Will my TRNC bought simcard work in the UK?

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Will my TRNC bought simcard work in the UK?

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Logic says if I put my TRNC turkcell simcard in an unlocked phone in the UK it should work as if I am on holiday there.

But somehow I am pretty sure I'm wrong.

Can someone enlighten me?

I'm hoping to receive residency related texts in the near future but will be back in the UK next week and wondered if I can receive them there.

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You need to ask your Service provider - Turkcell/Telsim - to enable/authorise the card to work abroad.

If it's a Vodafone sim, I can't advise - it may just work, but better ask!

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My Turkcell SIM card and phone do work in the U.K. It’s on roaming and showing O2. I have received and made calls and texts to and from TRNC. Still need to top up as you would in Cyprus to keep it going but you can do this On line.

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Dropshort wrote:
Sun 04 Oct 2020 12:51 pm
My Turkcell SIM card and phone do work in the U.K. It’s on roaming and showing O2. I have received and made calls and texts to and from TRNC. Still need to top up as you would in Cyprus to keep it going but you can do this On line.

Thanks Dropshot.

I got through to various people and got various answers (intially told because I'm payg I can't get roaming) but was eventually rang back and told roaming was now activated so fingers crossed.

I've tried to top up online but it's asking for a superpasswork whick I've requested by text but nothing yet.

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