Mobile phone registration

All incoming freshmen should keep in mind that cell phones bought from outside Turkey need to get their phone IMEI registered. Your phone will get blocked (you won’t be able to use any cellular functions like call, sms or mobile data) after 3 months (can vary) of entry into Turkey. You will still be able to use your phone, but will have to rely on wifi.
Currently, the fee to get a phone registered is TL 1500/- so do keep that in mind when you are first coming.