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Italy Prepaid SIM Card

Having happily feasted upon a pizza and consumed close to half a bottle of wine, you sit down on a bench overlooking the picture-perfect Mediterranean. Could this scene get any better?

It sure can! A strapping young Italian lady sits next to you on the bench and asks if she could borrow your phone to make a quick call.

Aren't you glad you brought your phone with you!

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in Italy or back home, prepaid SIM cards offer you the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. Simply replace your SIM card with a prepaid Italy SIM card and you will be set up to make all those important phone calls and send quick messages across the world, without paying excessively high roaming costs.

What our partner Telestial says

The prepaid SIM card for Italy with an international cell phone is the most simple and economical solution for making and receiving cel phone calls while in Italy. ALL incoming calls, regardless of their origin, are always absolutely FREE! Outgoing rates, as outlined below, are extremely inexpensive as well. And since these cellular phone cards are prepaid, there is no need for a contract. Having an international cell phone while traveling overseas is indispensable in terms of security and convenience, and with a prepaid Italy SIM card, it is also affordable!

The SIM Card for Italy includes:

  • $7 (5 Euros) starter airtime credit
  • Fax, E-mail, SMS
  • Voicemail, Call transfer, Call waiting
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
  • FREE incoming calls

Please Note: Your Italy SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900/1800 compatible international cell phone. If you do not have your own international cell phone, Telestial has several compatible models available for your review and consideration.

Global SIM Cards

Both Telestial and ekit offer a range of region specific and global SIM cards. Starting at just US$ 9 (with credit included!), these cards represent good value for travellers interested in having only one SIM card and phone number to cover multiple countries, whilst keeping roaming charges in check.

Italy Calling Card

For those not interested in travelling with a mobile, calling cards are a great way to call home cheaply. Consider these benefits:

  • Save up to 70% on international calls
  • Make calls from over 150 countries worldwide
  • No sign-up or monthly fees
  • Toll-free access numbers
  • Pay in advance or pay later
  • And much more...

We've compared two popular calling cards to illustrate some benefits. Visit the International Calling Cards page for details. Or visit both providers directly to compare for yourself.

Quick Italy SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 39
  • Country Phone Code: +39
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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