Getting Online: Internet in South Korea

Find about the Internet options available to you in your home in South Korea...

Internet use and its distribution is widespread in Korea. Most landline service providers have all-in-one landline, Internet, television and mobile phone packages. There are also local cable television companies which provide Internet services with wide coverage.

Internet service charges and the initial installation charge vary depending on how long the contract is taken out for, and the package of services offered. An Internet router is usually provided free for certain contracts.

To get an Internet contract, take the following documents to a service provider:

  • Passport
  • Foreign registration card

Some companies may also require a Korean national to act as a guarantor.

Main Internet providers include:

Internet telephones

Many Internet telephone companies provide handsets free of charge to customers who have an Internet contract. In Korea, it is generally cheaper to call overseas using an Internet telephone or a mobile telephone than it is using a landline.

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