As of October, only personalized istanbulkart users will benefit from free transportation on public holidays and public holidays. The application, previously announced by IMM, will take place for the first time on October 29, Republic Day. Anonymous card users, immigrants and tourists will not be able to pass for free. In addition, all Istanbulkart holders, which have become personalized, will be able to benefit from the campaigns announced by IMM.
As of October, only personalized Istanbulkart holders will be able to benefit from free transportation on public holidays and public holidays. Tourists and immigrants will not be able to use their right to free transportation as of October 29, Republic Day. With the disappearance of the anonymous (no name written) feature of Istanbulkarts, which are also used as debit cards at many payment points, the cards become personal. To implement the personalization system, you can register via the Istanbulkart Mobile application or the website kisisellestim.istanbulkart.istanbul. Only personalized Istanbulkart holders can benefit from many campaigns in Istanbul. As of December 31, 2022, the use of all anonymous Istanbulkarts will be terminated.
Providing information on the subject, BELBİM A.Ş. General Manager Nihat Narin said, “Istanbulkart has now become a life card that allows shopping in the markets like a credit card. This situation increased the amount of balance loaded on Istanbulkart. We now need to protect these high balances loaded on Istanbulkart. What do we do when we lose your credit card? We immediately call the bank and close the card for use. When we personalize the Istanbulkart, we will be able to protect the balance in the same way. But if your card is an anonymous card, it is not possible to do this. Therefore, non-personalized Istanbulkarts will be closed for use after 31 December.” said.
HOW TO PERSONALIZE ISTANBULKART?
In order to customize Istanbulkart, the following steps must be followed. By logging into Istanbulkart Mobile, following the directions in the 'add card' field from the main page or by filling in the necessary information at the address individual.istanbulkart.istanbul. Users who do not want to do so via Istanbulkart Mobile or the internet can personalize their cards by calling 153.
BENEFITS OF PERSONALIZATION
When Istanbulkart is personal; Citizens who lost their card and want to secure their balance will call 153 and immediately protect their balance. He will be able to safely transfer the balance inside to his new card.
As of October 29, only personalized card holders will be able to benefit from the free pass offered on special days. When the cards purchased after 18 July 2022 are personalized, 7,67 TL is refunded after the first pass payment.
With the campaign that started on September 1, users who have not done their grocery shopping with Istanbulkart before, are refunded 150 liras for their 30 lira grocery shopping. Users who load 50 liras to their Starbucks Mobile account with their Istanbulkart will receive a 10 lira cash refund. Users who pay with their special Istanbulkart at Beltur are refunded 10 percent of the amount they paid.