Get connected in Italy

Hand holding smart phone
Hand holding smart phone

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.


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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