by LC14 Investigator
Investigator

I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

Hi

I am n Greece, inside the EU, but very near the Turkish border. My phone keeps connecting to a Turkish signal for calls and 4G but please can I confirm I will not be charged for calls or roaming data as I am not making this choice voluntarily?

Thanks

LC

5 REPLIES 5
by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

You will need to manually log back on to a Greek network. What phone do you have?

by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

You will be charged as EE is not making this choice either.

 

If you are close to the border and the signal is stronger on the Turkish network your phone will automatically pick up that strongest signal.

 

You will need to manually select the network from Greece.

 

EE will assume you are in Turkey as the Turkish network will report back to EE you are on their network and charge you accordingly.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by LC14 Investigator
Investigator

Re: I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

Thank you, but seems very unfair. My contract is with EE and I'm standing here in the EU, though I can see Turkey from where I am sat I accept that. 

 

Is it worth phoning EE or can I text them? They can have all the GPS data they like but Turkey is a sea crossing away, and I won't be going!!

by Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

Re: I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

It doesnt matter. You are connecting to a Turkish network they will think you are in Turkey.

 

So if I were you I would manually select s Greek network. Because if you dont theybwill not discount kr waive any fees.

 

If you just assume they will let you off expect to pay charges.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by LC14 Investigator
Investigator

Re: I am in Greece but my phone is automatically using a Turkish network

Thank you Brendon, I have followed your advice which I appreciate! I will contact EE when I get home if there is any bill from Turkcell.

 

Thanks again especially for such a quick reply.

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