Getting connected during your PCS to Italy

Getting connected during your PCS to Italy

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

Upon arrival, getting a cell phone plan set up is vital. The good news is that you have a variety of options and many resources are available 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 4 weeks (not monthly).
  • Set up an online account to view/change your plan.

What to bring to set up a cell phone 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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