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The Best Mobile Phone Networks in Italy

July 27, 2021
If you just moved to Italy, please don't forget to get a local SIM card. How will you be able to survive to stay here if you don't? Granted you may not even know someone here for you to use your new mobile plan on, but when you do get to meet people, it'll be easier to stay connected with them if you have a local SIM card. You won't even have to rely on the internet too. But at the same time, if you do need to use the internet, a local SIM plan might give you unlimited data for it.

The Best Mobile Phone Networks in Italy


Iliad Italia

Are you a traveler on a budget? Or you just moved to Italy and you don't have that much money in the country yet? If so, you're better off getting a plan from Iliad Italia. One of the newer companies in the telecommunications game, it's become extremely popular over the years for its surprisingly cheap yet very complete packages. Imagine: the network only opened back in 2018 and it's become one of the most popular of its kind in the country? It's all thanks to their great plans with unlimited calls & texts and ample internet data that mostly cost less than €10! 



If it's the speed of the internet you're after, look no further than TIM. Practically all plans from this network have a download speed of 29.70 Mb per second and an upload speed of 11.79 MB per second. Their browsing efficiency on any app is at 73.19% while you can stream videos on YouTube with an efficiency of 84.25%. Those sound about right, don't you think? You can stay connected online whilst enjoying the amazing views and landmarks of Italy. And some of such plans give you unlimited calls & texts too! What's not to love? 


The Best Mobile Phone Networks in Italy



Don't get confused with 'Wind Tre,' though they're not part of one larger company, both networks still operate separately. And there are some cases in which getting a SIM card from Tre alone is a better option. For one thing, Tre's prices are comparatively better for those traveling to Italy on a budget. A lot of their great packages that include unlimited calls & texts are worth less than €20.00 per month. They also have what they call "GIGA Bank" which allows you to save up your unused internet data for future use. 



As for Tre's partner network, Wind, this is one that's also worth looking into. Most especially if you're concern is coverage. It's no secret that not all the cities in Italy areas technologically-able as Rome or Milan. If you happen to move to the more rural parts of the country—which, admittedly are Italy's most beautiful areas as well—then you're better off getting a local SIM card from Wind. This network coverage encompasses most of the Mediterranean country, including areas that are not as urban as the country's capital. All that with great prices too make this network a big winner! 



Finally, there's Vodafone. This network is actually one of the biggest in all of Europe, not just in Italy. And that alone should already tell you that it's worth checking out. If you ever plan to travel outside of Italy when you've become a resident of the country, it'll be easier to communicate with and stay connected with the locals you've befriended with a Vodafone SIM card. Its internet speed is also excellent, having a success rate of 93.32%. Not to mention a bowsing efficiency of 72.45% and a YouTube streaming efficiency of 84.06%. What more could you ask for? 


The Best Mobile Phone Networks in Italy


Always remember that when you go to another country, you have to get a local SIM card. Fortunately, many mobile networks in Italy offer up neatly priced and bang-for-your-buck packages that will give you practically everything you need! 

When you've gotten your local SIM card here, consider getting a luxury Italian apartment as your home in the country as well.  You're guaranteed to enjoy your stay here better if you do!





Rome, Italy
111 € / night    
2 bedrooms2 bathrooms4
Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
269 € / night    
Studio1 bathroom2-2
Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
374 € / night    
Studio1 bathroom2-4
Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
404 € / night    
1 bedroom1 bathroom2-4

Milan, Italy
240 € / night    
Studio2 bathrooms6
Milan, Italy
220 € / night    
1 bedroom1 bathroom5
Castiglione Falletto, Italy
380 € / night    
3 bedrooms1 bathroom2-8
Milan, Italy
130 € / night    
Studio1 bathroom2
Rome, Italy
242 € / night    
2 bedrooms2 bathrooms5
La Spezia, Italy
269 € / night    
1 bedroom1 bathroom3-3