Review: KT Prepaid Sim Card for Korea

Review - KT Olleh Prepaid Sim Card for Korea

On our recent trip to South Korea we decided to purchase a KT Olleh Sim Card to use while travelling.  We wanted to provide a short review of this KT Sim Card option, and also provide further information on how to order your sim card for South Korea.

Benefits of Purchasing a Sim Card for Korea

In our experience as travellers we can confidently state that either purchasing a sim card or renting a pocket wifi are great options to ensure that you have an affordable option to access data while on the go.  Both options provide convenient access to the internet without the hassle of trying to find free Wifi.  As you should be aware, free wifi can be a pain, due to having to find it, then log in to each wifi hotspot, plus you never really know how secure these options are.  You can also use your accommodation wifi, however these are only available while you are in the building.

In our recent visit to South Korea we used data continuously – for things like the KakaoMap app to help get around.  Note that Google Maps only has limited options in South Korea – so KakaoMap is the best option to get around by car, on public transport and for walking.  We also regularly used data to look up information about our planned destinations, and to use the waiting time app for Everland theme park rides!  And let’s not mention the urge to post to social media to share our journey with our friends and family  😀 .  Check out our article on the best apps to load onto your phone for your trip to South Korea.

A data only SIM card is perfect if you don’t need a SIM card that includes voice calls and text messages while you are in South Korea. With unlimited data it is very easy to use apps like Whatsapp to make phone calls and send messages.

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KT Sim Card Review

 

Overview of the KT Olleh Prepaid Data Only Sim Card

The KT Olleh prepaid data only sim card is a fast 4G sim card with unlimited data which is available for either a 1, 5, 10 or 30 day period. Your days commence on the date you activate your sim card.

If you are looking for a sim card with voice capability or for a longer time period I suggest you check out our detailed best sim card in Korea article at this link.

Current pricing for the KT Sim Card through Klook is as follows (note prices are correct as at 14 October 2018, and are subject to change due to exchange rate variations and product pricing changes):

  • 1 day – $US 5.25
  • 5 days – $US 21.89 ($US 4.38 per day)
  • 10 days – $US 30.65 ($US 3.07 per day)
  • 30 days – $US 56.89 ($US 1.90 per day)

The KT Olleh sim card is available to be picked up from KT Roaming Centres located in:

  • Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) (Seoul)
  • Gimpo International Airport (Seoul)
  • Gimhae International Airport (Busan)
  • Busan Harbour
Click here to book the KT Olleh Sim Card through Klook

You can also order the identical KT Olleh sim card through either Get Your Guide or Trazy.

Ordering our KT Sim Card through Klook

The first step was to order our KT Sim Card.  We decided to pre-order through Klook, as we were already ordering quite a few other activities through them for our South Korea trip and their pricing was competitive.  A great advantage of ordering through Klook is that they have a mobile app for your phone so you have all of your bookings in the one place, and for most items you can show an e-voucher, so you do not need to print everything out!  Plus the more activities and tickets you book through Klook enables you to access further discounts on future purchases.

It is important to take note of the additional information on the Klook webpage relating to ensuring that you have an unlocked phone, also there are some phones for which you cannot use this option which are detailed on their sim card page.  I strongly suggest that you plan to activate the card when you pick it up from the counter, as their staff can assist you to get started and ensure it is working correctly.  If you are at the counter and unable to get it activated Klook will provide a full refund.

After making our booking for a 10 day prepaid data only sim card we received an instant booking confirmation from Klook via email within a few minutes, which included an electronic voucher as shown below.  The image only has the header, the voucher also includes all of the pick up and cautions to ensure that you have the best chance of success in using your sim card.

Klook Voucher for KT Olleh Sim Card
Klook Voucher for KT Olleh Sim Card

Pickup of the KT Data Prepaid Card at Incheon Airport Terminal 1

After we arrived at Incheon Airport we followed the instructions on the Klook Voucher to find the KT Roaming Centre, which is located in the Incheon Airport Arrival hall, located between exits 6 and 7.  The counter was easy to find and a photo is below so you see what it looks like.

KT Roaming Centre Counter at Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 - to the left of Exit 7
KT Roaming Centre Counter at Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 – to the left of Exit 7. The KT Counter is on the right hand side.

After a short wait I handed over our Klook Voucher and my passport, and was quickly provided the KT Olleh sim card pack as shown below.  A great thing is that the pack includes a sim card ejector tool, and while the sim card is provided as a micro sim, the pack includes sim adaptors for the other sim card sizes.

KT Olleh Sim Card Package
KT Olleh Sim Card Package

We subsequently installed this sim card into our son’s Samsung Galaxy S6 phone with no issues.  The pack advises to turn your phone on and off at least three times, he did this and it connected and started working with no issues.

Once that step was completed we then continued with our journey.

Using the KT Olleh Telecom Sim Card

The KT Olleh sim card was really set and forget.  Our son used it throughout our visit to South Korea, and was regularly accessing the internet to share photos on Instagram and to communicate with his friends.  We visited Seoul, Jinju and Gyeongju and had good coverage everywhere that we travelled, both within and between cities.

Overall the KT Olleh sim card worked as promised and we would definitely order it again for future visits.

Click here to book the KT Olleh Sim Card through Klook

Other options you may wish to book through Klook include:

Kt Olleh Sim Card Pick Up Locations

For the data only SIM card options, the pick-up locations are the same for Klook, Trazy and Get Your Guide. The details are as follows:

  • Seoul – Incheon International Airport
    • Terminal 1 – On the 1st Floor (Arrivals Hall) – There are three KT Roaming Booth located between Gates 6 and 7 (open 24hrs daily), between Gates 4 and 5 (open 7:00am-10:00pm), and between Gates 10 and 11(open 6:00am-10:00pm).
    • Terminal 2 – On the 1st Floor Arrival Floor between Gates 2 and 3 (open 24 hours daily)
  • Seoul – Gimpo International Airport – 1st Floor Arrival Floor, Gate 1 (7:00am – 11:00pm)
  • Busan – Gimhae International Airport – 1st Floor Arrival Floor, Gate 3 (6:00am – 10:00pm)
  • Busan – Busan Harbor International Ferry Passenger Terminal- 2nd floor, Gate 4 (6:30am-7:30pm)
Review - KT Olleh Prepaid Sim Card for Korea
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