March 9, 2009
If you’re new to Korea, then this video’s for you. We didn’t know that we could pay our bills (internet, cell-phone, and gas) at the machines for a very long time. For the first few months or so, we’ve been waiting in long lines at the bank, which always seem to be much longer than they naturally should be. And so, to save you the time you would waste in line to pay these bills, we bring you a new video, explaining how you should pay your bills.
A couple of words first: we cannot pay our apartment fees (re: electricity) through these machines; the only bills this machine will accept are the uniformly sized bills that say “OCR” on them. We think the OCR stands for “Optical Character Recognition,” since the machine scans your bills and pops up its info on the screen. Oh, and one more thing: supposedly you can pay your bills online, or do your banking online through KB Bank, but I heard that you have to have a Windows computer to do so. We’re Mac users, and – as such – have been ostracized from the Korean internets (they don’t like Macintosh around here).