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Carriers give good deal for additional devices

Korean mobile carriers KT and LG U+ said yesterday they plan to introduce a service that enables long-term evolution (LTE) data sharing among multiple mobile devices, as a growing number of people own more than one mobile gadget.

“The number of mobile gadgets owned by an individual is increasing as people are using them for different functions. The LTE data sharing plan will increase customer satisfaction since they can share LTE data among various devices,” KT said in a press release.

To use the service, subscribers can pay an additional 7,500 won ($7) per gadget to include it in their existing LTE price plan, according to KT. Users can register up to nine devices depending on their rating.

LG U+ subscribers can pay an additional 7,000 won per month to use the service, according to the No. 3 mobile carrier.

A PR official at top player SK Telecom said the company is in the process of registering a similar program with the local telecommunications watchdog, forecasting the price plan will kick off within this month.

In addition to smartphones and tablet PCs, the IT industry has been moving to introduce electronic gadgets that operate on mobile networks.

Last month, top smartphone maker Samsung Electronics introduced the “Galaxy Camera,” which users can directly connect to Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE networks to upload photos in real-time.

Yonhap

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