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Northern Cyprus: 2 Best eSIMs Compared + Discounts (2023)

Northern Cyprus, so not “real” Cyprus, is probably not the most popular travel destination in the Middle East, but it still has a much offer.

But it still has a lot to offer and is one of the cheaper destinations in the Middle East.

Be careful with with international roaming though – International roaming can be expensive, which is why using local and travel eSIMs is recommended to save money.

Not only will you save a lot of money by doing so, you do not have to deal with SIM card registration laws, which are often invasive (which includes Northern Cyprus).

How much will a local or travel eSIM for Northern Cyprus cost you?

You can get an eSIM for Northern Cyprus for 36 USD from SimCorner.

I will also introduce you to a few global eSIMs that be used in Northern Cyprus and 80+ other countries, including Northern Cyprus' neighbors, for competitive rates.

Buying an eSIM for Northern Cyprus Guide (Simcorner)

Original publication: 13th of October 2022. Last updated: 17th of October 2022.


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SimCorner eSIM for Northern Cyprus

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Wait a minute, does SimCorner not only sell (fantastic) travel SIM cards that get shipped to your home before going abroad, like Northern Cyprus?

Yes… and no – as of October, SimCorner introduced travel eSIMs as well 🥳.

You may have read my SimCorner Europe SIM card review, which I used in 11 countries in the European Union (and had a pleasant experience with), so I was hyping them up to sell eSIMs too.

It took them a while, as they like to do extensive testing before introducing new products, but here we are.

For Northern Cyprus, SimCorner has one eSIM: SimCorner Northern Cyprus 6 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 36 USD.

Depending on your location, you will be charged in AUD, EUR, GBP, or NZD for your convenience.

Just like Airalo and any other eSIM mentioned in this guide, you cannot use 5G NR (yet) with the SimCorner Northern Cyprus eSIM.

Moreover, it is a data-only eSIM, so there is no calling or texting.

Unlike the Airalo eSIM and some other eSIMs in this guide, you cannot top up or extend the validity with the SimCorner Northern Cyprus eSIM.

If you are out of data or the eSIM expires, you have to purchase a new one.

Luckily, getting another eSIM is quick and straightforward, but that does mean you will have to buy at least two eSIMs if you plan on staying in Northern Cyprus for 30 days or longer, for example.

On the other hand, you do not have to deal with Northern Cyprus' SIM card registration requirements, which is a big plus!

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Local Northern Cypriot eSIM for Prepaid Customers

If you want the best and full network experience, including being able to call and text, you want to get a local eSIM.

You have two mobile operators in Northern Cyprus: KKTC Turkcel and KKTC Telsim.

Currently, no Northern Cypriot mobile operator offers eSIMs to prepaid customers

For more information about the plans offered by the Northern Cypriots, check out my North Cypriot SIM card buying guide.


International eSIM for Northern Cyprus & More Countries

Okay, I went over the Northern Cyprus travel eSIM options offered by SimCorner.

As expected, these eSIMs can only be used in Northern Cyprus and not in neighboring Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, or Turkey.

So what if you plan on visiting any of those countries, or you are on a world tour and wish to use one eSIM in multiple countries – do you have any other options?

Yes, you do. SimCorner has international eSIMs covering at least 80 countries; including Northern Cyprus too.

So let's see which multi-country eSIMs can be used in Northern Cyprus and other countries, including Northern Cyprus' neighbors.


SimCorner International eSIM

International Travel eSIM SimCorner
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When SimCorner introduced its eSIMs in October 2022, it also launched an international one, covering Northern Cyprus and 110+ countries.

For now, you only have one option: SimCorner International 6 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 36 USD.

Depending on your location, you will be charged in AUD, EUR, GBP, or NZD for your convenience.

The SimCorner International eSIM can be used in the following 110+ countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard & Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

By the way, the SimCorner International eSIM is also available as a SIM card – very convenient (if your or your travel companion's phone does not support eSIM).


Overview of the Best eSIMs for Northern Cyprus (SimCorner)

In this guide, I went over SimCorner Northern Cyprus as the only (reasonably priced) eSIM for Northern Cyprus.

I recognize that there are other eSIM providers that do offer services for Northern Cyprus.

But they are either crazy expensive or the quality of service is whack (based on my experience or the experiences of other Phone Travel Wiz readers).

But you are free to try them out and let me know if they were any good 😀.


Buying a SIM Card in Northern Cyprus

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting a Northern Cypriot SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

Or you can get the SimCorner Northern Cyprus SIM card, which will be delivered to your home before going to Northern Cyprus – convenient 😏.


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