SIM Card and Internet in South Korea
South Korea, officially named "Republic of Korea", is a coastal country in East Asia, located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, lies east to the Asian mainland, and close to North Korean, Japan and China in geography. South Korea has four district seasons formed by its climate and geography. Do you want to plan a trip to South Korea? Or have you already wanted to travel to Korea for a long time? In addition to transportation, communication plays a very important role in travel. When traveling, if you want to contact others or share something interesting to others or just surf the internet, you first should buy a SIM card and learn about how to get free Wi-Fi in South Korea, then, you can get internet in South Korea.
Many foreigners who have traveled to South Korea say that the most fascinating thing about South Korea is its internet. Whether in a coffee shop, restaurant, hotel, museum, etc., or on the airport, subway, and city buses, there is available Wi-Fi. How to get free Wi-Fi in South Korea? Where to buy a SIM card in South Korea?
1. Introduction of communication in South Korea
South Korea has 3 major mobile phone operators - SK, KT and LG. There are mobile phone rental counters at major airports in South Korea, you can book rentals through the internet, or you can apply for rental directly at the counter with your passport and Union Pay card or credit card. Although more and more tourists use mobile phone rental services, SIM Cards are also available. The prevalence of mobile phones in South Korea is leading all over the world.
Since the availability of mobile phones, public telephones in Seoul are clearly decreasing. Despite this, it can still be found in areas such as major streets, bus stations, airports, railway stations and so on. General public telephones have coin-operated and plug-in cards. Phone cards can be purchased at nearby convenience stores.
2. Mobile phone card in South Korea
• EG SIM card（SIM Card）
Although more and more tourists use mobile phone rental services, SIM Cards are also available. The validity period of the SIM card is 60 days, which is calculated from the date of opening.
• How much is SIM card in South Korea?
The price of SIM card is 20,000 won. You need to choose the type of SIM card when buying it. There are 3 types of SIM cards:
- Standard SIM card worth of 5,500 won.
- Micro SIM card worth of 5,500 won.
- Nano SIM card worth of 9,900 won.
The cost of the SIM card itself plus the final price of the type of SIM card is the final price of the phone card. The card supports WCDMA networks, which can be used if the phone is a WCDMA network.
• Where to buy a SIM card?
SIM card not only can be purchased at a GS25 convenience store and EG Mobile agent, but also can be reserved on the official SIM Card website.
3. Pocket Wi-Fi in South Korea – EGG
You can rent a portable Wi-Fi in the country before arriving in South Korea. Then, you can go online to find information at any time after you arrive in South Korea. If you haven't bought a pocket Wi-Fi before arriving in South Korea, you can also rent a pocket Wi-Fi called EGG in South Korea.
South Korean mobile hotspot (EGG) is a Wi-Fi transmitter. When you get to South Korea, you can open EGG. If you have a Wi-Fi function such as a mobile phone or a computer, you can search for the Wi-Fi network of the EGG, enter the password, and then go online!
You can link up to 7 devices at the same time, but the range should be within 20 meters! Connect EGG online, this has nothing to do with the phonecard, as long as the phone has Wi-Fi function, you can connect to Wi-Fi. South Korea's mobile hotspots can be used throughout the region, but in remote areas, mountains, and closed indoor, signals will be affected.
4. Free Wi-Fi in South Korea
In fact, there are now as many as 7,500 free Wi-Fi hotspots in South Korea. Wi-Fi is available for major tourist attractions, public facilities, subways and bus stations. If you don't need to go online anytime, you can use the following method to connect to Korea free Wi-Fi.
• Public Free Wi-Fi in South Korea
There are more than 10,000 national Public Free Wi-Fi in South Korea. Tourists can use the mobile phone or other mobile devices to search for Public Free Wi-Fi in the main open areas, such as residential centers, traditional markets, bus stations, welfare facilities, health facilities, etc. It is easy and convenient to use Public Free Wi-Fi in South Korea.
• Free Wi-Fi Korea
This app is not for you to go online, but to help you connect to Wi-Fi points throughout South Korea covering Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon and Gwangju. This app does not need South Korean iTunes account, you can download it and then you can start using it once you register.
• Seoul Wi-Fi
Seoul Wi-Fi is only available in Seoul and is the official free Wi-Fi in Seoul. It is very easy to use it. There is no registration for using it. As long as you see the red circle logo in any place in Seoul, you can connect to the network by clicking the network name of Seoul Wi-Fi.
Iptime is also free Wi-Fi, and the coverage point is more than Seoul Wi-Fi. There is no need to enter a username and password, just click on the Wi-Fi network name iptime and you can connect to the Internet. Also, as long as the iptime is connected once, and then there is an iptime wireless Wi-Fi network signal, it will automatically connect.
• Dynamic Busan
Dynamic Busan is a free Wi-Fi provided by the Busan Metropolitan Government. You can simply click on the Wi-Fi network name Dynamic Busan to access the Internet. After successfully connecting to Wi-Fi, it will display the Busan Travel website, which is located in the main sightseeing spots such as Lotte Department Store and Busan Railway Station Square. There are hot spots on the hot springs of Shoumin Cave.