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Which mobile carrier do people recommend? I'm in Antalya and looking for fast internet and good coverage. Seems like they're all super cheap.
kavi13d
Greetings, I am looking to connect with folks in education -- educators, teachers, edtech enthusiasts etc
p0fi13d
Me and some friends had the same question 3 weeks ago in Istanbul but went from there via Kas to Antalya. I bought Vodafone and my friends had turkcell and honestly we had the exact same experience regarding coverage and mostly price. So go with one of those and you will be fine i guess
It contains far more nicotine than cigarettes so don't get carried away.
DoฤŸuyaka, TERMESSOS CAD NO:35/C, 07300 MuratpaลŸa/Antalya, Turkey
Seems like there is
Hi all! Just arrived at my airbnb and the internet isnโ€™t great :disappointed:
Is it possible to get 4g/LTE hotspots as foreigner?
kavi12d
qulupmhbcdqqtnwq Last I checked at TurkCell store was the max they can offer is 100gb per month. Not sure about your needs but that could be an option. Or if you are in Istanbul, check ou the coffee shops in "Food Hall" on istiklal street. Across the foodhall is expressoLab, which has a very nice 2nd floor setup (almost feels like a coworking space). If you are looking for a coworking space, I would recommend Kolektif House (24 hours) or Workington (they close at 7pm)
I have TurkCell and am getting 70gbps/30gbps which is enough for video calls and I'm in a fairly remote area a half hour outside of Kas
I tether to my phone for work and it's been okay
You need to provide a passport to buy a sim card but they'll sell you more than one on the same passport so using multiple devices wouldn't be a problem
Vodafone is also good here. If you have two phones, you could put a Vodafone chip in one and a TurkCell chip in the other and then use speedify to combine the two into one doubly fast and reliable connection.
Legend! Lucky you told me Workington closes at 7pm as I need to work late. Thoughts on Turkcell vs Vodafone?
That's really good!
That's amazing about about speedify! Checking it now as it will save me having to get a co-working space.
yuko12d
Hi :wave:
Is anybody here familiar with Konyaaltฤฑ in Antalya?
Iโ€™m looking for a budget-friendly coworking space or generous coffee shop in the area.

I see some coworking space in the city center, but itโ€™s 10km away from my place.

Any tips and suggestions would be appreciated!
Konyaalti has a ton of restaurants and coffe shops, although I prefer to work at home so can't really comment on that. But there's Starbucks with a seating on 2nd floor on Konyaalti Meydani
kavi12d
i am using google fi from US. works very well here. Underneath its using either vodafone or turk, according to google support both work well!
yuko12d
Thank you, I will check it out :)
ctxkid cbwiadtsz I am at Konyaalti visiting relatives, if you guys want to get together to drink coffee and have a chat let me know
Anyone working from dam co-working space? Trying to sign up but canโ€™t get in contact with the community manager.
Does anyone know where to get a pcr test in Istanbul? Or the process to go about it here. Need to take one before my flight.

Heard you can take it at the airport as well?
gposkqzvgxwaf is this the one that's usually asked for? The antigen test is the one that's 15-20m and then there's another that takes much longer, but is widely accepted.

I'm assuming you're referring to the latter? jfzsmehicycnu
Yep...longer = 2 hours max if I remember correctly
Which is the new airport the name?
Oh IST.
Sorry I misread your message. To be clear, at the new IST airport I was able to get the standard PCR test (the one that takes some labs 24 hours) in under 2 hours. In my case, it was 45 mins. It was pretty empty when I went though.
erdo11d
I've got in kadikoy, found the place by googling ... 250TL
kavi11d
Search in google maps for "rapid covid test", lots of local spots across Istanbul for 250TL. They text you the results within 5 hours or so
kavi10d
anyone know how to get a free turkish phone number online? for example, in US i can use google voice to get another US number. but look like google voice does not work for a turkish number. any options?
Heading to Istanbul tomorrow :)
Going to be spending about a week near antalya, any recommendations for neighborhoods to stay in? Looking for the usual trendy cafes and nice beaches within walking distance.
We prefer quiet over noisy, no dorm rooms
I would suggest you Konyaalti
It has many trendy cafes and nice beach ๐Ÿ™‚
Have you thought about Kas? It's in the Antalya region but a bit of a trek West. It's beautiful though, and definitely quieter and more peaceful.
I'm in CoBAC
It's very nice actually
did something dumb and filled out the entry form for Turkey via Istanbulsairport dot com which asked me to pay EUR 6+ for an application fee. i paid anyway.. then realised the 'correct' place to apply is here register.health.gov.tr/|https://register.health.gov.tr/ and there's no need to pay! didn't see anyone mention this recently so hope this can be helpful to those arriving in Istanbul/Turkey.
Ok I don't know anymore.. I registered again at the health.gov.tr|health.gov.tr site where I didn't have to pay, but the confirmation number was the same. So maybe it matched the previous application and skipped payment because I had already paid? Did anyone else have to pay?
I used just the health.gov|health.gov site and didnโ€™t have to pay. You shouldnโ€™t need to pay for that certificate ๐Ÿ˜…
BAH! well.. i guess it's only 6 EUR and hopefully someone here can learn from my mistake! ๐Ÿ˜…
Hehe yes, I can totally understand the confusion, the information is not clear, and sometimes is only in Turkish, or hard to get it in English
ooo thanks, i'm currently waiting a few more hours for my flight to istanbul and just saw this
My folly is your profit!!
Here's an update incase someone else has the same situation. You can use your international driving license for the first 6 months only. After that you need to exchange your license for a Turkish one. Only certain countries are allowed to exchange (Lebanon is not one of them). Incase you cannot exchange your license you will have to go through the exam to obtain a Turkish driving license. I'll just buy a scooter.
There were some companies doing the same scam for e-visa. They were charging 3 times and doing the filling for you on the background and they were at the top of google searches.
๐Ÿ›ฌ jiagulxuylsaup just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
๐Ÿ›ฌ sgeogobmsrnar just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
Hi!
Being in Istanbul what is the best place to have an awesome durum?
Morning! Iโ€™m in Antalya, any nomad around here who wants to hang out, or explore the city? โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿป
Haha mate, that's like asking where is the best place to have a beer in Berlin ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think there are many places but depends which neighborhood you are at and also European/Anatolian side etc.
Haha yes I know, but I want to know according to your experience. These are my first weeks in Istanbul so I'll be in both European and Anatolian. So if you have any recommendation I'll appreciate it
Not durum, but the best shish kofte i had was in a restaurant named รงara anatolian side
That's great! I'll visiting that side tomorrow! Thank you so much
๐Ÿ›ฌ kuehrwuhptoix just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
Hey, I will be in Antalya since 31th of October. If you donโ€™t leave until then, I will be happy to meet โ˜บ๏ธ
Oh my current plan is to stay here just until 20 October :expressionless:, but Iโ€™m not sure yet
Also if you're into Lebanese food go try Hallab in Nisantasi
Hi! I'm gonna live at Alanya, Konakli for a three month. If anybody wanna grab a coffee, text me :)
yep iโ€™m a customer ๐Ÿ™‚ and itโ€™s the service iโ€™m using
Try Fiko'nun Yeri and Durumcu Emmi at Kadikoy.
๐Ÿ›ฌ xxqgzoszqrzww just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
You can work in coffeeโ€™s in BeachPark, Konyaaltฤฑ.
Fyi Starbucks just giving 2mbps maximum internet connection in all around the Turkey :(
Kas is beautiful. Weather is super nice and town is really small and great. Streets are super cool tho. Just be careful about hills when you looking for accommodation.
First website is probably scam. Be careful. You need to fill the second website form for getting hes code which you need to use for entering shopping malls and using public transportation inside of the country.
You should also try โ€œKeboโ€. They have branch close to the Kadikoy center.
Thanks for all the recommendations!

Finally I managed to go to รงara, was delicious :yum:

I'll try the rest as soon as I can gringrin
haven't had to show anything for public transit or malls in around istanbul for the past 4 days
cxjxpdiswfaq thanks!
As a coffee lover, Starbucks would be my last choice anyway, ๐Ÿ˜‚ but thatโ€™s a great info to know
thank you!. I found a few of my favorites around my area.raised_hands
Hey friends! We are having a boardgame night today! Come around to play or just have a chat, it's in a nice cafe with lots of games.

Where? Goblin cafe goo.gl/maps/ajhK6Y87VkFrS4Zk9|in kadikoy / istanbul
What do I have to bring? Nothing! The cafe has boardgames (No clue how it works though, we'll find out!)
What are we playing? Whatever we find and what looks fun
When? 7 pm - open end
gujtycy that's daylight robbery! on an unrelated note, I have just come upon a good business idea.....
rqgbqtefptwgv are you using Istanbulkart for public transport? if you are, that means you already connected your HES code to the card and that's why you haven't had to show anything. For the malls, I think only the fancier ones require it, eg. the one on Istiklal St.
Yes I'm using Istanbul kart and I didn't connect anything, my wife and I went on a food tour that was in both continents and the guide let us have the card we used for the ferry and said we can just top it up no problem at the kiosks
She gave one to everyone on the tour
Anyone knows which ATM has no transaction fee?
For me, with revolut, Paranti was the one with the lowest commission. But not sure if there is one more interesting
Ah just to answer my own โ“ I used the search here. halkbank is apparently commission free, can confirm tomorrow
๐Ÿ›ฌ jhorgvcd just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
yeah,I've used halkbank without a problem
there's a limit but it's higher if the ATM is new (on older ATMs limit is lower). I don't remember exactly the limit per transaction but I think around 2000 TL
HSBC works as well ๐Ÿ™‚
Hi folks, currently based in Istanbul (Kadikoy), anyone keen to have a coffee/beer? ๐Ÿ™‚
Hey, I also will stay in kadikoy, but I arrive in the evening . Would be happy to meet on the weekend :)
Hey waveskin-tone-2 im in kadikoy too ๐Ÿ˜Š
Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ mind dropping me a message guys (I can't send one since I just registered)?
For the first 7 days after registration you wonโ€™t be able to answer on DMs either :(
You could text me on IG, ilnaarka
I'm not in kadikoy (in Taksim) but would be nice to head over and meet some people. Let me know! I'm free for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
mohd16h
Halkbank has zero fees. Max 2000 TL per withdrawal which you can do several times of-course. You can only withdraw TL.
Ptt also zero fees, TL only
Don't have IG unfortunately. Could offer LinkedIn, WhatsApp, or Telegram.
Telegram would be great, ilnaarka there too :)
Ahh I'm on WhatsApp and LinkedIn.. would a slack group not work?
We just recently joined, so I'm not sure if we can open a group. Can you try U0264432GKY?
We could make a group on WhatsApp ?
let me try!
elsinffxkoxj i've added you to a group, are you able to see it/reply there?
๐Ÿ›ฌ hgypvukieebhwvc just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Istanbul, #turkey
Hey all! I was looking at visiting Antalya. Is there an off season when the resorts close? It looks like there is no availability in November...
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