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Default Getting a prepaid sim in Italy for data - help needed... - 25-06-2012, 18:42

Hello,

I need to get a prepaid sim for use in Italy mainly for data, so would use it in a mifi device probably.

Can I just walk into a store and buy one?

I have generated my own tax code number as advised.

I will be flying into Venice next month for a vacation, so need to buy at Marco Polo airport if possible.

Looking at maybe Wind or TIM - but looking at the sites it seems like you have to enter into a long contract and I am confused, as I only need it for 3 weeks.

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Default 01-07-2012, 15:43

Italy is the land of prepaid, no need for long time contracts.
Take a look here for all the offers:
Prepaid data overview (Italy)

And yes, you can just enter any shop and get a prepaid sim for 10€.


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Default 20-07-2012, 14:37

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Hello,

I need to get a prepaid sim for use in Italy mainly for data, so would use it in a mifi device probably.

Can I just walk into a store and buy one?

I have generated my own tax code number as advised.

I will be flying into Venice next month for a vacation, so need to buy at Marco Polo airport if possible.

Looking at maybe Wind or TIM - but looking at the sites it seems like you have to enter into a long contract and I am confused, as I only need it for 3 weeks.

Thank you.
Hello Friend. I have just learned something new. The easiest way to get a italian sim with data plan are as following: Go to any electronics store and buy a 10euro Wind card(remember your passport) then wait a couple of hours for it to work(in worst case up to 48 hours). When it's working: go to www.wind.it and create an account with your new tel.No. and your codice fiscale. Viola now you can choose between most of Winds offers

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Default 28-11-2012, 21:56

On the Wind cards, can you also purchase them at a Post Office or some other more common store, or does it have to be an electronics store?

I will be in Ortisei to ski and looking for one.

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Default 28-11-2012, 22:14

Also, are there any sim's other than 3 that will work in Austria as well?

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Default 29-11-2012, 11:21

There's a Wind dealer in Ortisei:
PITSCHIELER EUGEN
Rivenditore Autorizzato Wind
VIA J. B. PURGER 35
39046 - ORTISEI - ()
Tel: 0471798071

All Italian prepaid cards work in Austria as well, but you have to pay for roaming. With 3 Italy, roaming on 3 Austria network, you get better rates. But I fear 3 Austria's coverage up on the mountains won't be that great...


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