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Old 12th February 2012, 02:17   #1 (permalink)
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Wifi in Turkey

I wonder if anyone can tell me how I can use wifi in Turkey? I think this can e used for free but you require some sort of card or something. If this is correct what do I need and how much is it? Does it last forever?

Appreciate any help with this I am not very good with this sort of thing so please provide basic simple answers please.
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Re: Wifi

I presume you are bringing a laptop or netbook with you therefore it should be built in already.

Most resort cafe and restaurants provide free wifi and when you visit just ask a waiter for the password
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Re: Wifi in Turkey

In Istanbul, about half the wireless passwords you ask for are "123456789" or "1234567890." Unfortunately, most wireless networks aren't restaurants or hotels, and the owners of those other networks are usually slightly more creative, meaning you'll have to try about a dozen of them before you get one that works, and the connection is often poor when you do get one (it's often poor even if you're legitimately in the building). In Izmir hotels are usually slightly more creative, and cheap restaurants usually either don't have WiFi or won't give you the password, while expensive restaurants don't really seem to want you hanging around.

In Istanbul, the public parks and Starbucks provide "free" Wifi, but you need a Turkish phone number, and good luck getting someone to explain that to you. I also think, though I could have had this explained wrong, that you either need to be a Turkcell subscriber, or have the Starbucks give you their username and password. The parks of course I have no idea. When I got a Turkcell phone number I still couldn't get it to work because I needed some other number, and when I have an Avea phone number, I had a data plan, and went with that.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Re: Wifi in Turkey

hi jan we have wifi it in the building where we live..and maybe your building has it also
otherwise all the restaurants in tosmur have wifi they give you their security number while you are there..maybe for a meal or just a coffee..and most of the bars and restaurants in alanya also have wifi.
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Re: Wifi in Turkey

Yes, Istanbul is a problem because there are lots of young people here and they sit for hours in Starbucks without consuming anything - except free wifi! They still do it mind you but I think they reduced the number of people who do that since they made you use a password. I have a data plan and don't go to Starbucks to surf the net anyway but once I had to meet someone in there with his laptop and we had a devil of a job to get him connected to the wifi and even then the connection kept getting dropped.
Tosmur does not say where he/she wants to use wifi but I imagine, like most things, it would be much easier away from Istanbul
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