One of the first things you should do while visiting Turkey is getting local phone and internet connectivity. Although most restaurants and cafés have free WiFi and pay-as-you-go phones are available in certain stores, you will quickly realize that having a reliable connection is crucial for a perfect vacation. In this article, we have listed the mobile service providers in Turkey for you.
Except for occasional relatively small dead spots in a few remote and mountainous places in Turkey's eastern region, Turkcell's coverage is the greatest. Before you go to the shop, think about how many call minutes, SMS text messages, and Internet Megabytes or Gigabytes you'll need, and then ask a cashier for a plan that meets your demands.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, having operations in more than 30 countries and partnerships with more than 50 others. With Vodafone Roaming, you can use your phone exactly like you do at home, thanks to our industry-leading 4.5G coverage, which keeps you connected to the people and things that matter to you no matter where you go in the world.
With 17 percent of Turkey's mobile phone customers, Türk Telekom has significant coverage across the country. You're unlikely to come across any essential locations without coverage during your trip. For overseas travelers, it has some of the most affordable roaming options.
All three providers operate stores in the arrival’s lounges of both Istanbul airports (the modern Istanbul Airport and the more distant Sabiha Gocken), so you won't have to set foot anywhere without connection. You can also choose to buy your SIM card in the city center since many mobile service stores are available within close reach.