Get connected in Italy

Get connected in Italy

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

Upon arrival, getting your cell phone set up is vital. The good news is you have a variety of options and resources to get you connected.

CELLPHONE SERVICE

Providers:  Vodafone, Tim and Wind/3                    

Service contracts

•   Approximately two to three years.

•   Breaking contracts is not an option.

•   No military clause included.

Pre-pay option

•   Expect a contract fee.

•   Renews every four weeks (not monthly).

•   Set up an online account to view/change your plan.

What to bring to set up a cellphone plan:

•   PCS Orders

•   Military ID

•   APO Address

•   Codice fiscale 

Apps to communicate internationally for free:

•   Skype

•   Facebook Messenger

•   WhatsApp

•   Facetime

•   Hangouts

Note: When you arrive, put your phone in airplane mode to avoid unexpected charges.

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