I'm writing this post on an iPad mini with voice recognition and the Blogsy app. Forget all into my technology love, let me break down the history of wireless Internet options in Korea.
Until a couple years ago, Nespot was the dominant wireless Internet provider year, which I believe was run out of KT. Nowadays, good luck finding a NESPOT connection, since everything is Olleh by KT. If you been wondering around Korea I have seen a lot of wireless connections by Olleh, here's the breakdown. You'll see Olleh connections everywhere, and the ones with password protection on them are the ones that are offered to customers who are paying by the hour by the day usually on a credit card. The ones without password protection on them, but which you can connect to, but won't work, are ones that recognize your MAC address on your device.
I just asked at the KT center for the third time in recent memory, and according to those guys, they don't know about any official time schedule for rolling out 3G service for the iPad minis. So don't expect it anytime soon. However, I basically get leaflets service by combining the technologies of readily available only wireless service, which seems to be just about everywhere, since it is designed for mobile subscribers to have wireless access on their phones. But for a small fee every month, you can subscribe to a service that allows you to use those wireless connections with any NAC address, which would mean any iPhone or iPad or what have you from outside or without 3G service, or in theory, your notebook. When I'm in a taxicab like I am now, of course I can't use any of the wireless connections that I'm whizzing past at high-speed. So, I tethered it to my iPhone via Bluetooth. This is the best way to connect on 3G mobile device with Internet on the run. And yes, it's better, much better at making a Wi-Fi hotspot on your phone, since the Bluetooth draws less power and also when you power up the mobile device using the tether, it automatically reconnects. So, you can just pull out your iPad mini on the bus just to check your email Like it''s3G, meaning you don't have to manually go in and set up a wireless Wi-Fi hotspot every time you want to check your email on your Kaether device. Between Bluetooth tethering to your iPhone and using the Wi-Fi networks made available by KP, there's almost no need to have a 3G or LTE connection for an iPad mini, as it's not going to come out anytime soon in any case. So, not only Woodmaple my breath for that eventuality, I would just go and buy an iPad mini and integrated into readily available services and the Bluetooth tethering on your iPhone.
Oh, and unlimited data on the iPhone for KT is officially dead. When I upgraded to an iPhone five, they told me to say goodbye to my old plan, which meant all that unlimited data I wasn't even using anyway is no longer available to me. Still, using the iPhone in Korea means much better data plans the US.
So, in short combine Olleh's very cheap nationwide Wi-Fi coverage and tethering to your iPhone. I don't know much about tethering to other phones, but I know it's possible. Bluetooth tethering to an iPhone means that you don't have to create a hotspot every time you pull out your device. It just connects as if you never turned it off, like you had 3G.
And hey, the combination of voice recognition on the Siri enabled iPad mini and wireless serviceand the blogging on the Blogsy app makes for a nearly science-fiction-level blogging experience