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jonbowman88



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Location: gwangju, s korea

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: 3G or LTE? Reply with quote

Im trying to decide which phone to get. I've found there's a huge price difference between 3G and LTE plans. I want to be able to use VOIP. What is the bandwidth of 3G in Korea? Will I be able to use VOIP with a 3G phone, or is LTE a better idea?

Thanks!
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phatrick



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Skype every other day on my 3g phone. 90% of the time there is no problem.
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jonbowman88



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks man
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teachal



Joined: 24 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also will be ready to get a new phone in October. Good month for it! The iPhone 5 as well as my other curiosity, the Note II will be coming out. I can't wait to get rid of the garbage phone I have now which is Galaxy S original.

I asked SKT and with LTE, there are no unlimited data plans. For 5 Gigs per month, the cost is W60,000. Just for the plan. Now say you get the iPhone 5. I'm sure it'll be priced to the sky here in Korea. Say 1 million for example. Divide that by 24 and you get W41,000 per month.

We're at 101,000 per month now and who knows what other charges there will be. More, I'm sure.

Now say you've just gotten your new MHL adapter and you can connect your phone to the big screen TV. Cool! YouTube music vids here I come! Teaching a class where there's no PC in the room but they have a TV or projector? Even better!

How long do you think the 5 Gigs is going to last at this rate?

Hmm...I think I'll stick with 3G. Don't know, but hopefully they'll still have the unlimited plan for around 55 per month.
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phatrick



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wifi is every where so the 5gb can last long. Get a wireless router at home, most subways stations, buses and busy area's have wifi. But yes it is expensive when you add the cost of phone in with LTE plan.
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