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Samsung will let tourists use Galaxy Note 5 smartphones for free when visiting South Korea

Samsung will let tourists use Galaxy Note 5 smartphones for free when visiting South Korea
In a move that's bound to have a positive impact on its brand image, Samsung has partnered with SK Telekom (the largest Korean mobile carrier) in order to provide free Galaxy Note 5 smartphones to tourists visiting South Korea starting the end of February.

Reportedly, select tourists will be given Galaxy Note 5 handsets for up to 5 days, in addition to 1 GB of free mobile data. This is part of a program that aims to promote South Korea's top-tier mobile technology (as you probably know, despite being an internationally famous company, Samsung is based in South Korea).

Together with the Korea Tourism Organization, Samsung and SK Telekom are planning to offer free smartphones and mobile data to about 250 visitors per week (as long as they arrive in South Korea via the Seoul-Incheon International Airport). In a year, over 1,200 tourists could enjoy the benefits of owning a Galaxy Note 5 during their visit to South Korea.

More info about how you can get a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for free as a tourist in South Korea should be made available via the Visit Korea website (check out the third source link below).


sources: Samsung (translated), Yonhap News, Visit Korea

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posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:06 2

1. submar (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


something apple will never do

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:25 11

5. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


And something Samsung never did until now. Stop trolling...

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 02:09

10. techspace (Posts: 1033; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


.....Something he will never do.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:26 7

6. Jimrod (Posts: 992; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


This article has nothing to do with Apple yet it's the first thing on your mind. I think that says a lot more about you than it does them...

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 01:45 2

8. AlikMalix (Posts: 5071; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Something Apple doesn't need to do to perswade you to buy their devices. You think Samsung is just being nice - it's a PR move to draw attention. Frankly, it's a nice promo, but when I'm traveling overseas I'd like to use what I'm used to and know is reliable - your own damn phone. I'm going to make movies, videos, write down notes, track my family, monitor my home security system, Access my email - just the though of setting this up on another device just to fully experience the thing is a bit of a put-off.

And then moving all this to external storage, deleting your info before giving it back is discerning, and there was a problem with android not deleting all of your data with master reset.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 01:47 3

9. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Something Apple doesn't need to do.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 04:13 1

12. skyline88 (Posts: 448; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


i dont want to be seen with any iJunk on my hands when travelling.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:06 2

2. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Giving them away free to borrow in South Korea and here in Europe we can't even buy one.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:11

3. maxha97 (Posts: 91; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


But it's very small amount

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:15 1

4. catze86 (Posts: 599; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


They want to monitor their visitors.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:49 3

7. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Lets Go to South Korea!

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 02:47

11. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


But do they get to take it back home?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 05:33

13. ibend (Posts: 3534; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


they will, if they can, lol

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 07:57

14. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


500 million Europeans cannot buy this phone even for a hefty money and Samsung is giving them for free in Korea. WTF?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 08:31

15. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


It make more sense for them to offer free service along with the free usage of their device

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