Mobile Operators in Turkey
Travelling to Turkey? Using your home phone network in Turkey can be expensive even if you have an international packages e.g. Vodafone. So you considering switching over a local Sim card to take advantage of better deals and plans.
There are three main telco operators in Turkey: Turkcell, Vodafone and Turk Telekom. All of the operators provide 2G, 3G and 4G high-speed internet services. Turkcell is the largest operator in Turkey and is the best when it comes to good network coverage.
According to Turkish regulations all prepaid Sim cards must be purchased by using a passport and a registration form fulfilled. Prepaid SIM cards are valid for a maximum of 120 days. There is also censorship over certain websites and content, so we advise you to download a VPN onto your device before you set off on your travels.
As the official language is Turkish, you may need google translate to understand the text messages/SMSs from your operator.
It is always better to buy a Prepaid Travel Sim card early, before you travel to Turkey. Because there are long queues at the airports full of tourists and travel agencies trying to buy sim cards. You may also wait for the activation and spend loads of time at the airport exit gate.
You can get your prepaid sim card in 3 easy steps from turkeysimcard.com.
- Order online: You can pass all of the regulation process quickly by filling in the registration form, uploading your passport and make credit card payment online.
- Airport pick-up: Turkey Sim Card offers a private meeting service. Their team will be waiting to you at the arrival exit door with your name (7/24 hours) and delivering your package. This service is totally free. No extra charge.
- Insert & Use: You will not wait for the activation of your sim package. You will take your already tested sim card from our delivery team. Then insert and use.