How to Call South Korea Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+82 is the country calling code assigned to South Korea by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated by the Korea Communications Commission of the Republic of Korea.

So if you’re calling to South Korea, the number should start with:

+82 123-4567-890

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Other Important Information about South Korea

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come after the country and area codes of a telephone number. South Korea’s telephone numbers are made up of 10-11 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to South Korea using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-8-digit number. Some of the common area codes in South Korea include Seoul (2), Ulsan (52) and Busan (51).

Country Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Seoul +82 (2) 1234 5678
Ulsan +82 (52) 123 4567
Busan +82 (51) 123 4567

So if you’re making a call to Seoul, dial +82 2 1234 5648..

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across South Korea.

4G coverage

4G+ connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
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Top mobile SIM network in South Korea

Here are top mobile SIM networks in South Korea:

KT

SK Telecom

U+

Top apps used to communicate

Here are top apps mostly used for communication in South Korea:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the four most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting South Korea:

police

112 for police

warning

119 for the national emergency number.

Best time to call South Korea:

South Korea observes Korean Standard Time using the time offset of UTC+09.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call South Korea from the following time zones…

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

South Korea 10:00am – 10:00pm UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
8:00am – 8:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
9:30am – 9:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and the town of Broken Hill in western New South Wales
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
7:00am – 7:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
7:30am – 6:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

South Korea 11:00am – 11:00pm/td> UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
10:00am – 1:00pm UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
8:00am – 8:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
11:30am – 11:30pm UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
10:30am – 10:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Islands
7:00am – 7:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
7:30am – 6:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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