Using a 3G iPad in Turkey

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrkramer, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'm going to be taking a trip to turkey in a few weeks and wanted to buy a prepaid sim card for my first Gen iPad. I know nothing about carriers in turkey so I was wondering if I could get some help with what the best carrier is and how much to expect to pay. I just need enough data to last me a week, and if it's possible to buy a sim in the airport in Istambul that would be a plus as well.
     
  2. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    You should go for Turkcell. It has the best coverage and data speeds, especially in Istanbul you'll be amazed. There's a Turkcell store just inside Atatürk International Airport. It's hard to miss. And by the way, have fun in Turkey!
     
  3. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, I'll probably go for them then. I think I'm flying into the other airport in Istanbul, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, do you know if there's a Turkcell store around there? thanks again.
     
  4. kilidar macrumors member

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    went to turkey last summer I had intended to get a local data sim but there was wifi everywhere.
     
  5. carol551 macrumors newbie

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    3G Sim for iPad in Turkey

    I am flying into Turkey for the first time towards the end of May 2012 and staying for 10 days; flying into Dalaman and staying in Fethiye.

    It seems Turkcell has been the best in the past, is that still so?

    Also where can I purchase and how much would I expect to pay?

    Or should I rely upon wi fi?

    Cheers
     
  6. Kaplumbaga macrumors newbie

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    still best is turkcell dont worry. i live in turkey and other carriers ( vodafone & avea ) so bad. you can buy turkcell prepaid 3g data service. 8gb for 15euro
     
  7. Lit Up* macrumors member

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    Tried to buy 1GB iPad sim at the airport, this is the result: Vodafone would not sell anything cheaper than 110TL (4GB). Turkcell would not sell anything cheaper than 65TL (1GB). They have different prices for contract customers. Obviously as a tourist there for ten days, I would not purchase a contract. I don't know how the guy above was able to get 8GB for 15 euro. Not at the airport my friend.
     

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