Daily Life > Communication Services

Internet Services, Korea


Internet Services, Korea

South Korea has the greatest Internet penetration in the world. There are free public hot spots almost everywhere. As well, Koreans claim to have the fastest Internet conneciton. Even if this claim is not entirely accurate, service is very fast. 

As for broadband, Korea has one of the world’s highest broadband Internet usage in the world so DSL and cable internet providers are available everywhere. Basic dial-up access is inexpensive, with a special reduced phone call rate for Internet access.

OPTIONS FOR EXPATS 
Because Korean regulations require that all Internet connections be traceable to either a registered company or individual identification, foreign nationals must have an ARC (Alien Registration Card) number to sign up for service. While waiting for your ARC, there are plenty of Internet Cafes and PC rooms (PC bang) available.

Month-to-month pay systems are available albeit usually at a higher rate than longer term contracts. If you leave Korea and have to terminate your contract early, you will have to pay the remaining balance in full.  It is also possible to freeze your contract for up to 3 months, which then moves your termination forward an equal period of time.

Following are some of the Internet Service Providers in the Seoul area (note: English is sometimes available):
KT olleh  Tel: 100
LG U+      Tel: 101
SK Broad Band  Tel: 106
Korea Telecom (KTTel: 100
Megapass ((broadband Internet)

RATES:
The rate varies from company to company and also depends on the duration of the service contract. The longer the period you contract to pay, the lower the cost. The rate ranges from about W25,000 (longest contract) to W30,000 (month-to-month, no contract) plus 10% VAT (value-added tax). The modem rental fee is an additional W3,000 to W5,000. There is usually an installation fee of about W30,000. Should you sign a two-year contract but have to cancel service before it expires, you will be expected to pay back the amount that was discounted.



K4E Editor: Korea4Expats.com tries to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and complete, so should you notice any errors or omissions in the content above please contact us at info@korea4expats.com.

 

Last Updated on 2017-09-26


In the same header
Forwarding Calls Internet Services, Korea
Landline Telephone Service Long Distance Calls from Korea
Lost and Found-Mobile Phones Olleh KT Statement Access Translation
Olleh Refund Notice Translated Olleh Statement Translated
Temporary WiFi Options Unlocking Korea-Bought Cell Phones
Using Korea-Purchased iPhones Abroad
At the Movies This Week - SeoulClick here for a list of English language/subtitled movies and where they are playing in Seoul. For...
Ronn Branton Jazz Christmas Concert, 24 Dec 2017, Enter the K4E draw to win 2 free tickets. Entry deadline 30 November.
SGVC - BaekdamTemple  Stay, 4-5 Nov 2017, Inje, Gangwon-doOne night stay at Baedamsa for W30,000 per person
Advertisement
Seoul Foreign School, K-12 English School, Seodaemun, Seoul
Taejon Christian International School
Korea International School-KIS, PK-12 English, Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do
A Plus Dental
JZ Associate
I want to convert
EnglishClass101 - An online English learning system
Cocoonfice, Business Center, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directory
Helpul telephone numbers seoul korea
KoreanClass101 - An online Korean learning system