Find The Best Korean Travel SIM Card and Portable Wi-Fi For You

These days, staying connected while traveling is a definite must. Not only would you want to keep your folks back at home updated about your adventures and post pictures on social media, but you’d also want to keep in touch with friends you’ve made along the way.

But in a foreign land, how will you get unlimited and worry-free access to the internet during your trip? Easy. Get a local SIM card!

In a country as technologically advanced as South Korea, choosing the right brand and plan for you can get tricky because there’s just so many of them! But don’t fret! In this post, we will give you a breakdown of the SIM cards that are most suitable for travelers like you.

KT Olleh SIM Card

This travel-only network SIM card won’t allow you to make calls or send text messages, but it’s great for staying online, especially if you’re active on app-based chatting services such as Line, Kakao Talk, WhatsApp, and Skype. It comes in 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 30-day packages, making it an ideal option for travelers going on a short trip with a definite period of stay.

Best For: Short-term travel
Internet Speed: 4G/LTE, 5Mbps
Data Limit: Unlimited
Data Sharing: Unlimited
Validity: 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 30 days
Price: From 5.32USD

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KT Olleh Reachargeable SIM Card

If you are staying in South Korea for more than a month, consider getting a travel SIM card with a good deal for longer sojourns. KT Telecom’s value-added SIM card features a 40,000KRW balance, so you can make calls and send text messages. Should you need to use the SIM card beyond its expiry date, you may extend its service for 30 days by recharging it monthly.

Best for: Long-term Travel
Internet Speed: 4G/LTE
Data Limit: Unlimited
Data Sharing: Unlimited
Validity: 90 days from activation
Price: from 37.88USD

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Pickup at Korea airport 

SK Telecom Prepaid SIM Card

SK Telecom also provides an affordable option for travelers with a short period of stay in South Korea. Basic and easy to use, it entitles you to unlimited data, though data sharing is limited to two (2) persons. Made for staying online, it does not include voice calls and SMS services.

Best for: Short-term Travel
Internet Speed: 4G
Data Limit: Unlimited
Data Sharing: 1-2 pax
Validity: 5 / 8 days
Price: From 12.6USD

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Are you an iPhone user? LG U+’s travel SIM card might just be the best for you. Enjoy unlimited data for up to 60 days, depending on which package you purchase. This LG U + and KKday exclusive also includes a Tmoney feature, which is perfect for getting around the cities.

Best for: iPhone users
Internet Speed: 4G/LTE, 3Mbps
Data Limit: Unlimited
Data Sharing: Unlimited
Validity: 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 days
Price: From 4.89USD

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Pickup at Seoul Airports 

Wi-Fi Rental

If you have multiple devices or are traveling with a group, renting a portable Wi-Fi is a great alternative to purchasing a SIM card, so you can stay online when you’re on the go! You can even share the cost with your companions, so you can maximize its services in a cost-efficient way.

KT Package
Estimated Battery Life: 32 hours
Data Sharing: Up to 8 devices
Data Limit: unlimited
Internet Speed: 10Mbps
Price: From 1.85USD

LG Package
Estimated Battery Life: 5 hours
*Includes power bank rental
Data Sharing: Up to 8 devices
Data Limit: unlimited
Internet Speed: Upload – 37.5Mbps / Download – 150Mbps
Price: From 1.85USD

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