COMMUNICATION

Information Telecommunication
Korea's stance as a powerhouse in terms of information technology is demonstrated by its vast IT-related production and exports, development of world-leading technology, and also the wide use of Internet and mobile telecommunication devices within the country. IT industry-related products, such as computer chips and mobile phones, account for over 30% of Korea's total exports, and nearly every Korean over age 12 owns at least one mobile phone. Moreover, almost every other household has broadband connections, and all parts of the society from food-service industries to public transportation systems are heavily dependent on computers and IT. The Korean IT industry was able to secure such a leading position through an interlinking development and usage process: new services generate new domestic demand, the infrastructure required to utilize such services is built up, and the manufacturing capabilities behind the related devices enhanced.

Telephone calling
One of the hardest adjustments to make in Korea involves telephone use. It is extremely frustrating for foreign visitors to make local calls. Just follow the instruction for your easy phone calling. Two basic points should be checked before you call: first check if your receiver location is in the same zone or not; second, check what type of phone you are calling (ground line phone or cellular phone) along with receiver's phone type, and then dial the number as follows: Given below are of some examples.

Area Codes
Seoul 02
Gyeonggi province 031
Incheon 032
Gangwon province 033
Chungnam province 041
Daejeon 042
Chungbuk province 043
Busan 051
Ulsan 052
Daegu 053
Gyeongbuk province 054
Gyeongnam province 055
Jeonnam province 061
Gwangju 062
Jeonbuk province 063
Jeju 064

MS Public phone

How to use MS Public phone
Pick up the handset - Insert card (Telephone card) - Dial number - Talk - Hang up - Receive card.
MS phone is perhaps the most comfortable one to make an international call.
The phone cards are available in most of the convenience stores around the country.

IC Public phone
How to use IC Public phone
1. Insert Coin - Dial number
2. Insert IC card - Dial number
3. Insert credit card - Retrieve card - Dial number

Data payphone

Data payphone is available both voice and data transmission with maximum 56kpbs access speed. You can access internet and send data as well as making a phone call with your MS (Magnetic Stripe) telephone cards.

How to use

General Dial-up program
1. Insert the modular plug from your terminal into RJ-11 modular jack.
2. Insert telephone card.
3. Activate the communication program.
4. Use internet of PC communication service.
5. Finish the data communications, the card will be ejected.

Entering phone number using atdt
1. Insert the modular plug from your terminal into RJ-11 modular jack.
2. Activate the communication program and type "atdt" and "phone number."
3. Insert telephone card and press enter key.
4. Use internet of PC communication service.
5. Finish the data communications, the card will be ejected.

IT Public phone
IT phone is the advanced multimedia public phone that is integrated into telephone and computer. It enables anyone to access the diversified contents such as video phone, video mail and the internet service by simply touching the screen. The internet service, FTP, Telnet, and on-line games are available with the notebook connected to the IT phone with LAN cable.


Cellular Phone Rental
It is available at the Incheon International Airport or at the rental offices.
Low cost for domestic telephone calls. No fee for incoming calls. All billings end at the time of departure.
With a simple application, you can directly use handsets.
Passport and credit card are required for subscription.


Rental fee
After use, please return handsets to the rental office. The service will be automatically terminated on your return.
Subscription fee - Free of charge
Daily rent - Euro 2.5 per day
Cost of telephone call
Domestic call - Euro 0.09 per 10 seconds
International call - International call charge + Euro 0.09 per 10 seconds
Receiving - Free of charge


Payment
Payment will be made in cash or by credit card upon return of handsets.
The failure of the return on your departure, daily rental fee will continue to be imposed and fees are billed to the credit card registered upon subscription. For long term rental (2 months or more), rent is settled monthly, and you will be informed the rent due by phone in advance from the rental office. Handset loss or damage caused during the rental period will be calculated based on the handset value.


Mobile & SIM
The Mobile & SIM international roaming service enables customers who use GSM cellular phone service abroad to make full use of their cellular phones in Korea with their own SIM cards as well as with handsets that SK Telecom (Korean local telecommunication company) offers for rental. The customers of SK Telecom roaming partners listed below.

Subscription fee - Free of charge
Daily rent - Euro 1.2 per day.
Cost of telephone call
The cost notified by your overseas provider will be applied.
- Contact your overseas GSM customer service center for detailed fees.
Payment will be made in cash or by credit card upon return of handsets.
If you fail to return on your departure, daily rental fee will continue to be imposed and fees are billed to the credit card registered upon subscription. Handset loss or damage caused during the rental period will be calculated based on the handset value.

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