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SIM cards in Italy..How does it work??

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SIM cards in Italy..How does it work??

Hello,

I am going on vacation to Italy for 3 weeks. I plan on bringing my unlocked phone and purchasing a sim card either from vodaphone, Wind or TIM. Though, I am hearing different things from different people. I am travelling to 7 major cities and I am told you have to buy a new card in each region? Isn't the SIM simply the phone provider then I can choose to buy my minutes either prepaid options or in a package monthly deal?

So if i buy my sim card and minutes in the Rome airport and travel to Florence will the minutes I purchased in rome work in Florence also? Is it considered long distance and therefore I need to pay long distance charges onto of my regular charges per minute?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

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1. Re: SIM cards in Italy..How does it work??

If you stay only Italy you'll be fine with a SIM card, that's how we do it, I use my phone and Ipad all over Italy. Mobile providers work on national basis.

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2. Re: SIM cards in Italy..How does it work??

thanks so much!

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3. Re: SIM cards in Italy..How does it work??

One sim card will work for the whole of Italy.

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