South Korea's SK Telecom to Launch iPhone on March 16th

Tuesday March 8, 2011 10:35 AM PST by Eric Slivka

South Korean carrier SK Telecom today announced that it will launch the iPhone on March 16th, becoming the second carrier in that country to carry 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."

Pre-registration for the iPhone on SK Telecom begins tomorrow. With the launch, SK Telecom will end the exclusivity held by KT Telecom for the last several years.

Update: While initial reports had suggested that SK Telecom would be offering the CDMA iPhone, it now appears that the carrier will simply be supporting the GSM iPhone 4.

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