Mobile phone has emerged as the most widely used communication device in Korea.
This mobile device, also called "hand phone," can be used conveniently anywhere in Korea.
Many people use mobile phones to send text messages, watch TV via DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting), or listen to the radio as well as make phone calls.
Mobile phones are based on CDMA technology in Korea. Thus, mobile phones brought from other countries sometimes cannot be used in Korea.
Nowadays, smartphones are widely spread all around us, and mobile phones are easily available even to foreigners at electronics shops or mobile phone shops. Foreigners, however, need to present their alien registration card and provide bank account information when they buy mobile phones.
For details, contact the mobile phone companies listed below.
- Tel.: 82-1544-0010
- Tel.: 82-80-252-5011
- Tel.: 82-1588-8448
International phone cards are available at most convenience stores,
Korea Telecom (001)
Example) Dial 001(international dialing code) + 81 (country code) + 3 (area code for Tokyo) + 123-4567 (personal phone number) if you need to make a phone call to a person at 123-4567 in Tokyo.
LG DACOM (002)
Example) Dial 002 (international dialing code) + 1 (country code) + 212 (area code for New York) + 123-4567 (personal phone number) if you need to make a phone call to a person at 123-4567 in New York.
Example) Dial 00365 + 86 (country code) + 3 (area code) + 123-4567 (personal phone number) if you need to make a phone call to a person at 123-4567 in China.