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Call from US cell phone to US cell phone while both are in Italy

Old Jul 24th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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I've no idea Andrew. Tat's why I think it's better to be safe than sorry and take a copy with you.
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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 06:41 PM
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I have a US AT&T cell phone that has been unlocked for use internationally. While I'm in Italy, if I want to call an Italian phone #, I assume that I need to first dial 01139, correct? Thanks so much for clarifying!
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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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If you have your phone unlocked, you would get an Italian sim when you arrive. You would then have an Italian phone number. I got a TIM sim for my phone last month. The cost was 10€ which included 5€ of time. Calls to the US after the first 24 hours were a .16 connect fee and then .20 a minute. Calls in the first 24 hours of activation were .50 a minute. You could add time just about anywhere you saw a TIM logo. I priced Vodaphone, but they were more expensive. Wind seems to be readily available also, but I didn't price them.
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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Of course, you don't HAVE to buy an Italian SIM card - you could simply use AT&T's pricey international roaming, which seems to be what robonio is considering. Then calling Italy from this phone would be like calling from the US; I believe you would use the 01139 prefix to call out, as if you were in the US...
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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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>>>Of course, you don't HAVE to buy an Italian SIM card - you could simply use AT&T's pricey international roaming, which seems to be what robonio is considering.<<<

Then what is the point of getting the phone unlocked?
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Old Oct 10th, 2011, 01:00 AM
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Unlocking the phone is irrelevant to being able to use it with an AT&T sim card...you might have just signed up for their international service but no matter if you insist on being ripped off by AT&T's omtermatopma; rpa,omg rate. you have 3 choices to make the call....

1. The international call prefix in Italy is 00 so you could dial 0039 followed by the number omitting any lead 0

For international mobile cell phones, the universal code for the international code no matter where you are is + so you could dial + followed by the country code 39 followed by the number omitting any lead 0

Or since you will be roaming on an Italian telcom, you can simply dial the number including the lead 0...the switching equipment will recognize the call as an intra Italian call because of the 0 and no international calling code but unfortunately you will pay the outrageous AT&T international roaming rates no matter how you dial the call.
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