TRAZY AND KLOOK

These are both Apps and websites that you can use for a variety of things. One of which is getting a prepaid sim card.

Trazy

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If you want this option you can just order a sim card off Trazy- the website or app. You can pick it up from either:

  • Incheon airport
  • Gimpo airport
  • Seoul Station
  • Hongik University Station Office

These sim cards start at as low as 30 days and go up to 90 days. You have 3 options:

  • 30 days with unlimited data, 100 minutes for domestic calls, and 100 SMS messages
  • 30 days with unlimited data and unlimited texting and calling
  • 90 days with unlimited data and unlimited texting and calling

Each option can be refilled at various locations (listed on the site). However, if you purchase the 90 day sim card and wish to extend it, you will need your Alien Registration Card and there is a fee of 20,000KRW.

For more information, follow the link below.

https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/prepaid-data-sim-card-long-term

KLook

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This option may be better if you are staying for a shorter period of time, as with KLook you are able to purchase fewer than 30 days. You can purchase it from Incheon airport, Gimpo airport, and Busan airport.

These SIM cards last from 1 to 30 days and you have two options:

  • Up to 30 days of unlimited data
  • Up to 30 days of unlimited sim

For more information, follow the link below.

https://www.klook.com/activity/16469-kt-olleh-4g-sim-south-korea/

Alternative Options

There are many phone stores in Seoul that will provide you with a variety of options. However, be aware that some phone stores are not foreigner-friendly, so having a Korean friend would be helpful. Some stores may also require an Alien Registration Card instead of a passport. Also, many universities have a phone store on campus that are foreigner-friendly and provide you with similar options.

What to know before purchasing:

  • You must have your passport with you when you pick it up
  • Your phone must be unlocked for the sim to work. (You can check this with your network provider)
  • If you have previously used a SIM card in Korea, you may not be able to activate a new one.