KT is accepting orders for S5 Broadband LTE-A

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KT is accepting orders for S5 Broadband LTE-A

The nation’s No. 2 mobile carrier KT is taking orders for Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A Special Edition until June 27.

“We started taking subscriptions today and will launch the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in the market at the end of June, although the exact date has not yet been decided,” said KT spokesman Jang In-seok yesterday.

KT will offer Samsung’s wearable Gear Fit to 10,000 early subscribers for 9,900 won ($9.71).

It also will give away special-edition back covers to 50,000 subscribers and 30 percent to 50 percent discount coupons for selected audio devices such as earphones and Bluetooth speakers to all subscribers.

For the special-edition back covers, black and silver covers, which are waterproof and dustproof will be offered in line with the color of the smartphones. The Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A comes in black, white, blue, gold and pink, but early subscription devices are available only in black and white.

Subscriptions can be made at KT’s Olleh stores and online at the Olleh shop. KT will start delivering the products July 1 in the order of when the subscriptions were received. KT’s broadband LTE-A service will be available nationwide starting July 1.

Customers who purchase the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A will be able to use the three-times-faster broadband LTE-Advanced service at speeds of up to 225 Mbps, according to KT.

“We prepared the early subscription benefits for customers who waited for the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A and KT’s excellent broadband LTE-A network technology,” said Kim Hyung-wook, head of the device marketing division at KT. “We will continue to provide various benefits, including differentiated devices and services.”

Meanwhile, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Internet commercialization of KT, the mobile carrier held a special forum yesterday morning at its headquarters Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul.

It pledged to lead the giga Internet generation by providing complete wired and wireless network services based on accumulated technology and insight.

BY kim jung-yoon [kjy@joongang.co.kr]

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