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Students Join Social Movement to Protest Against Schools Collecting Mobile Phones Before Class

Students Join Social Movement to Protest Against Schools Collecting Mobile Phones Before Class

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of students are joining a social movement against the practice of collecting mobile phones at school. On social media platforms, students are posting handwritten protests against school practices of collecting mobile phones before class. They use hashtags such as #don’ttouchphonechallenge or #studentrights to encourage other students [...]

Vietnam Top Country for Mobile Roaming Among Koreans

Vietnam Top Country for Mobile Roaming Among Koreans

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam is the country with the largest number of international roaming users for mobile phones at the end of this year. KT Corp., one of South Korea’s leading telecommunications firm, said Vietnam was the country that had the largest number of users of its voice call roaming service “ON” [...]

Samsung to Collect Old Mobile Phones in 25 Countries for Environmental Protection

Samsung to Collect Old Mobile Phones in 25 Countries for Environmental Protection

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group will lead a worldwide program for environmental protection in 25 countries as the company celebrates Earth Day on April 22. Thirteen Samsung subsidiaries including Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Display Co., Samsung SDI CO. and others will participate in a six-week program to collect old mobile phones from [...]

Many Teens Use Mobile Phones to Access Obscene Sites: Survey

Many Teens Use Mobile Phones to Access Obscene Sites: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 3 out of 10 adolescents access Internet sites with obscene content using mobile gadgets, a survey showed Friday. About 27 percent of those in their teens visited such sites, according to the survey of 10,000 people conducted by consulting firm Beyond The Research at the request of the [...]

Middle-Aged, Elderly People Prefer Handsets from Budget Mobile Carriers: Data

Middle-Aged, Elderly People Prefer Handsets from Budget Mobile Carriers: Data

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Those aged over 40 are the primary clients for handsets provided by low-cost mobile carriers, industry data showed Friday.  The budget mobile carriers called “thrift phone operators” refer to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that rent networks from the country’s three carriers: SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG [...]