Readers letter received from Keith Ford regarding North Cyprus Trevor’s Tips for April 2017 .
“OK an Update on Mobile Phone registration.
I just completed one today 18/05/2017.. Some of the information has now changed. First the office is now actually behind Domino Pizza bar in Lefkosa. Looks pretty new so probably hasn’t been open long.
Getting the phone paid for costs 15TL and credit cards only. This didn’t take long at all.. But there was a queue of 17 people in front of us to actually pay the tax on it. This takes an eternity. So take 2 tickets. One to get the documents to give to your service provider and one to pay the tax. Or you can pay the tax in the New Harbour in Girne,
This is what we did as we calculated that waiting for 17 people, we could travel back to Girne and be last in the queue. So back to Girne.
The place is in the Girne New Harbour is as far as you can go to the left as possible. It’s a two story building up the stairs and it’s the 3rd door on the right. YOU CANNOT register the phone here. Only in Lefkosa.
Next off to Turkcell to actually complete the registration. This costs 6TL and after a long wait the phone still doesn’t work. Wait 48 hours they told us. We won’t hold our breath,
Well the conclusion is just buy a phone in Cyprus and it will work the day you buy it. Took us all morning of frustration and the phone still doesn’t work..
Great news 48 hours later my phone was working to my amazement.”