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SIM Cards in Turkey: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Turkey – the gateway between (Southeastern) Europe and (Western) Asia, with a small part of the country being considered to be in Europe and the remainder of the land in Asia.

Known for its sweet, sweet tea, famous kebabs, and for being an affordable travel destination, Turkey is a popular country to visit by travelers of all kinds.

From the busy streets in Istanbul to the Roman ruins in Antalya, from the hot air balloon festival in Cappadocia to Bodrum Castle in Bodrum, the country hosts everything for anyone. And of course… plenty of cool beaches.

Before you start sharing your beach-life photos or videos of exploring ruins, be aware that international roaming can be expensive. Roaming in Turkey could make your relatively affordable trip suddenly more expensive.

Luckily, you can get a Turkish SIM card to enjoy local rates. The best part is that Turkey has one of the lowest mobile data rates in the Middle East AND worldwide.

You can get a Turkish SIM card for as low as 30 TRY (1.05 USD) from Turkcell, Vodafone, and Türk Telekom. However, it will be a challenge to pay such a price as a tourist or traveler – you can be charged up to 200 TRY (7 USD) for Turkish SIM cards (unless a local can negotiate a better deal for you).

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Even if you have to pay a tourist premium for your SIM card, you can still enjoy low mobile data rates. You can get 1 GB of data valid for 7 days for as little as 7 TRY (0.80 USD). There will not be a roaming deal out there cheaper than this!

The Turkish mobile operators love to offer choice – a lot. They all have around 90 different prepaid packages, let alone postpaid ones. So there is quite a lot to go through when trying to find the best plan for you.

Luckily for you, I have listed it all in this guide.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Turkey. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Turkey Guide (logos of Turkcell, Vodafone & Türk Telekom)

Original publication: 26th of December 2019. Last updated: 1st of March 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Turkey?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Turkey, I recommend going with Turkcell. It has the fastest speeds in the country and extensive coverage.

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So, which other SIM cards are available in Turkey?

Turkey has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Turkcell
  • Vodafone Turkey
  • Türk Telekom
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Anyone living in or visiting Turkey can buy a Turkish SIM card with no restrictions.

But you do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations, which include showing your passport at the point of sale.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Where Can You Buy a Turkish SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get a Turkish SIM card in the official stores of Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey & Türk Telekom. They can also be obtained from other stores, including kiosks, mini markets, and electronic shops. Some Turkish airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

You can expect to pay for the following Turkish SIM cards:

  • Turkcell: between 34 TRY to 200 TRY
  • Vodafone Turkey: between 40 TRY and 200 TRY
  • Türk Telekom: up to 200 TRY

The following Turkey mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Turkcell: 169 TRY
  • Vodafone Turkey: 40 TRY (excludes new SIM card fee)

If you plan to buy a SIM card at an airport, the prices can be higher than those listed above – be aware of this.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date TRY (Turkish Lira) to your currency (let's say INR – Indian Rupee) exchange rates.

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between TRY and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 TRY = 0.35 USD
  • 10 TRY = 0.35 USD
  • 100 TRY = 3.50 USD
  • 1000 TRY = 35.10 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Turkey

(Travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular in recent years.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

This forced mobile operators to adopt eSIM technology faster than they had planned (for the benefit of anyone wishing to use eSIMs instead of swapping SIM cards).

At the moment, no Turkish mobile operator offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But if the Turkish mobile operators did have eSIMs and you wanted to purchase an eSIM, you would need to comply with Turkey's SIM card registration regulations.

Suppose you do not wish to do so for whatever reason. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for Turkey.

My Turkey eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide (even in Turkey).

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You can even get eSIMs covering Turkey and other countries in the Middle East, allowing you to use one eSIM in multiple destinations with just one purchase.

Or you can even get a global eSIM, which can be used in at least 100 countries worldwide.

While the Turkey eSIM buying guide goes much more in-depth about your options, I do want to introduce some quickly here:

  • Airalo: Merhaba (Turkey only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Turkey
  • Holafly: Turkey (unlimited data)
  • Nomad: Turkey, Middle East (seven countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

For information about these eSIMs, such as how much the eSIMs cost and how much data you get, check out the Turkey eSIM buying guide.

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Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey & Türk Telekom and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

Let's see what TURKEY offers us.


Turkcell

Turkcell Logo
© Turkcell

Turkcell is the largest mobile operator in Turkey. It is also the mobile operator with the fastest speeds and best overall performance in the country.

Turkcell uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Turkcell:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Turkcell SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Turkcell

Turkcell has extensive coverage in Turkey.

According to OpenSignal, it has the best 4G Coverage Experience.

Below is Turkcell's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Turkcell

You can buy a Turkcell SIM card for 34 TRY with 15 GB of data, 750 minutes, and 250 SMS – all valid for 28 days in Turkcell stores and many other stores, such as phone shops, electronic stores, and kiosks. Each Turkcell branch and reseller can set its own price. As a tourist, you will be charged more than locals. Turkcell SIM cards are sold up to 200 TRY.

Turkcell SIM Card
© Turkcell

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Tourist Welcome Pack. It costs 169 TRY and features 20 GB of data, unlimited data for BiP & WhatsApp, and 200 local minutes, and 1000 SMS – all valid for 30 days. However, this offer can be a challenge to find.

Turkcell Tourist Welcome Pack
© Turkcell
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Turkcell SIM cards are active for 185 days. After 185 days, it goes into a semi-active period for 180 OR until the 31st of December. In the semi-active period, you can still receive calls and SMS, but you cannot reach out to anyone yourself (except for emergency numbers).

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Turkey, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Turkcell.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Turkey eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Merhaba (Turkey only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Turkey – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Turkey (unlimited data) – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Turkey, Middle East (seven countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Turkey eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Turkcell

Turkcell top-up vouchers are sold in Turkcell stores and other stores, including kiosks, phone stores, and grocery stores.

To top up your Turkcell SIM card, call 532 and follow the instructions.

You can tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your Turkcell balance.

You can also use the Dijital Operatör (Digital Operator) to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

Turkcell Dijital Operatör App
© Turkcell

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Turkcell

Turkcell has seven data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in TRY (Turkish Lira).

To convert TRY to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

61cell Fırtına Paketler Kampanyası (61cell Storm Packages Campaign) – Turkcell

The 61cell Fırtına Paketler Kampanyası (61cell Storm Packages Campaign) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Enable 61cell Fırtına Paketler Kampanyası by sending the Activation Code to 2200:

PriceDataBiP DataLocal MinutesLocal SMS ValidityActivation Code
40 TRY2 GB1 GB600 minutes300 SMS1 day61CELL AVANTAJ
54 TRY4 GB1 GB1000 minutes500 SMS1 day61CELL PLUS
Turkcell Turkey 61cell Fırtına Paketler Kampanyası 61cell Storm Packages Campaign
© Turkcell
Ana Paketler (Main Packages) – Turkcell

Ana Paketler (Main Packages) plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

You can activate Ana Paketler by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
130 TRYBolca 1200 DK Paketi250 MBN/A1200 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 1200DK
150 TRYBolca 2 GB2 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 2GB
170 TRYBolca 4 GB4 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 4GB
200 TRYBolca 8 GB8 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 8GB
230 TRYBolca 12 GB12 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 12GB
260 TRYBolca 16 GB16 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 16GB
290 TRYBolca 20 GB20 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 20GB
310 TRYBolca 24 GB24 GB5 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysBOLCA 24GB

1 BiP, Lifebox & TV +

Turkcell Turkey Ana Paketler Main Packages Plan
GNÇ Paketler (GNÇ Packages) – Turkcell

The GNÇ Paketler (GNÇ Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

You can activate GNÇ Paketler by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1,2Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
140 TRYSuper GNC 4 GB Paketi2 GB2 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 4GB
160 TRYSuper GNC 8 GB Paketi4 GB4 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 8GB
210 TRYSuper GNC 16 GB Paketi8 GB8 GB 1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 16GB
240 TRYSuper GNC 20 GB Paketi12 GB8 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 20GB
260 TRYSuper GNC 24 GB Paketi16 GB8 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 24GB
290 TRYSuper GNC 30 GB Paketi20 GB10 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 30GB
310 TRYSuper GNC 34 GB Paketi24 GB10 GB1000 minutes500 SMS28 daysSUPER GNC 34GB

1 Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter & YouTube
2 5 GB BiP, Lifebox & TV +

Turkcell GNÇ Paketlers
Diger Ana Paketler (Other Main Packages) – Turkcell

The Diger Ana Paketler (Other Main Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Enable Diger Ana Paketler by sending the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1,2Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
170 TRYHepsi 5 GB3 GB2 GB1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysHEPSI 5GB
190 TRYHepsi 7 GB5 GB2 GB1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysHEPSI 7GB
190 TRYGNÇ Hepsi 16 GB Paketi8 GB8 GB 1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysGNC HEPSI 16GB
240 TRYGNÇ Hepsi 24 GB Paketi14 GB10 GB 1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysGNC HEPSI 24GB
250 TRYHepsi 15 GB13 GB2 GB 1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysHEPSI 15GB
280 TRYHepsi 23 GB18 GB5 GB 1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysHEPSI 23GB
310 TRYHepsi 28 GB23 GB5 GB 1200 minutes750 SMS28 daysHEPSI 28GB

1 Facebook & Twitter
2 + 5 GB for BiP

Turkcell Turkey Diger Ana Paketler
Uzun Süreli Paketler (Long Term Packages) – Turkcell

The Uzun Süreli Paketler (Long Term Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Enable Uzun Süreli Paketler by sending the Activation Code to 2200:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMS ValidityActivation Code
390 TRY15 GBShared with data allowance6000 minutes3000 SMS90 daysMUTLU MEGA 15 GB
680 TRY35 GBShared with data allowance12 000 minutes6000 SMS180 daysMUTLU MEGA 35 GB
1000 TRY70 GB60 GB25 000 minutes12 000 SMS365 daysMUTLU MEGA 70 GB

1 BiP, Lifebox & TV +

Turkcell Turkey Uzun Süreli Paketler
Diger Ek Paketler (Other Additional Packages) – Turkcell

The Diger Ek Paketler (Other Additional Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Diger Ek Paketler are available:

PricePlanDataSocial DataAppsValidityActivation Code
4.06 TRY250 MB Yeni Twitter PaketiN/A250 MBTwitter30 daysApp only
6.11 TRYYolda Paylaş Paketi2 GBN/AN/A1 dayKKPAYLAS TO 1020
7.11 TRY500 MB Twitter Paketi (Hazır Kart)N/A500 MBTwitter30 daysApp only
10.26 TRYYolda İzle Paketi4 GBN/AN/A1 day KKIZLE TO 1020
20 TRYPUBG Mobile 3 GB PaketiN/A3 GBPUBG30 daysPUBGMOBILE3GB TO 2200
45 TRYPUBGM 5 GBN/A5 GBPUBG30 daysPUBGMOBILE5GB TO 2200
70 TRYYouTube PaketiN/A5 GBYouTube28 daysYOUTUBE TO 2200
70 TRYEk Sosyal İnternet PaketiN/A5 GBFacebook & Twitter30 daysEK SOCIAL TO 2200
70 TRYInstagram PaketiN/A5 GBInstagram30 daysINSTAGRAM TO 2200
Turkcell Turkey Diger Ek Paketler (Other Additional Packages)
© Turkcell
Internet Paketleri (Internet Packages) – Turkcell

The Internet Paketleri (Internet Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Internet Paketleri can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 2222:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
140 TRYYeni 4 GB4 GB28 daysYENI 4GB
150 TRYYeni 6 GB6 GB28 daysYENI 6GB
170 TRYYeni 8 GB8 GB28 daysYENI 8GB
Turkcell Turkey Internet Paketleri

APN/Internet Settings – Turkcell

  • Name: Turkcell
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Vodafone Turkey

Vodafone Logo
© Vodafone

Vodafone Turkey, just Vodafone but officially Vodafone Türkiye, is the second-largest operator in Turkey. It is the mobile operator with the best 4G availability, but it has the slowest speeds.

Vodafone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Vodafone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Vodafone Turkey

Vodafone has extensive coverage in Turkey.

According to OpenSignal, Vodafone has the best 4G availability in the country.

Below is Vodafone's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Turkey

You can buy a Vodafone SIM card in Vodafone stores and many other stores, such as phone shops, electronic stores, and kiosks. Each Vodafone branch and reseller can set its own price. As a tourist, you will be charged more than locals. Vodafone SIM cards are sold for 30 TRY up to 200 TRY.

Vodafone Turkey SIM Card
© Vodafone Turkey

Short-term travelers can also take advantage of the Tourist Exclusive Pack. It costs 40 TRY and features 20 GB of data, 750 local minutes, and 1000 SMS – all valid for 28 days. However, this price excludes the new SIM card free, which varies by shop and can be as high as 200 TRY.

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You may want to get a travel eSIM for Turkey, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Vodafone Turkey (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Europe-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just Turkey or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Turkey eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Merhaba (Turkey only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Turkey – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Turkey (unlimited data) – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Turkey, Middle East (seven countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Turkey eSIM buying guide.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Turkey

Vodafone top-up vouchers are sold in Vodafone stores and other stores, including kiosks, phone stores, and grocery stores.

To top up your Vodafone SIM card, call 7500 and enter the Voucher Code.

You can tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards. However, only Mastercards are accepted.

Dial *123# to check your Vodafone balance.

You can also use the Vodafone Yanimda (Vodafone by my side) to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS).

Vodafone Turkey Yanımda App
© Vodafone Turkey

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Turkey

Vodafone has four data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in TRY (Turkish Lira).

To convert TRY to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Kolay Paketleri (Easy Packages)- Vodafone Turkey

The Kolay Paketleri (Easy Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Kolay Paketleri are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
90 TRYGel Dene Paketi8 GB350 minutes100 SMS14 days
120 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 1500500 MB1500 minutes250 SMS28 days
150 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 55 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
180 TRY Süper Kolay Paket 1015 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
190 TRYSınırsız İletişim Kolay Paket7 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
255 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 2525 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
Vodafone Turkey Kolay Paketleri Easy Packages Plan
Gençlere Özel Faturasız Paketler (Prepaid Packages Special for Young People) – Vodafone Turkey

The Gençlere Özel Faturasız Paketler (Prepaid Packages Special for Young People) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Gençlere Özel Faturasız Paketler are available:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
180 TRY Genç Süper Kolay Paket 1010 GBUnlimited750 minutes250 SMS28 days
215 TRYGenç Süper Kolay Paket 1515 GBUnlimited750 minutes250 SMS28 days
255 TRYGenç Süper Kolay Paket 2525 GBUnlimited750 minutes250 SMS28 days

1 Discord, Facebook, Free Fire, Instagram, League of Legends: Wild Rift, PubG Mobile, Teamfight Tactics Mobile, Tiktok, Twitch, Twitter & Zula Mobile

Vodafone Turkey Gençlere Özel Faturasiz Paketler (Prepaid Packages Special for Young People)
Mevsimlik Paketler (Seasonal Packages) – Vodafone Turkey

The Mevsimlik Paketler (Seasonal Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mevsimlik Paketler are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
185 TRYMevsimlik Paket 10GB10 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
340 TRYMevsimlik Paket 3 Ay 30 GB30 GB5000 minutes1000 SMS90 days
435 TRYMevsimlik Paket 3 Ay 50 GB50 GB5000 minutes1000 SMS90 days
660 TRY Mevsimlik Paket 6 Ay 60 GB60 GB10 000 minutes2000 SMS180 days
Vodafone Turkey Mevsimlik Paketler (Seasonal Packages)
Ek Paket Al (Extra Packages) – Vodafone Turkey

The Ek Paket Al/Extra Packages are data bundles (without 5G NR access) that sometimes act as add-ons for the aforementioned plans. When it is an add-on, it cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

All plans with Until plan expires in the Validity column are add-ons.

The following Ek Paket Al are available:

PricePlanDataSocial DataAppValidityAuto-Renews
5 TRYAvantajlı 3 GB Paketi3 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
6 TRYGünlük Sınırsız İletişim PaketiN/AUnlimitedBiP, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Telegram & WhatsApp24 hoursNo
6.5 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız Oyun PaketiN/AUnlimited101 Okey, Backgammon Plus, Okey Plus & Zynga Canak Okey7 daysNo
8 TRYVodafone TV Full Paket- 1 Ay Hediye Paketi1 GBN/AN/A30 daysYes
9 TRYGünlük 500 MB500 MBN/AN/A1 dayNo
9.9 TRYWhatsApplı Arama AsistanıN/A1 GBWhatsAppUntil plan expiresNo
11.9 TRY50 GB Guvenli Depo Ek PaketiN/A50 GBUnlimited internet and 50GB backup space in Secure Storage30 daysYes
12 TRYHaftalık 500 MB500 MBN/AN/A7 daysNo
12 TRYGünlük Sınırsız Sosyal Medya PaketiN/AUnlimitedFacebook, Instagram, Threads & Twitter24 hoursNo
12 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız İletişim PaketiN/AUnlimitedYouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids24 hoursNo
15 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız İletişim PaketiN/AUnlimitedBiP, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Telegram, Whatsapp & Yaay7 daysNo
16.2 TRY100 GB Güvenli Depo Ek PaketiN/A100 GBUnlimited internet and 100GB backup space in Secure Storage7 daysNo
16.2 TRY100 GB Güvenli Depo Ek PaketiN/A100 GBUnlimited internet and 100GB backup space in Secure Storage7 daysYes
19 TRYSınırsız İletişim PaketiN/AUnlimitedBiP, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Telegram, Whatsapp & YaayUntil plan expiresYes
19 TRYSınırsız Müzik PaketiN/AUnlimitedSpotify, Spotify Premium, Power FM, Karnaval & Fenomen30 daysYes
21.9 TRY500 GB Guvenli Depo Ek PaketiN/A500 GBUnlimited internet and 500GB backup space in Secure Storage7 daysYes
24 TRYDoldur 1 GB1 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
24 TRYHaftalık 1 GB1 GBN/AN/A7 daysNo
25 TRYGamer Video PaketiN/AUnlimitedDiscord, Free Fire, League of Legends: Wild Rift, PubG Mobile, Teamfight Tactics Mobile, Twitch, & Zula MobileUntil plan expiresYes
25.4 TRYKarakartal 1GB Destek PaketiN/A1 GBFacebook, Instagram & Twitter30 daysYes
27 TRY10 Numara Paket10 GBN/AN/A10 daysNo
30 TRYDoldur 2 GB2 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
30 TRYDoldur 3 GB3 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
30.5 TRYKarakartal 2GB Destek PaketiN/A2 GBFacebook, Instagram & Twitter30 daysYes
35 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız TikTok PaketiN/AUnlimitedTikTok7 daysNo
35 TRYHaftalık Gamer VideoN/AUnlimitedYouTube, Twitch, PubG Mobile, Discord7 daysNo
35 TRYAylık 1GB Haber Ekstra PaketiN/A1 GBFlash news, finance and weather content.30 daysNo
35 TRYAylık 1 GB Astroloji PaketiN/A1 GBAstrology package30 daysNo
35 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız TikTok PaketiN/AUnlimitedNetflix and Amazon Prime7 daysNo
35.6 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız Sosyal Medya PaketiN/AUnlimitedFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads7 daysNo
35.6 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız Video PaketiN/AUnlimitedYouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids & İzlesene7 daysNo
36 TRYAvantajlı 1 GB Paketi1 GBN/AN/A30 daysNo
39 TRYBüyük Seçim 4 GB4 GBN/AN/A30 daysYes
39 TRYDoldur 4 GB4 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
39 TRYDoldur 5 GB5 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
39 TRYDoldur 6 GB6 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
40.7 TRY3GB 1903 Destek PaketiN/A3 GB/5 GBFacebook, Instagram and Twitter & 5GB Secure Storage usage space30 daysYes
45 TRYAylık 2 GB2 GBN/AN/A30 daysNo
49.8 TRY15 Günlük Sınırsız TikTok PaketiN/AUnlimitedTikTok15 daysNo
54 TRYDoldur 7 GB 7 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
54 TRYDoldur 8 GB 8 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
54 TRYDoldur 9 GB9 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
54 TRYDoldur 10 GB10 GBN/AN/AUntil plan expiresNo
69 TRYGamer Video Paketi N/AUnlimitedYouTube, Twitch, PubG Mobile & Discord30 daysYes
70.1 TRYSınırsız Video Paketi N/AUnlimitedYoutube, YouTube Kids, YouTube Music & İzlesene30 daysYes
70.1 TRYSınırsız Sosyal Medya Paketi N/AUnlimitedFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads30 daysYes
Vodafone Turkey Ek Paket Al (Extra Packages)

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Turkey

  • Name: Vodafone Internet
  • APN: internet

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Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom Turkey Logo
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Turkcell uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)

This is what you will learn about Türk Telekom:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Türk Telekom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom has extensive coverage in Turkey.

However, its 4G/LTE coverage is lacking compared to its competitors.

Below is Türk Telekom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Türk Telekom

You can buy a Türk Telekom SIM card for between 30 TRY and 200 TRY in Türk Telekom stores and many other stores, such as phone shops, electronic stores, and kiosks. Türk Telekom branch and reseller can set its own price. As a tourist, you will be charged more than locals. This is why I gave a price range for the SIM cards.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Turkey because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Türk Telekom.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Turkey in my Turkey eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Merhaba (Turkey only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code NEWMAY15 (15% off – first-time users only) or AIRALOMAY10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Turkey – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Turkey (unlimited data) – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Turkey, Middle East (seven countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Turkey eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Türk Telekom for now.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom top-up vouchers are sold in Türk Telekom stores and other stores, including kiosks, phone stores, and grocery stores.

You can tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Call 555 to check your Türk Telekom balance.

You can also use the Türk Telekom Online İşlemler (Türk Telekom Online Transactions) app to refill and check your balance (Android/iOS/Huawei App Gallary).

Türk Telekom Online Islemler App
© Türk Telekom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom has 15 data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in TRY (Turkish Lira).

To convert TRY to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Hoş Geldin Paketleri (Welcome Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Hoş Geldin Paketleri (Welcome Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Hoş Geldin Paketleri are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
50 TRY20 GBUnlimited750 minutes750 SMS28 days
145 TRY50 GBUnlimited 21000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
145 TRY75 GBUnlimited250 minutes250 SMS15 days

1 for Whatsapp
2 +5 GB mobile internet; Valid for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube

Türk Telekom Turkey Aramiza Hos Geldin Paketleri Welcome Packages Plan
Selfy'nin Mega Sosyal Paketi (Selfy'nin Mega Social Packet) – Türk Telekom

The Selfy'nin Mega Sosyal Paketi (Selfy'nin Mega Social Packet) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Selfy'nin Mega Sosyal Paketi are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity 
95 TRY4 GB2 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
105 TRY8 GB4 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
135 TRY16 GB8 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
145 TRY24 GB8 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days

1 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube

Türk Telekom Turkey Selfy'nin Mega Sosyal Paketi (Selfy'nin Mega Social Packet)
Fenercell Efsane Taraftar Paketi (Fenercell Legendary Fan Pack) – Türk Telekom

The Fenercell Efsane Taraftar Paketi (Fenercell Legendary Fan Pack) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Fenercell Efsane Taraftar Paketi are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity 
105 TRY5 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 days
140 TRY12 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 days
170 TRY20 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Fenercell Efsane Taraftar Paketi Fenercell Legendary Fan Pack
Fiks Paketler (Fixed Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Fiks Paketleri (Fixed Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Fiks Paketleri are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity 
120 TRY5 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
130 TRY10 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
145 TRY5 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
150 TRY 15 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
170 TRY10 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
170 TRY20 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
175 TRY5 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
180 TRY25 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
200 TRY10 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
200 TRY15 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
200 TRY30 GB750 minutes250 SMS21 days
210 TRY20 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
220 TRY20 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
230 TRY15 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
235 TRY25 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
260 TRY10 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
260 TRY20 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
260 TRY30 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
275 TRY15 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
295 TRY25 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
305 TRY20 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
320 TRY30 GB750 minutes250 SMS35 days
340 TRY25 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
370 TRY30 GB750 minutes250 SMS45 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Fiks Paketler Fixed Packages Plan
Mobil Yaşa Paketleri (Mobile Age Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Mobil Yaşa Paketleri (Mobile Age Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mobil Yaşa Paketleri are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity 
140 TRY500 MB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
150 TRY 3 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
180 TRY5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
200 TRY9 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
220 TRY12 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
255 TRY18 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
270 TRY20 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
290 TRY25 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
315 TRY30 GB`1000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Mobil Yasa Paketleri Mobile Age Packages Plan
Elit Paketler (Elite Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Elit Paketler (Elite Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Elit Paketler are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
180 TRY5 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
215 TRY10 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
250 TRY15 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
290 TRY25 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Elit Paketler Elite Packages Plan
Mobilist Paketler (Mobilist Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Mobilist Paketler (Mobilist Packages) are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mobilist Paketler are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity 
180 TRY5 GB250 minutes1000 SMS30 days
205 TRY10 GB250 minutes500 SMS30 days
235 TRY15 GB250 minutes250 SMS30 days
Türk Telekom Mobilist Paketler (Mobilist Packages)
Haftalık İnternet Paketleri (Weekly Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Haftalık İnternet Paketleri (Weekly Internet Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss).

The following Haftalık İnternet Paketleri are available:

PriceDataValidity
5 TRY100 MB7 days
20 TRY1 GB1 day
80 TRY 1 GB7 days
120 TRY 10 GB7 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Haftalik Internet Paketleri (Weekly Internet Packages)
Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Monthly Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Monthly Internet Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss).

The following Aylık İnternet Paketleri are available:

PriceDataValidity
9 TRY100 MB30 days
12 TRY250 MB30 days
35 TRY1 GB30 days
59 TRY6 GB30 days
80 TRY 1 GB30 days
80 TRY 2 GB30 days
80 TRY 10 GB90 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Aylık İnternet Paketleri Monthly Internet Packages
Günlük Ek İnternet Paketleri/Haftalık Ek İnternet Paketleri (Additional Weekly/Daily Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Günlük Ek İnternet Paketleri/Haftalık Ek İnternet Paketleri (Additional Weekly/Daily Internet Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss).

The following Günlük Ek İnternet Paketleri/Haftalık Ek İnternet Paketleri are available:

PriceDataValidity
18.36 TRY1 GB14 days
25 TRY1 GB3 days
35 TRY1 GB14 days
35 TRY2 GB3 days
40 TRY3 GB3 days
45 TRY2 GB7 days
55 TRY3 GB7 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Günlük Ek İnternet Paketleri and Haftalık Ek İnternet Paketleri Additional Weekly and Daily Internet Packages
Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Additional Monthly Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Additional Monthly Internet Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss).

The following Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri are available:

PriceDataValidity
20 TRYUnlimited 130 days
80 TRY4 GB30 days
105 TRY8 GB30 days

1 WhatsApp

Türk Telekom Pakete Ek Aylik Internet Paketleri Additional Monthly Internet Packages Plan
Avantajım Paketleri (Advantage Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Avantajım Paketleri (Advantage Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Avantajım Paketleri are available:

PriceDataValidity
80 TRY 3 GB7 days
95 TRY5 GB7 days
100 TRY10 GB7 days
120 TRY 15 GB7 days
120 TRY 20 GB7 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Avantajim Paketleri (Advantage Packages)
Hızlı Paketler (Express Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Hızlı Paketler (Express Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss).

The following Hızlı Paketler are available:

PriceDataValidity
105 TRY5 GB7 days
120 TRY 10 GB7 days
145 TRY 15 GB7 days
160 TRY25 GB7 days
Türk Telekom Turkey Hizli Paketler (Express Packages)
PUBG Mobile Paketleri (PUBG Mobile Packs) – Türk Telekom

The PUBG Mobile Paketleri (PUBG Mobile Packs) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss) for PUBG Mobile.

The following PUBG Mobile Paketleri (PUBG Mobile Packs) are available:

PriceData 1Validity
45 TRY15 GB7 days
75 TRY30 GB`30 days
Türk Telekom Turkey PUBG Mobile Paketleri PUBG Mobile Packs Plan
YouTube Paketleri (YouTube Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom YouTube Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The YouTube Paketleri (YouTube Packages) are data plans (without 5G NR accesss) specifically for YouTube browsing and streaming.

You can activate YouTube Paketleri by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
85 TRY5 GB30 daysYOUTUBE 5GB
95 TRY15 GB7 daysWEEK YOUTUBE
130 TRY30 GB`7 daysYOUTUBE 30GB

Multiple YouTube Paketleri can be activated simultaneously.

YouTube Paketleri auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

APN/Internet Settings – Türk Telekom

  • Name: Türk Telekom
  • APN: internet

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Turkey

Getting a SIM card from Turkcell would do you well when considering a Turkish SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.