Here are the links for Info on Cell Phones AKA mobile in Italy and Europe:
- Cell Phones in Italy – Source: slow travel italy
- Cell Phone Options for Italy – "What is the best solution?" – Source: In Italy™ Online
- Prepaid SIM Card FAQs – Source: Planet Omni – "Specializing in Global GSM Communication" – "We offer COMPETITIVE pricing!"
- Telephone & Internet Providers in Italy – Please scroll down to the section titled, "Cellular/MobileTelephones" – Source: AngloINFO in Italy
- UNLOCKING TRIBAND, GSM PHONES BOUGHT IN THE USA
- Avoiding a Large Phone Bill When Traveling – By DAVID A. KELLY – Published: July 27, 2010 – Source: found in the Practical Traveler columns within the TRAVEL section of The New York Times
- Choosing a cellphone for foreign travel – "We weigh in on phones from BlackBerry, iPhone, G1, Nokia, Samsung, T-Mobile." – By Terry Gardner, 07:11 PM PST, December 02, 2008 – Source: Travel section of the Los Angeles Times
- GSM Mobile Phones and SIM Cards – "FAQ about GSM Mobile Phones and SIM Cards Abroad" – Source: lifeinitaly.com
- How to use a United States GSM mobile phone in Italy – "Use Your Mobile Phone in Italy" – By Paolo Nascimbeni – Source: lifeinitaly.com
- lodgephoto – "... is the web site of travel photographer Mathew Lodge, featuring pictures of Tuscany (Italy), Spain, France, UK and the San Francisco Bay and New York areas."
- Going wireless in Europe: what you need to know about cell phones (part 1) – Mathew Lodge – Last updated: 22 September 2006
- Going mobile in Europe part 2: data services – Mathew Lodge – Last updated: 22 September 2006
- Navigating cell phone headaches overseas – By Elizabeth Yuan, CNN – Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Posted: 1832 GMT (0232 HKT) – Source: CNN International
- Tips for Using Your Cellphone Abroad – By JENNIFER SARANOW SCHULTZ – June 22, 2010, 11:30 am – Source: blog entry in Bucks – "Making the Most of Your Money" in the Business Day Your Money section of The New York Times
- 3 (Tre.it) – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- Vodafone Omnitel N.V. (Vodaphone) - In Italian Only – Source: web site
- Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA (WIND) - In Italian Only – Source: web site
- 3 – in multiple languages – Source: web site
- Cell Phone Rental for Italy – Source: Planet Omni
- Mobal – "International cell phones and satellite phones" – Source: web site
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC™ TALK ABROAD® SOLUTIONS – In association with Cellular Abroad - "One World. One Phone" – Source: web site
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC™ TRAVEL PHONE – "WITH U.S. AND U.K. NUMBERS"
- Telestial® – "Wireless Solutions for Travelers" – Source: web site
- Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- UStronics® – "Be the First to Experience®" – Source: web site
- Vodafone Omnitel N.V. (Vodaphone) – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA (WIND) – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- How to Recharge Your Italy SIM Card – Source: slow travel italy
- Prepaid SIM Cards for International Travelers – Source: Italy101.com
- TIM - Ricarica – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- VODAFONE: Ricarica – In Italian Only – Source: web site
- Cell Phones in Europe – Source: slow travel
- Cell Phone Tips – Source: Graffiti Wall section of Rick Steves' Europe
- How to get affordable cell phone service for Italy – Source: Summer in Italy
- PrePaidGSM – "..the website totally consecrated to GSM mobile prepaid cards offered by mobile GSM (and 3G) operators all over the WORLD!" – Source: web site
- Reviews & Guides: Europe – Source: eBay
- Reviews & Guides: Italy – Source: eBay
- Traveling with your cell phone, and your questions answered – By Kent German – December 13, 2005 – Source: cnet.com
- SEE ALSO:
- Info about electrical plug adapters, power strips and voltage converters for Italy *, dated Tuesday, April 10, 2007
- Info about Cyber Cafes and Internet Points in Italy , dated Friday, October 20, 2006
- Info on Wi-Fi and Hotspots in Italy *, dated Tuesday, June 20, 2006
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Note: However, since 2005, I do use a TIM SIM card when I travel to Italy with my existing Nokia GSM, tri-band and unlocked cell phone. [Update: A/O 2008, I now have an unlocked, quad-band HP iPAQ 510 and my wife has a Nokia 1200 that she bought at a TIM store in Arezzo. We are using TIM SIM cards in both phones.]
IMPO (In my personal opinion), it is cheaper and less expensive to buy a GSM, tri-band or quad-band and unlocked cell phone than to rent one for Italian or world-wide vacation travel with a dual voltage AC adapters (110V-220/240V). This is especially true if you already have a GSM, tri-band or quad-band and unlocked cell phone in the USA from AT&T (formerly, Cingular) or T-Mobile or bought off of eBay or from some other company.
As long as it's a GSM, tri-band or quad-band and unlocked cell phone you can use it with a SIM card from one of the cellular network providers in Italy or in another European country.
NOTE: In Italy, with a SIM card from an ITALIAN cellular network provider, all incoming calls to a GSM, dual band (Italian frequencies, NOT USA ones), tri-band or quad-band and unlocked cell phone are FREE! Also, a cell phone and/or a SIM card bought in Italy will work on the GSM cellular networks in other European countries. However, roaming charges may apply.
Caveat (Warning): ALWAYS test the SIM card in your cell phone before you leave the cellular network vendor's store in Italy!!!! If you buy a SIM card over the Internet or someplace else, be sure there is a return policy for the SIM card, if it doesn't work in your GSM, unlocked, dual band (Italian frequencies, NOT USA ones) or tri-band or quad-band, cell phone.
That's it for Monday, 14 November 2005: Lunedì, 14 Novembre 2005
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