Every Korean Gets Wi-Fi. For Free.

On February 28, LG U+, the mobile and telecommunications subsidiary of one of Korea's largest conglomerates, has made it possible for anybody living in South Korea to access free Wi-Fi services, regardless of carrier subscription.

All you have to do is register for an ID with LG U+ and you can connect to LG U+'s own "Free_U+zone." While LG U+ has tested free Wi-Fi in the past, the focus on universal Wi-Fi, no matter the subscription plan, is an especially nice touch.

The way that this business works is that users can connect to Wi-Fi for one hour by sitting through a 15-second commercial. When the user stays on for more than an hour, another 15 second clip will play automatically. That's not a bad trade-off.

We'll see how other mobile services in Korea will try to combat or fold under this bold move by the LG Group, but combined with Korea's lightning fast internet speeds, let's file this one under another reason why living in South Korea is great.

LG U+ Homepage

(Top photo: Lee Jin-man | AP)

Comments

    Did anyone notice Herald Sun was also giving out yearly subs for $10 at certain locations recently? there must be BIG money in advertising to use such a loss leader.

      Paywall from next month :/
      http://mumbrella.com.au/herald-sun-looks-to-drive-digital-subscriptions-with-footy-and-crime-75889

    register for an ID lol

    Living in South Korea isn't great lol. They have mandatory military draft for everyone, and North Korea actually is a threat to them, so you're not guaranteed to make it back alive. I would hate living there for that reason alone.

      Living in a City isn't great lol. They have cars and buses for everyone. And Bad Drivers actually are a threat to them, so you're not guaranteed to make it back home alive. I would hate living there for that reason alone.

        Lol

      "North Korea actually is a threat to them, so you’re not guaranteed to make it back alive"

      This made me laugh out loud so much. Ahh... kids.

    Let's hope it works for users not using IE, unlike every other online system in South Korea :s

    Yes another reason for us Australians to twitch and grind our teeth. When are we gonna get some of this "Internet" The rest of the world keeps talking about? Series of tubes?...

    As a foreigner is south korea these things are great, the net is unbelievably fast here, and cheap, free wifi makes this even better... and no military draft for me :)

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