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Does the subway have free wifi?

 
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cj1976



Joined: 26 Oct 2005

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Does the subway have free wifi? Reply with quote

A friend is coming to Korea to visit, and is asking about free wifi hotspots. Does anyone know if the subway has free wifi?
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it does not. There is wifi there for people who have telephone accounts, or paid accounts through telecoms for other devices like the IPad, etc.

I'm not sure if you can pay for short term, but you can buy an "egg" that will receive the signal as part of a paid account and then your wifi device can see that as an access point.
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mikesaidyes



Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Location: Sanbon, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also rent an egg from the KT Olleh counter at Incheon airport. You can reserve online, too.

5,000 KRW a day for the wifi only egg. 8,000 KRW a day for wifi and korean 3g service. unlimited data use. Deposit is 100,000 KRW and 150,000 KRW respectively (obviously, you get that back).

http://www.ktroaming.com

Warning: my friend had difficulty when she tried to use a Visa debit card to rent a phone. They insisted it had to be an actual credit card. Not sure if this a real thing or just something the staffer insisted upon that day.
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Does the subway have free wifi? Reply with quote

cj1976 wrote:
A friend is coming to Korea to visit, and is asking about free wifi hotspots. Does anyone know if the subway has free wifi?


Not really, if you have an Internet at your place set up with one of the big companies. Why not get a MAC Address / WiFi Account on YOUR account. KT does it for about 9000won a month.

You will need to get their MAC address for their device. Careful you get the one from the WIFI modem.
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Jake_Kim



Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: Does the subway have free wifi? Reply with quote

Skippy wrote:
cj1976 wrote:
A friend is coming to Korea to visit, and is asking about free wifi hotspots. Does anyone know if the subway has free wifi?


Not really, if you have an Internet at your place set up with one of the big companies. Why not get a MAC Address / WiFi Account on YOUR account. KT does it for about 9000won a month.

You will need to get their MAC address for their device. Careful you get the one from the WIFI modem.


Which is called 'Olleh WiFi Single' by KT
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schmoove



Joined: 31 Oct 2008
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are quite a few paid options
go to one of the kt global centres
they have day passes and all sorts, depending on your existing kit
it's worth chatting to them
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chaz47



Joined: 11 Sep 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, all of these Ohello and T-Wifi hotspots I see, they have nothing to do with SIM cards or phone contracts... right? They are independent WiFi providers and you can have a contract with them regardless of whether or not you have a smartphone or a WiFi tablet?
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