South Korea getting GSM iPhone 4 under SK Telecom network

South Korean carrier SK Telecom announced yesterday that it will begin offering the iPhone 4 on March 16th, further expanding the reach Apple has made in Korea and breaking the exclusivity KT Telecom previously held for the iPhone.

"SK Telecom is proud to offer iPhone 4 on the nation's top network," said So Jin-Woo, President of Platform Business and Co-CEO of SK Telecom. "Our customers will benefit from flexible tariff plans tailored to their unique usage needs along with a high level of customer care."

Eager iPhone buyers can pre-register starting today from their website or at one of 1,500 authorized SK Telecom retail outlets. Although SK Telecom runs both CDMA and HSPA networks they have announced the iPhone 4 will function under their HSPA infrastructure.

Although the iPhone 5 is just around the corner we're happy to see the iPhone 4 is continuing to pick up additional traction in more and more countries around the world.

Any readers in Korea planning on picking up an iPhone 4 on March 16th? Let us know in the comments!

[SK Telecom]

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