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  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
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What's the best phone plan?
« on: February 11, 2020, 03:31:46 pm »
I have an unlocked phone.

Now I need data / texting / calling.

Which company / which plan do you recommend?

I like to listen to YouTube while exercising which averages out to about 90 minutes per day.

For this I should get unlimited data?

What's a reasonable price to pay?

I showed a Korean note saying I want unlimited data and could do a two year contract.

The first store said 100,000 a month, the second said 69,000.

That's quite a difference. (31k times 24 is 744k... for the same thing?)

And quite expensive.

I figured a longer commitment would significantly lower the price.

(By how much does a longer commitment pull down the price?)

Do stores have special sales and events lower than the list price?

(Do I need to search a coupon online?)

Under 69k a month is possible?

I'm gonna keep going to more and more phone stores I guess; any other strategies you'd recommend?


Re: What's the best phone plan?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 03:48:53 pm »
I have SK telecom and do technically have unlimited data but it slows down a little  after maybe 4gb. I am not sure if I have unlimited calling, but if not it's never been a problem because I am never more than 100 minutes per month and unlimited texting and I use a free app for calling home. I have been with SK for about 3 years though, so I am not sure if that gives me any more of a discount. Before I got a new phone with them I paid around 57,000 including the cost of the phone, now I pay maybe 48,280 including phone cost (I got a cheaper phone but still a decent one...it's 12,660 a month for the phone.)


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Re: What's the best phone plan?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 08:15:45 pm »
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 08:27:53 pm by CO2 »


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Re: What's the best phone plan?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 08:24:43 pm »
Back in '03 or '04 I bought THE best camera phone on the market (LG had nearly double the megapixels of Samsung, 3.4 to 1.9 (and an amazing 2-hr video - but the dang battery could.only.handle video for 20 minutes). I bought that industry-leading phone on a special plan: buy it for 780,000 won (insanely expensive then) and get LIFETIME FREE USE, no monthly fees. And indeed i used that phone free of charge for over 14 years until i finally bought a smartphone in '18 and started paying monthly (60,000 won).


Re: What's the best phone plan?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 07:58:16 am »
I pay 32,000 per month for unlimited calling, texting, and data. The data is 10GB completely zero restrictions, and once you're passed that, you're limited to 2GB per day at LTE speeds.
Just go to KT M Mobile (ktmmobile.com) and the plan is called M 데이터선택 USIM 10GB.


Re: What's the best phone plan?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 01:33:17 am »
Back in '03 or '04 I bought THE best camera phone on the market (LG had nearly double the megapixels of Samsung, 3.4 to 1.9 (and an amazing 2-hr video - but the dang battery could.only.handle video for 20 minutes). I bought that industry-leading phone on a special plan: buy it for 780,000 won (insanely expensive then) and get LIFETIME FREE USE, no monthly fees. And indeed i used that phone free of charge for over 14 years until i finally bought a smartphone in '18 and started paying monthly (60,000 won).

This is kind of amazing