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SteveAustin



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16/08/2008 17:24

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Coming back to N Cyprus early October and intended to bring one of my old unlocked mobiles and purchase Turkcell sim to avoid roaming on uk sim.

Just read following on Turkcell website http://touristinfoonline.turkcell.com.tr/en/how-to/imei.html

Anyone know anything about this.



Mike.



Notsoboredhw


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16/08/2008 17:45

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Hi SteveA

I took an unlocked phone over with us a couple of weeks ago and went into a shop in Kyrenia and bought a SIM card and the man behind the counter registered the phone for us and it was working fine. We also bought top up from the supermarket. Hope that helps.

Nicky



phylray



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16/08/2008 23:42

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Yes, I always do this & it is easy to change your sim card over if you have

unlocked phone & much cheaper.



SteveAustin



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17/08/2008 00:49

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Thanks for replies, have a few unlocked mobiles lying around, Will give it a try when we are over.



Mike.



trevor


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17/08/2008 12:07

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I noticed when we were over our first and only time there are plenty of shops in Kyrenia selling phones, are they cheaper than UK, do they also unlock them. Can anyone also tell me how muc roughly a sim card is please, i,ve read that Turkcell are the best so will be buying the same.



Notsoboredhw


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17/08/2008 12:10

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I think if you have an English phone you need to get it unlocked in the UK (but please dont quote me on that) - I was charged 11.99 in a shop in the UK to have it unlocked and it took about an hour. The SIM Card we bought was 20YTL and you get 100 units on there. We got our SIM Card in Kyrenia and then bought top up from the supermarket.



dusterbruce


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17/08/2008 12:40

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I had my Uk mobile unlocked in Kyrenia and was charged 20ytl



lovingcyprus


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17/08/2008 12:48

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Mobile phones are very expensive in the TRNC compared to the Uk.



dusterbruce


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17/08/2008 12:51

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In UK the price of handsets is subsidised because you are often locked into a certain network



Ballyboffin


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17/08/2008 17:53

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If you go on the Martin Lewis money expert site there is a link to how to unlock your mobile yourself. It is



http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/unlock



wackyjim



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Message Posted:
17/08/2008 22:40

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SteveAustin



Your link



http://touristinfoonline.turkcell.com.tr/en/how-to/imei.html



is for Turkcell in Turkey which is not the same as Turkcell in Cyprus so your UK phone will work perfectly well with a KKTC sim card



Jim



SteveAustin



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Message Posted:
17/08/2008 23:26

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Wackyjim,



thanks for info, is there a website for Turkcell in Cyprus?



Mike.



wackyjim



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17/08/2008 23:44

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Mike



I honestly couldn't tell you...why not try a google search and see what comes up.



Jim



SteveAustin



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Jim, Tried that. zilch or zilch that I can understand, thanks.



Mike.



McSteviet



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Message Posted:
29/09/2008 14:53

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Where in TRNC can you get your phone unlocked?



I have a couple of Orange phone that need doing later this week?



And then where is the best place to get a local sim card?



Thanks



MC



TimothyCadman


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29/09/2008 14:59

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Phone unlocking used to be done in The Phone Shop at Karaoglanoglu. On the main strip of shops with Unwins and other Estate Agents at the far end from Unwins. It's been a while since they did ours but may still offer the service.



Get your Sim card in there at the same time or across the road in Lemar.



Holly


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Message Posted:
29/09/2008 15:09

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Couple of weeks ago got my SIM card & top ups from a little shop in Girne centre. Very helpful. Set the SIM up for me & registered the top up cards. Worked out much, much cheaper. Card + 2 topups 60YTL. Made about 7 phone calls home of about 10mins & have about 150 credits left. Told that to use my Vodaphone would be about 1.50 minute.



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