Getting iPhone to work in South Korea

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by matrix808, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. matrix808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hey, so my friend has an iPhone 3g that is jailbroken on 4.0.1. She is going to be leaving in a couple of months to study abroad, is there a way to get her to be able to use her phone while shes up there? Shes only going to be there for 3.5 months so wondering if its cheaper to just get a prepaid phone instead.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, assuming they use GSM tech there.
    All she has to do is Jailbreak and unlock her iphone.
  3. PopCulture macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Or you could just call ATT and get an international plan for three months. They're really not that expensive. Better safe than sorry.
  4. Mapmonkey, Jan 15, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011

    Mapmonkey macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    Seoul, South Korea
    Ok the bad news first,
    1. Its not easy getting prepaid phones here like it is in Europe and the US, you can't pick one up in a supermarket.
    2. even if the iPhone is unlocked and you put a KT sim in, it won't work unless the IMEI has been registered with KT, which they won't till it's tested by the communications authority. I think it's around $300 :eek:
    3. There is no GSM here, only 3G

    Good news
    Tell your friend to visit Seoul global centre which helps expats to get phones etc. Useful anyway if it's here first visit here.

    KT has some English service centres too, check out this...

    I would also check out the roaming options if she is only going to be here for a short time.

    Hope this helps.

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