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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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

something apple will never do

5. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

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

10. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

.....Something he will never do.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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...

8. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Something Apple doesn't need to do.

12. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

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

2. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

3. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

But it's very small amount

4. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

They want to monitor their visitors.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Lets Go to South Korea!

11. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

But do they get to take it back home?

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they will, if they can, lol

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

15. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

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