the Korean government department responsible for regulating telecommunication service and products Korea Communications Standards Commission is levying punishment on the three largest cellular carriers, for precipitating over-competition by offering illegal discounts (dubbed payment assistance) on new cell phone purchase . this happens quite often and is at times seen as mere show, but 45-days period is harsh for consumers who need new plans .
20130801 100 LTE 서비스 제공 LG유플러스

Halt-Order Dates :

  • LG U+ March 13 ~ April 4 and April 27 ~ May 18th
  • KT March 13 ~ April 26th
  • SKT April 5 ~ May 19th

Business NOT Allowed during above dates :

  1. Reservation or NEW subscription
  2. temporary activation or change of device
  3. collecting new subscription via third party


Allowed Operations NOT Related to NEW Sign-Ups :

  • change of device due to damage or loss, and those used over 24 Months



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