We would like to share a valuable tip with all Erasmus students going to Turkey upcoming academic year.
During your exchange period you’re most likely using a local SIM card, as roaming is way too expensive. Very important to know is that all mobile phones that operate through a Turkish SIM card need to be registered. Make sure you do this as failing to register and using a local SIM will end up in your mobile phone being blocked.
The first possibility of registering is at the customs desk in the airport. In case you forget to do so, visit one of the stores of Turkish GSM operators like Turkcell, Vodafone or Avea. Bring your passport, pay the costs of registration (around 10-15 TL) and you can use your new local SIM card without any problems.
In case you have any other tips for students leaving to Turkey, feel free to share them as comments!
PS: If you still need a place to stay, check out our current offers for student accommodation in Turkey.