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Mar 27th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Data SIM card for Italy

I'll be spending a while in Italy, and would want to use my iPad. Has anyone bought a data (3G) only SIM in Italy - I won't need phone capabiity. I've seen topics for phone cards, but not for data only.

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Mar 27th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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This website ought to help:

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/...pad-to-europe/

The "net, net" is that you can buy a SIM card in Italy for an iPad just as you can for a phone. My wife and I travel to Italy yearly and I have had an Italian (TIM) phone for years and I have bought SIM cards for it regularly. I understand the process is similar for the iPad.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 07:30 PM
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PC Traveller, thanks. Looks like Vodaphone is the one.
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Jun 9th, 2012, 04:54 AM
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This reply may be too late but we were in Italy in April this year and had no problem getting a sim for our iPad.

We bought one from "3", it was 10 Euros and was valid for one month, including 1GB of data. We bought it from the 3 shop on Via Candia, a couple of streets north of the Vatican City, in Rome. The whole process was really simple and took about ten minutes to do. They photocopied our passport and the sim card was valid to use about 12 hours later. A word of warning: the 3 network is pretty extensive in Italy but we couldn't use it in very rural/mountainous areas.

Probably TIM has the best coverage but their plans were more expensive for the casual data user. We had a look at the plans for TIM, Wind and Vodafone and they were all pretty similar costs.

Hope this is of help to you or others.
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Jul 6th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Never too late, cmbowral. Thanks for posting, ttting this for similar question from mberger.
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