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  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4547

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Olleh phone in Canada? Other options?
« on: June 20, 2016, 12:46:03 pm »
Hi all,

The folks at KT Olleh tell me that they charge 10 000 won per day + usage for international roaming.

My wife is planning a 6 week trip to Canada.

She wants to be able to get her SMS/Kakao/WhatsAp messages (iPhone6), but the C$500+ price tag is a bit of sticker shock.

A burner phone is an option, but she doesn't want to have to inform everybody of the temp number.

Any suggestions?







  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1298

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Olleh phone in Canada? Other options?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 01:13:35 pm »
I got a SIM card in Toronto.  Changing the phone # won't affect the apps.  No one needs to know the new # for kakao or whatsapp.  The only people that need to know the new # are those that want to message or call the phone without using an app.  Hell of a lot cheaper.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4547

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Olleh phone in Canada? Other options?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 02:10:16 pm »
Yeah, it looks like a SIM is the way to go.

When I had a Bell phone, they had a 30 day international roaming package that was about C$50.  Nothing like that from a Korean provider.


  • Jgrat
  • Super Waygook

    • 485

    • May 16, 2011, 06:14:29 am
    • Siheung
Re: Olleh phone in Canada? Other options?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 02:16:28 pm »
Check this out

www.chatsim.com


  • midori951
  • Veteran

    • 248

    • February 24, 2014, 12:14:59 pm
    • Daegu, South Korea
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Re: Olleh phone in Canada? Other options?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 02:37:01 pm »
olleh phones are unlocked. just take the sim card out and put it somewhere safe. When you arrive at the airport you can get a sim there. Im not sure how much, but I assume its cheaper than 10k a day.

I did it in thailand, taiwan, and hongkong.