Mobile Phone coverage

Written by admin on July 16, 2008 – 5:19 pm -

Seoul has excellent mobile phone coverage no matter which telecom provider you decide to go with. Even basements will get almost a full signal. Compared to the U.S. for example, mobile phone signals are only good when you’re outside, for example walking into almost any IKEA store will guarantee an ‘out of service area’ message. Other asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines fare relatively well compared to the U.S. So why does Korea have great coverage?

Well besides the normal cell towers that dot the landscape, there are numerous smaller antennas in basements, elevators, malls,and rooftops that boost the signal. Some of these antennas are privately purchased from the mobile provider and installed in their offices to provide better service for both people who work their and their clients. 


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2 Responses to “Mobile Phone coverage”

  1. By betchay on Jul 17, 2008 | Reply

    when my sister visited us, she was surprised to learn that we even have signal inside an elevator

  2. By admin on Jul 17, 2008 | Reply

    @Betchay, very true, even at our apartments basement parking I still get a ‘full bar’ signal.

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