Italy UNLIMITED (3G) Data SIM Card Rental
|Italy UNLIMITED (3G) Data SIM Card Rental|
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If you are interested in purchasing and not renting a data SIM card for Italy, please also consider the Uno Mobile SIM Card for Italy.
The service includes 12GB of data at 3G speeds for 30 days of service. Whether your rental period is 1 day or 30 days, you will get 12GB of data at these speeds (provided you are in an area with 3G coverage). This is considered "unlimited data". You will get periodic alerts pertaining to your data consumption.
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Italy UNLIMITED (3G) Data SIM Card Rental
As many travelers know (and some have unfortunately found out the hard way), data roaming when traveling abroad with providers such as T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and Rogers is extremely expensive and/or painfully slow.
If you are traveling to Italy and need affordable, secure and blazing fast mobile data service, consider renting our Italian data SIM card. The SIM card, available in standard, nano and micro sizes, is ready to go and will work on any unlocked tablet, cell phone with the proper bands. Please note that you cannot use this SIM card for tethering or with a mobile hotspot. The SIM card is from Three and offers data service throughout Italy.
Please note that while the service is "unlimited," you will receive 3G speeds for 12GB of service for up to 30 days. If your data SIM rental is beyond 30 days, you will receive another 12GB of data after the 30th day. In the rare occurrence that 12GB is not enough data, please note that we cannot add more credit to the SIM card and hence, you will need to order additional SIM(s).
How It Works
The SIM card your receive is an all-in-on SIM meaning it will fit any 3G or 4G phone. The service gets activated once you begin to use it. Please note that if you put it in your phone in the US or Canada, it may activate and therefore the 30 day period will kick in. The APN settings will be sent via a text message. You just need to accept the settings. If you are traveling to other countries in Europe, the SIM card will work in most places without incurring extra data roaming fees. Please note that if your rental period is beyond 30 days, we will include an additional SIM card. That additional SIM card will have 12GB of data. So, for example, if your trip is for 31 days, you will have 2 SIM cards (and 24GB of data). Once you are done with your trip, simply send back the SIM card in the envelope that we provide you with.
3G coverage in Italy on the Telecom Italia Mobile network is available in over 3500 towns and cities in Italy reaching over 79% of the population while 3G coverage reaches 92% of the population. For a complete list of areas where there is coverage, please visit 3G coverage map. Even if your town is listed on the website, the only way to know 100% that there is data connectivity exactly in the hotel, apartment or villa you will be visiting is to ask the manager or owner of the property if there is coverage through Tre. Please note that as of November, 2016, Tre and another carrier, Wind, have merged and there will soon be a further improvement of the coverage but as of yet, there is no ETA other than "early 2017."
How do I activate my Data SIM card for Italy?
We already know when you are departing so we will activate the SIM card on the day that you depart. You do not need to contact us. However, if your plans change, please do contact us.
Do I need a standard SIM, micro SIM or nano SIM?
The iPhone 5 and the iPhone 6 both use the nano SIM card size. For other phones, please either check the manual or Google the brand and model of the phone or tablet in order to confirm the size of the SIM card.
How much is 10GB of data?
Please use this handy to see how much data different applications use http://www.confused.com/mobile-phones/mobile-data-calculator
Does my device need to be unlocked?
Yes it does. Besides Verizon's iPhone 5 and iPhone 6, most other phones come locked to the carrier. However, you may be able to get them unlocked. Please check with your carrier to confirm that your device is unlocked and if it is, to see if you can unlock it.
Can I use the SIM card outside of Italy?
You cannot. In fact, if you do, you risk the possibility that the SIM card stops functioning when and if you return to Italy.
What happens if I lose the SIM card?
Contact us immediately so that we can block it. If your trip is still ongoing, we may be able to send you another SIM, however, as the service is prepaid, you will be responsible for the charges and shipping fees.
Can I buy your data SIM card for Italy?
We do not sell TIM data SIM cards. They are registered to Cellular Abroad and are non transferable. You can however rent them for as long as you want
More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.