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February 25, 2013 3:01 PM Subscribe
posted by Wordshore (31 comments total)
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Visitors to, and other non-residents in, North Korea are now able to tweet and instagram, as mobile data services are gradually opened up
. (Probably) the first tweet sent in this way appeared earlier today
(Probably) the first Instagram picture
out of North Korea, and another one
a few hours later.
reports that "... upon arrival to North Korea tourists will be required to fill a special form to purchase a 3G SIM-card for the price of 50 euro and will have to pay hefty 0.38 – 1.43 euro per minute of talk".
...though the Wall Street Journal says
that "The intial ‘set-up’ cost to enable mobile devices to connect to Koryolink’s network is 75 euros for a USB modem or 150 euros for a SIM card, according to the report. Then the charges for data usage range from 150 euros for 2 gigabytes to 400 euros for 10 gigabytes. The 2 gigabyte package appears to be the cheapest option available, meaning visitors would face a total bill of 225 euros, or around $300, if using a USB modem."
that: "Late leader Kim Jong Il was revealed to have been a Mac user. His Macbook Pro, or a replica, is enshrined at the Kumsusan mausoleum where his body lies in state."