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Three of the biggest South Korean carriers have revealed their 5G data plans — and one stands out as an early leader

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Debra Simonds
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After receiving government approval, three of South Korea's largest mobile carriers — SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus — have introduced their respective 5G data plans.

The South Korean government's plan approvals, which is a requirement for local mobile carriers, comes just as the country is set to launch its consumer 5G network on April 5.

Consumers will also be able to buy Samsung's first 5G device, the Galaxy S10 5G, that day.

At a time when 5G is making headlines in the country, carriers are likely hoping that their plans will be enticing enough to get current users to upgrade and attractive enough to capture rivals' customers.

However, while each of the firms offers tiered plans at different prices and data limits, KT is the only carrier to offer unlimited 5G data plans.

Why it matters: KT's strategic use of unlimited plans gives it a significant advantage over its rivals just as 5G networks and devices begin to roll out.

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