Using my Nexus 4 in Italy

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  1. jrswizzle macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

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    I'll be travelling to Italy this summer and wanted to get opinions on the best options for using my Nexus 4 (bought from Google Play) in Italy. I understand there are 4 carriers there.....is there one that has a better prepaid option than the others?
     
  2. EmaDaCuz macrumors regular

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    I am italian but I have been abroad for quite a long time now. I try to give you some advice, but better double check.

    As you pointed out, there are 4 major carriers: Vodafone, TIM, Wind and 3.
    -TIM has a ~100% coverage but it is bloody expensive
    -Vodafone used to be the best, but they increased the price plan for no reason. As far as I know, they have just launched a 12 euros/month plan (on top up, no contract) for unlimited SMS and 1 GB full speed internet, but you still have to pay for the calls
    -3 has the best plan out there, starting from as little as 4 euros. Network coverage is kinda poor and if you are roaming on other networks you have to pay extra (and the extra is quite a lot). If you are in a big city, then this would be the way to go
    -Wind used to be crap but now it is becoming the most appreciated network in Italy. Not the cheapest, but very fast internet and impressive network coverage. They now have a very intersiting offer, 300 minutes, 300 SMS and unlimited internet for 10 euros a month. I would strongly recommend this one.

    Hope it helps
     
  3. jrswizzle thread starter macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

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    Awesome! Thank you for the info - I was hoping I'd be able to use the N4 on a prepaid sim in Italy when I got it. We will be in major cities most of the time, and I won't need to make a ton of calls. Will only be there for about 2 weeks, so if I can buy a SIM for 10 euros and be able to use it the entire time I'm there, that would be ideal.

    Thanks again!
     

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