iphone in Italy

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eye-phone, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. eye-phone macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    Hi all,

    I'm a student going to study in Italy for a year. I intend on buying an iphone there.

    My main query is whether I should get an iphone along with one of the contracts that I hear vodafone/3 mobile, etc offers or whether I should get one without a contract and consequently buy a SIM separately. My main constraint with respect to the contract is that I intend to stay in Italy only for a year, after which I will be mostly settling elsewhere. (In that case, I assume I will have to unlock the phone for use elsewhere, but I don't mind that).

    I guess it goes without saying that I prefer the plan that is more cost-effective.

    I know this is more of a connection query than an iphone one, but I would really appreciate if someone (ideally living in Italy) give me some tips in regard to this.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    To sign up for a contract you most likely need to be a citizen with credit so that you can't just grab a phone and run off.

    If you purchase the phone outright you may be able to sign up for month to month service that can be canceled anytime by you.

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