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 Post subject: mobile phone with internet - how to in Turkey?!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:42 pm 
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Hi,

I would very much appreciate any advice on the following:

I am a freelancer and it is important that I have access to the internet at all times. I understand that a Blackburry or Apple iphone would enable this.

However, I have no residence visa in Turkey so no bank account so (I'm assuming) therefore am not eligible for a contract. Is there a way I can buy one of these phones in Istanbul on a tourist visa and if so, for how much and how quickly?

I have family in France and the UK so I could get one from there. But, can I use it in Turkey? If it is a matter of it being unlocked before it reaches me, then is it useable with a Turkcell prepaid sim? Does anyone know how many kontors it would cost me for: a text message, a one minute phone call, one minute on the internet?

Please advise. I want to get this arranged asap so I don't lose any more work from not being available!

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 Post subject: Re: mobile phone with internet - how to in Turkey?!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:53 am 
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Location: istanbul
well you can download 50 mb per week internet from your mobile its cost is 20 kontor = is about 3 dolar
i suggest you Turcell it is cheap for internet.i have HTC tytn PDA.
i am not sure about but i think no problem you can use your own mobile for calling and internet in here if you register it in Turkcell mobile phone shops


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 Post subject: Re: mobile phone with internet - how to in Turkey?!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:17 pm 
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That sounds good, thanks...

I'm a novice so could you please explain:

well you can download 50 mb per week internet from your mobile

cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: mobile phone with internet - how to in Turkey?!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:13 pm 
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itranslate wrote:
That sounds good, thanks...

I'm a novice so could you please explain:

well you can download 50 mb per week internet from your mobile

cheers!


A word of caution, a Gigabyte is 1000 MB and downloading a film or tv stream or other large download can easily use a gigabyte up even a video clip could use more than this allowance . most adsl quotas are in GB and most Mobile Quotas are in MB so it is very easily possible to get a LARGE financial shock :cry: :oops: :? This applies everywhere not just Turkey so If as you say you need the internet i suggest you seek out an UNLIMITED download allowance or you will make a telephone company very rich.
Good luck 8) and waiting for 3g with an unlimited allowance
Starfish


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 Post subject: Re: mobile phone with internet - how to in Turkey?!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:26 pm 
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ITTRANSLATE,

If you get your phn sent to you from UK OR France u gotta make sure ıts unlocked. You have to regıster ın Turkey wıth ur passport aswell.

Easıest way ıs as Prazynothh explaıned, buy handset from any shop here ın Turkey. Thn u can get pay as you go sım card. (Mıne ıs Turkcell)

I have bought my Internet package for 7 TL whıch I get 250MB a month for 3 moths. Basıcally you pay 7 TL each month. After 3 months ıts 14 TL, but I would cancel after 3 months. I use for communıcatıng to UK, socıal networkıng etc. Its more thn I need.

Hope thıs ıs helps.


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