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3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards in Turkey: Buying 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 (3.50 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 (23.30 USD) for Turkish SIM cards (unless a local can negotiate a better deal for you).

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: 27th of October 2021.

Table of Contents

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Turkey?

Anyone living in or visiting Turkey can buy a Turkish SIM card from Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey & Türk Telekom in their stores and mobile stores without any restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Turkey).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Turkey?

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. It is also possible to get SIM cards at international airports, including Istanbul Airport.

You can buy a SIM card in the following international airports:

  • Adana – Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Adana Havalimanı)
  • Ankara – Ankara Esenboğa Airport – Ankara (Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı)
  • Antalya – Antalya Airport (Antalya Havalimanı)
  • Dalaman – Dalaman Airport (Dalaman Havalimanı)
  • Istanbul – Istanbul Airport (İstanbul Havalimanı)
  • Istanbul – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı)
  • Izmir – İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport (İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı)
  • Milas & Bodrum – Milas–Bodrum Airport (Milas-Bodrum Havalimanı)

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

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

It is highly recommended to purchase SIM cards at the official stores of the mobile operators.

Third-party resellers will often charge you much more than the official list price of SIM cards.

However, each Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey, and Türk Telekom branch is can set its own prices (for foreigners).

In most cases, the mobile operators will sell you a SIM card with an (expensive) plan. These offers will often be cheaper than what authorized dealers will sell you (up to 400 TRY – 47 USD).

The following operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

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

Can You Use Your Phone in Turkey?

Turkey uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Turkey. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Turkey, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 & 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Turkey.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Turkey or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Turkey (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Turkey

Turkey has three mobile network operators:

  • Turkcell
  • Vodafone Turkey
  • Türk Telekom

The following frequencies are used in Turkey:

  • 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)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Turkey, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

5G NR in Turkey

Commercial 5G NR is not available in Turkey yet. However, 5G NR trials have been held since 2016. The Turkish government has not indicated when it will hold 5G license auctions.

The three operators, Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey & Türk Telekom, have all held (live) 5G NR trials and tests. Turkcell even managed to achieve a download speed world record during a trial in 2019 with a download speed of 2.283 Gbps. However, that record has been broken already.

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.

SIM Card Registration Turkey

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Turkey. It will be done at the point of sale.

IMEI Registration & Foreign Phone Tax in Turkey

As of 2015, all phones using Turkish SIM cards have to be registered with the government using the device's IMEI. Before you can register your phone, though, you have to pay a tax of between 1838.70 TRY and 2006.20 TRY (2021 figures) at a local tax office.

But do not get too worried yet – you have a grace period of 120 days. If you stay in Turkey for fewer than 120 days AND use a Turkish SIM card, you do not have to pay the fee (nor do you have to register your phone).

The tax only applies when using a Turkish SIM card and using your device for more than 120 days in Turkey. If you roam in Turkey, you are not subject to this tax, even if you use Northern Cypriot SIM cards. The same counts for when you use international SIM cards.

Be aware that if you do not register your phone within 120 days when using a Turkish SIM card and you revisit Turkey with the same phone, you will not be able to use said device with a Turkish SIM card.

You would have to roam, use an international SIM card different device, or pay the tax – trying to use a different Turkish SIM card (from another operator) will not be a workaround for this rule.

Note that dual-SIM phones have two IMEI numbers. You could use a Turkish SIM card in slot one for the first 120 days and again in slot two for another 120 days, giving you a total use time of 240 days without paying the tax.

More information related to IMEI registration can be found on the Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (MCKS) site. However, the English version of this site has been broken for months.

EU Roaming in Turkey

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Turkey is not part of the European Union (EU) nor the European Economic Area (EEA). However, it is a Potential Candidate Country for joining the EU.

As a result, the EU/EEA Roam Like At Home roaming regulation does not apply in Turkey. Consequently, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Turkey.

This also means that you can not roam for free in the EU/EEA with a Turkey SIM card.

Turkey Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Turkey

Turkey has always been one of the Middle Eastern countries with the lowest prices for mobile data. That is still the case to this day – at least, from a global perspective.

So much much does mobile data cost in Turkey?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Turkey is 0.63 USD, far below the Middle Eastern average of 3.94 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

In fact, Turkey is one of three Middle countries where the average cost of 1 GB of data is less than 1 USD. Moreover, it is also one of the 53 countries where the same applies.

So what about speeds? Can you get fast download speeds in Turkey?

Turkey's average mobile download speed is around 48 Mbps.

That is not too bad! Sure, the average is slightly below the global average, but only 47 countries have average download speeds above the worldwide average.

And with the introduction of 5G NR in Turkey very soon, Turkey should be climbing the ranks quickly like other Middle Eastern nations have done, such as the United Arab Emirates (#1), Qatar (#4), Kuwait (#6), Saudi Arabia (#7) & Cyprus (#8) – and those are just the Middle Eastern nations in the top 10!

With extensive nationwide coverage, low costs for SIM cards (if lucky) and data, you should have a smooth network experience in Turkey.

Currency in Turkey

50 Turkish Lira Bank Note
© Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey/Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası (TCMB)

Turkey uses the Turkish Lira with the symbol TRY (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed in TL or . For example, 25 TRY = TL/₺ 25.

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

  • 1 TRY = 0.10 USD
  • 10 TRY = 1.20 USD
  • 100 TRY = 11.75 USD
  • 1000 TRY = 117.30 USD

For up-to-date TRY:USD exchange rates, search TRY to USD on Google, or replace USD with the currency you use.

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Turkish Prepaid SIM Cards

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

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

With that being said, let’s see what Turkey has to offer to 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:

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

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).

Once both the active period, 185 days, and semi-active period, 180 days, are over (185 + 180 = 365 days), your Turkcell SIM card gets deactivated.

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 11 data-featured plans:

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

Turkcell’li Olmak İsteyenlere Öze (Special for Those Who Want to Be a Turkcell Member) – Turkcell

The Turkcell’li Olmak İsteyenlere Öze (Special for Those Who Want to Be a Turkcell Member) plans are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS for new Turkcell customers.

You can activate Turkcell’li Olmak İsteyenlere Öze by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
34 TRYGNÇ Yeni 5 GB 12 GB3 GB 2, 4500 minutes100 SMS28 daysGNCYENI5GB
34 TRYFirsat Yeni 1000 DK1 GB1 GB 51000 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 1000 DK
39 TRYFirsat Yeni 4 GB4 GB1 GB 5500 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 4 GB
42 TRYGNÇ Yeni 9 GB 16 GB3 GB 2, 4750 minutes100 SMS28 daysGNCYENI9GB
44 TRYFirsat Yeni 6 GB6 GB1 GB 5500 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 6 GB
49 TRYFirsat Yeni 8 GB8 GB1 GB 5750 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 8 GB
50 TRYGNÇ Yeni Mega 110 GB5 GB 2, 41000 minutes100 SMS28 daysGNCYENIMEGA
54 TRYFirsat Yeni 10 GB10 GB1 GB 5750 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 10 GB
66 TRYFirsat Yeni 15 GB15 GB1 GB 51000 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 15 GB
69 TRYGNÇ Yeni Mega+ 120 GB5 GB 2, 41000 minutes100 SMS28 daysGNCYENIMEGA+
77 TRYFirsat Yeni 20 GB20 GB1 GB 51000 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 20 GB
88 TRYFirsat Yeni 25 GB25 GB1 GB 51500 minutes100 SMS28 daysFIRSAT YENI 25 GB

1 only for 7 – 25 year olds only
2 Facebook, Instagram Twitter & YouTube
3 BIP & WhatsApp
4 unlimited BIP & WhatsApp
5 BiP

Gülümseten Paketler (Packs That Make You Smile) – Turkcell
Turkcell Gülümseten Paketler
© Turkcell

The Gülümseten Paketler (Packs That Make You Smile) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Gülümseten Paketler can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataBiP DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
50 TRYGülümseten 6 GB Paketi6 GBN/A1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGulumseten 6 GB
55 TRYGülümseten 8 GB Paketi8 GB5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGulumseten 8 GB
60 TRYGülümseten 10 GB Paketi10 GB5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGulumseten 10 GB
70 TRYGülümseten 14 GB Paketi14 GB5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGulumseten 14 GB
85 TRYGülümseten 20 GB Paketi20 GB5 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGulumseten 20GB
GNÇ Star – Turkcell

The GNÇ Star plans are combo plans with data, mintes, and SMS exclusive to those who are between 7 and 26 years old.

Activate a GNÇ Star by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
45 TRYGNÇ Star 6 GB6 GBN/A1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGNCSTAR6
50 TRYGNÇ Star 8 GB8 GB1 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGNCSTAR8
55 TRYGNÇ Star 10 GB10 GB1 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGNCSTAR10
60 TRYGNÇ Star 12 GB12 GB1 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGNCSTAR12
65 TRYGNÇ Star 14 GB14 GB1 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS28 daysGNCSTAR14

1 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube

GNÇ Paketler (GNÇ Packages) – Turkcell
Turkcell GNÇ Paketler
© Turkcell

The GNÇ Paketler (GNÇ Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

GNÇ Paketler can be activated with the Dijital Operatör (Turkcell) app:

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
50 TRYGNÇ Üçlü 15 GB9 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
55 TRYÜçlü 12 GB Paketi6 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
60 TRYGNÇ Üçlü 20 GB14 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
65 TRYÜçlü 16 GB Paketi10 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
70 TRYGNÇ Üçlü 25 GB19 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
75 TRYÜçlü 20 GB Paketi14 GBVarious 1, 2, 31000 minutes1000 SMS28 days

1 5 GB for BiP
2 6 GB for Facebook & Twitter
3 1 GB for Dergilik Maksi üyeliği

Çerez Paketler (Çerez Packages) – Turkcell

The Çerez Paketler (Çerez Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Activate Çerez Paketler (Çerez Packages) by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
12 TRYÇerez Günlük 6 GB6 GBN/AN/A1 day GUNLUK 6GB
20 TRYÇerez Haftalık 1000DKN/A1000 minutesN/A7 daysHAFTALIK 1000DK
20 TRYÇerez Haftalık 3 GB 500DK3 GB500 minutes1000 SMS7 daysHAFTALIK 3GB
30 TRYÇerez İki Haftalık 3 GB ve 500DK3 GB500 minutes1000 SMS14 daysCEREZ 3GB 500DK
35 TRYÇerez İki Haftalık 5GB ve 500DK5 GB500 minutes1000 SMS14 daysCEREZ 5GB 500DK
40 TRYÇerez İki Haftalık 7GB ve 500DK7 GB500 minutes1000 SMS14 daysCEREZ 7GB 500DK
Dev Paketler (Giant Packages) – Turkcell
Turkcell Dev Paketler
© Turkcell

The Dev Paketler (Giant Packages) are long-term combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS with validity up to 12 months.

Activate Dev Paketlet by sending the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
99 TRYDev 16 GB Paketi16 GB5000 minutes5000 SMS3 monthsDev 16 GB 1
199 TRYDev 40 GB Paketi40 GB10 000 minutes10 000 SMS6 monthsDev 40 GB
299 TRYDev 80 GB Paketi80 GB20 000 minutes20 000 SMS12 months Dev 80 GB

1 activation code to 2222 instead

Diger Ana Paketler (Other Main Packages) – Turkcell

The Diger Ana Paketler (Other Main Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

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

PricePlanDataSocial DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
44 TRY 2Tecrübe Konuşuyor 1500DK Kampanyası100 MB1 GB 11500 minutes1000 SMS28 days
50 TRYHer Yöne 2000 Dakika100 MB1 GB 12000 minutes1000 SMS28 days
80 TRYÜçlü 22 GB Paketi16 GBVarious 1, 3, 41000 minutes1000 SMS28 days

1 Dergilik Midi Üyeligi
2 only for those 65 years or older
3 6 GB for Facebook & Twitter
4 5 GB for BiP

Dijitale Özel Paketler (Digital Special Packages) – Turkcell
Turkcell Dijitale Özel Paketlet
© Turkcell

The Dijitale Özel Paketler (Digital Special Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Dijitale Özel Paketler can be activated with the Dijital Operatör (Turkcell) app:

PricePlanDataBiP DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
45 TRYAynen 5 GB Paketi5 GB5 GB500 minutes1000 SMS28 days
55 TRYAynen 10 GB Paketi10 GB5 GB500 minutes1000 SMS28 days
65 TRYAynen 15 GB Paketi15 GB5 GB500 minutes1000 SMS28 days
Internet Paketleri (Internet Packages) – Turkcell

The Internet Paketleri (Internet Packages) are data-only plans.

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

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
30 TRYYeni 1 GB1 GB28 daysYENI 1GB
34 TRYYeni 2 GB2 GB28 daysYENI 2GB
39 TRYYeni 4 GB4 GB28 daysYENI 4GB
44 TRYYeni 6 GB6 GB28 daysYENI 6GB
50 TRYYeni 8 GB8 GB28 daysYENI 8GB
Diger Ek Paketler (Other Additional Packages) – Turkcell

The Diger Ek Paketler (Other Additional Packages) are data-only plans.

Enable Diger Ek Paketler by texting the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanDataApp DataApp(s)ValidityActivation Code
3.22 TRYDergilikte Geçerli 5 GB Data Paketi5 GBN/AN/A28 daysDERGILIK5GB
4 TRY250 MB Yeni Twitter PaketiN/A250 MBTwitter28 daysApp only
7 TRY500 MB Twitter Paketi (Hazır Kart)N/A500 MBTwitter28 daysApp only
7.99 TRYBiP İletişim PaketleriN/A1 GBBiP28 daysApp only
15 TRYInstagram PaketiN/A5 GBInstagram28 daysINSTAGRAM
15 TRYYouTube PaketiN/A5 GBYouTube28 daysYOUTUBE
20 TRYHaftalık 1GB İnternet Paketi1 GBN/AN/A7 daysHAFTALIK 1GB 1
42.84 TRYAylık 1 GB İnternet Paketi1 GBN/AN/A28 daysABONE 1GB
64.25 TRYAylık 4 GB İnternet Paketi4 GBN/AN/A28 daysABONE 4GB
107.09 TRYAylık 8 GB İnternet Paketi8 GBN/AN/A28 daysABONE 8GB
Oyna Paketi (Play/Gamer Packages) – Turkcell
Turkcell Oyna Paketi
© Turkcell

The Oyna Paketi (Play/Gamer Packages) are data-only plans with an emphasis on gamers.

Enable Onya Paketi by sending the Activation Code to 2200:

PricePlanSocial DataAppsValidityActivation Code
9 TRYOyna Paketi3 GBFree Fire, PUBG Mobile & Twitch28 daysOYNA
9 TRYTurkcell Oyna Paketi3 GBFree Fire, PUBG Mobile & Twitch28 daysTURKCELL OYNA
19 TRYOyna İzle Paketi5 GBFree Fire, PUBG Mobile, Twitch & YouTube28 daysOYNA IZLE
19 TRYTurkcell Oyna İzle Paketi5 GBFree Fire, PUBG Mobile, Twitch & YouTube28 daysTURKCELL OYNA IZLE

APN/Internet Settings – Turkcell

  • Name: Turkcell
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

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:

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.

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 plans:

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

Süper Kolay Paketleri (Super Easy Packages) – Vodafone Turkey

The Süper Kolay Paketleri (Super Easy Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

The following Süper Kolay Paketleri are available:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
27 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 1500500 MB1500 minutes250 SMS28 days
32 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 22 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
35 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 55 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
35 TRY 1Süper Kolay Paket Yeni 1515 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
42 TRYSüper Kolay Paket 88 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days

1 new customers only

Vodafone Simple – Vodafone Turkey

Vodafone Simple is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can get one of the following Vodafone Simple plans:

PricePlanDataWhatsApp DataLocal MiunutesLocal SMSValidity
45 TRYSimple Small10 GBUnlimited1000 minutes100 SMS30 days
55 TRYSimple Medium15 GBUnlimited1000 minutes100 SMS30 days
75 TRYSimple Large25 GBUnlimited1000 minutes100 SMS30 days
26 Yas Altina Özel (Special for Under 26/Youth Plans) – Vodafone Turkey

The 26 Yas Altina Özel/Special for Under 26 (Youth Plans) are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS exclusive to those 26 years old or younger.

The following 26 Yas Altina Özel are available:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 2Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
35 TRYGenç Kolay Paket 52 GB2 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days
35 TRY 1Genç Kolay Paket 1515 GBUnlimited750 minutes250 SMS28 days
42 TRYGenç Kolay Paket 88 GB2 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 days

1 for new customers only
2 Discord, PubG Mobile, TFT Mobile, Twitch, Wild Rift & Zula Mobile + Unlimited WhatsApp

Ek Paket Al (Extra Packages) – Vodafone Turkey

The Ek Paket Al/Extra Packages are data-only bundles 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 DataValidityAuto-Renews?
2 TRYGünlük İletişim PassN/AUnlimited 124 hoursNo
3 TRYGünlük 500 MB500 MBN/A1 dayNo
5 TRYSüper Güvenlik Ek Paketi1 GBN/A7 daysYes
5 TRYVodafone dMags Dergi Paketi1 GBUnlimited 37 daysYes
5 TRYAvantajlı 3 GB Paketi3 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
6 TRYGünlük Sosyal PassN/AUnlimited 424 hoursNo
6 TRYGünlük Video PassN/AUnlimited 224 hoursNo
6.50 TRYHaftalık Oyun PassN/AUnlimited 97 daysNo
7 TRYHaftalık İletişim PassN/AUnlimited 17 daysNo
7 TRYHaftalık 500 MB500 MBN/A7 daysNo
7.90 TRYHaftalık Sınırsız TikTok PaketiN/AUnlimited 107 daysNo
8 TRYBüyük Seçim 1 GB1 GBN/A30 daysYes
9 TRYVodafone dMags Dergi Plus Paketi1 GBUnlimited 330 daysYes
9.90 TRYVodafone TV Full PaketN/AUnlimited 1130 daysYes
9.90 TRYWhatsApplı Arama AsistanıN/A1 GB 7Until plan expiresYes
10 TRYVodafone Müzik PassN/AUnlimited 530 daysYes
10 TRY1 GB İnternet Destek Paketi1 GBN/A30 daysYes
10.90 TRYDijital Koruma Ek PaketiN/A1 GB 730 daysYes
10.90 TRY100 GB Güvenli Depo Ek Paketi1 GBN/A7 daysYes
12 TRYVodafone İletişim PassN/AUnlimited 1Until plan expiresYes
12 TRYHaftalık 1 GB1 GBN/A7 daysNo
14 TRY2 GB İnternet Destek Paketi2 GBN/AUntil plan expiresYes
14.90 TRY15 Günlük Sınırsız TikTok PaketiN/AUnlimited 1015 daysNo
15 TRYHaftalık Sosyal PassN/AUnlimited 47 daysNo
15 TRYHaftalık Video PassN/AUnlimited 27 daysNo
15 TRYHaftalık Gamer VideoN/AUnlimited 67 daysNo
15 TRYDoldur 1 GB1 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
15.90 TRY500 GB Guvenli Depo Ek Paketi1 GBN/A7 daysYes
17.90 TRY1 TB Guvenli Depo Ek Paketi1 GBN/A7 daysYes
19 TRYAvantajlı 1 GB Paketi1 GBN/A30 daysYes
19 TRYDoldur 2 GB2 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
19 TRYDoldur 3 GB3 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
19.03 TRY3 GB 1903 Destek Paketi3 GBN/A30 daysYes
19.90 TRYAylık 1 GB Astroloji Paketi1 GBN/A30 daysYes
24 TRYDoldur 4 GB4 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
24 TRYBüyük Seçim 4 GB4 GBN/AUntil plan expiresYes
24 TRYDoldur 5 GB5 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
24 TRYDoldur 6 GB6 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
25 TRY 8Gamer Video PaketiN/AUnlimited 6Until plan expiresYes
25 TRYAylık 2 GB2 GBN/A30 daysNo
25 TRYYaz Paketi 10 GB10 GBN/A10 daysNo
30 TRYDoldur 8 GB8 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
30 TRYDoldur 9 GB9 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
30 TRYDoldur 10 GB10 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
32 TRYGamer Video PaketiN/AUnlimited 6Until plan expiresYes
32 TRYVodafone Video PassN/AUnlimited 230 daysYes
32 TRYVodafone Sosyal PassN/AUnlimited 4Until plan expiresYes
35 TRYDoldur 7 GB7 GBN/AUntil plan expiresNo
49 TRYAllen Carr 2GB Sigara Bırakma Paketi2 GBN/A7 daysNo

1 BiP, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp & Yaay
2 Watch, YouTube, YouTube Kids & YouTube Music
3 Vodafone dMags Dergi
4 Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
5 Fenomen, Karnival, NR1, Power App & Spotify
6 Discord, League of Legends: Wild Rift, PubG Mobile, Teamfight Tactics Mobile, Twitch, YouTube & Zula Mobile
7 WhatsApp
8 only for those 26 years old or younger
9 101 Okey, Okay Plus, Talva Plus & Zynga Canak Okey
10 TikTok
11 Vodafone TV

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Turkey

  • Name: Vodafone Internet
  • APN: internet

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Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom Turkey Logo
© Türk Telekom

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:

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.

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 18 data-featured plans:

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

Faturasız Dijital Paketler (Prepaid Digital Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Faturasız Dijital Paketler-Prepaid Digital Packages
© Türk Telekom

The Faturasız Dijital Paketler (Prepaid Digital Packages) are app-exclusive combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Faturasız Dijital Paketler on the Türk Telekom Online İşlemler app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityDeactivation Code
36 TRYDijital 4 GB4 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 daysIPTAL DIJITAL 4GB
44 TRYDijital 8 GB8 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 daysIPTAL DIJITAL 8GB
52 TRYDijital 12 GB12 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 daysIPTAL DIJITAL 12GB
65 TRYDijital 20 GB20 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 daysIPTAL DIJITAL 20GB
82 TRYDijital 30 GB30 GB750 minutes250 SMS28 daysIPTAL DIJITAL 30GB

Faturasız Dijital Paketler auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Mobilist Paketi (Mobilist Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Mobilist Paketi
© Türk Telekom

The Mobilist Paketi (Mobilist Packages) are app-exclusive combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Mobilist Paketi on the Türk Telekom Online İşlemler app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
42 TRYMobilist 5 GB Paketi5 GB250 minutes1000 SMS28 days
52 TRYMobilist 10 GB Paketi10 GB250 minutes500 SMS28 days
62 TRYMobilist 15 GB Paketi15 GB250 minutes250 SMS28 days
Ahlan Portföy (Ahlan Portfolio) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Ahlan Portföy
© Türk Telekom

The Ahlan Portföy (Ahlan Portfolio) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Ahlan Portföy by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesOn-Net Minutes 1Local SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
9 TRYAhlan 9 PaketiN/A300 minutesUnlimited3000 SMS30 days9IPTAL 9
25 TRYAhlan 19 Paketi4 GB500 minutesUnlimited1000 SMS30 days19IPTAL 19
34 TRYAhlan 8 GB Paketi8 GB750 minutesUnlimited1000 SMS30 daysAHLAN 8IPTAL AHLAN 8
42 TRYAhlan 15 GB Paketi15 GB750 minutesUnlimited250 SMS30 days15IPTAL 15

1 only to other Ahlan tariff customers AND if you recharge at least 30 TRY/month

Ahlan Portföy auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Üçlü Paketler (Triple Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Üçlü Paketler (Triple Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Üçlü Paketler can be activated by sending the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
20 TRYAlomatik 2 GB Paketi2 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 daysAVANTAJ 2GB ŞİFREIPTAL AVANTAJ 2GB
30 TRYAlomatik 6 GB Paketi6 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS30 daysAVANTAJ 6GB ŞİFREIPTAL AVANTAJ 6GB
42 TRYBol ve Hızlı 5 GB Paketi5 GB750 minutes1000 SMS30 daysBOLHIZLI5GBIPTAL BOLHIZLI5GB
46 TRYBol ve Hızlı 7 GB Paketi7 GB750 minutes1000 SMS30 daysBOLHIZLI7GBIPTAL BOLHIZLI7GB

Üçlü Paketler auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Hesaplı 1 GB Paketi (Affordable 1 GB Package) – Türk Telekom

The Hesaplı 1 GB Paketi (Affordable 1 GB Package) is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate Hesaplı 1 GB Paketi by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
32 TRYHesaplı 1 GB Paketi1 GB300 minutes3000 SMS30 daysHESAPLI1GBIPTAL HESAPLI1GB

Hesaplı 1 GB Paketi auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Keyifli Paketler (Enjoyable Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Keyifli Paketler (Enjoyable Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

Keyifli Paketler can be activated by sending the Activation Code to 5555:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
34 TRY3 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 daysKEYIFLI 3GBIPTAL KEYIFLI 3GB
39 TRY6 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 daysKEYIFLI 6GBIPTAL KEYIFLI 6GB
47 TRY10 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 daysKEYIFLI 10GBIPTAL KEYIFLI 10GB
57 TRY15 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 daysKEYIFLI 15GBIPTAL KEYIFLI 15GB
77 TRY25 GB750 minutes100 SMS28 daysKEYIFLI 25GBIPTAL KEYIFLI 25GB

Keyifli Paketler auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Rakipsiz Paketleri (Unbeatable Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Rakipsiz Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The Rakipsiz Paketleri (Unbeatable Packages) are combo plans with data, minutes, and SMS.

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

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
34 TRYRakipsiz 6 GB Paketi6 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysRAKİPSİZ YENİ 6GBIPTAL RAKIPSIZ 6GB
42 TRYRakipsiz 12 GB Paketi12 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysRAKİPSİZ YENİ 12GBIPTAL RAKIPSIZ 12GB
55 TRYRakipsiz 20 GB Paketi20 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysRAKİPSİZ YENİ 20GBIPTAL RAKIPSIZ 20GB

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

3 Ay Rahat 10 GB Paketi (3 Months Comfortable 10 GB Package) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom 3 Ay Rahat 10 GB Paketi
© Türk Telekom

The 3 Ay Rahat 10 GB Paketi (3 Months Comfortable 10 GB Package) is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS.

3 Ay Rahat 10 GB Paketi can be activated by sending the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
70 TRY3 Ay Rahat 10 GB10 GB1000 minutes1000 SMS90 daysRAHAT10GBIPTAL RAHAT10GB

3 Ay Rahat 10 GB Paketi auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

3 Aylık 20 GB Paketi (3-Month 20 GB Package) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom 3 Aylık 20 GB Paketi - 3-Month 20 GB Package
© Türk Telekom

The 3 Aylık 20 GB Paketi (3-Month 20 GB Package) is a combo plan with data, minutes, and SMS.

You can activate 3 Aylık 20 GB Paketi (3-Month 20 GB Package)by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
70 TRY 13 Aylık 20 GB Paketi30 GB3000 minutes260 SMS90 days3AYLIK20GBIPTAL 3 AYLIK 20GB

1 90 TRY when you renew it

3 Ay Rahat 20 GB Paketi auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Muhabbet Konuşma Paketleri (Conversation Talk Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Muhabbet Konuşma Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The Muhabbet Konuşma Paketleri (Conversation Talk Packages) are combo plans with data and minutes.

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

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
6 TRYHaftalık 250 Dakika PaketiN/A250 minutes7 daysMuhabbet 250IPTAL Muhabbet 250
9 TRYHaftalık 500 Dakika PaketiN/A500 minutes7 daysMuhabbet 500IPTAL Muhabbet 500
14 TRYHaftalık 1000 Dakika PaketiN/A1000 minutes7 daysMuhabbet 1000IPTAL Muhabbet 1000
39 TRYAylık Muhabbet 2000 Dakika1 GB2000 minutes30 daysMuhabbet 2000IPTAL Muhabbet 2000
49 TRYAylık Muhabbet 3000 Dakika1 GB3000 minutes30 daysMuhabbet 3000IPTAL Muhabbet 3000

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

Her Yöne SMS Paketi (All Directions SMS Package) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Her Yöne SMS Paketi
© Türk Telekom

The Her Yöne SMS Paketi (All Directions SMS Package) are combo plans with data and SMS.

Her Yöne SMS Paketi can be activated by sending the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
15 TRYHer Yöne SMS Paketi500 MB5000 SMS30 days5000 500IPTAL 5000 500

Her Yöne SMS Paketi auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Selfy (Youth Plans) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Selfy
© Türk Telekom

The Selfy (Youth Plans) are combo bundles with data, minutes, and SMS exclusive for those between 7 years old and 25 years old.

If you have a Turkish ID (TR identity number), text your TR identity number to 4545 to enroll yourself in the Selfy tariff plan. If you are a traveler that meets the age requirement, visit an official Türk Telekom store with a valid ID.

You can activate Selfy by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
34 TRYSelfy'nin Özgür 4 GB Paketi4 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysSELFY OZGUR 4IPTAL SELFY OZGUR 4
39 TRYSelfy'nin Özgür 8 GB Paketi8 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysSELFY OZGUR 8IPTAL SELFY OZGUR 8
47 TRYSelfy'nin Mobilist 7 GB Paketi7 GB250 minutes250 SMS30 daysApp onlyApp only
52 TRYSelfy'nin Mobilist 12 GB Paketi12 GB250 minutes250 SMS30 daysApp onlyApp only
55 TRYSelfy'nin Özgür 16 GB Paket16 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysSELFY OZGUR 16IPTAL SELFY OZGUR 16
63 TRYSelfy'nin Mobilist 17 GB Paketi17 GB250 minutes250 SMS30 daysApp onlyApp only
65 TRYSelfy'nin Özgür 24 GB Paketi24 GB750 minutes250 SMS30 daysSELFY OZGUR 24IPTAL SELFY OZGUR 24
69 TRYSelfy'nin Mobilist 22 GB Paketi22 GB250 minutes250 SMS28 daysApp onlyApp only
79 TRYSelfy'nin Mobilist 27 GB Paketi27 GB250 minutes250 SMS28 daysApp onlyApp only

Selfy auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 4545.

İnternet Yükleme Kartları (Internet Loading Cards) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom İnternet Yükleme Kartları
© Türk Telekom

The İnternet Yükleme Kartları (Internet Loading Cards) are data-only cards.

İnternet Yükleme Kartları can be activated by dialing *9393*VoucherCode#:

PricePlanDataValidity
1 TRY100 MB İnternet Paketi100 MB1 day
5 TRY1 GB İnternet Paketi1 GB1 day
7 TRY1 GB İnternet Paketi1 GB7 days
10 TRY2 GB İnternet Paketi2 GB7 days
Avantajım Paketleri (My Advantage Packages) – Türk Telekom

The Avantajım Paketleri (My Advantage Packages) are plans that can be activated once a top-up treshhold has been met.

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

Top-Up RangePricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
50 TRY – 60 TRY7 TRYAvantajım 3 GB3 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM 3GBAVANTAJIM 3GB
50 TRY – 60 TRY10 TRYAvantajım 5 GB5 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM 5GBAVANTAJIM 5GB
50 TRY – 60 TRY20 TRYAvantajım 15GB15 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM 15GBAVANTAJIM 15GB
75 TRY =>7 TRYAvantajım 5 GB5 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM2 5GBAVANTAJIM2 5GB
75 TRY =>10 TRYAvantajım 10 GB10 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM 10GBAVANTAJIM 10GB
75 TRY =>20 TRYAvantajım 20 GB20 GB7 daysAVANTAJIM 20GBAVANTAJIM 20GB

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

Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri (Weekly and Daily Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri (Weekly and Daily Internet Packages) are data-only plans.

Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri can be activated by sending the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
1.90 TRY100 MB İnternet Paketi100 MB1 dayGUNKALAN GUN
5 TRY100 MB İnternet Paketi100 MB7 daysHAFTAKALAN HAFTA
6 TRY1 GB İnternet Paketi1 GB1 dayGUN1KALAN GUN1
13 TRY1 GB İnternet Paketi1 GB7 daysHAFTA1KALAN HAFTA1
35 TRY10 GB İnternet Paketi10 GB7 daysHAFTA10GBKALAN HAFTA10GB

Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri auto-renew. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Pakete Ek Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri (Additional Weekly and Daily Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Pakete Ek Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The Pakete Ek Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri are data-only plans.

You can activate Pakete Ek Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
7 TRY1 GB Ek İnternet Paketi1 GB3 days3GUN 1GBKALAN 3GUN 1GB
9 TRY1 GB Ek İnternet Paketi1 GB7 daysHAFTA 1GBKALAN HAFTA 1GB
9 TRY2 GB Ek İnternet Paketi2 GB3 days3GUN 2GBKALAN 3GUN 2GB
10 TRY1 GB Ek İnternet Paketi1 GB14 days2HAFTA 1GBKALAN 2HAFTA 1GB
12 TRY3 GB Ek İnternet Paketi3 GB3 days3GUN 3GBKALAN 3GUN 3GB
15 TRY2 GB Ek İnternet Paketi2 GB7 daysHAFTA 2GBKALAN HAFTA 2GB
15 TRY3 GB Ek İnternet Paketi3 GB7 daysHAFTA 3GBKALAN HAFTA 3GB
16 TRY2 GB Ek İnternet Paketi2 GB14 days2HAFTA 2GBKALAN 2HAFTA 2GB
19 TRY4 GB Ek İnternet Paketi4 GB14 days2HAFTA 4GBKALAN 2HAFTA 4GB

Pakete Ek Haftalık ve Günlük İnternet Paketleri. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Additional Monthly Internet Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri (Additional Monthly Internet Packages) are data-only plans.

You can activate Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri by texting the Activation Code to 5555:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
5 TRYSelfy 1 GB Ek İnternet Paketi1 GB30 daysEKINTERNET 1IPTAL EKINTERNET 1
12 TRY1 GB Ek İnternet Paketi1 GB30 daysAYLIK EK 1GBIPTAL AYLIK EK 1GB
19 TRY2 GB Ek İnternet Paketi2 GB30 daysEK2GB IPTAL EK2GB
25 TRY4 GB Ek İnternet Paketi4 GB30 daysEK4GBIPTAL EK4GB
35 TRY8 GB Ek İnternet Paketi8 GB30 daysAYLIK EK8GBIPTAL AYLIK EK 8GB

1 text the deactivation code to 4545 instead

Pakete Ek Aylık İnternet Paketleri. To deactivate auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 5555.

YouTube Paketleri (YouTube Packages) – Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom YouTube Paketleri
© Türk Telekom

The YouTube Paketleri (YouTube Packages) are data-only plans specifically for YouTube browsing and streaming.

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

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
12 TRY5 GB YouTube5 GB30 daysYOUTUBE 5GBIPTAL YOUTUBE 5GB
19 TRY15 GB YouTube15 GB7 daysHAFTA YOUTUBEIPTAL HAFTA YOUTUBE

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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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Turkey

I would highly encourage anyone visiting Turkey to get themselves a Turkish SIM card – you will be saving a lot of money when you do so.

However, for some, getting a Turkish SIM card is not an option. For example, your device may be SIM-locked, meaning that you cannot use any other SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your operator.

There are other ways to stay online while in Turkey, but they may not be cheap.

However, these methods may be more expensive than getting a SIM card from the three local operators.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards. That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons. However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Turkey here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind. Using them is often cheaper than international roaming. However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local operators of the country you are visiting. Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free. The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Turkey.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.

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.

Local Prepaid SIM Cards in Other Middle Eastern Countries

Visiting other countries in the Middle East? Check out my Middle Eastern SIM card buying guide, covering other Middle Eastern countries, such as:

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

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

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Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

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