Using US-based iPhone during trip to Korea for web, Skype, etc?
April 10, 2011 2:15 PM Subscribe
My husband and I are visiting Korea soon. Is the famous WiFi in Korea ubiquitous enough to use his iPhone 4 for web browsing and Skype? We're also renting an SKTelecom cellphone, but we'd like to use the iPhone for data-related tasks and travel apps. Is it just a matter of his iPhone jumping on any Wifi network (without incurring any roaming charges)? We're coming from the US (AT&T), and staying in Jeju and Seoul.
posted by yeoja to Travel & Transportation around South Korea (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We're renting an SkTelecom phone at Incheon so that my relatives in Korea can reach us easily. But, we'd like to use my husband's iPhone to Google things, access documents in our DropBox and make/receive calls on Skype.
I know we're supposed to put the iPhone in airplane mode to avoid roaming charges. But can we use Wifi and Skype in airplane mode?
I know OllehKT has iPhones for rental, but they charge for data usage. Seems cheaper to use our own iPhone, but I could be wrong.