A Prepaid SIM card is the only option for teachers who arrives in Korea for the first time. Your passport is the only ID for a SIM card activation, and it is the easiest way to get a new cell phone number in Korea.
You could have other options after obtaining ARC; however it requires a minimum of 30 days upon your arrival.
- Place an order
Visit www.kimchimobile.com and add the product to the cart. Complete your payment using PayPal.
Paypal accepts debit or credit cards without a PayPal account.
- Confirm your shipping address
Kimchi Mobile can send your SIM card both domestic and international. The international shipping service is DHL, and it will only take 3~5 business days. Domestic shipping service only takes 1~2 business days. However, you need to check your email and confirm your shipping address.
PO BOX address is not allowed.
- Get your SIM card and prepare for the arrival
Once your package arrives, you will find a prepaid SIM card. SK 7 mobile prepaid SIM cards can’t be activated until you arrive in Korea. Please keep your package safe and bring all the contained items with you.
A prepaid SIM card
- Unlock your smartphone for international use
You must contact your current cell phone carrier service to unlock for international use. Most cell phones(Device) are unlocked, but please make sure to avoid purchasing another cell phone due to the unlocked issue.
- Request for a SIM card activation
Welcome to Korea! Now we can activate your SIM card, and the Kimchi Mobile team will provide you with a new Korean cell phone number. Please check your email and provide us your activation request documents.
Activation Request Documents
Photo of the application form (Full page including your handwriting signature)
A full-page photo of your passport photo page (White background and no edges cut)
Photo of SIM card (Backside only)
- Replace your SIM card and reboot the device 2-3 times
Almost done! When you get an email from the Kimchi Mobile team with your new Korean cell phone number, you can replace your SIM card. And reboot your device 2~3 times for the activation process.
How to check my SIM card working?
Turn off your wifi. When you turn on cellular mode only, you can access the internet without wifi. Then, your activation is completed.
If you are getting a message on your screen from your old carrier service, then you should contact them to unlock your device.
- Recharge your prepaid credit
After a month from your activation, your SIM card needs to recharge for next month’s bill. Your current plan is a Premium plan, and you can choose a different plan for each month.
|Price||US$ 39.99||US$ 59.99||US$ 64.99|
|Additional Data||–||Daily 2GB after 11GB used||–|
|Unlimited 3G Data Speed||3Mbps||3Mbps||5Mbps|
|03355 International Calls||90mins||90mins||90mins|
|Unlimited Text & MMS||₩2,200|
|Period of Validity||30 days after activation||30 days after activation||30 days after activation|
|Contract||No Contract||No Contract||No Contract|