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What is the best way to get smart phone access when travelling a few days in South Korea? I am mostly interested in getting cheap data access (google maps...).

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For this question's Siamese twin, see Cell phones in Japan –  hippietrail Nov 18 '11 at 17:00
    
One is about South Korea and the other one about Japan –  PERSONA NON GRATA Apr 28 '13 at 9:30
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Wouldn't its Siamese twin be this one? –  Nate Eldredge Apr 28 '13 at 13:09
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All major Korean cell-phone network providers (SKT,KT,LG) have their booth at the airport. They rent cell phones with daily charges.

If you can read Korean, look here.

You can also rent data sharing devices called egg (KT) or bridge (SKT). You can use them to get wifi wherever you can get cell service.

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I used iPhoneTrip, now called KeepGo, once for this sort of thing, and was happy.

They will rent you a SIM card or a cell phone that works wherever you are going.

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A similar option is onesimcard.com - (also scammy-looking!). –  froderik Jan 19 '12 at 8:20
    
Actually iphonetrip's site looks a lot better than it did a year or two ago. –  offby1 Jan 21 '12 at 3:03
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This answer would be a lot better if it told us briefly what iphonetrip.com is and/or does. –  hippietrail Oct 14 '12 at 15:14
    
Will the phone be waiting for you in the destination city or do they get it to you before you leave home? Is it available no matter which country you are from / depart from / go to? –  hippietrail Oct 15 '12 at 2:45
    
The latter: when I used it, they FedEx'd me a SIM card. They also rented entire phones, but of course that costs more. –  offby1 Oct 15 '12 at 17:22
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