Take Your Pick: SIM Cards and Pocket Wifi in Korea
Should you get a data SIM card in Korea or a pocket Wifi?
Stay connected to the internet when you visit Korea. Depending on the size of your group and your connectivity needs, you can either purchase an unlimited data SIM card or a pocket Wifi in Korea.
SIM cards in Korea are recommended for solo travelers and couples.
If you’ll travel with your friends or family, you may opt to purchase a pocket Wifi in Korea, which is intended for groups that want to stay connected at the same.
Both the Korea SIM card and pocket Wifi eggs are reliable and reasonably priced.
For convenience, booking links are found below.
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Visit Korea with a SIM Card or Pocket Wifi?
While South Korea has plenty of free and public connectivity options that can get you online while traveling, having a personal and private source of internet is always recommended, especially if you’ll always be out and about touring the country. There are two main options for you to stay online during your stay: via a SIM card or a pocket Wifi. Korea has various internet providers like KT Olleh and SK (the big players) as well as United and Chollian (the bit players). For this guide, we’ll focus on the more popular options for the prepaid SIM card and pocket Wifi in Korea that are available for you.
Data SIM Card in Korea
If you’ll travel by yourself or with a ‘plus-one’, we’d recommend getting a data SIM card in Korea. This is the best choice since it’s cheap, unlimited (talking about the data), and very easy-to-use.
Having a Korea SIM card installed in your phone is also very convenient. If you have a laptop or tablet with you, you can easily activate your smartphone’s mobile hotspot feature to get all your gadgets connected at the same time. Of course, you can also easily share the data with your plus-one, but we think this set-up only really works for couples or two people traveling together all the time.
Here are some options for Korea SIM cards that you may choose to book ahead of your trip (price displays are real-time and are taken from Klook):
1. KT Olleh 4G LTE Prepaid SIM Card
Product description for the KT Olleh 4G LTE Prepaid SIM Card in Korea:
Book your Korea SIM card and stay connected with unlimited data on your own mobile device.
Enjoy blazing fast 4G LTE speeds with your Korea prepaid SIM card.
Free for incoming voice calls and incoming text messages.
Choose different packages for trips of varying lengths with 1, 5, 10 and 30 day options.
Pick up your KT Olleh SIM cards at any major airport in Korea when you arrive.
2. SK Telecom 3G/4G SIM Card for South Korea (Hong Kong International Airport Pick-up)
Product description for the SK Telecom 3G/4G SIM Card for South Korea (for Hong Kong International Airport Pick-up):
Get connected with your friends and family while traveling with this 3G/4G data SIM card for South Korea!
Enjoy faster surfing with the 3G (8 days) or 4G (5 days) prepaid SIM card from SK Telecom.
Have the convenience of a ready to use data SIM card in Korea with no registration required.
Easily pick up your Korea data SIM with no hassle from Hong Kong International Airport.
Take advantage of network sharing and access the Internet from several devices at once
3. AIS Prepaid 4G SIM Card for South Korea (BKK Airport Pick Up)
Product description for the AIS Prepaid 4G SIM Card for South Korea (for Thais or travelers originating from Thailand):
Stay connected at 4G speeds with an AIS SIM card in South Korea.
Skip queues and avoid waiting in line at airport counters.
Connect to the local network once you arrive at your destination.
Access high speed 4G internet on the go.
Conveniently available at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport so you have it before you even leave the country!
Enjoy multi-country coverage up to 40 countries and stay connected as you travel across borders.
Of course if you’re traveling with your friends or family (at least 3 members), you won’t need to buy multiple Korea SIM cards to get you all connected as the pocket Wifi is also available.
Pocket Wifi in Korea
Getting a pocket Wifi in Korea is recommended for those traveling as a group (at least three members). With one Korea Wifi egg or device, you and your friends can seamlessly connect to the internet. Similar to SIM cards, there are various Korea pocket Wifi options that you can choose from to stay connected. Here are our recommendatons:
4. KT Olleh 4G Pocket Wifi for South Korea
Product description for KT Olleh 4G Pocket Wifi for South Korea:
Enjoy unlimited 4G WiFi coverage across Korea on a pay-per-day basis.
With services at Incheon or Gimpo Airport, you can pick up and drop off your Korea pocket Wifi at different locations!
Connect up to 3 devices on the same Korea pocket Wifi.
Decided to stay a little longer? Just pay for any extra days upon return.
5. WIDEMOBILE 4G Pocket Wifi for South Korea
Product description for WIDEMOBILE 4G Pocket Wifi for South Korea:
Enjoy 4G WiFi coverage across Korea to stay connected to family and friends when you travel.
Connect up to 5 devices on the same Korea pocket Wifi.
Experience a wide coverage area with speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Conveniently pick up and drop off the Korea pocket Wifi egg at Incheon, Gimhae, Daegu and Cheongju airports.
If you’ll book a Korea pocket Wifi device, know that you’d need to have a credit card to settle the refundable deposit on the pick-up counter. Make sure to read through all the details before making your bookings!
Aside from getting a SIM card or pocket Wifi in Korea, you may also consider purchasing a Discover Seoul Pass, which lets you visit at least 35 attractions in Seoul. Find out more about this great attraction pass here: Discover Seoul Pass: Your Key to the City
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