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bibimbap



Joined: 14 Dec 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:12 am    Post subject: subway card? Reply with quote

where?

please, where?

m.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are one of the best things I have discovered in Korea. Either use a Korean credit card or:

Go to one of those newspaper stands that has a sign in Korean which says: Gyo-tong cardu. Pay 12,000 for the card. You get 10,000 work of credit, but you save 8% on every ride. Recharge the card at the same place, a bank or at a subway station. You cannot buy the card at a subway station (of course!), but you may be able to buy one at a bank.


If anyone lives near Kangnam Station, PM me and I'll help you buy one.
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Guest





PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The card can be obtained at a bank, but ONLY Woori Bank

You can get them at 7-11 as well
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Ilsanman



Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Location: Bucheon, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:39 am    Post subject: yes Reply with quote

They used to be only in Seoul, but now I have seen them for sale in Ilsan.
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shawner88



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember havinga hard time finding one too. Why don't they just sell them in the subway station? You can recharge them at the ticket offices,but you can't buy them there...doh!
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Korea Newfie



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
you save 8% on every ride.


Is this right? I didn't realize there was any savings. I've been using it for over a year, but never looked at what I was paying... Embarassed
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dogbert



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: Killbox 90210

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korea Newfie wrote:
kangnamdragon wrote:
you save 8% on every ride.


Is this right? I didn't realize there was any savings. I've been using it for over a year, but never looked at what I was paying... Embarassed


They also work (and provide the discount) on buses.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korea Newfie wrote:
kangnamdragon wrote:
you save 8% on every ride.


Is this right? I didn't realize there was any savings. I've been using it for over a year, but never looked at what I was paying... Embarassed


Yes, that is one of the points of having the card and paying the extra 2,000 won for it.

but I don't have to use one anymore, as I have a credit card
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: almost there...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you take the itaewon market exit and head down the main drag the first of those newspaper stands sells them. Say carduh juseyo and you get one.
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nfarney



Joined: 19 Sep 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:02 am    Post subject: 16% Reply with quote

I heard you save 16% if you put 20,000 on it...I just got mine though, so I don't know for sure yet.
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Korea Newfie



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
Korea Newfie wrote:
kangnamdragon wrote:
you save 8% on every ride.


Is this right? I didn't realize there was any savings. I've been using it for over a year, but never looked at what I was paying... Embarassed


Yes, that is one of the points of having the card and paying the extra 2,000 won for it.


I just thought it was for the convenience. Whip out the wallet, and tap. No paper card to keep track of, and stick in the machine. That, to me, is worth a litle extra.
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FUBAR



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: The Y.C.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: subway card? Reply with quote

bibimbap wrote:
where?

please, where?

m.


In Busan, I just went to the ticket guy at the subway station.

Said: Hanaro Card Juseyo

Cost me 12,000
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, It is very convenient and I love it. What I love more is having it built into my credit card now.------gold has its priviledges.
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catchshime



Joined: 25 Jun 2009
Location: "I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land."

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about T-money? Is the card still a better deal?
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Carla



Joined: 21 Nov 2008

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

catchshime wrote:
What about T-money? Is the card still a better deal?


Ya, really old post. The card they are talking about doesn't exist anymore. T-money replaced it. Smile And it is better because you can use it at some stores and vending machines, etc.
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