Get connected in Italy

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

Upon arrival, getting a cell phone plan up is vital. The good news is that you have a variety of options and many resources are available to get you connected.

CELL PHONE SERVICE

Providers:  Vodafone, Tim and Wind/3

Service contracts

  • Approximately 2-3 years.
  • Breaking contracts is not an option.
  • No military clause included.

Pre-pay option

  • Add minutes online at most ATMs or at some retail locations.

What to bring to set up a cell phone plan:

  • PCS Orders
  • Military ID
  • APO Address
  • "Codice fiscale"

Useful apps to communicate internationally:

  • Skype
  • Facebook Messenger
  • What’s App
  • Facetime
  • Hangouts

Note: Disable your voicemail, SMS missed calls and pop-up advertisements to avoid unexpected charges.

 

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