Purchasing a Local SIM Card In TurkeyEditor Team
How to Get a Local SIM in Turkey
OK, you are planning to travel to Turkey next week but you need to have a SIM card to keep using your phone and exploring Turkey with the guides on the internet at the same time staying connected with your family and friend, of course, you can keep using your local operator roaming but it going to be a little bit pricey for you best option should be purchasing a local SIM card but can you own a local SIM card here with only a passport? well, the answer is Yes.
Once you arrive at the Turkish Airports you can easily find operators disk or small shops at the arrival hall you can easily walk to any of them and purchase a SIM card but it’s going to be a little bit expensive than purchasing a one from shops inside the city, if it’s not priority to purchase a one in the airport you can purchase a one once you get inside the city.
Turkey has several mobile phone operators first rank is Turkcell inside any city you can search for Turkcell in Google Maps and you will probably find a shop.
But a local SIM card will only work for 90 days you need to register the line with a Turkish Residence Permit or it will be blocked after this period.
If you want to register your SIM or you have registered under your friend’s name and want to transfer it, you only to visit a nearby customer services shop along with your Residence Permit, if you want to transfer, your friend also should go with you, and they complete the process for you.
Along with the SIM card your mobile phone works for a duration of 120 days only you should pay a TAX around 250$ to keep using your mobile phone or purchase a local phone,
If you leave Turkey and return after a while you can show your passport to the authorities and you can get another 120 days duration to use your mobile phone in Turkey.