Turkey Sim Card GSM 1800

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Turkey SIM Highlights
  • 300 Counters ($15 / 17.5m TL) starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Turkey
  • FREE incoming calls while you travel in Turkey
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • GPRS data transmission
  • International roaming
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting Turkey any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Turkey SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for Turkey is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Turkey cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Turkey cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Turkish themselves use—the local Turkish cell phone system. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, GPRS data transmission, voicemail, international roaming capability, a local cell phone number in Turkey, and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, having a cell phone in Turkey is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your Turkey cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Turkey SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 1800 frequency. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.


Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

All domestic rates are per minute for local outgoing calls while you travel in Turkey. All incoming calls regardless of where they originate, are free!

Aria to Aria Aria to Aycell and Telsim Aria to Fixed Line
120 TL ($0.01 USD) 5 Counters ($0.25 USD) 10 Counters ($0.50 USD)


SMS (text) messages cost 2 counters per message.


International calls

International calls from your Turkey cell phone have never been easier with your local Turkey SIM card. All rates for international outgoing calls are charged per minute.

North America* Europe Australia**
20 Counters ($1.00 USD) 20 Counters ($1.00 USD ) 30 Counters ($1.50 USD)



Adding Airtime

To add airtime to your Turkey SIM card, you will need to purchase airtime vouchers, commonly called a Bataria recharge card. Bataria airtime vouchers are available throughout Turkey at most tabac shops, convenience stores, PTT branches and Yaysat dealers. Airtime is available in the following denominations.

  • 100 counters (US $5)
  • 150 counters (US $7.5)
  • 250 counters (US $12.5)
  • 500 counters (US $25)
  • 750 counters (US $38)
  • 1000 counters (US $50)

Or you can call 9333 from your Turkey mobile phone and follow the instructions below:

  • Enter main menu
  • Enter recharge options
  • Select ‘Recharge’
  • Enter your Bataria counter recharge code (16 digits)
  • A voice prompt will repeat the code to verify its validity, and your counter amount will be updated on your Turkey SIM card.

Remember you do not need to purchase another Turkey SIM card when your airtime balance is depleted; you only need an airtime voucher!

Service Life

Each time the Turkey SIM card is reloaded with airtime, any previous airtime carries over and the SIM card is valid for 12 months from that date. When your account balance reaches $0 (zero) you have 12 months to add more airtime to keep your account active. During this time period you can continue to receive free incoming calls.

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