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THE INVESTOR
July 18, 2019
Big Reunion

Mobile & Internet

KT unveils 5G smartphone pricing plan

  • PUBLISHED :April 02, 2019 - 14:18
  • UPDATED :May 07, 2019 - 17:08
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South Korean telecom firm KT on April 2 introduced its mobile data plan for 5G smartphones, hoping to attract customers with wide coverage and a range of content.

The nation’s second-largest mobile carrier launched three 5G mobile plans with free international roaming data in South Korea and 185 countries. They also offer voice calls and text messages for free. 


Korea’s leading 5G service provider is the first to offer unlimited data plans without a speed cap, allowing subscribes to fully enjoy next-generation wireless services, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), high-definition movies and cloud-based games.

KT’s 5G Super Plans come in three packages: Basic (80,000 won per month), Special (100,000 won per month) and Premium (130,000 won per month), each offering unlimited roaming services in 185 countries. Customers can receive a 25 percent discount to join any of these Super Plans on a 2-year contract and an extra 25 percent off by signing up with a family member.

Light data users can subscribe to 5G slim, which caps speed at 1Mbps after 8GB of data for 55,000 won per month.

Allowing subscribers access to unlimited 5G data at an affordable price is essential in today’s new era of super-fast speed and ultra-low latency connectivity. KT’s 5G pricing scheme for the first unlimited data plans will help lay the groundwork of the 5G industrial ecosystem in Korea and the rest of the world.

KT said it will offer a 360-degree media service as well as esports and high-quality music content to maximize the user experience with the help of the ultrafast, low-latency network.

The carrier said it will have about 30,000 network stations across the nation to launch its commercial 5G service by the time Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale on April 5.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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