Korea Tourism Organization(KTO) has collaborated with Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom under the ‘Enjoy Mobile Korea for Free’ promotion which runs from 15 March until the end of this year (31 December, 2016).
The promotion provides up to (250) international visitors per week to Korea with a free smartphone rental experience with free voice calls, SMS messages and free data (1GB per day) for up to five days.
The service includes free rental of Galaxy Note 5, data (1GB per day), free local voice calls, SMS messages for five days including day of pick up (international calls excluded) and a pre-installedVisitKorea app to plan your travels in Korea.
Selected participants may collect and return the rental phone at the SK Telecom Roaming Centre located at Level 1 of Incheon International Airport between gates 10-11 during the hours of 6am and 10pm. Documents required for rental include passport, online reservation number once selected and credit card.
Applications are via the ‘Enjoy Mobile Korea for Free’ promotion website with (250) winners to be selected each week. Full details are via the website: emk.visitkorea.or.kr
Also, for visitors to Korea there is a new app called ‘Palace in My Hand’ which allows tourists to enjoy the royal palaces of Seoul easily. The application allows visitors to learn more about the four main royal palaces in Seoul – Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung and the Jongmyo Shrine.
Visitors can not only make use of the general guide and information on the buildings and their history, but users can also learn about events and programs that will be happening at the cultural heritage sites. Using free WI-FI provided at the entrance to the sites or at public spaces throughout the city, tourists can download the mobile application at no charge whilst in Korea or download in advance of your trip from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.