Before coming to Korea, you can search for detailed information through Hanchao. After arriving in Korea, Hanchao is also an indispensable helper when you are looking for store information. In addition, when you want to upload posts on your SNS, or share your feelings with friends, rent a wireless Wi-Fi router at Hanchao to ensure the network environment is fast!
First time traveling to South Korea, or use wireless Wi-Fi abroad for the first time? Then you had better check this page in advance!
1. Users with no Wifi router renting experience
Although many people use wireless Wifi now, let's review the related info again before departing to South Korea.
Benefit 1: does not require a telephone wire, so no phone fees will be charged.
Benefit 2: Fast communication
Benefit 3: can be used by many people simultaneously.
When you are at home, if you want to use a wireless network, just set up a wireless router. No matter it's a desktop computer, a smart phone, or a tablet, you can connect to the wireless network anywhere in your house with a router. Just like the Benefit 3, family members can access to the fast network at the same time. However, because Wi-Fi can only be used inside a certain distance of the router, the wireless network can't work when you go out.
Since the spread of the use of smartphones, the number of people using personal mobile router has also been growing. On the subways, in cafes, shopping malls, etc., customers are concerned about whether they can access to the wireless network in these places. Depending on places, the access to wireless networks is different. Some places provide free wifi, some places charge a fee or encrypte the wifi. When you want to use the Wifi, please confirm it in advance.
In addition, in order to use Wifi when going out, some people carry portable wireless routers with them. More and more people are doing this now, because our life is now inseparable from the Internet. With a portable wireless router, you can easily access the wireless network whenever and wherever you need it.
2. The wifi service in Korea
Smartphone addiction of young generation has became a social issue.(picture is only for your reference)
South Korea, as the world IT industry leader, has fast network communication and network service. Therefore, the usage rate of smartphones is quite high. The usage rate of 20 to 29 years old is about 96.2%, and that of 30 to 39 years old is 94.2% (data released by the Korean Communication Information Research Institute in 2014). Currently, young people use their smartphones to watch TV, shop, play games, text, and do more things.
In Korea, even it's a tiny store, you can still access wifi there.
In South Korea, wifi can be accessed in hotels, public places, transportation, department stores, shopping malls, coffee shops and restaurants. But this is limited to Korea Communications Agency (KT, SK, LG) users.
3. How to use Wifi in Korea?
In Korea, where network environment is well organized, message searching, web browsing, and communication is convenient as long as the network can be connected. Now we'll introduce you how to use the wifi when traveling in Korea.
Method 1. Wi-Fi router rental
After making a booking at Hanchao, you can pick up your wifi router at any airports in Korea. No longer looking around for available wifi networks. Bring your portable wireless router with you and connect to the network whenever you want. If you don't know how to use the wireless router, you can ask the front desk when picking up the wifi router at the airport service desk. The price of a router is generally 6,000 won to 8,000 won per day for an unlimited amount of data. While traveling, you can connect your phone to the network at any time.
KT Wi-Fi zone
Method 2. Purchase a prepaid Wifi card
KT (Korea Telecom) provides KT olleh Wi-Fi prepaid cards, and they are available at convenience stores (GS25, 7-11, CU, mini shop) in Korea. The prepaid wifi card is divided into three types: one hour (1,100 won), one day (3,300 won), and four days (9,900 won). When using, you can follow the English instructions on it. However, the method of setting the prepaid card is complicated, and it may take some time to get it work. Therefore, it may not be that convenient for people who are less familiar with electronic products.
The ID & passwords provided by the store
Method 3: Get free Wi-Fi
Most wifi in coffee shops and other places is locked with a password. If you want to use the wifi, please ask the staff directly. In addition, when you connect the wifi provided in the store, there may be dangers in terms of Internet security.
If you book the wifi router at Hanchao, you can get connected to the Internet very easily!
1. Renting is so simple!
(1). Booking Simply booking on Hanchao, there are many promotions now.
(2). The desired pick-up location Pick up at the airport.
(3). Return You can choose desired return location
2. The setting of the Wifi router is also very simple!
1. Turn on the machine, check the light is on.
2. Search for Wifi on your phone.
3. Select wifi"SSID"
4. Enter the password
5. Successfully connected! Wifi icon appears, now you can share Wifi with friends