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MLoughman Jun 26th, 2015 12:28 PM

Returning SIM card
Hi everyone,

For this trip, we bought a SIM card at Leonardo daVinci Airport and used it during our two -week vacation. When we purchased the card, we were told we needed to mail it back in a self-addressed and stamped envelope we were given before we left.

Is this normal? Will we be giving personal data by sending the card back?


photoman_6 Jun 26th, 2015 03:26 PM

never heard of it

DebitNM Jun 26th, 2015 04:50 PM

Don't send it back, I wouldn't.

bvlenci Jun 27th, 2015 09:03 PM

This sounds as though they're reselling SIM cards. If it was an Italian SIM card, it would be illegal. Where did you buy it at the airport? There are some kiosks selling so-called "international" SIM cards. If you got it from one of them, you're lucky it worked at all.

nochblad Jun 28th, 2015 01:51 AM

This is a scam. There is no need to return the SIM card.

Also if you provided identity details at the time of purchase these may remain on file. Imagine if the SIM was then used by a terrorist or criminal. You could end up in a whole lot of bother.

In fact, if you have your phone stolen or even just the SIM card report it immediately to the police (Polizia di Stato or Caribinieri). This absolves you of any problems that may arise.

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