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💡 A smartphone with internet access is one of the most important things a traveler needs. For those of you nodding your heads, what should be the first thing you need to do when you arrive at Incheon International Airport?

➡ “Getting a simcard! (or WiFi router)!”

There are quite a number of free WiFi hotspots in Korea, but many times the connection isn’t so stable. Also, isn’t it troublesome to ask for the WiFi password at every place you go?
Most importantly, personal information (such as your credit card info) may get stolen on public WiFi.

So, let’s check it out the best deal for SIM cards and WiFi routers in Korea.

1.Unlimited LTE Data Sim Card (Data Only)

Unlimited SIM cards are highly recommended to travelers who only use messengers or basic applications such as Facebook, Google Map, etc.

There are 3 major telecom companies in Korea: KT, SKT, and LG. We recommend “KT Telecom” because it offers wide data coverage in Korea.

Even if you plan to arrive at the airport really late at night or early in the morning, worry not! The KT telecom booth operates 24/7 at Incheon Int’l Airport.
Moreover, they have the precise size of SIM cards for each different phone type (nano, micro etc), and the price is same for all sizes.

1) Where can I pick up my SIM Card?

▶ Incheon Int’l Airport: KT Booth at the arrival hall near Gate 10 (06:00-22:00) or Gate 6 (24/7)
▶ Seoul: Office near Hongik University Station Exit 2.

 💡 Tip: If you arrive at Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport (Busan) or Jeju Airport, please check the opening hours here

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2) Price 

There are 3 types of Unlimited SIM cards: 5 days, 10 days, and 30 days. You can use unlimited data (speed 5Mbps) before the expiry date. Not that data usage time starts to count off right after you redeem your SIM card at the ticket booth, NOT from the time you actually start using the data. Because date extension is not available, you need to buy an additional SIM card if you want to use it for more days. 

 💡  Tip :  BOOK ONLINE (SIM card) to save time and money! If you book online now, you can get a 10% discount. Even better, you don’t have to waste your time filling in paperwork at the pickup venue. If you choose airport pickup, the telecom company staff will install the SIM card on your device & activate it for you!

Unlimited SIM card – Offline vs Online

Type Airport Venue Online (Indiway)
5 Days(24 hours x 5) ₩27,500 ₩24,750 (10% OFF)
10 Days(24 hours x 10) ₩38,500 ₩34,650 (10% OFF) 
30 Days(24 hours x 30) ₩71,500 ₩64,350 (10% OFF)

 

3) Things to note

(1) If you have used a Korean SIM Card before on your phone, we need additional information to ensure that our SIM card will work. Please dial *#06# on your phone, and a chain of numbers will show up. Have this number ready when you book.
(2) In order to use the SIM card, your phone must be unlocked. Call your mobile service provider and ask them to unlock your phone 🙂
(3) Make your mobile device has a SIM card slot and also works on the same frequencies in 3G and/or 4G.
(4) You need your passport (or photo identification) to collect your SIM card! 

(5) You do NOT need to return the SIM card after use. 

 

2. Unlimited LTE data + Voice Call + SMS

All-Included Korea SIM Card!
If you want not only data, but also phone call or SMS, you need to buy the “Korea SIM card: Unlimited LTE data + Voice Call + SMS”.

Just like in other countries, you can easily purchase this kind of SIM card from many convenience stores. The quality and coverage of the KT (Korea Telecom) 4G LTE network are second to none in the world. Better yet, the KT 4G LTE network covers 99.9% of the entire region in South Korea.

Comparison is highly recommended. Check if the data speed support 4G LTE Full Speed(Max. 150Mbps) and mobile number is given.

Here are the main features of the Korea SIM card powered by the 4G LTE network:

  • Unlimited 4G LTE full speed Data(150Mbps until 10GB, afterwards 400kbps) + Local Voice Call 100min + Local Text Message 100EA
  • Get your Mobile number starting with “010”( the typical cellphone prefix code for mobile in Korea)
  • Receiving voice calls and messages (including international calls & text) are free of charge
  • Enjoy Korea’s largest wireless service (KT network)
  • Applicable on all devices using SIM (iPad, Wi-Fi router, etc.)
  • Data sharing (tethering) is also available.
  • 24/7 Activate online, anywhere & anytime
  • Extendable validity date within timeout period for only once by up to 30days

Even if you plan to arrive at the airport really late at night or early in the morning, worry not! Worldroaming Pick-up Desk  operates 24/7 at Incheon Int’l Airport.

Moreover, they have the precise size of SIM cards for each different phone type (nano, micro etc), and the price is same for all sizes.

0) Where to Pick-up

Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 (Everyday, 24 hrs)
Worldroaming Pick-up Desk located next to Exit 8, 1F

Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 2 (Everyday, 24 hrs)
Worldroaming Pick-up Desk located next to Exit 6, 1F

Gimpo Int’l Airport (Gimpo)  (Everyday, 06:30am – 07:50pm)
World Roaming Pick-up Desk located on the 3rd floor (3F, International Flights)

Gimhae Int’l Airport (Busan) (Everyday, 06:00am – 10:30pm) 
Worldroaming Pick-up Desk located near Gates 3 (1F, International Flights)

1) Price

Type Offline Venue Online (Indiway)
5 Days ₩29,900 25,490 (15% OFF)
7 Days ₩34,900 30,490 (13% OFF)
10 Days ₩39,900 34,900 (13% OFF)
15 Days ₩49,900 45,490 ( 9% OFF)
30 Days ₩73,900 64,490 (13% OFF)

 

Tip :  BOOK ONLINE (SIM card) to save time and money! If you book online now, you can save up to15%.

If you forgot to book the SIM card online, you can also purchase some of the card items at Incheon Airport .In this case, you won’t be able to get discount (which is only available online).

Sales of SIM Card at convenience stores is going on, You can get SIM card at CU,7-11 convenience store of  Incheon Airport.

Any of the 3 CU’s, each located at Gate 5, 10, and 13 in the Arrivals hall on level 1 of the T1 Terminal. The 7-11, located at Gate 6 in the Arrivals hall on level 1 of the T2 Terminal.

2) Booking Process

First – Choose date, pickup point, number of SIM cards and proceed to checkout page to complete payment
Second – Check your Email Voucher
Third – Show your Email Voucher and your passport at the pickup point to redeem your SIM Card.
Lastly – Activate your SIM Card online at any time you want (instructions will be provided during pickup).

*You may NOT pay in cash at the pickup point. Payment needs to be complete before we can confirm your booking.
**This SIM card is for non-Koreans (foreign passport) only. Koreans living abroad will be asked for proof of residency abroad after activating the SIM card.

3) Things to Note

✓ You must bring your Email Voucher and Passport to redeem your SIM card
✓ Make sure your phone is unlocked
✓ You should pick up your SIM card yourself. No one else other than you can pick up the SIM card reserved under your name.
✓ Should you encounter any difficulties with installing your SIM card, please contact the customer service via:
1544-4344 (paid call) / whomsim@atnetworks.co.kr  (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Weekend&Holidays 9am-6pm)
Facebook Message @krsim

 

3. WiFi Router (WiFi Egg)

If you are traveling together with many friends, using multiple devices or uploading large size of videos or photos every day, a WiFi router (portable Wifi) is perfect for you. 

Note that you need to return the WiFi router promptly.

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1) Where can I get the WiFi Router?

▶ Incheon Int’l Airport: KT Booth at the arrival hall near Gate 10 (06:00-22:00) or Gate 6 (24/7)
▶ Seoul: The office near Hongik University Station Exit 2. 

2) Price

Offline Online price (click)
₩6,380 ₩3,300

 

 

 🙂 If you need more information regarding the SIM card and telecom companies, please refer to below official websites. 

▶ KT Telecomhttp://roaming.kt.com/renewal/eng/reserve/reserve.asp

▶ SK Telecomhttps://www.skroaming.com/reserve/reserve_phone.asp?gubun=M

▶ LG Telecomhttp://www.uplus.co.kr/ent/glob_2/inbo/RinRentalReservationE.hpi