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North Korea shuts down mobile Internet access for tourists

Excerpt from Wired UK

Mar 27, 2013 4:01 am

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Despite the diplomatic efforts of former basketball player and reality show star Dennis Rodman, North Korea’s brief moment of openness has quickly descended suppression and war mongering.

— Jason Clampet

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A tour group that operates in North Korea has reported that tourists are no longer able to access the internet on their smartphones, using the country’s extensive 3G network.

“3G access is no longer available for tourists to the DPRK,” Koryo Tours has said. “Sim cards can still be purchased to make international calls but no internet access is available.”

The removal of 3G access to tourist clients comes less than a month after it first became available.

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