.

Samsung Devices

  • Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S23+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20*, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Watch (through Samsung wearable application)

*The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G or 5G is not compatible with eSIM.

*Samsung Galaxy S20 Hybrid Dual SIM – Samsung produces both eSIM and no eSIM versions.

Google Phones

  • Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service), Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 (not including phones bought in Australia, Taiwan or Japan. Phones bought with US or Canadian carriers other than Spring and Google Fi don’t work with eSIM), Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL (purchased in South East Asia)
  • Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro

*Pixel 3A purchased in South East Asia


Huawei Phones

  • Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P50 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

*Huawei P40 Pro+ has no eSIM support.

Other Devices

  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Gemini PDA
  • Rakuten Mini
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 5A

Other Devices

  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Microsoft Surface Pro X, Go 2, Pro LTE Advanced
  • Acer Swift 3, 7
  • Asus Mini Transformer
  • Asus NovaGo
  • Asus VivoBook Flip 14
  • HP Elitebook G5
  • HP Probook G5
  • HP Zbook G5
  • HP Specter Folio 13
  • Lenovo Yoga C630, 520
  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • Lenovo Flex 5G

How to use Laos esim for your trip?

To use a Laos eSIM, please set up the eSIM profile on your device before departure and then activate it upon arrival in Laos to enjoy the internet connection. Please find the detailed setup instructions below. But, before starting the steps below, please keep in mind that:

  • Your device must be connected to the Internet when you install the eSIM on your device.
  • Your primary sim data should be turned off when your data eSIM is in use (you probably don’t want to pay the roaming fee).
  • Validity of your eSIM starts from the time you activate it, so don’t activate your eSIM until you are in Laos.

Now, let’s see what you need to do to use the Laos tourist eSIM:

1. Use Laos eSIM on iPhones

To use a Laos tourist data esim on iPhones, you must complete the 2 steps below:

1.1 Install the eSIM on your iPhone

  • Go to Settings Cellular Data
  • Tap Add Cellular Plan
  • Scan the QR code
  • Add the data plan to your phone
  • Label your eSIM, and turn your eSIM off.

1.2 Active your eSIM

  • Go to your Laos eSIM, and enable Turn On This Line.
  • Turn on Data Roaming of your eSIM.
  • Activate the eSIM plan as guided
  • Go to Settings >> Cellular Data>> Select your Laos eSIM. Remember to turn the Allow Cellular Data Switching to avoid roaming charge from your primary number.
  • Turn the Airplane ModeON and then OFF, and enable the Mobile data to enjoy the internet in Laos.


  1. On your device, go to Settings
  2. Tap Cellular or Mobile.
  3. Tap Add Cellular Plan or Add Mobile Data Plan.
Install esim manual - 1
Install esim manual - 2

4. Select Enter Details Manually. You will be asked to enter:

SM-DP+ Address
Activation Code
Confirmation Code

5. Choose a label or customized label for your eSIM.

6. Under the Default Line page, select your eSIM for cellular data only

7. You should see your new eSIM under your Cellular Data or Mobile Data Plans.

2. Use Laos eSIM on Android devices

You also need to follow 2 steps to use the eSIM on an Android device:

2.1 Install eSIM on your device

  • Go to Settings>> Network & internet
  • Tap +next to Mobile Network
  • Tap Don’t have a SIM Card? in case your phone has no other SIM card or Download a SIM instead?In case one SIM card is available on your phone.
  • Scan the QR code
  • Tap Continue to add this data plan to your phone.
  • Turn off your eSIM

2.2. Activate your eSIM

  • Go to Settings>> Network & internet >> your eSIM and turn it on
  • Activate the eSIM plan as guided
  • Turn the Airplane ModeON and then OFF, and enable the Mobile data to enjoy the internet in Laos

Please be informed that the steps above may slightly differ depending on the smartphone model & carrier. If you encounter any issues or have questions on how to install and activate the eSIM, please contact our customer support.


1.3 Manual Installation on Samsung Phone (Android)

  1. GO to Settings.
  2. TAP Connections.
  3. TAP SIM Manager.
  4. TAP Add eSIM.
  5. TAP Scan QR code from service provider.
  6. TAP Enter activation code.
  7. ENTER the activation code found in the eSIM details in the Airalo app.
  8. TAP Connect.
  9. TAP Add.
  10. Once the eSIM is installed, you will be brought to the Settings page.
  11. SCROLL down and TAP Mobile data.
  12. SELECT the eSIM you installed.

How can I buy an eSIM for Laos?

It’s very easy to buy a Pre-paid eSIM for Laos Travel. Just click to website It’s will be completely done in 3 steps below


Check your phone is compatible with eSIM

Make sure your mobile phone is compatible with eSIM. Check that your phone is not locked


Buy your eSIM online

  • Choose your data plan, place the order and make payment
Buy unlimited data plans that fits your travel needs.

Scan the QR code

It’s easy. Just scan the QR code we send you and turn on data roaming from your settings. Now you can enjoy browsing the web.

  • Activation method: Dial 121