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Internet in Turkey

Internet is an inseparable and essential principle in everyday life that is felt need for it several times a day. One of the most important questions for people who intend to immigrate to Turkey is how to provide high-speed Internet in Turkey? Or which company provides the best services? What services do they provide?

In response to these questions, it should be said that fortunately, Turkey is one of the countries that provide high-quality internet service and is ranked at high orders. It is guaranteed that after buying internet in Turkey you will find how incomparable its quality is.

Internet history in Turkey

It was in 1993 that the internet entered Turkey for the first time. This was done by a rental telephone line at Technical Middle East University called ODTÜ between Ankara and Washington at Kbps64 speed.

People could access home internet by dial-up at a very low level of speed. Turkey could join Standard Global System (GSM) for mobile communication and big cities like Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir could benefit from technology development.

Finally, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology entered Turkey in 2000, and the dial-up method was outdated.

Regarding internet speed, South Koreas ranked first with 20.5 Mbps while the average speed across the world is 5.1 Mbps and Turkey ranked 55 (internet speed is minimum 6.2 and maximum 38.5 in Turkey). In a general and brief statistics in the use of the internet by Turkish people we can say that:

  • 55.9% population use the internet.
  • 6.5% of households are provided with the internet.
  • 37.4% of households access the internet via ADSL or methods like optical fiber
  • 58.7% population are connected to the internet via mobile bandwidth

We have already provided a complete article about mobile operators in Turkey and their services like the internet. Make sure to read it totally.

Buying internet in Turkey

After choosing your favorite internet operator, you can order on the phone or in-person and buy internet. However, it is worth mentioning that if you go personally to the office, making decisions for choosing a panel and the related responsible individual’s explanation can be helpful.

Be sure to check internet boxes before entering the company (there are boxes of Internet companies at the entrance of Turkish houses indicating that these companies have already provided services in this collection and have no problem in terms of infrastructure and support) to avoid problems in the next steps.

There are two services provided by operators:

Monthly service: Short-term services for those who are staying for a limited time in Turkey, this service is not supported by most companies and is not affordable in terms of price.

Annual service: In the annual service, you will be given a list of the types of packages that you can select the desired panel according to your needs and workload, then a 2-year contract will be signed with you and according to the same specifications and costs, you are obliged to pay the bill of the relevant company every month. Note that the contract is for two years and if you want to cancel early, you will have to pay a fee as a penalty. It is also transferrable to another person if you want to move in this situation there is no amount as a penalty; the modem is installed and implemented by the company itself.

In the following, we are going to introduce some internet providers in a table with the panels they offer so that you can get acquainted with their services to some extent.

Türktelekom

4Mb

40Gb

44.90 lira

Türktelekom

10Mb

unlimited

79.90 lira

Türktelekom

24Mb

unlimited

84.90 lira

Türktelekom

50Mb

unlimited

134.90 lira

Vodafone

12Mb

unlimited

74.90 lira

Vodafone

24Mb

unlimited

94.90 lira

Vodafone

35Mb

unlimited

99.90 lira

Vodafone

50Mb

unlimited

104.90 lira

Türkcell

8Mb

unlimited

79.90 lira

Türkcell

16Mb

unlimited

89.90 lira

Türkcell

12Mb

unlimited + Internet TV service + fiber optics

89.90 lira

Türkcell

16Mb

unlimited + Internet TV service + fiber optics

94.90 lira

Türkcell

20Mb

unlimited + Internet TV service + fiber optics

99.90 lira

Türkcell

24Mb

Unlimited+Internet TV service + fiber optics

109.90 lira

D.Smart

10Mb

unlimited

79.90 lira

D.Smart

12Mb

unlimited

89.90 lira

D.Smart

16Mb

unlimited

94.90 lira

Millenicom

16Mb

unlimited

74.90 lira

Millenicom

35Mb

unlimited

79.90lira

Millenicom

100Mb

unlimited

99.90lira

Finally, we would like to introduce the free internet of Istanbul, which was launched by the Istanbul Municipality in April 2014. In this free service of the Istanbul Municipality, you can find and use the internet in metro-buses, buses, subways, parks, government offices, squares, main streets.