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Can I Use My Mobile Phone in Turkey?

Can I Use My Mobile Phone in Turkey?

Yes, your phone will still do its job as long as you want to consider some matters.
‘You will be honor to choose between three options’. Their name is International Roaming, International Package, International SIM Card, and Turkish SIM Card. All of them have their own charm. You can choose based on how your situation is. The following a peak to give you some vision so you could know what the best for you. To know who will steal your heart, let’s begin.

The Same Sim Card for Visiting Turkey

It helps when you want to use your regular SIM card instead of the new one. That will be much easier for you to get data and call package after you just arrived in the airport, without any activation and some kind of stuff. Remember to set while you still in your home country.

International Roaming

For International Roaming, you can individually set it on your mobile phone. Choose “Settings” menu, then click “Mobile Network”. After you see “Data Roaming”, tap to enable it. However, every mobile phone product has different exact order to turn it on.
This one is quite pricey because you will be charged a per-minute. You need to provide an enough amount of deposits in your phone. Of course, it is not preferable if you call suddenly stopped because you run out of credit.

International Package

You can arrange for International plan with your GSM provider either. You will set your maximum usage before you come to Turkey. Check their website to know how you can get it. Some GPS provider give their customers the freedom that same as if you use it in your home country. Please choose the best offer because– yeah, they are always expensive.

International Sim Card for Visiting Turkey

It called ‘Travel SIM Card’. You can use it wherever you are and what country you want to go. It can be at Asian, Africa, America, and so on. You can use it all around the world. According to a website, the best international SIM card can refer to GoSIM. Besides, they provide you some basic services like: calls, data and SMS plans, GoSIM also coverage in over 210 countries across 340 networks. This is persuasive, but they claimed, they could save you up to 90% on international roaming charges. Maybe a good candidate.
Where to buy International SIM Card? The easiest way is through the online shops. So, good luck.

Buy Sim Card in Turkey

There are only three GSM providers in Turkey that can set up with a SIM card which are Vodafone, Turkcell and Turk Telekom.
If you need to make and receive calls inside Turkey, this one is quite suitable. The price is also less pricey compared to the other ones. Turkey has 3 main GSM Provider. They are Turkcell, Vodafone, and Türk Telekom. Turkcell is the recommended one. It has the most customer and coverage many areas. One traveler said that it is the best option for most visitors to Turkey. While Vodafone in second place. It suits you when you need vast amount of data. They offer larger prepaid data package options than Turkcell.
Then came Türk Telekom as the smallest operator. They are the least coverage outside the major towns and cities. But they have a particular good price.

To International Roaming & Turkish SIM Card User.

You should register your device and then pay the registration fee. Or your phones will be blocked/stop working 120 days after it is first used in Turkey. So this won’t affect the vast majority of short-term visitors.
For you who want to stay longer, please prepare your device, passport, Turkish Residence Permit, and Turkish lira. Then visit the Tax Administration Office at any town in Turkey. Then pay a significant fee to register them. You will get Vergi Dairesi Alındısı, a paper receipt for payment of the tax, with your mobile device’s IMEI noted on it.
Next, visit one of the Turkish Network Operator shops to register your device. Bring along your phone, your passport, Turkish Residence Permit, and the Vergi Dairesi Alındısı, buy a SIM card and the clerk will register it for you.