According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, the ministry approved SK Telecom’s T Global, an LTE (long term evolution) plan for foreigners. Accordingly, SK Telecom is expected to launch the “T Global” service plan within the month. This plan is only available to foreigners who reside in Korea for 90 days or more.
When T Global is launched, SK Telecom will abolish the “Band Global Pack,” a foreigner-specialized plan introduced in December 2015.
The T Global plan for two million foreign residents in Korea consists of four types, ranging from 30,000 won per month to 70,000 won per month. It is similar to SK Telecom's LTE “Band Data” and provides unlimited landline calls. Data rates vary by plans but the amount of data available is 300 megabytes (MB) to 1.5 gigabytes (GB) more compared to the current 'Band Global Pack'.
The “T Global Save” offers 600MB for a monthly fee of 31,690 won. The T Global 3.8G, which costs about 5.5 million won per month, offers up to 3.8GB. The “T Global Perfect” plan provides 12.5GB of data at 69,100 won per month. The highest rate plan, the “T Global Perfect S” plan allows you to use the basic data of 17.5GB for a monthly fee of 79,200 won and you can enjoy T-membership VIP handset insurance free of charge. Two kinds of the T Global Perfect plan will provide additional 2GB per day after basic data are exhausted.
SK Telink's “00700 International Call” service is also provided free of charge. Its free international call service is divided into 90 free minutes to China, 60 free minutes to Mongolia and Bangladesh, 40 free minutes to Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and 20 free minutes to the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan and India. Those countries have a high percentage of their nationals residing in Korea.
In addition, SK Telecom is planning to launch customer center application “T World Global” through which foreign customers can check their payment and use status. The T World Global supports six languages -- Korean, Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Indonesian.
According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of foreigners staying in Korea added up to one million in 2007 and exceeded two million by the end of June.
"Since the plan has not been released yet, its details and release schedule have not been confirmed yet," an SK Telecom official said.