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Old 22nd March 2012, 06:28   #1 (permalink)
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I phone 4S in Turkey

Hi......I have brought my Iphone 4S to Turkey , Altinkum....it was a very unexpected christmas pressie off the husband, It was bought at the Apple store and was 600..so it's unlocked.......I registered an English phone last year around this time and I am hearing mixed reports that i can only register 1 phone every 2 years , some say 1 year, i want a package with data calls and text, my Turkish son in law is on vigin so it would make sense to go with them...My husband is due back to Turkey next week...he does not have a residency as he works abroad and just pays his visa on entry, can he register the phone in his name? We have been in the UK for 6 months which is why I am just sorting it out now.......Thought i was missing something ...so went back ....and it was nice ....but not the same anymore .......so expensive to live!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I phone 4S in Turkey

My friend registered a Turkcell dongle on a visitor's visa on Tuesday. Don't know if this is the same criteria as registering a Turkcell sim.

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Re: I phone 4S in Turkey

Turkcell and Vodaphone both want passport and ikamet (this was in Bodrum 3 weeks ago) so I would presume that the rules would be the same for Virgin but not certain. It is 2 years, don't listen to phone shops when they tell you different, I've was stung by Turkcell for 25tl to register my phone, nearly 6 months later received a text from the place in Ankara where IMEI's are finally registered and they cut mine off as someone else (unbeknown to me!) had registered a mobile on my details! It is the place in Ankara that stipulates the 1 registered phone every 2 years not the individual shops.

Your son in law could get you the contract but you still have the problem of registereing the phone?


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Re: I phone 4S in Turkey

A friend registered my phone for me in his name as he had all the necessary visa entry stamps and residency and then i put my sim card in it and it has worked fine. This was a couple of years ago and the friend has since returned to the UK.

The only thing is yours is an expensive phone and mine is a cheapie PAYG. It would probably have to be a VERY good friend if you wanted to go this way and the contract may have to be in their name - I don't know.
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One phone every two years and must be within one month of entering the country. You also have to have an İkamet.
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Re: I phone 4S in Turkey

Thanks everyone for the advice...will be sorting it out this week , and will let you know how i got on
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I registered one phone in Turkcell shop in Bodrum a year ago. 5TL, passport, normal visitor visa without any problems. Good luck.
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Re: I phone 4S in Turkey

Went to Avea and they registered my English mobile phone with daughters residency and passport.....unlocked for ever and ever..( i could not register it in my name as I had already registered a phone last year ...and it is 1 UK bought mobile phone every 2 years)...Avea also registered my husbands English mobile....unlocked for 1 year....as he only has a passport ..no residency....So that means it will close in 1 year ..but i can open it by then...New Kipa in Soke...has quality mobiles for approx same price as UK so that would have been the way forward instead of getting a 1 bought for Xmas in England and having to register it here
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