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Where Can I Purchase a SIM Card in Venice?

Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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Where Can I Purchase a SIM Card in Venice?

I have done a text search for info, but came up empty handed. Does anyone know of a specific place I can buy a SIM card in Venice?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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I found this on the TIM site, with help from a slowtrav thread:

CELLULAR PLANET SNC
San Polo ,316
30125 VENEZIA VE
Telefono: 041/5205629 Fax : 041/2778388
Assistenza: SI
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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Thanks so much, Carmen! I didn't even think to look at slowtrav.com.
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No worries, Statia! Another option is to order the card before you leave from a service like Telestial. This is not the most cost-effective option ($49 for the TIM and $7 worth of call time), but it does save you the hassle of looking for a place to get one after you get there. For some people, it might be worth it.
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Old Jul 29th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the info, Carmen. The mail receipt situation can be a bit difficult on the tiny island where I live, so it's probably better I just purchase the card when I'm there, rather than have it get lost enroute to me.

Do you know if $50 is an average price to buy a pre-paid SIM in Italy, also? I have only bought them here where I live and in the US and have never paid over $25.
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Carmen, just out of curiosity, do you know what the line:

"Assistenza: SI"

means in the address you gave?

If I take the all capital "SI" as a word, it obviously then means:

"Assistance: YES"

But then, what does that mean?

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