There were cases where I find it difficult to meet my friends without wifi to contact them on Kakaotalk or Line. So, I decided to get Egg Wifi on the 2nd day of staying in Seoul.
There are 2 famous companies that rent out portable wifi. I will show you the differents and benefits from different companies.
You can get it in the airport or in Insa-dong. But you need to book it first. Either book it before your flight to Korea or when you already in their Insa-dong's office.
Decide which packet do you need. If you are going to stay only in Seoul area, it is best to get the UDP package. $2.99/day
Where and how do you want to return it?
- If you want to return it in the airport or to the hotel front desk, you have to pay deposit of $100 with credit card which they are gonna return it back once you return their device in the airport/hotel. Make sure, you come to the airport really early to return the device.
- If you want to return it to Insa-dong's office, there will be cash deposit which will be returned the same day you returned their device to the office.
2. Pocket Korea Wifi
|Similar to ESP Package above|
|Similar to UDP package above|
These are the comparisons between 2 companies;
|Value||Wifi-Korea||Pocket Wifi Korea|
|Price||Cheaper Package||-||-||More Expensive|
Personally, I prefer using Wifi-Korea's service, because their package is a lot cheaper. Sure, the deposit is more expensive. But eventually I will get it back. I checked my Credit Card and I got the deposit back within a week after returning the device in the airport.