01-05-2019 11:25 PM
Help I need to use my phone for texting, mobile banking and the odd call whilst in Turkey for 1 week. What is the cheapest way to do this ??
02-05-2019 12:02 AM
Welcome to the EE Community,
all the information for roaming in Turkey can be found by following this link.
02-05-2019 12:12 AM
Roaming in Turkey is not inclusive as it's outside EU.
If you are on contract, remember to text ROAMING to 150 before you leave to check roaming is enabled on your account.
02-05-2019 07:33 AM
Just remember to use a VPN for any personal stuff (banking etc) over wifi if you use it.
04-05-2019 05:38 PM - edited 04-05-2019 05:42 PM
Regarding the cheapest way to roam in Turkey:
Other than an EE add-on (not by far the cheapest way), you can try FlexiRoam for data. They provide a microchip (essentially a SIM card) that you can stick on top of your existing EE SIM card, and you can switch between using EE and Flexiroam through an app.
Flexiroam prices are very good all around the world. As an example, 10GB data to use in Turkey would currently cost $14.70 (that's US Dollars).
If you are going in a few days you probably don't have enough time to do this as you'll need to order the starter pack and wait for it to arrive, but it's good to know for future use.
Flexiroam only do data, they don't do calls and texts (although they have a calling functionality coming soon I think) so you'd need to use an app like Signal, WhatsApp, Viber and similar one for calls and texts.
The other alternative is to get a local Turkish SIM card once you arrive there.
And definitely use a VPN *all the time* while you are in Turkey.