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iPhone headed to South Korea

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Nov 2009 23:28

iPhone headed to South Korea South Korea is set to get the Apple iPhone this week for the first time, through the country's second biggest carrier, KT Corp.
The nation, which has 47 million mobile users, is one of the world's most saturated markets. However, smartphones are lacking, and Korean-based Samsung and LG have just recently begun upping their efforts to bring smartphones to South Korea.

With the release of the iPhone, which has mandatory data plans, carriers in the nation hope that the business model will change, adding data to the mix.

KT will be offering an 8GB iPhone 3G, and two newer 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3GS. Users can get the for free or up to 396,000 KRW ($342 USD) depending on what service contract they choose. Monthly contracts range from 45,000 KRW to 95,000 KRW ($38-$82)

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