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Internet Services, Korea
 

INTERNET SERVICE providers (ISP’s) can be found all over Korea and there are a great many of them in Seoul.

Basic dial-up access is inexpensive, with a special reduced phone call rate for Internet access – around 30,000/month. As for broadband, Korea has one of the world’s highest broadband Internet usage in the world so DSL and cable internet provides are available everywhere.

Following are some of the Internet Service Providers in the Seoul area (note: English is sometimes available):

Korea Telecom (KT)
Megapass ((broadband Internet)
www.magapss.net
Nespot (wireless LAN)
Tel: 100
www.kt.co.kr

Hanaro Telecom, Inc.
HanaFos (broadband Internet)
www.hanafos.com
Tel: 106
www.hanaro.com

Korea Thrunet Co., Ltd.
MultiPlus (broadband Internet)
Tel: 1588-3488
www.thrunet.com
englishadmin@Korea.com

Onse Telecom Co., Ltd.
Sschark (broadband Internet)
Tel: 083-101

www.onse.net
help-eng@shinbiro.com

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.

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