Messaging in South Korea

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Mobile operators users (Ths.)

Mobile market shares

Messaging price in South Korea

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South Korea on the world map

Country info

CapitalSeoul
LanguageKorean
Seoul timezoneGMT+9
Current time20/10 07:06
Currency₩ (KRW)
VAT10.00%
Population51 780 579
Cellular users56 137 000
Mobile penetration108.41%
Country codeKR
Calling code+82
Mobile number portability, MNPNo
Mobile country code, MCC450
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Major mobile carriers in South Korea

Check the best prices on business messaging for KT, SKTelecom, LG U+ and other carriers in South Korea

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
45002Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT
4500445004Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

IoT network

4500745007Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

3G network

4500845008Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

3G, 4G network

45005Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom
4501145011Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

3G, 4G network

4501245012Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

IoT network

4500645006Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+LG Telecom

MCCMNC in South Korea

45002, 45005, 45006

There are 17 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in South Korea. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.
  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)
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MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in South Korea

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
450Bulk and OTP SMS on Annex Telecom via MessaggioAnnex Telecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Evergreen Mobile Co via MessaggioEvergreen Mobile Co

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Eyagi via MessaggioEyagi

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Eyesvision Co via MessaggioEyesvision Co

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Free T via MessaggioFree T

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on KDL via MessaggioKDL

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Mobing via MessaggioMobing Inactive.

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on S1 Mobile via MessaggioS1 Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Snowman via MessaggioSnowman Inactive.

Bulk and OTP SMS on KT via MessaggioKT

450Bulk and OTP SMS on SK 7 Mobile via MessaggioSK 7 Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

450Bulk and OTP SMS on SK Telink via MessaggioSK Telink

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

450Bulk and OTP SMS on T-broad via MessaggioT-broad

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

450Bulk and OTP SMS on emart mobile via Messaggioemart mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Flash Mobile via MessaggioFlash Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on LG HelloVision via MessaggioLG HelloVision

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on LiivM via MessaggioLiivM Inactive.

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

450Bulk and OTP SMS on Smartel via MessaggioSmartel

Bulk and OTP SMS on LG U+ via MessaggioLG U+

Bulk and OTP SMS on SKTelecom via MessaggioSKTelecom

MVNO is an addition to a regular telecom operator, which is a different on the same physical network.

The biggest difference between the different MVNOs is that they don’t have their own dedicated base stations, cell towers, or transmitters.

There are 2 different types of MVNOs: independent networks with their own network code and call routing, or a network with only a base operator SIM card with a different design.

MVNOs have their own autonomous network for sending shorter messages (including RCS and SMS), and utilize their operator’s parent network.

Users usually don’t understand the difference between MVNO and the main operator brands – they just compare the rates.

MVNO tariffs are very profitable locally, but even more expensive are the roaming tariffs that are pricier than the parent operator.

MVNOs also change brands a lot, and in the column of the “Other Names” table you’ll see the prior names of the virtual operator (if there are any).

Sometimes the operator purchases a MVNO company based solely on its network. They then merge their own brand with this new one they’ve purchased. When this happens, the MVNO no longer exists as a separator operator, and a brand-new entry is added to the MCCMNC networks that the operator has.

Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in South Korea

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
4500145001Globalstar Asia Pacific

satelite

There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.