WiFi in Italy?

May 6th, 2010, 02:14 AM
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In McDonalds in Italy you have to obtain a password which is sent to your mobile phone. Unfortunately they will only send it to an Italian mobile phone (they are really hot an anti-terrorism and the internet in Italy - you even need your passport to use an internet cafe). Find a friendly local to let you use his phone. The password seems to work in all Italian McDonalds.

Another option worth looking at is: http://www.saveonroaming.de/epages/1...ectID=20403193
sammylan is offline  
May 6th, 2010, 02:23 AM
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Maybe it's me, but I think wifi is pretty easy to find. In Italy and other countries alot of towns have the city's free wifi. In Florence wifi is all over the place but for example when I was in Dubrovnik, anywhere pretty much in town you could log onto the cities wifi service in most public squares.

re: skype, often the connection is better on a straight call without video, not sure why but seems to be the case no matter where i skype from
laartista is offline  
May 8th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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sammylan- we didn't need our passports or any ID to use the internet cafe we found in Venice, off the Strada Nova. And the rates were very reasonable, too. FYI
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May 28th, 2010, 10:48 PM
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You say you are taking your iphone. Do you need your US number when travelling? If not consider a top up sim from the 3 network. There best offer is at - http://www.tre.it/public/scheda_pian...ref=6_1&type=R,
If you pay Euros 5 you get 3GB of traffic per month which generally is more than sufficient for email, basic navigating and Skype use. Once you have the Italian number you can either reroute incoming calls on you US number or leave a message.
nochblad is offline  
May 29th, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Sarge56: Sammylan is correct. Some places require the ID and others don't. Supposedly it a law, but I have run into both.
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May 29th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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nochblad: can one find that site in English? I think it looks good, but my Italian is rudimentary at best.
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