Prepare for your trip to Gangneung
To make a domestic phone call within Korea, dial the area code followed by the phone number.
Seoul (02), Incheon (032), Gwangju (062), Busan (051), Daegu (053), Daejeon (042), Ulsan (052)
Gyeonggi-do (031), Gangwon-do (033), Chungcheongbuk-do (043), Chungcheongnam-do (041), Jeollabuk-do (063), Jeollanam-do (061), Gyeongsangbuk-do (054), Gyeongsangnam-do (055), Jeju-do (064)
Mobile phones can be rented from major telecom companies such as LG, SK, and KT in the arrivals lobby at Incheon and Gimpo International Airports. To rent a phone, you will need to provide your passport and a credit card. Your rental phone must be returned to the same counter from which it was rented. Phones are also available for rental at most major hotels. Each carrier charges approximately 3,000 won/day in addition to the 100 won/10 seconds charge for outgoing calls. Incoming calls do not incur any charges for the recipient. Mobile data charges can vary, but are usually around 5,000 won per day. Both 3G and 4G are available in all but the most remote areas of the country. Once you’ve rented a phone, please download Visit Seoul's mobile application, i Tour Seoul. This app will put all the essential information you’ll need to navigate and enjoy Seoul right at your fingertips.
Prepaid SIM cards can be purchased at the following airport locations:
Payphones can be found at the airport, subway stations, and major tourist attractions. In Korea, you'll find phones that accept coins, prepaid cards, and credit cards, as well as phones that only accept coins and phones that only accept cards. To use the phones that accept cards, you must purchase a prepaid phone card from a convenience store (cards come in 3,000; 5,000; and 10,000 won increments), use a T-Money card or credit card, or dial collect.
Coin phones accept 10, 50, and 100 won coins, while phones that take cards accept prepaid cards, T-Money cards, and credit cards. Visitors should be aware that payphones can be difficult to find in some areas, since most Koreans rely on mobile or smartphones.
If you're using a phone that takes cards, first pick up the receiver and then insert your card. The remaining balance will be displayed. Enter the phone number you wish to dial. To use a T-Money card, hold the card up to the card reader. The phone will make a sound when your card has been read, after which you can dial the number you wish to call. For coin phones, deposit the required amount and then dial the number.
Local calls are 70 won for every 180 seconds. Calls placed to a mobile phone cost 70 won for every 38 seconds.
Internet access is widely available throughout Seoul. Airports, hotels, tourist information centers, public facilities such as subway and railway stations, and many restaurants and cafés have Wi-Fi, LAN Internet access, or both. You can even connect to the Internet on KTX trains. You can also go to an Internet café, called a "PC bang” (“PC room"), which are found in most commercial and residential areas of the city. They cost about 1,000 to 2,000 won an hour.