Once your next destination is set for Osan AB, you probably want to learn about South Korea as much as possible. You also want to download a few apps that might be very helpful for living in South Korea. Some apps might be a good research and communication tool before you even get to Korea. Most of the Korean applications are not supporting English, so here are some useful apps that might help your life in Osan Air Base easily.
The Best Instant Messaging App for Android & ISO in South Korea
KakaoTalk is South Korea’s free messenger app for mobile. Although smartphones offer texting service, most Koreans use Kakao talk as their main messaging app. The reason is that the app is based on an internet connection, so it won’t use your mobile plan as long as you are in the Wifi zone. Kakao Talk offers free voice calls and video call service as well. If you do not have a plan to have a Korean mobile service, using Kakao Talk might be the best way to communicate with Korean
There are many different types of Korean map applications, but Kakao Map is my personal favorite. The reason is that this app offers English service and it also updates very often. However, driving navigation doesn’t offer English voice service, so please use Waze for driving.
PS. Naver Map also offers English service, so check that out as well.
The Best Transportation App for Android and Apple in South Korea
You can call the base taxi service when you are near the Osan AB area. However, you have to catch a taxi if you go to the place where you do not have access to the base taxi service. You can set a starting point and a destination if you use this app, so you can estimate the cost of transportation and estimate time of arrival. This app also offers English service, but please get Korean address information from your realtor before using this app.
This will be our last Kakao app. Kakao Metro is the best app for subway trip planning. The map is written in English and you can set your starting point and destination. Also, you can see subway schedules by stations, you don’t have to worry about missing a train even if you are in other cities.
Korea is the best country for the delivery of food systems. With one click, you can order any type of food to your door, but 99% of Korean food delivery apps DO NOT offer English service. You can order a few food delivery services from Osan AB, but it usually takes about 1 ½ hour when you order from off base housing. Then, do we have to give up using this amazing food delivery system? Shuttle is the only English food delivery app in South Korea and many restaurants are offering Shuttle service after COVID-19. Delivery fees are about $3-$4 but you do not have to pay tips. You can choose a menu from Korean food to dessert cake. Take advantage of the Korean delivery system and try as many foods as you can.
The Best English Online Shopping App for Android & Apple
South Korea is heaven for online shopping services. Online shopping is cheaper and quicker than offline shopping. Most deliveries will arrive within 1-2days. Gmarket is Koreas’ Amazon marketplace. You can find anything you want and this app offers English service. You can purchase anything without going outside if you have this app. Gmarket also offers grocery delivery, so this app will make your life much easier if you don’t like to go out shopping.
The Best English Service Korean News & Entertainment App in Korea
Since you are living in South Korea, you might want to check Korean news about current events, weather, and etc. Arirang TV is English speaking TV channel that offers Korean news and information. This channel is often included in US cable service as well. This TV channel offers an English app that you can read or watch the news. After all, we are living in the world with COVID-19, so updated news is essential. This is very useful when you need to check the COVID-19 new update inside Korea.
If you need to find out how to use apps, please let us know. We will teach you how to use Korean apps step by step. Kim's HSO Realty is the best realtor in the Osan AB area. In addition, visit our Facebook page and check our review from our clients. We provide one of the best customer service & price around town. Welcome to the Land of Morning calm.