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Old 13th April 2015, 06:10   #21 (permalink)
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What if I just want to buy a sim for an iPhone which is unlocked ? I'd be using it for a few weeks in June and then 2 months or so from September? Can you do this and how much would the cost be? Also if I wanted to buy a mifi with a turkish sim would I need to register it and how much - roughly would it cost?
I had to look up MiFi. Turkcell has the equivalent called VINN.

If you really, just really, have to without any doubt, have to have a phone (for some reason) for just a short stay in Turkey, then do as suggested and buy a cheap phone in Turkey and put the Turkish SIM in it. The hassle and cost of the alternatives are large and not worth it unless you plan to stay here for a long time. You have to find and pay at a tax office, you have to run back and forth between it and the phone shop. Not all phone shops can register your foreign phone. You have to find one that does. There are many used phone shops (aka phone "doctors") which sell used phones.
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I thınk a new sım card ıs about 40lıra.When ı used to come to turkey to stay ın my apartment on holıdays ı just bought a cheap mobıle phone here ın turkey and turkcell sorted ıt out for me wıth a sım.Hardly ever used ıt anyway --frıends and famıly keep ın touch by email.
When you buy a Turkish Sim Card say 40 tl, does it come with any call time on it?
I ask because I let my number go over the allotted time for putting any credit on and when I went to buy credit obviously, the number has gone. I have a cheap Nokia I purchased in Turkey years ao for 100tl. So still got the phone but no Sim.
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Re: Turkish SIM Card in UK Mobile Phone

Vodafone Packages (Use Google Translate)

Turkey SIM Card

Prepaid Turkey SIM Card

Took less than 2 minutes to find these and hundreds like them.
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Re: Turkish SIM Card in UK Mobile Phone

Be aware when asking about using Turkish SIM Card in non Turkish Mobile Phones you will get different answers from different shops in the same resort,
sometimes you will get different answers from the same shop because only 1 person handles that type of transaction and they don't always tell you come back later when that person is available.
Do you research online and if a phone shop tells you different simply try a different shop
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Re: Turkish SIM Card in UK Mobile Phone

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Vodafone Packages (Use Google Translate)

Turkey SIM Card

Prepaid Turkey SIM Card

Took less than 2 minutes to find these and hundreds like them.
Ok, I'm not very phone savvy, in fact quite the opposite (thick) but have just been looking at the link ablove for the Turkey SIM Card, and have to say, what little I understood it sounded very good.

But what I couldn't figure out was the cost if being used in a country other than Turkey, such as Egypt or/and Morocco, now that could be really helpful for me if someone could explain how I find that out, because I travel to both of those countries periodically.
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Re: Turkish SIM Card in UK Mobile Phone

If you have a reasonably new phone which has WiFi capability, then you can probably download apps. For free messaging with pictures, download 'Whatsap', for free calls and messaging download 'Viber'. If the people you want to speak to have the same apps, then your contacts automatically appear on your phone and vice versa. So as long as you are in a WiFi area ie bar/hotel etc your messages and calls are free. Whatsap seems to be the best option for texting, Viber sometimes can be patchy depending on WiFi strength. My daughter works for Emirates and with these apps I can converse with her anywhere in the world foc! Hope this wasn't too long winded.
PS pictures can be sent and received too. Cheers
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Ok, I'm not very phone savvy, in fact quite the opposite (thick) but have just been looking at the link ablove for the Turkey SIM Card, and have to say, what little I understood it sounded very good.

But what I couldn't figure out was the cost if being used in a country other than Turkey, such as Egypt or/and Morocco, now that could be really helpful for me if someone could explain how I find that out, because I travel to both of those countries periodically.
Here is a comprehensive article listing the many questions asked in this post:

Turkish Mobile (Cell) Phone SIM Cards in Turkey

You may need to contact the vendor for your specific questions about roaming outside Turkey or you can just get one of the following:

Prepaid SIM Cards

International SIM Card
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