Prepaid Turkey SIM Card
*) Compared to receiving calls on your US number roaming with an American carrier. Retaining your US number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
Call tariffs in Turkey
|Call to USA||2 hours included free of charge in the start package! After that, 1.55 TL/min ($0.82) to US fixed line and 2.25 TL/min ($1.18) to US mobile|
|Receive calls on your American mobile phone number in Turkey||From 0¢/min (1 hour free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from $0.15/minute)|
|Receive calls/text on the Turkish SIM number||Free|
|Internet in your mobile or computer||1GB/1 week included. Additional week/1GB: 9 TL ($4.73)|
|Text messages across the world||0.75 TL ($0.39)|
|Make calls within Turkey||0.50 TL ($0.26) per 10 min|
|Call travel companion also using HolidayPhone||0.50 TL ($0.26) per 10 min|
The exchange rate used is 1 USD = 1.90 TL
Flat Rate Mobile Internet in Turkey
1GB flat rate data is included in the price (up to 3G speed), valid for 1 week from first usage.
Additional 1GB / 1 week package costs just 9 TL ($4.74) and is
activated with a quick text message from your phone. If you need that, just make sure you have call balance available
as the cost for an additional data package is deducted from your call balance.
The Turkish SIM Card can be used as a data SIM card in a dongle, ipad/tablet, MIFI-router.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees while travelling.
How long does 1GB data last?
This is a tough question to answer because it depends on how you use it, but for most of our customers, 1GB data is more than enough.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Calls between two travelers in Turkey using HolidayPhone
The rate for calls between two travelers using HolidayPhone equals that of local calls as stated above.
As a comparison, it could cost you up to $8/minute to make calls between two US cellphones if you don't use HolidayPhone in Turkey. The international roaming charges at both ends mean that the caller and receiver both end up paying astronomical charges for the call. It only takes a couple of minutes to regain the cost of your HolidayPhone kits if you're both using HolidayPhone, paying just $0.26 for a 10 minutes call!
If you are traveling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone for all travelers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local Turkish mobile phone number provided with the SIM.
Call balance and topping up
Our SIM cards is delivered without any initial call balance.
We recommend that you buy some additional top up credit with your HolidayPhone order if you also
need to send text, make domestic calls or add addtional data bundles.
If you need additional top up while in Turkey, you can easily get top-up vouchers in kiosks and supermarkets across Turkey.
SIM Card validity
The SIM card is valid for 30 days after the most recent top up.
If you plan to stay in Turkey for a longer period, it may be required after about 15 days that the phone is registered for continued usage in Turkey. This procedure takes can be done in any Avea service center store.
Calling US from Turkey using HolidayPhone SIM card
When calling the USA using your HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +1 followed by the US phone number. For example: 212-333-4444 becomes +12123334444.
2 hours of calls to the USA is included in the start package free of charge.
Receive calls in Turkey
You receive inbound calls dialed to your American mobile phone number just as usual as all calls are seamlessly forwarded from US to your Turkish SIM card without any international roaming charges.
A Turkish cellphone number is included, that can be used when people within Turkey or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. There is no cost for receiving unlimited calls dialed directly to your Turkish number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of free diverted calls from the US, but you can easily add more forwarding time at a low cost when ordering your HolidayPhone package.
In case all your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will stop working, so you don't have to worry about us charging you any fees in arrears.
In comparision, it often costs $1-$5 per minute to receive calls roaming with a US carrier abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you save $60-$300 for receiving 1 hour of calls on your American cellular phone number abroad.
GSM Frequencies in Turkey
In order to use the Turkish SIM Card you need a handset that is compatible with GSM 900/1800 and/or UMTS(3G) 2100Mhz.
We take care of SIM Card registration for you
According to country specific regulations the operator requires that a photo copy of your passport
is attached in order for them to activate your SIM card.
An image upload URL is attached in your order confirmation e-mail.
Once received, we will pass it on to the operator. We will not use it for any other purpose. As soon as your SIM card is activated, the passport image is removed from our system.
We take care of, and process the SIM Card registration for you, so that the SIM card you receive from us is registered and ready to use when you arrive.
Why do you need this?
According to regulations in Turkey, the operator is required to know the identity of prepaid SIM card holders. These regulations apply for all Turkish SIM Cards, both for citizens of Turkey as well as foreigners.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, you can choose to get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in most phones. - Micro SIM cards are used in iPhone 4/4S and a few newer phone models. - Nano SIM cards are so far only used by iPhone 5.
If you are unsure on what size you'll need, measure your current sim card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIM cards (regardless of destination) are direct dial local prepaid SIM cards meaning NO callback and much lower tariffs than using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If the destination country requires SIM card registration, we process the registration at the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready to use when you arrive.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a service that is cheap and easy to use without any hassle to you.
If you compare our offer with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your US calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your ordinary US number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included in the price or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered when you arrive, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And at last - compare the call tariffs.
Order HolidayPhone Turkey prepaid SIM card
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You will receive the Turkish SIM card along with easy as 1-2-3 instructions posted to your home address, prior to your departure.