Phone, GSM and Internet System
Public telephones are located throughout the resort. Pay phones are available operated with telephone cards, recognized by the green color and Turk Telecom sign on them. The telephone cards of 30, 60, 100 and 120 units are sold at the post offices, small markets, book stores.
Making the call
To call a number inside the city just dial the 7-digit telephone number directly.
Long Distance Calls
To call another city in Turkey find the 3-digit code you need and precede it with a 0, followed by the 7-digit phone number. The number should always start with a 0.
Operator Assisted Call
The special number 131 for local calls or 115 for international calls will take you to Türk Telekom’s operators. Register the desired telephone number and other details. Operator will place the call for you and will connect you to the desired number.
To make an international call from Turkey, dial 00 + Country Code + Area Code + Telephone Number.
A call from abroad to Turkey would have the same format. (Country Code of Turkey is 90). The area code for Mugla province that includes Marmaris, Icmeler, Turunc, Datca, Bodrum and Fethiye is 252. For example, to call Marmarisinfo.com office from abroad you would dial 00 90 252 4112051.
Using a Turkish mobile phone
To call another mobile just dial the 10-digit mobile number and precede it with a 0. To call a fixed line number in Turkey, precede it with a 0 and the code, then finish off with the subscriber number.
To call a fixed line telephone in Turkey, use +90 followed by the city code and subscriber number. Calling a Turkish mobile is almost the same as from a fixed line telephone (see above), only you should dial the last ten numbers, preceded of course with +90.
Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Before your departure from home check with your mobile company to activate international roaming services when you are abroad. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in some rural areas. There are three mobile phone operators in Turkey and this prompts competition and constant development of better services, coverage and costs.
If you are panning an extended stay in Turkey be aware that foreign mobile telephones are ‘locked’ after about one month in the country. After a mobile telephone is ‘locked’ noone will be able to ‘unlock’ it again in Turkey. To avoid this problem you need to declare your GSM at the Customs upon arrival, if your stay will exceed 30 days.
Internet cafes in Marmaris are located mainly in the old town, as well as in hotels.
Most hotels in Marmaris and Icmeler have an Internet corner for guests use, as well as wireless internet. Contact reception for connection details.
Some cafes and restaurants in Marmaris and Icmeler offer wireless internet access.
All major airports in Turkey have wireless internet access. Dalaman International airport offers wireless internet in international terminal building: “netpass cards” needed for connection are sold at the info desks for a small fee.