Free Wifi Everywhere (Almost)
Wifi Internet access, usually free, is common all over Turkey. Virtually all hotels, hostels, dorms, rental apartments, and even tree houses have Wifi.
Only the luxury hotels charge for it.
Many restaurants, cafés, bars, beach café-bars and offices offer it. Some intercity buses, trains and ferryboats have it, and airports offer it for a fee.
It's fair to say that you will have free Wifi available to you at least a few hours each day. Some travelers find this completely sufficient for their needs. The connection and its speed may vary, but you'll have the opportunity to connect, and the price is the best: free!
You may have to ask your hotel or restaurant staff
for the Wifi password (Wifi şifre, VEE-fee SHEEF-reh) to access their system.
Use Your Hotel's Computer
hotels, inns, pensions and hostels
also have an Internet-connected computer for the use of guests who have not brought their own; or the owner will allow you
to use an office computer.
You can rent a Turkish mobile Wifi hotspot and have your own private connection to the Internet available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you are. Using apps on your laptop or tablet computer, or smartphone, you can make voice calls, send and receive email and text messages, and browse the Web. You pay a set fee per day for the mobile Wifi Hotspot, so you avoid the danger of high mobile phone roaming costs. More...
Protect Personal Information
on Public Computers!
If you use a public computer, remember that it may store personal information such as usernames and passwords. It's best not to access highly sensitive servers such as banks or financial institutions from public computers.
At the very least, close any browser windows after use.
No matter how you access the Internet while traveling, you should consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to prevent hackers from stealing your sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card and bank account details, etc.
Don't worry, a VPN is not yet another expensive piece of electronic equipment, but rather an online service that is easy to set up online, and basic service is free. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan
café in Istanbul.