Prepaid Italy SIM Card
*) Call forwarding of your US calls included!
With HolidayPhone's call forwarding solution, you'll stay reachable on your usual phone number while abroad, with no international roaming fees. 1 hour of free call forwarding from your US number is included - save up to $120 compared to roaming with your American carrier!
Rates in Italy
|Calls to the US||€0.35/min ($0.45)|
|Receive calls dialed to the foreign SIM number||Free|
|Calls forwarded from your American phone number||1 hour of free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from $0.15/minute|
|Mobile Internet||10 GB included at 3G speed|
|Receive text messages||free|
|Send international text messages||€0.15/text ($0.19)|
|Calls within Italy and internationally (incl. to other HolidayPhone users)||See call rates »|
Exchange rate used above is 1 EUR = 1.27 USD
Flat rate mobile internet in Italy included
With 10 GB data included, you can stream video/TV/music, use Skype or other data-heavy services via your iPad/tablet or laptop.
The SIM card can be used as a data SIM card in any USB modem/MIFI router or tablet. 10 GB is more than adequate for surfing the web, reading email, visiting Facebook (including image uploads) and navigating using GPS.
Optionally add call balance
If you plan to use the SIM for calling/texting, you will need to add call balance.
The base package does not include any initial call balance, which is used for outbound calls and text messages.You can choose to add credit on your new SIM when you place your order and we will top up the card for you prior to your departure. You'll then be able to call/text as soon as you arrive at your destination.
This SIM card works in multiple countries without the need to swap SIM cards. Rates are the same for all countries.
The SIM card works in
Sweden and the UK.
SIM Card validity
Each SIM package is valid for 30 days from your day of departure. If you'll be abroad for more than 30 days, you can order multiple packages and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
For example, if you're away for 80 days, you'll have to order 3 x 30 days SIM cards. Drop us an email to let us know, we will then ship you 1 SIM Card valid for 90 days. If you don't notify us, we will instead deliver 3 SIM cards that are each valid for 30 days.
Calling to the US from Italy
When calling the US using your HolidayPhone SIM card,
just dial +1 followed by the US phone number.
For example: 212-333-4444 in the US, becomes +1 212 333 4444.
Receiving calls in Italy
You receive calls dialed to your US phone number as usual - all calls are seamlessly forwarded from the US to your Italy SIM card without any international roaming charges.
This SIM card works in multiple countries, with Austria as the main country. This means that you will be provided an Austrian phone number, so keep that in mind when placing your order.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls forwarded from the US. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs $1-$5 per minute to receive calls while roaming with a US carrier abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to $300 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your American phone number while traveling.
Supported GSM Frequency
In order to properly utilize the SIM card, you need a handset that is compatible with the 2100 MHz European 3G frequency. Contact the manufacturer if you're not sure which frequencies your phone supports.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a solution that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your US calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Keep in mind:
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your cell phone cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ