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How to Call Seoul from the USA

Have your sights set on calling Seoul?

It’s been awhile since you’ve been back, but it doesn’t lessen the pain you feel when you call Seoul. Seoul calling cards used to be the answer, as Vonage World® didn’t cover your beloved South Korea.

Not anymore!

We’ve finally added South Korea to Vonage World! We felt it wasn’t right for you to choose between calls to Seoul and your next mortgage payment. And for one low, monthly rate, you can call Seoul as much as you want¹— landlines and mobiles! That’s right, Vonage World includes unlimited¹ calling to Seoul, meaning you can call whomever, whenever, and not have to worry about a ridiculous phone bill ever again. You’ll be able to call Seoul mobiles easily and affordably, as Vonage World has it covered. Seoul may be across the ocean, but with this South Korea calling plan, you’ll be able to stay in touch as if it were down the block. So start calling Seoul today. But wait, do you remember how?

Learn (or re-learn) how to call Seoul:

  1. Start with 011 — the exit code for the U.S. and Canada.
  2. Next, enter 82 — the country code for South Korea.
  3. Then, dial 2 — the Seoul area code (landlines only*).
  4. Finally, wrap up with the local 6–8 digit Seoul phone number.

*When calling mobiles in Seoul, enter the U.S./Canada exit code, the South Korea country code and then “1” before dialing the 6–12 digit mobile phone number.

Now you know the steps to call landlines and mobiles, and that unlimited¹ calling to Seoul is included in Vonage World, but do you know how to dial other major cities in South Korea? Read up on how to call South Korea from the U.S. to learn more!

The Seoul specifics:

The largest city in South Korea (as well as the capital), Seoul has a massive population of just over 10 million residents. The city has a highly advanced public transport system since Seoul’s population density is nearly double that of New York City. Tourists in Seoul can marvel at the five palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, as they’re all postcard-worthy. Seoul has also hosted a number of high-profile international sporting events, like the 1988 Olympic Games and the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.