Calis Beach and Fethiye Turkey Discussion Forum

Information and Services in Turkey Section => Telephones, Broadband and Mobiles => Topic started by: Scunner on January 05, 2018, 20:51:15 PM

Title: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Scunner on January 05, 2018, 20:51:15 PM
If your UK phone is unlocked you can get a Vodafone PAYG sim on their new Pay as You Go 1 option which gives you calls, texts and 500mb of data each day - but you can spend only a maximum of £1 a day.

Turkey is included in their list of included European countries (it isn't on any of the other major network providers).

So there you have it - 500mb a day for £7 a week

If you reach 500mb in a day, you can buy another 500mb to use up till midnight in the same day for £1.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/bundles-and-sims/pay-as-you-go-plans/pay-as-you-go1/
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Stuart T on January 05, 2018, 21:03:33 PM
That is really useful information, Scunner.

Thank you.

I got "done" with something called "roaming charges" a while back and haven't ever fully understood how that all worked out.

This sounds simple enough, I think.

What happens to the existing phone number? I'm something of a technophobe when it comes to mobile phones.
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Scunner on January 05, 2018, 21:07:28 PM
I once got charged £5 for connecting to an Austrian network for 7 seconds - when I was in an Easyjet above it at 30,000ft :D

With your usual sim/number you might just leave it dormant while you are on holiday (I do) but if you need to have it live (to receive calls, texts) then you would need to carry two phones. Or one phone with two sims (they do exist  :) )

Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Stuart T on January 05, 2018, 21:09:04 PM
That's brilliant.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Scunner on January 05, 2018, 21:12:09 PM
Anytime

As I recall, if your usual sim sits alone for a week or two and people leave voicemails/texts, you pick them all up once you put it back in the phone after your hols. But someone else might be able to confirm/advise there.
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Stuart T on January 05, 2018, 21:16:10 PM
I have a spare, older Nokia I can put the vodafone sim into and also take my posh Samsung (that I barely understand).
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: JohnF on January 05, 2018, 21:29:58 PM
Lots of Huawei handsets are dual SIM, I've got the model before this one and it works a treat with my UK and Spanish SIM cards.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honor-6X-UK-SIM-Free-Smartphone-Silver/dp/B01NAKRM24

JF
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Scunner on January 05, 2018, 21:31:24 PM
Stupid question John but do they work together or you switch between sims?
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: JohnF on January 05, 2018, 22:51:58 PM
Both active at the same time. When making a call or text you get the option of what SIM to use - it's pretty intuitive and easy to manage.

JF
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: DavidNicholson on January 09, 2018, 11:26:30 AM
Thank you Scunner - Brilliant information.
I was aware of Vodophone's "Big Bundles" but had missed this PAYG1 system of theirs which will work better for us on shortish visits.  Just £1 a day maximum and only when you use it - phone free days are free!.  Result!
THANK YOU!!!
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: Bluwise on February 06, 2018, 08:29:38 AM
Belated thanks for this info.  I've just sent for one of these sims as I think it's perfect for hols.
Title: Re: Good Pay as You Go Option for UK mobiles in Turkey
Post by: stoop on March 18, 2018, 16:05:43 PM
Just seen this in today’s paper. Hopefully getting a twin sim from China when my son comes home from Bangkok in May. I might just order a sim and use it in Calis this year. Seems a much cheaper option than using my current plan on plusnet.