For over 20 years, Cellular Abroad has been providing Italian SIM cards that have been specifically created to fit the needs of Americans and Canadians traveling to Italy. Why wait until you arrive in Italy to stand in line at a store to get a SIM card that will not be easy to use and will not have English customer service when you can get a SIM card ready to use as soon as you land? The alternative of roaming with your current provider is not a good option either. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile’s International roaming rates are either expensive, capped or data speeds are painfully slow. If you are looking for a better solution, simply choose your plan and we will send you an Italian SIM card (with an Italian number) that will give you 30 days of cellular service on your unlocked cell phone, hotspot or tablet. Need more than 30 days? Add additional 30 day service bundles and enjoy exceptional cellular and data service for as long as you need.
We offer three different plans. The first, the Tourist Plan, fits the needs of most tourists. This plan offers unlimited calls in Italy and the rest of the EU to Italian numbers plus gives you 320 minutes of calls to the US and Canada from Italy and a generous 40GB of 4G/LTE data per each 30 days. The second plan is for travelers, often professionals (like travel writers and videographers) or students, who need an exceptional amount of data (100GB of 4G/LTE) as well as unlimited calling within Italy. While calls in Italy are unlimited, this plan, called the Professional Plan, does not have international calling but you can of course call internationally with Skype, WhatsApp, Talkatone or any other app that uses data to make a call. The third option, the Executive Data Plan is data only and offers 200 GB of data. This option is particularly useful for hotspots and tablets but can also be used with a cell phone.
We use Vodafone, the largest carrier in Italy with the best coverage in Italy and the rest of the EU. Vodafone provides excellent coverage and 4G/LTE data speeds throughout Italy, including Sicily, Sardinia and virtually anywhere else in Italy. In order to activate the SIM card, simply email us the activation date as per the instructions we provide together with your order.
If you don’t have a phone, you can add an unlocked cell phone to your Italian SIM card order and get everything you need to stay in touch for your trip. All our phones include an international charger and plug adapters. This is the perfect solution for travelers who don’t have an unlocked phone or who want to have an extra back up phone…just in case.