SK Telecom launches SkyBuddy for Korea and Japan

Having met my first ever Korean from SK Telecom last week – I am feeling quite bullish on the company. But back to the story – SK Telecom has launched Sky Buddy.

What is it?
It’s is a mobile social networking services that enables users of SK Telecom, NTT DoCoMo (Japan) and KDDI Softbank to share and interact with each other.

From the press release
Su Hyuk Lee, Director of Culture & Life Business Office, SK Telecom said: “Sky Buddy successfully combines the advantage of mobile technology and auto translation solution, thus connecting users in different countries anytime anywhere without language barriers. We plan to further expand the service to access the entire Asian market including China.”

How Much?
Well its seems this is a mobile social networking service with its own mobile tariff so a subscription service. The two plans are Sky Buddy and Sky Buddy T Map Plan. They both offer capped data access between Sky Buddy people and services. On top of this the T Navigation services seems to be completely free – if the device you have supports it.

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