Wifi Egg Rental/ Phone Rental/ & Prepaid Card in Korea

I believed that most of us are carrying a SmartPhone in this century; and Phone Data Network connection is very important when ones in overseas.
Yes! I admit I can’t live without data even though I can live without social media at times.
(I’m very dependent on my phone to check news, read blogs and chatting with my friends~~)

Having Data connection in overseas is very important as it could help me to track my next location; and sometimes I used it to search for ideas to travel around randomly when I’m bored. =X

The Top 3 service provider in Korea are:
SK Telecom
KT Olleh
S Roaming

We all know that the network connection in Korea is superb, considering on the best.
No doubt! They had come out with a Pocket Wifi Rental for foreigners to rent it during their stay.
(Usually its call WiBro or Egg Wifi as the design origins from the Shape of an Egg)

Here’s a comparison rate that I had complied from the 3 service provide


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From what I know in the past, there’s only Phone Rental available to travellers. Now, they provide SmartPhone Rentals as well!
You can simply just make a reservation online and rent it for your trip.
(Highly recommended this IF you need to use both Data and Local Phone Calls in Korea!)

Phone rental

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and And AND..
If you just simply don’t need anything, you can just grab a prepaid card that’s available over at SRoaming at the price of 28,600k won.


(PS: Just FYI, I would say the prepaid card does depletes very fast. =X) (click photo to enlarge)

Check out the 3 Service Providers Website Rental Rate here:

SRoaming – http://www.sroaming.com/eng/main.asp

KT Olleh – http://roaming.kt.com/renewal/eng/main.asp

SK Telecom – http://www.skroaming.com/en/

Enjoy the superb speed in Korea! =D

PS: I had tried SRoaming Pocket Wifi and the network speed is very good!
Alternatively, IF your service provider is Singtel (Singapore), they do provide Data Bridge Roaming to South Korea at the rate of SGD15/day or SGD60 for 5days!
It’s quite a good deal as well though.

xoxo,
yyann

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89 thoughts on “Wifi Egg Rental/ Phone Rental/ & Prepaid Card in Korea

  1. Theresse

    Thanks for the info! Your entry is very informative. I just have a few questions. I’ve checked S-Roaming’s site and saw that it has an option to avail of a portable charger for the Pocket WiFi, did you avail it? Does the battery of the device drain fast with continuous usage within a day? Also, I’ve read from Incheon Int’l Airport’s website that S-Roaming’s booth for rental is open up to 10:00 pm only. Our plane is set to arrive at around 9:00 pm but since we still have to claim our baggage and go through foreign exchange, I’m quite worried that I won’t be able to get to the S-Roaming booth on time. By chance, would you know if they will wait for you once you have made your reservations even if it was past their operating hours?

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    1. yyann

      Hi Theresse,

      Well, the portable charger is a must. The pocket wifi works like your mobile phone that needs to be charge. If you off the data when you’re not using it(eg shopping), I’m sure the battery will not depletes that fast though.^^
      AT the same time, I guess maybe you might have made a mistake. S-Roaming over at Incheon Airport operates 24hours while the other 2 Telcom operates till 10pm. ^^
      Hope it helps! (:

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      1. yyann

        Hihi,

        Thanks for the update! I will fill it is soon.
        I just came back from Korea and I realized Sroaming had a big changes in their system.

        I will update it the changes up soon~ ^^

        xoxo,
        yyann

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    1. yyann

      Hi Ellen,

      Yes, these is a deposit fee that need to be paid while renting a smartphone from the 3 Telco. Do have a look at their price plan as they had stated the rate over there. 🙂

      Regards,
      yyann

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    2. Wendy

      Hi Yyann,

      Do you have any information to the S roaming counter changes in Incheon airport? I can’t seem to locate their counter booth on the Incheon airport website and the S roaming website did not state where to collect the wifi egg as well. Any information to collection and return of the S roaming wifi egg would be great!

      Thanks

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      1. yyann

        Hi Wendy,

        I went to check out at the airport regarding their new location as well. Apparently they had shifted (but yet to displace the location as they only put up a notice at the old place) though. I guess you might want to email them and asked about it?

        I only know that you could return at 1 of the temporary counter at basement 1 at Incheon Airport.

        So sorry! 😦

        xoxo,
        yyann

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  2. Hi I was wondering, do we pay the rental fees first when we collect the pocket wifi? Or pay after we return it? They said to present passport and credit card, will they charge anything? Oh and is there any additional charges/fees like deposit etc.? Thanks!

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    1. yyann

      Hi,

      As for the rental fee, they will only charge it upon return. (:
      As for the deposit fee, your CC will be charged temporary for it when you get it from them; and they will void it off once you return the wifi egg without any damage of course. (:

      Hope my replies helps!

      Regards,
      yyann

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    1. yyann

      Hi Arina,

      For renting this Wifi Egg, you dont need an ID card(Alien ID Card for korean), but you need to show your Passport to the staffs over at the counter for them to scan and keep a copy for reference.
      Cheers! 😀

      Regards,
      yyann

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  3. hihi Yyann,

    i went to http://roaming.kt.com/renewal/eng/reserve/reserve.asp to make my reservation. They got me to enter my travel dates in korea and just gave me a reservation number and emailed me a confirmation. Im a bit confused as to why i didnt need to give any credit card information or pay for anything. There were no further instructions as to the steps i need to do to collect the pocket wifi or any selection process for me to pick the pocket wifi.

    Regards,
    Celine

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    1. yyann

      Hi Irreyz,

      Not a problem on the reservation.
      They will only need to swipe your card(on the spot) upon collection of the Wifi Bro.
      If You had recevived the email upon reservation, the Telco would do their job on the service. 🙂

      Hope it helps!

      Regards,
      Elizabeth

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  4. Laila

    Hi,

    I have 2 questions. Appreciated if u could reply me as soon as possible as i’ll be going to Seoul in next 5 days.

    1) The wifi cover area at Jeju Island or not as i’ll be going to Jeju Island also.
    2) Can I rent at Gimpo Airport and return at Incheon Aiport?

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    1. yyann

      Hi Laila,

      1- Yes, the wifi egg does cover all parts of Korea including Jeju Island
      2- I’m not very sure on this issue, but I had not yet hear anyone did that before. Maybe you should try to email the telco/leave a message over at their reservation site on this problem?

      Hope my answer helps and so sorry!

      loves,
      yyann

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  5. Laila

    Hi yyann…thanx for the info…since its cover for Jeju Island also, will rent from Incheon Airport before proceed to Gimpo Airport. May I know how long it will take to process as i’m worried i will be in rush as gap between my flight is only 4 hours. Thanx.

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    1. yyann

      Hihi,

      It’s pretty fast actually.. Usually about 15mins? The most is 30mins and I guess it wont get beyond of that..

      4hours should be alright. You can take tahe arex train over to Gimpo Airport(about 20mins ride) and domestic flight only needs 1hours before hand to check in. 🙂

      Have fun and be safe! =D

      loves,
      yyann

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  6. May

    Hi!
    Thank you for such an informative post! I’ve a few questions:
    I want to rent the wifi egg under Olleh. But when I accessed their website, the location stated only “rental phone pick-up”, but I don’t want to rent a phone. I want to rent the wifi egg. 😦
    So my 1st question is: where do I pick up the wifi egg then?
    2nd: There are a few types of wifi devices available for rent, but through the online reservation, I don’t to choose it. Do i choose what I want on the spot upon arrival?
    3rd: Olleh’s wifi device provides data in most part of Korea right?

    Once again, thank you!

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    1. yyann

      Hi May,

      I hope the following details helps in your booking:

      1- For Olleh KT, you should click on the WIfi Router, and reservation icon(on the left). 🙂
      While choosing, there is the option to choose Reservation for phone(left) and Pocket Wifi(on the right) right below your Useage Period(date of rental)

      2 – For the choices, they will email you once you had filled up the online reservation form from the website.
      Do reply to them again(via the email) and tell them which device that you would like to make a reserve on. ^^

      3- Yes, it does. 🙂

      Hope these details helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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      1. kyudom

        Thank you so much for your reply! OMG. Such great help. My tour vendor actually offers to help me get this but in the end they said they are not familiar. It’s a like a broken promise cause they said I can get them to help. Now I’ve to go through the trouble to do myself. 😦

        One more question:
        For the pick up of the wifi device, where do I pick them up? As stated on the website? Between the gates?

        May

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      2. yyann

        hihi,

        no worries about it~ ^^
        usually tour guides not very familiar with it unless they had personally used it before I suppose?

        As for the pick up of the device, yes! The counters are located on the website between the gates once you step out of the arrival hall. ^^

        Hope you’ll have an enjoyable trip in Korea! 😀

        loves,
        yyann

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  7. Christina

    Hi,
    Thanks for your information.

    Actually I would like to reserve s roaming pocket wifi for my trip.

    May I know whether it is good? And how do I made payment? Is there a need for me to pay a deposit? If I arrive 6am in incheon… Will I be able to collect the pocket wifi that timing? If I need to make cancellation how do I do so?

    Thanks!!! I am really confused …. Hope you can help me.

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    1. yyann

      Hihi,

      I can’t really advised how good on it, but if you prefer and uses more wifi than calling in KR, I would recommend you to get the wifi bro instead of the phone rental. 🙂

      payment –
      There is a NEED for you to swipe your CC for the deposit fee(highly recommended) as if you pay a deposit in cash, you need to add in additional 100k as shown on the figure above. Your CC will be only be charged temporary for it(deposit) when you get it from them; and they will void it off once you return the wifi egg without any damages.

      As for the rental fee, they will only charge it upon return. (:

      S-Roaming over at Incheon Airport operates 24hours while the other 2 Telcom operates till 10pm. ^^
      But please note it in your reservation note to them your arriving time as well so that they can assist you.
      Hope it helps! (:

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  8. Lynna

    Hi Yyann,
    Your website is very informative. I will be going to Korea in mid november. I have a few questions on pocket wifi & smartphone rental:
    1. Can we use the pocket wifi using any smartphone (or only on smartphone bought in Korea?)
    2. If the pocket wifi can be used on our own smartphone, can we make call using skype/viber?
    3. Which one is better smartphone rental or pocket wifi?

    Hope my question won’t be troublesome for you 🙂

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    1. yyann

      Hi Lynna,

      Thanks for e read and compliment. ^^
      I hope the following answer might help u:

      1- the pocket wifi can bemuse on any electronic devices(Hp, iPad, tab etc..)
      The device doesn’t mean have to be purchase in kr..

      2- yes, you could use the wifi and used to call ppl on Skype/vibes/kakao talk

      3- I would say this really depends on each individual. Most of the time I would recommend wifi egg instead of mobile(unless u need to make a lot of local kr calls/SMS). (=
      Hope I had answered most of ur enquiries.
      have a fun trip! ^^

      Xoxo,
      yyann

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  9. Zann

    Hello Yyann

    I will be going to Korea this end of oct, i reserve a wifi egg from Olleh. Do you have any idea whats the operating time of the booth. I read on a few website and i just got confused on operating hour. Pls advise.

    Thank you
    Zann

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  10. XInlei

    Hi Yyann,
    Thank you very much for your very informative sharing.
    Can I just check with you, the wifi coverage for SR includes Jeju do too?
    Please kindly advise.
    Thank you!

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  11. Kevin

    Hi Yyann,

    Thank you for this incredible resource! Do you have any advice on which Telco is reputed to have best coverage for Korea (not just Seoul)? If the quality is the same, then SK Telco seems like the best choice, unless there are reasons to choose other providers.

    Thanks again. Really appreciate you putting this info out there and even answering many of the questions!

    Ciao,

    Kevin

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    1. yyann

      Hi Kevin,

      Actually to me, all 3 Telcos are equally good though. (I didn’t have much preference on this issue).
      Just that if you prefer the best(or rather the most popular), SK Telco would be the one; just that the price range for the rental of Wifi Egg/Phone would be slight different.

      Hope it helps! 🙂

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  12. XJ

    Hi, just want to ask, if i could pay cash instead of using the CC? and also, can i rent the egg directly from ICN airport without reserving beforehand? Thanks ^^

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    1. yyann

      Hi XJ,

      Yes, you will be able to pay cash instead of CC(but do note that most of the Telco charge additional 100k won for cash payment instead of CC).
      As the wifi egg is getting popular among the tourists, I would h=still highly recommend you to make a reservation in advanced before hand instead of trying your luckat ICN airport.

      hope it helps! ^^

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  13. germaine

    Hi yyann,

    Your updates are very informative and helpful indeed, thanks!

    I just have a question – I’m looking to rent a wireless router i.e. NO usb cable required to connect to my smartphone. Which service providers offer that? In particular, is the S roaming pocket wifi device a wireless one? And is there a modem rental fee on top of the daily 5,000krw fee as indicated on the website now (promotional rate).

    Thanks!

    – germaine

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    1. yyann

      Hi Germaie,

      Thanks for the read.^^

      FYI, all the rental wifi egg are on wireless(same goes for the one for SRoaming).
      There’s only the daily rental fee and a deposit of 200k won if you charge it to your CC.(or 300k won in cash)
      It its refundable once you returned the device. ^^

      Hope it helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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      1. germaine

        Hi yyann,

        Thanks for your speedy response! Which means that the wifi egg/ modem it will not require a USB cable to be connected to my phone for it to work?

        Also, will the portable charger be required to charge up the modem or is that only for the phone rental?

        Thanks again.

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      2. yyann

        Hi Germaine,

        Yes, the wifi egg does not require a USB Cable to be connected.
        But as for using the portable charger to charge up the modem, it is not possible for it. 🙂

        Hope it helps!

        xoxo,
        yyannhttps://polkadotyyann.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

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  14. Natasha S

    Love your post! Very informative.

    I just have a quick question regarding Activation. I’m after SIM card rental for data use and have narrowed it down to 3 carriers. Olleh, EG SIM, and Sktelecom.

    Do you know if there is a waiting period for activation on SIM cards for travellers? I have been reading you may have to wait 3 days after entering the country for the SIM to activate. Is this still the case or is this outdated information?

    And… Do you reckon that SKtelecom will care if I use a SIM Card cutter to cut their sim to fit into my iPhone 5? They don’t provide a nano-SIM.

    Thank Love 🙂

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    1. yyann

      Hi Safal,

      I’m so sorry to miss your comment.

      Regarding to your enquiries, I’m not very sure what do you mean via the waiting period of the activation on SIM cards.
      Do you mean the prepaid card purchase via in Korea, or you mean by using your own SIM card with data roaming from your country?
      -If you refers to the prepaid card purchase via in Korea – once you reset your phone, you will be automatically connected to their sim-card network and you could used it staight away.
      -If you refers by using your own SIM card with data roaming from your country, I guess you might need to check this information with your home-ground telco company.

      At the same time, I’m not very sure IF they can a SIM Card cutter to cut the sim card to fit into IP5. I guess it would be better for you to leave a comment on their Q&A page on this enquiry. 🙂

      Hope My replies help you in any forms!
      Have a great week ahead~

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  15. Elaine

    Hello Yyann,

    Nice and informative blog you have. With regard to your reply to Germaine on using portable charger for modem, are you saying that by renting the egg, we have to rent the charger as well? We are unable to use our own portable charger instead of renting the charger from them? Also, I tried to find S Roaming pick up point at Incheon airport via their website or anywhere online but i cannot find any info on that.

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  16. lily

    Hi I was wondering if you have used the S roaming pocket wifi LTE before? Not sure if I should get the regular pocket wifi or the LTE version…Thank you!!! =)

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    1. yyann

      Hi Lily,

      I had only managed to tried he normal pocket wifi before though. It works well enough and I suppose LTE is just an addition for the phone though.(If you wants faster speed. But the regular wifi speed in Korea is more than enough though! ^^)

      Hope it helps~

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  17. Amira

    Hi there!

    I stumbled upon this website and found it very helpful! However, I got a bit confused when making a reservation for the egg thingy with KT Olleh. I’ve emailed their customer service and they said that their Incheon store only offers phone rentals, but I want to rent the mobile wifi, and when I tried to make a reservation on their website, it says that I could rent the mobile wifi in Incheon, I’m kinda confused here, lol. Is it possible to rent the mobile egg in Incheon?

    Anyway, I’ve made the reservation, but then the website turned all Korean and only gave me a confirm button after I made my reservation, so I clicked it. After that they sent me some sort of confirmation note, and they did not give me any options on which device would I want to use, and I got even more confused afterwards. So what should I do next? Should I just print out my receipt and submit it to the counter upon my arrival or should I make another reservation?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. yyann

      Hi Amira,

      So sorry for the late reply.
      I would suggest that you could try sending an email to the Olleh Cust Care on the confirmation note, telling them that you’re unsure what are the content.
      At the same time, do tell them your needs for the rental (eg. how many days, which type of device etc) and ask them to amend the changes if it is not stated in the original confirmation slip.

      Lastly, do state in your email that you would like to collect the wifi bro from the Incheon Airport counter. I believe they will be able to make the arrangements on that. 🙂

      Hope it helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  18. Carina

    Hi Yyann,

    Just wanna ask, is the deposit for the pocket wifi compulsory? Because although its just a deposit but it still quite a sum of money. I will be backpacking to Jeju then to Seoul for a week and yes i can’t live without my internet connection.

    Thank You!! ^^

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    1. yyann

      Hi Carina,

      Regarding to deposit, Yes, this is a compulsory and rule that was set in all Telco for the Wifi rental. I do agree that the sum is quite abit, thus maybe you might want to try on the EG Sim Card(prepaid) instead?
      🙂

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  19. First off I want to say great blog! I had a quick question that
    I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to find
    out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
    are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin.

    Any ideas or hints? Kudos!

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  20. John

    Hi
    Just checking if the egg wifi works in-between cities – that when travelling
    between cities or just within the cities?

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  21. Izzaty

    Hi Yyann,

    Thanks so much for this post! It helps me a lot 🙂

    I have questions regarding the reservation.

    SK TELECOM WEBSITE: “Credit card (Credit card holder name should be same as customer name) and passport are required for deposits upon device rental.”

    I plan to use my mother’s credit card for reservation of a WIFI router. Do I need to put my name or my mother’s name in the reservation form?

    I need to show my passport and credit card for deposits to receive the WIFI router, and of course the name on the credit card is different from the passport.

    Please advice.

    Thanks.

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    1. yyann

      Hi Izzaty,

      Thanks for reading up the article!
      By the way just FYI, the credit card holder need to be on the spot to collect the WIFI Egg if he/she place a reservation under his/her name.
      Hope it clear for you. 🙂

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  22. Joyce

    Hi may i know what if i reach the airport at 23:00 and so does that mean i can’t pick up the egg & will have to wait till it opens at 02:00 ??? thanks !

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    1. yyann

      Hi Joyce,

      According to my information, not ALL Telco operation time cross over midnight.
      Maybe you would like to make a note on your reservation with them/place an enquiry on their Q&A section?
      🙂

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  23. Min

    Hi,

    A great post! Would like to ask if you know the difference in coverage for Pocket WiFi (Wide) or Pocket WiFi (Metropolitan) for S-Roaming.

    Appreciate your help.

    Thank you.

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    1. yyann

      Hi Min,

      From what I read from the site, Pocket WiFi (Wide) is covering most of the main cities in Korea, while Pocket WiFi (Metropolitan) is focusing mainly on the outskirts. But in my POV, it would be better to rent Pocket WiFi LTE as it covers everywhere(including Jeju Island) from the website it states.

      Hope the information helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  24. Jason

    Hi Yan,
    Love your blog! I will go to Korea on April, will you be there too?
    I am interested in renting the wifi, so the “egg” is the wireless one, right? and the other is using USB connected to computer, isn’t it? and the egg is come with charger when I rent it?
    I am confuse which one is the best provider that provide wireless modem with unlimited plan. I plan to rent for 6 days only. Between Olleh and SK telecom, which one is better? which provider do you always use to rent wifi egg when you visit korea?

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  25. Celestine

    Hi Yyan,
    Your post is very informative. I would be travelling to Korea in May, just would like to enquire:
    1) Why is pocket wifi recommended over smartphone rental?
    2) For S-Roaming, I am interested in their Smartphone rental service and it says 50% when we book online, but when i went into the website, I couldn’t find anywhere that allows me to sign up…
    Greatly appreciate your kind advice. Thank you.

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    1. yyann

      Hi Celestine,

      1- Pocket wifi is recommended over smartphone as it could be share among friends(top to 5users) and the battery depletes slower compare to the phone.(Imagine if you on the smartphone wifi and share among 3ppl..the battery would run out super fast!)
      And I suppose you’re not going to make a local call/text in Korea, thus it would be much better to grab the pocket wifi.

      2- Please kindly leave your enquires on the reservation on their noticeboard. They are pretty fast in replies, and usually within 3days you could get a notice from them. =)

      Hope the info above helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  26. Audrey

    Hi there!
    Regarding to their Terms and conditions, do we need to leave our passports with them ? Or they just wanted to see only?

    “Credit card (Credit card holder name should be same as customer name) and passport are required for deposits upon device rental.”

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    1. yyann

      Hi Audrey,

      We would not need to leave our passport with the staff at the counter. But they need to photocopy our details for reservation purpose as identification.

      At the same time, yes, the one who used the Credit card to make reservation online must be presented at the counter him/herself.

      Hope it helps!
      Cheers!

      xoxo,
      yyann

      xoxo,
      yyann

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    1. yyann

      Hi Angeline,

      From what I remembered, I don’t see any Telco rental booth for the Wifi egg over ath Jeju Airport.
      You can rent it from Gimpo Airport if you’re flying over from there to Jeju. ^^

      Hope it helps~
      Cheers!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  27. jenny

    I recently tried renting a korean olleh wifi egg in Singapore from a company call y5buddy. Quite convinent as they are located in town near to my office and they allowed me to collect the egg 1 day before my departure. Price wise is not too bad eithet at $8 daily rental. Connection was very good in Seoul an Jeju but dropped when I got to Panju, either than that was fine. I guess nothing is petfect.

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    1. yyann

      Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for the info!
      I do know about their existence too, but they were pretty new in the market for SG too.
      Gonna do a review on them soon~ ^^

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  28. vanessash

    Hi! I read your blog and found it really informative but i am still kinda confused! I would be going on a 4days trip to Korea and would like to know if i could buy a prepaid sim card and use it for mobile data immediately in Korea on the day of arrival, and where can I get it? And is it better to use the wifi egg instead? So sorry if u mentioned this on your blog already because i read the comment section as well but i’m still confused xD

    Thanks!

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  29. vanessash

    Hi! I read your blog and found it really informative but i am still kinda confused! I would be going on a 4days trip to Korea and would like to know if i could buy a prepaid sim card and use it for mobile data immediately in Korea on the day of arrival, and where can I get it? And is it better to use the wifi egg instead? So sorry if u mentioned this on your blog already because i read the comment section as well but i’m still confused xD

    Thanks!

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    1. yyann

      Hi Vanessa,

      It actually depends on your personal self. If you prefer only data, you could just make reservation (online)for the WIFI Egg nd rent it over at the counter at the airport.
      If you need to make any local calls/sms(in korea),or you does not have any credit card, I would recommend you to use prepaid sim card instead.

      Hope the answer helps! ^^

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  30. Thank you for such a clear post! You mentioned you rented an egg wifi from S roaming before. I reserved one 2 days ago and chose the option to book and pay later. The site also asked me to put in my credit card details, but i did not receive any email confirmation until now.

    Do you remember how long it takes before you receive a confirmation email? I was kind of expecting it to be immediate.

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    1. yyann

      Hihi,

      I remembered someone faced that same problem as you, but it was sort of ‘reserved’.
      Maybe you would like to send an email to Sroaming and make a double confirmation with them. 🙂

      Cheers!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  31. Hi yyann!

    Thanks for your reply! Ah I see.. so I am not the only one. I’ve emailed them and am still waiting for their reply.

    Just wondering… if all else fails, and I don’t turn up to collect my reserved egg wifi, they won’t charge me right?

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  32. KT

    Hi yyan,

    Just wanna ask, I went to SKroaming site to check about the wifi router renting details, but they have this two model (clr-1000ks & amr510l) which seems to have the same features. Can I know which is better? Or maybe if you had used both before and know what are their differences since their pricing are different? =)

    Thank you !

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    1. yyann

      Hi KT,

      Actually both model works the same way except that
      clr-1000ks – Can connect up to 7 users/items(phone/ipad etcc)
      amr510l – can connect up to 3 users/items

      Hope it helps! ^^

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  33. Mandy

    Hello there, thank you for your information!
    There is one thing that I want to make sure though. I reserved the wi-fi router under my name, but the cc has my dad’s name and he won’t be there with me. Does this mean they won’t accept it? If so, do you know any other alternative to get internet access in Seoul? Thank you so much! ><

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    1. yyann

      Hi Mandy,

      Yes, the owner of the credit card must be present at the counter.

      Alternatively(if you’re in Singapore), you can rent it from CHhangi Airport T2(read my entry) or you can purchase EG Sim card online(via their website) and collect it at Incheon Airport(not 24hts).

      Hope it helps! ^^

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  34. Just Thinking

    Hi Yyann

    I saw Olleh having a Wibro plan, $11k won/10gb/mth, without contract.
    http://www.ktexpatblog.com/?page_id=52

    I believed the condition is that we have to buy the egg ourselves, which may be around $92K.

    Should someone pass me an egg, can I apply the Wibro plan, $11k won/month, and use the WiBro plan for my smart phone?

    I was thinking if I buy the egg, and do a reselling, this would take good advantage of the cheap WiBro plan at only $11k per month.

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    1. yyann

      Hi,

      Foreigners/students/tourist are not allow to purchase.
      You need a valid visa and pay slip to show to the CSO upon purchasing it.

      Hope it helps!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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  35. PY

    Hi Yyann

    Really appreciate your informative blog. Thanks !!

    I am looking to rent a SRoaming Pocket WiFi LTE for my upcoming Dec trip.

    I’ve tried to ask SRoaming but not able to get any confirmation if daily rental fee of US$7.80 INCLUDES unlimited data usage for the day.

    I am also confused by the service charge rates listed in this page – http://mobilepop.co.kr/main/newpage.php?f_id=sub06_2. Not sure what this service charges is for

    Hope you can help to clarify.

    THanks

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    1. yyann

      Hi PY,

      Thanks for the compliment and reading this little blog of mine.

      I had a q uick check on the website as provided by you, the current offer rental rate which SRoaming is offering at (USD $7.80) does icludes unlimited data usage for the day; BUT, it DOES NOT includes the 1-% VAT(gst) charges, as well as the deposit amount which you need to pay before hand.(deposit will be return back to you once you return the WIFI Egg device)

      Hope it helps in your understanding!

      xoxo,
      yyann

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