Best Pocket WiFi for Istanbul & Turkey – How to Rent & What to Look For?

Renting a Pocket WiFi can be considered as the most efficient, secure and practical way to get WiFi in Istanbul and nationwide.


What is a Pocket WiFi (Mobile Hotspot)?

Pocket WiFi, also known as mobile hotspot is a portable and high-speed small device that offers reliable and unlimited internet for travelers. A perfect option for the ones who are heavy data/internet users and don’t need to make and receive local calls in the country they are.

Pocket WiFi enables you to make and receive voice calls worldwide, so that you won’t need to purchase a local SIM or open your phone to roaming. It also enables you to connect your laptop, phone and other devices to the internet wherever you are, using the 4G connectivity.

Best Pocket WiFi for Istanbul & Turkey - How to Rent & What to Look For?

You are also able to share the Internet connection with up to 8-10 people at no additional charges. Great option for groups or friends. You just need to stay within the 15 meters from the person carrying the device.

Practical Features

* The WiFi device is compatible with any WiFi ready system such as Laptops, Mobile Phones, Ipads, Androids, PSPs, etc


* You can connect the device to 8-10 phones, laptops, tablets, laptops, etc. Which is very ideal option for travelers in group of friends or families.

* It is very easy to use that you only need to turn on the device and connect yourself to the portable WiFi with high-speed connection and data usage.

* It allows you to avoid data roaming fees.

Rent a Pocket WiFi (Mobile WiFi Hotspot) in Istanbul

There are many companies providing pocket WiFi solutions and the good thing is that you are able to use them in many countries like Turkey, EU, or the UK. And they are delivered to your hotel, or pick it up from the New Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

When you purchase your pocket WiFi device, companies bring the device to the Istanbul Airports upon your arrival or bring it to your hotel. This is a great opportunity for travelers.

What you should look out for?

Daily Data/Internet Usage

Daily data usage is an important characteristic. While most of the providers in Istanbul offer unlimited internet access, but you should definitely look for it at the high-speed data envelope. In case of a limit regarding the price, you should ask for about at least 1 GB data usage per day in high speed, which would be enough for a not heavy data using traveler.

WiFi Speed

The connection speed is the second very important characteristic. The providers will surely provide you WiFi with 4G and a good coverage, as Istanbul is a major city offers the best connection and coverage services, but it is better for to check it before the purchase.


Number of Users Connecting At The Same Time

The number of users that can connect the device at the same time can vary regarding the device and price. Some regular ones can provide for up to 5 people, while many others provide up to 10 connections simultaneously. Also remember that the WiFi speed will be effected on the number of people connected to it. So if you are a group of heavy data/internet users, than you should not have more than 5-6 people at the same time.

Battery Life

The WiFi devices that are accepted as the good ones, should be to last for about at least 7 hours in use. There may be devices with longer battery life, but note that these devices will have bigger batter and can be harder to carry them on your pocket or bag. SO we can say that 7 hours in use is the best compromise.