Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Barcelona to Malaga
  2. 2 St, Goar or Bacharach
  3. 3 Ireland, public trans and my bicycle.
  4. 4 Where to Visit in Normandy & Brittany
  5. 5 First time in Spain
  6. 6 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
  7. 7 Paris Apartment
  8. 8 Visit to France
  9. 9 two days in Nice
  10. 10 Milan airport--which one
  11. 11 New fast track
  12. 12 Packing Champagne
  13. 13 Trip Report Three nights in the Italian Riviera: hiking in Camogli with day trips
  14. 14 Can only visit one (maybe two) cities. Which one?
  15. 15 Itinerary Help, Please!!!
  16. 16 Trip Report Once upon a time in Italy
  17. 17 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  18. 18 Private Driver in Malaga Spain
  19. 19 Christmas in Granada....food!
  20. 20 1st time to Europe
  21. 21 london or amsterdam
  22. 22 Arthritis treatment (Lisbon)
  23. 23 1 night in Algarve in January?
  24. 24 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  25. 25 14 days in Portugal with teens and Grandma
View next 25 » Back to the top

Renting a smartphone in Italy?

Jump to last reply

Hi there,

I have a Verizon Droid Incredible. Verizon said when I called that this phone won't work on Italy's network, as they have a GSM network and this Droid is something different. (Sorry, not conversant with the terms.)

My confession is that I am addicted to my smartphone and if I have it with me, will not even need a laptop, which will save a lot of weight.

I just was on this summer in Italy website and saw a plug for http://www.cellularabroad.com/ Has anyone rented a smartphone from them? They have something calle "BLU" which looks kind of like a blackberry, and it is $79 for up to 14 days, but you have to buy a credit (they charge $26 USD for a 10 euro credit... um, maybe someone should let them know how far exchange rates have plunged???)

Anyway, here is another option: Verizon has a program for people traveling under 21 days to a country where they rent you a phone and a package. Probably will be about the same price - it looks on their website like 100MB is $25 plus voice is around $1.29 per minute. We mostly need the data, but it would be nice to have voice in case of emergency.

Has anyone tried either of these options?

Thanks!

Has anyone done this?

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement