How to Make Free Phone Calls in Korea

digital view Korea subway

Traveling in Korea and thinking about renting a cellphone? Maybe you live in Korea, and you lost your cellphone. Whatever the situation may be, you might find yourself needing to make a call but without a phone in Korea. Well it’s nice that Seoul is pretty awesome. The Seoul metro created an easy way to get in contact with your friends, and it’s all for free.

Seoul’s subway system is littered with “Digital View” booths, which are essentially free smartphones for giants. But they’re free for anyone of us mortals to use. You can make any domestic call within Korea for free. Just pick up and dial. It’s that simple. There’s also a touchscreen that will allow you to see a map of what’s close by. Check out this blogger’s review of the map functionality.

Other services offered by Digital View are movies listings, free coupons, weather, and news.

Check out these videos that explore Digital View:

Tip 1: These aren’t found at ALL Seoul subway stations. But you can be sure to find these in the busier stations.
Tip 2: The number that will show up when you call from this will start with 070. Warn your friends beforehand if you can. Some people might not pick up as 070 might seem to some like a telemarketing number (it’s actually for internet phones).

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. kim says:

    woah I am so going to use this every time I see one

  2. dalit says:

    I’m planning to come to Korea for a month and I’d like to ask for your advise whether to rent a phone at the airport (can I use the internet with it as well? how much does it cost to rent?) or just buy a local SIM (does it activated immediately ? and can I use the internet as well? )
    I’m really confused…
    Thank you for your help 🙂

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  4. mhybork says:

    Is there a way that I can sign up for a Korean internet phone number, so that it will ring to my computer? I wish there was something like Google Voice service available in Korea.

  5. Tina says:

    I wonder can I use my phone number that I already have in my country in korea or do I have to have a korean number?

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