Ask a traveler to Korea for their impression of the country, and words such as “high-tech” and “advanced” are often heard in response.
Descriptions of surprise at how cheap and easy it is to go online are often matched by amazement at the widespread use of smart phones by locals, casually enjoying high-speed broadband video as though it were the most normal thing in the world. The abundant availability of communications technology through globally-recognized brands such as Samsung and LG not only make business events extremely efficient in Korea, but also push the way forward for MICE. Read on to discover the various ways to stay connected in Korea.
Phone Services & Rentals
Visitors can hit the ground running upon arrival in Korea by setting up call roaming, purchasing pre-paid SIM cards for their existing cells, or even renting temporary smart phones at Korea’s major airports. Local mobile phone providers SK Telecom, LG Telecom, and olleh KT, for example, all operate 24-hour booths at Incheon International Airport for just this purpose. Note that registration for smart phone rentals must be made at least three days in advance, while Korean cell phones are of the GSM standard type. SIM cards may also be purchased at large convenience store chains such as 7-Eleven and CU at the airport.