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Going to N. Korea? You can bring your phone now

Don't expect to make calls to locals, though

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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea is loosening some restrictions on foreign cellphones by allowing visitors to bring their own phones into the country. However, security regulations still prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals. For years, North Korea required visitors to relinquish foreign cellphones at the border until their departure, leaving many tourists without an easy way to communicate with the outside world. The ritual of handing over phones was part of an ...

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