• Dialling Istanbul from outside Turkey: 00 90 + number
• You can make calls from post offices or public phone boxes.
Post Office is marked with blue letters PTT in yellow background. The main post office in Istanbul is in Sirkeci - Büyük Postane, Büyük Postane Caddesi, Sirkeci (0212 526 1200/ www.ptt.gov.tr). Open from 8.30am-5.30pm daily.
Istanbul has loads of Internet cafés; most of them have high standards of equipment and connection. Most of the cafes have wifi, you just need to ask the person in attendance for the password.
When stopping a cab on the street, make sure you ask the price first (approximate) and the taximeter is switched on for correct rate (day/night tariff). Night tariff is much more expensive