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Turkey Prepaid SIM Card

You are enjoying an exceptional holiday in Turkey, seeing all the sights and relishing the cultural experience. You even made a new friend!

But now this new friend is trying to convince you that Istanbul was once named Constantinople and before that was known as Byzantium.

Sounds like crazy talk, but you decide to call your uncle the History professor to make sure.

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in Turkey or back home, prepaid SIM cards offer you the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. Simply replace your SIM card with a prepaid Turkey SIM card and you will be set up to make all those important phone calls and send quick messages across the world, without paying excessively high roaming costs.

What our partner Telestial says

A prepaid Turkey SIM card with an international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while you travel in Turkey. Incoming calls on your Turkey cell phone are always FREE. The Turkey SIM card provides service across Turkey through domestic roaming. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in Turkey like you do at home. And unlike home, your Turkey SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for Turkey includes:

  • 300 Counters ($15 / 17.5m TL) starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Turkey
  • FREE incoming calls while you travel in Turkey
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • GPRS data transmission
  • International roaming
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your Turkey SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 1800 compatible international cell phone. If you do not have your own international cell phone, Telestial has several compatible models available for your review and consideration.

Global SIM Cards

Both Telestial and ekit offer a range of region specific and global SIM cards. Starting at just US$ 9 (with credit included!), these cards represent good value for travellers interested in having only one SIM card and phone number to cover multiple countries, whilst keeping roaming charges in check.

Turkey Calling Card

For those not interested in travelling with a mobile, calling cards are a great way to call home cheaply. Consider these benefits:

  • Save up to 70% on international calls
  • Make calls from over 150 countries worldwide
  • No sign-up or monthly fees
  • Toll-free access numbers
  • Pay in advance or pay later
  • And much more...

We've compared two popular calling cards to illustrate some benefits. Visit the International Calling Cards page for details. Or visit both providers directly to compare for yourself.

Quick Turkey SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 59
  • Country Phone Code: +90
  • Network: GSM 1800

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