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KT unveils 5G smartphone pricing plan

All Headlines 12:03 April 02, 2019

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean telecom firm KT Corp. on Tuesday introduced its mobile data plan for 5G smartphones, hoping to attract customers with wide coverage and a range of content.

KT, the nation's second-largest mobile carrier, launched three 5G mobile with free international roaming data in South Korea and 185 countries.

Except for a "slim" 5G plan priced at 55,000 won, KT's 5G packages ranging from 80,000 won to 130,000 won offer unlimited data as well as free voice calls and text messages.

The basic 5G plan offers 20 GB data for connecting smart devices and tethering, while special and premium package provide 50 GB and 100 GB for sharing data with other devices, respectively, the company said.

KT said it will offer a 360-degree media service as well as e-sports and high-quality music content to maximize the user experience with the help of the ultra-fast, low-latency network.

The carrier said it will have about 30,000 network stations across the nation to launch its commercial 5G service by the time Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale Friday.

Models introduce various 5G services available on smarpthones during a showcase event held at KT Corp's headquarters in Seoul on April 2, 2019. (Yonhap)

ejkim@yna.co.kr
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