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Unlimited (10GB 3G speed) Data Portable WiFi Hotspot Rental for Italy
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Rental Rates

Rental Rates per day/week
  1–14 days 15–21 days 22–28 days 29–42 days Up to 4 months

$14.95 per day

(As low as
$12 per day)
(As low as
$11 per day)
(As low as
$8 per day)
(As low as
$4 per day)

Our MiFi Rental for Italy offers up to 10GB of data for each 30 days of use. This is enough for 99.9% of all users.


Ordering Cellular Abroadís Italy MiFi Rental is easy. You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the MiFi Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures


You will receive a fully charged MiFi, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.


The Cellular Abroad Italy MiFi Rental is ready to go. When you arrive at your overseas destination, simply turn it on, enter the password on your device and you are ready to connect to the internet.

Send Back MiFi Rental

We will send you a return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package at FedEx (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period.

How does it work?

The MiFi rental for Italy allows you to create your own virtual hotspot and, with this hotspot, you can connect up to five devices or users at one time. Our Italy mobile broadband MiFi device comes preconfigured and ready to go. Coverage is on the Italian network Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) and is all over Italy as well as Sicily and Sardegna. Once you arrive in Italy, simply turn on the MiFi and you will have an instant hotspot. You can even use your service to access to make international and local calls through Skype or similar voice over IP services.

Our Wireless broadband rental for Italy is the perfect solution for accessing the internet any time and any place you desire while in Italy for an affordable price. As the service is prepaid, you will never get "bill shock" and you know up front exactly what your costs are. The rental includes a pre-configured MiFi mobile hotspot modem as well as a pre-installed TIM SIM card. Mobile broadband coverage in Italy with TIM is excellent and you will enjoy speeds of up to 2.5 Mbps.


Your Italy MiFi rental comes with the following features:

  • MiFi Device with pre-installed Italy SIM card
  • Can connect up to 5 WiFi compatible devices simultaneously
  • International charger and plug adapters
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • 10M (30 ft) range of network coverage
  • Travel Pouch


With your rental, you get UNLIMITED bandwidth. You can surf the web as much as you want:

  • UNLIMITED emails sent or received*
  • UNLIMITED Web browsing*
  • UNLIMITED Streaming videos*
  • 2.5 Mbps maximum downspeed* (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 0.9Mbps maximum upspeed* (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 3G/HSDPA available in most major towns and cities*

*IMPORTANT: 3G speed is only available for the first 10GB of data usage. When you have used more than 10GB of bandwidth, you will only be able to have 2G quality service for the rest of your trip.

Cellular Abroad Service

"We had a wonderful trip and the Hotspot is truly outstanding. At one point we were in the airport and urgently needed some information on-line.  I fired up the MiFi and we were connected in minutes. It was a life saver."

Kevin Pidduck, CEO, Rentvillas

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • The price of the SIM Card (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but itís always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
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