Household Mobile Phone Fees Average W90,000 per Month
Korean households are spending more and more on cellular phone bills. The Korea Communications Commission says the average monthly cell-phone bill for Korean households has increased every year since 2003, topping W90,000 (US$1=W1,390) last year.
This is up W6,000 from 2006 and by nearly W20,000 compared to 2003 when national records first began.
But the commission also said cell-phone bills accounted for 5.9 percent of an average household income in 2007, and this has been on a downward trend since 2003.
Meanwhile, the average monthly cell-phone bill in the United States was slightly over US$50 in 2005.