SIM Card for Italy
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Key Features||Initial Credit||Call Italy Bundle||Local calls within Italy||International Calls||Text / SMS Rates||Internet Data Rates|
Low Rates - $0.12/min calling to the US/Canada/Europe/Italy
Free incoming calls and texts. Free voicemail
Optional Call Italy bundle – 240 minutes of calls w/in Italy only $19
Optional 1GB data bundle – only $49
Add-on a US number - $19 for 6 hrs of incoming calls
Easy to use pay as you go service
Most extensive cellular coverage in Italy
Our SIM cards for Italy have been designed specifically for the needs of English speaking travelers to Italy. They work on the Vodafone network (the largest carrier in Italy and the second largest in the world) and provide excellent coverage and data speeds throughout Italy, including the islands. The Uno Mobile SIM card, available in standard, micro and nano sizes, comes ready to use and, unlike other Italian SIM cards including TIM, Wind or other Vodafone SIMs, does not have inconvenient registration requirements such as having to submit a copy of your passport. If you need a micro or nano SIM card, we will also include a 3 in 1 SIM card adapter and SIM tray tool together with your SIM card. The initial SIM card includes 110 minutes of outgoing calls within Italy, Europe or back to the US and Canada. You can purchase additional talk time as well as call bundles including the “Call Italy” bundle or a 1GB data bundle. In addition, you can add a US number to your SIM card.
If you need extra call credit, you can add 110 minutes of outgoing calls anywhere in Italy or Europe and back to the USA and Canada. All incoming calls are always free. Each 110 minutes of calls is $26.
"Call Italy" Bundle
While the initial SIM card includes 110 minutes of calls anywhere in Italy, to the US or Canada or Europe, many travelers add the “Call Italy” bundle. For just $19, this option gives you 240 minutes of outgoing calls to any cell phone or landline in Italy for up to 30 days. If you exceed 240 minutes, your rate will revert back to the standard rate.
1GB Data Bundle
If you require data, add this option for just $49 for 1GB of data at 3G speeds. This will enable you to check your emails, browse the web, Skype and use useful travel apps such as Google Maps or Voice Translator or to research a restaurant or buy museum tickets.
US Number Add-on
In addition to the Italian phone number provided with the SIM card, you can add-on a US phone number. This option allows you to forward your current phone number to the new one and therefore to keep your US number. Many travelers, specifically those on vacation, do not want anyone and everyone to be able to reach them on their usual number and will just give their important contacts the new US number. This option is just $19 for up to 360 minutes of incoming calls for 30 days. Addition bundles are available at the same price.
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Italy Compare to Your Current Carrier?|
|Calls to N. America||$0.04||$1.29||$1.29||$1.29||$1.49|
|1 GB Data(3G)||$49||$150||$250||$2,355||N/A**|
|* AT&T, Verizon and Sprint rates exclude tax which is approximately 20% of the value. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster.
** T-Mobile does not offer 3G in Italy.
Recharge Vouchers & Add-ons
While many travelers, particularly those who purchase a bundle, find that they have more than enough call credit for their trip, some need more outgoing minutes. You can purchase additional call credit at over 60,000 stores and tabacs in Italy or you can purchase more through Cellular Abroad together with your SIM card or during your trip. Please note that call and data bundles and the US number add-on must be ordered together with your SIM card.
The option data plan add on for the Italy SIM card is a great way to have data capabilities while in Italy. Italy seldom has free wifi. In addition, wifi is never secure thus exposing users to identity and password theft which is certainly not what you want to happen anywhere, particularly while on vacation. Having data access anytime and anywhere is a great way to help make your trip more enjoyable. Download Google Maps and guidebooks on your phone or find reviews on the fly for that restaurant you happen to stumble on. In addition, there are voice translators that will help you communicate with the locals. 1GB of 3 speed data is just $49.
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Standard Rate Bundle||"Call Italy" Bundle||1GB Data Bundle||US Number Add-on|
|$26 for 110 minutes within Italy and to Europe/US/Canada||$19 for 240 minutes of outgoing calls within Italy||$49 for 1GB||$19 for 6 hrs of incoming|
Italy SIM card FAQs
Will the Italy SIM card work with my phone?
As long as your cell phone is unlocked and has the 900 and 1800 Mhz bands, it is compatible with your phone.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you are with AT&T and you put a different SIM card (such as T-Mobile) in and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if you put another SIM card in and it says, “enter subsidy code” or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked.
Do you offer micro and nano SIM cards?
Yes we do. They are available during checkout.
Why don’t I just purchase a SIM card when I get to Italy?
Purchasing a SIM card for your phone when you arrive in Italy is inconvenient. Most people do not want to cut into their vacation time in order to do so. Plus, they want to have the phone number before they leave and their phone available to use as soon as they arrive. In addition, the Uno Mobile SIM card has better rates and bundles than SIM cards available in Italy and has English instructions and English speaking customer service.
Can I buy the Uno Mobile SIM card in Italy?
The particular version of the SIM card we sell has been specifically tailored for English speaking travelers and is not available in Italy. Cellular Abroad is the exclusive reseller in the United States and Canada and has been since 2008.
How good is the coverage?
In a word; excellent. As a rule of thumb, as long as there are roads that are traveled on and houses where people live, there is coverage, including the islands of Sicily and Sardegna.
Where can I get more talk time?
You can get additional call credit either through Cellular Abroad or through any café or tabac in Italy. Ask for a recharge voucher for Uno Mobile.
Will it work as soon as I land in Italy?
Does it work outside of Italy?
Yes but you will incur roaming rates. Unless you are taking a short trip outside of Italy (ex. Switzerland for the day), we don’t recommend roaming with your SIM card.
How much will it cost people in the USA/Canada to call me on my Italian number?
That depends on their plan. A great option is to add the “US Number” feature to your service. Each $19 will give you 360 minutes of incoming calls on a US number.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. Purchase the US Number add on and forward your current number to the new one (ask your carrier what the procedure is). This is ideal for business travelers who need to be reached at all times but is also a double edged sword for travelers going for a bit of rest and relaxation as anyone who calls your usual number will reach you. Another option is just to give a select few your new US number.
Can I use the SIM card next year when I go to Italy?
Yes. As long as you add call credit at least once every 2 years, you can retain your number and service.More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.