Need A Phone While in Italy?
Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
- Low Rates - $0.12/min in Italy and $0.44/min to US or Canada
- Optional 1GB 3G speed data only $49 – available as add on at checkout
- Free incoming calls and texts. Free voicemail
- Keep your current phone number in addition to an Italian number (optional)
- Easy to use pay as you go service
- Most extensive cellular coverage in Italy
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*PLUS the price of (1) initial call credit voucher ($26.00 for €10). This credit is necessary for your service to work - it will be in your cart when you check out. This gives you 28 international or 112 local minutes (estimated time - excludes multiple €0.16 connection fees).
Cellular Abroad now offers a 1GB data plan add-on for $49.00 (available at checkout). This gives you 30 days of data service for your trip, active from the day you land. With our Smartphone or iPhone Cell Phone Rental you can get access to Social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter, and use communication apps like Skype, Whatsapp and Vibr. Get access to your email, check maps and communicate online with our all-in-one phone and data plan solution.
If your trip to Italy will be longer than 2 weeks, we recommend that you consider purchasing one of our Italy phone packages as the price is comparable for an entry level cell phone. In addition, you get a new unlocked cell phone that works in 200 countries, including the US and Canada, and we offer free ground shipping.
We use the Vodafone network, which offers the most extensive and reliable cellular coverage in Italy. Most customers select our deluxe cell phone rental option for Italy which offers 1GB of data for an extra $49. In addition, the deluxe rental features the Samsung Galaxy which is an Android phone. Travelers can use Apps such as Google Maps, WhatsApp, browse the web and check emails on the go without having to rely on Wi-Fi, which is not always available in Italy nor is it secure. If you only need an affordable way to make and receive calls, then the Italy Standard Cell Phone Rental is suitable.
In addition, if select to have the optional US number, callers from the United States can reach you without having to make an international call. You can also forward your current cell phone or landline to this new number and avoid roaming fees. This service is a great value and is available for only $19 for 6 hours of call time.
The service is on the Vodafone network, which has the most extensive coverage in Italy. The Italian Uno Mobile service we provide is prepaid, which means you do not have to sign any contracts nor will you receive any unexpected bill. When and if you need more talk time, simply buy it locally or through Cellular Abroad via our 7 days/week, USA based, toll free hotline. Lastly, while outgoing rates are inexpensive, incoming rates are even less – in fact, they are always from anywhere in the world!
How do Cellular Abroad rates for Italy compare to your current carrier?
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*Cellular Abroad's rates are all inclusive. Other network pricing excludes tax, approximately 20% of value.
Our Rental Services
Your phone will also be equipped with a SIM card for Italy and is ready to go. The card is linked to a prepaid account so that you will never receive a phone bill and will always be in complete control of your expenditures. If you have depleted your credit you can still receive incoming calls from anywhere in the world since they are free. Note: There is no initial talk time credit with the rental fee. At least one voucher must be ordered together with your cell phone rental.
Your cell phone rental comes with the following features:
- Italy cell phone number with service through UnoMobile.
Optional USA phone number add-on, allowing you to receive up to 6 hours of calls. You can also forward your regular number to your new USA number.
- Easily-added additional talk time by pre-purchasing recharges before or during your trip from Cellular Abroad or locally at many points of sale in Italy, including gas stations, newspaper stands or cafes.
- 5 days/week toll-free (from a landine) English customer support.
- 1GB of data over 30 days for $49 available for deluxe phone renters.
- 5 days/week recharge service (add talk time any time you need!)
- Great rates and service!
- Initial € 10 recharge gives about 28 minutes of calls to the US, Canada or about 112 minutes within Italy
- Unlimited FREE incoming calls and SMS messages
- Calls in Italy as low as €0.09 per minute (€0.16 setup fee per call)
- Calls back to the US and Canada only €0.35 per minute.
- Voicemail - Free unlimited calls to check your messages
- Unlike other telecom providers, your Uno Mobile SIM card has been pre registered and is active and ready to go. We do not require a scan of your passport.
Ordering a Rental Phone is easy. You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone 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 Rental Phone, 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.
Your Phone Rental is ready to go. When you arrive at your overseas destination, simply turn it on and wait for your phone to display the Uno Mobile network. Once you have a network you are ready to make and receive calls.
Returning your Rental Phone
We will send you a prepaid FedEx Ground 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. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees at their own discretion if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.
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.
- How many minutes do I have?
Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $26.00 credit voucher which will start you off with about 28 minutes of calls to the US or 112 minutes of calls within Italy. Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular Abroad or from many retailers throughout Italy.
- What will this cost me?
- The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
- $26.00 for initial talk-time voucher (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 it’s 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.