The best way to get information about your favorite Kpop groups in Korea is to join their fancafes. This particular guide will show you how to join with a Korean cellphone instead of the email option. There is also a way to join by using your ARC, but this way is infinitely easier.
WHAT YOU NEED: You will need a computer, Internet connection, and a Korean cellphone that can receive text messages. There is also an e-mail option.
STEP 1: GO TO DAUM.NET
You may think, ‘well duh’. But it is the first step. So there you go.
Click on 회원가입. This will take you to the registration page.
STEP 3: CHOOSING THE RIGHT REGISTRATION PAGE
STEP 4: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This is the usual terms and conditions that come with any webpage. Nobody ever reads them, so just check the two boxes that say you agree and click the blue button (다음단계로) on the bottom.
STEP 5: ENTERING YOUR INFORMATION
아이디 – Choose an ID and then press 중복확인 (GREEN SQUARE), which will tell you whether or not the ID name is available. If you choose something that cannot be used, red words will appear next to the 중복확인 button saying ‘사용하실 수 없는 아이디입니다.’ If you chose an ID that can be used, ‘사용 가능한 아이디 입니다’ will show in blue.
BLUE SQUARE: This part should be simple.
비밀번호 – Password
비밀번호 – Re-enter your password
If you entered two different passwords, ‘비밀번호와 비밀번호 확인이 일치하지 않습니다.’ should appear in red next to the second input box. Retry until the red words disappear.
PURPLE SQUARE: Another simple part.
이름 – Name
남 (male), 여 (female)
Enter your name and then choose your gender. Choose wisely.
RED SQUARE: Now this is where it gets sort of complicated.
There are two options here. 휴대폰 means ‘handphone’ or cell phone. 유선전화 refers to your landline. This tutorial is based solely on the assumption that you have a Korean cellphone. So what you want to do is enter your phone number into the boxes like shown above and then press ‘인증번호받기’
STEP 6: CONFIRMING THAT YOU ARE A REAL PERSON
Once you’ve pressed the ‘인증번호받기’ button, you should instantly get a text message. This text message will have a six digit code that you need to move on.
Once you have gotten your six digit code, you can take that code and insert it into the place highlighted in the picture below.
Press ‘인증하기’ and if you have the right code in the box, you’ll be instantly registered!
And yes, that’s the end! You don’t have to click on any of these buttons and can just close the page if you want to. Clicking on these will take you to different parts of the daum website. What you really want to do right now is find your favorite bands’ cafes and join them!