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Default Italy: How to activate a Vodafone pre-paid SIM card? - 14-07-2010, 15:36

Hi,

I received a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card when I bought an iPhone in Italy last year. The card is a USIM 128K 15.21; it has a PIN, a PUK and what looks like a serial number, but no phone number. When I plug it into an unlocked phone, the phone says "inactive SIM". I tried the vodafone.it web site, and there is an option of activation (I think; my Italian is very basic) here:

http://www.areaaziende.vodafone.it/1...odafonesim128k

but it requires registration, which in turns requires a phone number.

What am I doing wrong? Is there any way I can activate the SIM before I go to Italy?

Thanks a lot for any help!
   
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Default 15-07-2010, 02:52

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Hi,

I received a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card when I bought an iPhone in Italy last year. The card is a USIM 128K 15.21; it has a PIN, a PUK and what looks like a serial number, but no phone number. When I plug it into an unlocked phone, the phone says "inactive SIM". I tried the vodafone.it web site, and there is an option of activation (I think; my Italian is very basic) here:

http://www.areaaziende.vodafone.it/1...odafonesim128k

but it requires registration, which in turns requires a phone number.

What am I doing wrong? Is there any way I can activate the SIM before I go to Italy?

Thanks a lot for any help!
International Cell Phones, World Phones, SIM Cards, Satellite Phones can provide you (at a considerable markup) a card before you arrive in Italy.


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Default 17-07-2010, 16:33

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http://www.areaaziende.vodafone.it/1...odafonesim128k

but it requires registration, which in turns requires a phone number.
This link is just for business contracts. You can register even winthout a Vodafone number: you need an Italian mobile phone number of any opertator (I suppose for a verification code)
   
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Default 22-07-2010, 07:34

To register to Vodafone.it you only need an italian mobile phone number of any operator (for sms verification code).
But the link you posted is only for business contracts.
   
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Default 26-07-2010, 11:09

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Hi,

I received a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card when I bought an iPhone in Italy last year. The card is a USIM 128K 15.21; it has a PIN, a PUK and what looks like a serial number, but no phone number. When I plug it into an unlocked phone, the phone says "inactive SIM". I tried the vodafone.it web site, and there is an option of activation (I think; my Italian is very basic) here:

http://www.areaaziende.vodafone.it/1...odafonesim128k

but it requires registration, which in turns requires a phone number.

What am I doing wrong? Is there any way I can activate the SIM before I go to Italy?

Thanks a lot for any help!
I suppose you're not in Italy... Vodafone sim-cards are pre-activated, but I think you have to first use them in Italy in order for them to work.


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