Communications in South Korea

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Official Language
Other Languages Spoken
Business Language
English. But businessmen often read English better than they can speak it.
Getting Some Knowledge
KBS World
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Quality of Communications
Korea has the most advanced telecommunications network in the world. The use of mobile phones and Internet is very widely developed. Even the number of Public telephones are decreasing due to the high usage of mobile phones.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From South Korea, Dial 001, 002, 008, 00365, 00700
To Make a Call to in South Korea, Dial +82
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
They begin with a zero, followed by 1~2 digits corresponding to regional codes, and the other numbers (7 or 8).
If need be, the site Numberingplans gives you complete instructions about numbering.
Mobile Telephone Standards

WIPI, Brew, GVM, HSDPA(High Speed Downlink Packet Access) , WiBro, CDMA 2000, CDMA(1x) EV-DO [Evolution - Data only], CDMA(1x) EV-DV [Evolution - Data and Voice]

GSM phones do not work.
National Mobile Phone Operators
KTF, SK Telecom, LG Telecom

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
KT, Hanaro Telecom, LG Powercomm
Access in Public Places
Accessible in a lot of places.
Access in Hotels
Accessible in most modern hotels.

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