iPhone in Korea – Official launch 28 November


In light of recent news, my faithless and incessant ripping of the Korean mobile phone marketplace looks distasteful and trite, but hindsight doesn’t sober as much as the exciting/perplexing KT iPhone launch. After numerous delays, Jesus will be delivered to the hands of the pre-order faithful this Saturday, 28 November. If you are in Seoul, you can march down to the Jamsil Gymnasium, attend launch festivities, and get away with a shiny 3G or 3GS. According to The Korea Times, this event is for pre-order customers only, but have no fear, KT’s iPhone can still be ordered online through KT’s ‘handler’.

Plan pricing is available as follows (after the gap):

KT are subsidising the iPhone which costs: 946,000 won (32GB) and 814,000 won (16 GB) respectively. Plans cannot be annulled and last for 2 years.


Plan iLite (i라이투) iMedium (i미디암) iPremium (i푸리미암)
Talk 200 minutes 400 minutes 800 minutes
Text 300 300 300
Data 500 MB 1 GB 3 GB
Plan Price 45 000 won/month 65 000 won/month 95 000 won/month
8GB 3G 132 000 won Included in contract price Included in contract price
16 GB 3GS 264 000 won 132 000 won Included in contract price
32 GB 3GS 369 000 won 264 000 won 132 000 won

For a good run-down of plan details in English, take a look at iPhone in Korea Blog.

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