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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Vodafone (Omnitel)

Vodafone Italia uses GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA technologies for its network. Vodafone Italia is the only Italian operator not implementing 2.75G EDGE, focusing only on 3G standards.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: web.omnitel.it

[edit] Vodafone IPH

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: iPhone.vodafone.it

[edit] Fastweb

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: apn.fastweb.it

[edit] H3G (Three)

APN settings

  • username: guest
  • password: guest
  • APN name: tre.it

[edit] Postemobile

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: wap.postemobile.it (or) internet.postemobile.it

[edit] Tim (Telecom Italia Mobile)

TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) is Italia's mobile phone brand, and runs a GSM, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA network. It operates GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / UMTS 2100.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: ibox.tim.it

[edit] Wind

Wind currently runs a GSM (900/1800/E900), GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (videocall and mobile broadband) and HSDPA network. While the GSM/GPRS network is available almost everywhere, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA are only available in most bigger cities but are still expanding in the countryside. Wind is also the exclusive provider for Italy of i-mode.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet.wind (or) internet.wind.biz

[edit] TotalERG (ERG Mobile)

ERG Mobile is a Italy-based Mobile virtual network operator founded in February 2009 and launched in April 2009, by the Italian oil company Edoardo Raffinerie Garrone (ERG) and based on Vodafone Italy GMS/GPRS/EDGE network.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: mobile.erg.it

[edit] COOP Italia (CoopVoce)

Operates in 'TIM network, supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA technologies.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: web.coopvoce.it

Dial-up connection number: *99#; Command string for modem (if required): + CGDCONT = 1, "IP", "webcoopvoce.it"

[edit] Nòverca

Operates in TIM network, supports GSM/UMTS technologies.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: web.noverca.it

[edit] Tiscali:

Operates in TIM network, supports GSM/UMTS technologies.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: tiscalimobileinternet

[edit] BT Mobile (BT Italia)

Operates in Vodafone network, supports GSM/UMTS technologies.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: Internet.btitalia.it

[edit] Green Mobile (by Green ICN)

MVNO launched in September 2011 by Gree ICN, operates in Wind network.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet.wind.biz

[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] Wind

Mobile operator WIND has the following prepaid mobile data offers. They are not specific data plans, all options can be added to any Wind prepaid plan:

Internet No Stop Daily 50 MB/day(*) of data for € 1.00/ 1.4$ day
Internet No Stop Weekly 250 MB/week(*) of data for € 3.00/ 4$ week
Internet No Stop 1 GB/month(*) of data for € 9.00/ 13$ month
Blackberry bundle Unlimited surfing and e-mail on BB for € 9.00/month
Mega Unlimited 10 GB/month(*) of data for € 20.00/ 28$ month

(*) If you use more MB/GB than the limit of your option you won't pay anything more, but speed will be reduced to 32Kbps.

[edit] How to activate

  • Send a SMS to short code 4033 that contains the following text: "gprs si" (In case the phone does not set the SMS Service Center Number correctly by copying it from the SIM card, use the following SMSC number: +393205858500)
  • Wait until GPRS is activated for the sim card. This could take a couple of hours. You will see once GPRS is activated as the mobile does a GPRS attach when powered on
  • After GPRS is activated, send the following text in a free SMS to short code 4033:
    • Internet No Stop: NO STOP SI
    • Internet No Stop Weekly: INTERNET SI
    • Internet No Stop Daily: DAY SI
    • Blackberry Internet Bundle: BLACK SI
    • Mega Unlimited: UNLIMITED SI

In case you want to deactivate the option just send another SMS to 4033 writing "NO" instead of "YES" in the above mentioned activation strings. Your option will cease to work at the end of the bundle days.

[edit] How to top up

[edit] Where to buy

In WIND Shops or online

[edit] More information

All options, except Internet No Stop Daily, automatically recur after the end of their validity period (i.e. 7 or 30 days).

Internet No Stop and Mega Unlimited also have an activation fee of € 5.00/ 7$. You don't pay the activation fee if you activate the option on a new sim-card within 24 hours from the sim-card activation.

Bandwidth cap at 32kbps makes navigation almost impossible. The cap will be active up to 48 hours also after the renew (automatic or with Wind Restart) of the option.

How to check how much volume is left:

  • Press *123# on the Mobile Phone to receive your actual credit.
  • Call 4242 and press 5. The system then announces how much "money" is left for the data option. 100 Euros equal 50 hours and 200 Euros equals to 100 hours.
  • Send an SMS to 4155 containing "Saldo". The message is free and the system returns an answer within a couple of seconds with how much "money" is left for the data offer.

[edit] TIM

Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) offers Internet access via their prepaid cards with several options:

Internet on your phone:

  • TIMxSMARTPHONE: unlimited wap/iPhone navigation for € 2.00/ 3$ week
  • TIMxBLACKBERRY: unlimited Blackberry navigation for € 2.00/week
  • TIMxBLACKBERRY: unlimited Blackberry navigation for € 8.00/ 11$ month with 1GB of traffic
  • INTERNET OPTIONS:unlimited wap/iPhone navigation for € 10.00/ 14$ month

Internet on your tablet:

  • INTERNET 1GB per Tablet: 1 GB/month worth of data for € 9.00/ 13$ month
  • INTERNET 5GB per Tablet: 5 GB/month worth of data for € 19.00/ 27$ month

You can activate these options only if you have a special sim (or micro sim) for your tablet PC. If you use more than your bundle you will pay € 0.50/ 0.7$ MB.

[edit] How to activate

Just send an SMS to the short number 40916 with following text:

  • TIMxSMARTPHONE: TIMSMART ON
  • TIMxSMARTPHONE BLACKBERRY: TIMSMARTBB ON
  • INTERNET 1GB per Tablet: PRO INTERNET1GB
  • INTERNET 5GB per Tablet: PRO INTERNET5GB
  • INTERNET OPTIONS: send a free SMS to 40915 with the text: OPTION ON INTERNET

In case you want to deactivate the option just send another SMS to 40916 writing "OFF" instead of "ON" in the above mentioned activation strings.

[edit] How to top up

Buy a scratch card for 20 euros. Send an SMS to 40916 which contains "RIC XXXXXXXX", where XXXXXXXX is the secret number from the scratch card.

[edit] TIM WELCOME

TIM WELCOME is a 30-day offer that gives you 2GB of Internet at 42.2, and 200 minutes 200 minutes to call in Italy and abroad 2GB of Internet 20€ Including VAT

COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE TIM WELCOME OFFER ARE: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Po- land, Portugal, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Russia, Spain, United States, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

Activation TIM WELCOME may be activated at TIM Shops

[edit] Where to buy

Purchase from a store also available online

[edit] More information

By sending a free SMS to 40916 with the text:

  • BALANCE TIMSMART (on all mobile phones to get bonus residues)
  • INFO TIMSMART (on all mobile phones to know state and expiration date)
  • BALANCE TIMSMARTBB (on BlackBerry phones to get bonus residues)
  • INFO TIMSMARTBB (on BlackBerry phones to know state and expiration date)
  • BALANCE OPZIONEINTERNET (to get bonus residues)
  • OPZIONEINTERNET INFO (for information about state and expiration date)

[edit] Vodafone

Internet on your phone:

Mobile Internet 250 MB/week of wap-only navigation € 3.00/ 4$ week
Mobile Internet Plus 2 GB/week of wap-only navigation € 8.00/ 11$ week

All extra-bundle cost for data connections is € 1.50/ 2$ day, including 100MB.

Internet on tablet, PC:

Sempre Smart 1 GB/month at max 1.8 Mbps € 9.00/ 13$ month
Sempre Super 3 GB/month at max 7.2 Mbps € 19.00/ 27$ month
Sempre Top 5 GB/month at max 28.8 Mbps € 29.00/ 31$ month
Sempre Tutto 5 GB/month at max 28.8 Mbps € 35.00/ 49$ month with 2 sim-cards

If you use more than your bundle you won't pay anything more, but speed will be reduced to 64 Kbps.

[edit] How to activate

Just call the tool free number 42070. All prompts should be in Italian and English (if you set it before).

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your phone:

  • using Vodafone [scratch cards available from many authorized retailers across Italy.
  • electronically at one of the many ATM machines;
  • if you have a credit card, register and top-up online at www.vodafone.it.

[edit] Three

3 PREPAID DATA OPTIONS

Naviga3 Week 100 MB/day worth of data € 3.00/ 4$ week
Naviga3 Month 50MB/day worth of data € 9.00/ 13$ month
SuperInternet 3 GB/month worth of data € 5.00/ 7$ month

From July 2010 SuperInternet can be used only for mobile surfing: no tethering, no USB keys.

Internet Plan 3 for the iPad

Up to 3GB of traffic for your iPad only 5 € per month, with no restrictions! More information

[edit] How to activate

Just call the tool free number 4321 and select 1.

3 PREPAID DATA PLANS

SuperWebTime € 0.90/ 1.3$ hour
SuperWeb € 0.10/ 0.14$ MB

On the SuperWebTime you can activate one of the following options:

Super Web.day 4 hours/day worth of data € 1.00/ 1.4$ day (valid from 0.00 to 24.00)
Super Web.week 15 hours/week worth of data € 3.00/ 4$ week (valid from Sunday to Saturday)
Super Web.100 100 hours/month worth of data € 15.00/ 21$ month (valid from the 1st of the month)

To activate the options to [1]

[edit] Postemobile

Postemobile offers 'Mobile 7giorni (7days)' service for your mobile, for you to have 7 days access to the Internet. It costs € 3 / 4.02$ and includes 250 MB of traffic active for the whole week. The first week of usage is for free.

Also you may use Mobile Internet on a daily basis at the cost of € 2.5 / 3.35$ per day which includes 250 MB, the overage traffic charge is € 0.001 / 0.001$ per each 100 KB.

Mobile Internet Plans for your laptop:

Name Minutes Online Monthly Charge Activation Price Validity Period Overage Charge
Internet 30 Ore 30 hours € 9.9 / 13.26$ 0 30 days and renewed automatically every 30 days by charging your card € 2 (2.68$)/ hour
Internet 100 Ore 100 hours € 19 / 25.45$ if you have activated the Ricarica Ricorrente service to associate your SIM card with your BancoPosta account;

€ 22 / 29.47$ - in all other cases

In case non of the above suits your needs you may use Internet for your laptop at the price of 0.55 cent (0.007$) / KB, always rounding to 10 KB.

[edit] Where to buy

You can buy Postemobile SIM card:

  • at any post office;
  • online - for this you'll need to have a BancoPosta account;

[edit] How to activate

You can activate 'Mobile 7giorni (7days)' service either through the mobile Internet portal - wap.postemobile.it or by sending SMS ON SETTE to 4071160.

[edit] TotalERG

ERG Mobile offers daily mobile internet at the price € 1.5 / 2.01$. It includes 100 MB per day.

[edit] Where to buy

ERG SIM cards are sold exclusively at service stations belonging to TotalErg ERG Mobile, where you can fill in a form to activate the SIM card,you should have with you a valid identity document. The cost of the SIM card is € 10 / 13.41$, including the activation fee of € 5 / 6.71$,so that is € 15 / 20.12$ which includes € 10 / 13.41$ bonus.

If you're a customer of another mobile service provider you can keep your number when switching to ERG Mobile, simply ask for the activation form and fill it in the appropriate section. Also you can also transfer the remaining credit available on your old SIM. Just select "YES" for the credit transfer request in the module activation or the portability request form. The credit will be automatically transferred to your SIM card immediately.

[edit] How to top up

[edit] CoopVoce

Mobile internet for your smartphone:

Plan Name Monthly Charge Traffic Included How to activate How to deactivate
WEB 1 GIGA € 8 / 10.73$ 1 GB Either call or send SMS SI 1 GIGA to 4243688 Call 188 before 20:00 the day before the expiration
WEB 5 GIGA € 18 / 24.14$ 5 GB Either call or send SMS SI 5 GIGA to 4243688

Mobile Internet for your laptop:

Plan Name Monthly Charge Internet Hours Included How to activate How to deactivate
WEB 30 ORE € 8 / 10.73$ 30 hours Either call or send SMS SI 30 ORE to 4243688 Call 188 before 20:00 the day before the expiration
WEB 100 ORE € 15 / 20.12$ 100 hours Either call or send SMS SI 100 ORE to 4243688


[edit] How to top up

Following ways of account top-up are available:

  • via CoopVoce top-up vouchers with the face falues equal to € 5 / 6.71$, € 10 / 13.41$, € 20 / 26.82$ and € 50 / 67.05$. Buy a top-up voucher, scratch off the silver strip to reveal the recharge code. Then call 4243688 (toll-free) and follow the instructions or send free SMS with RIC <recharge code> to 4243688.
  • Online top-up with €5 / 6.71$, € 10 / 13.41$, € 20 / 26.82$, € 50 / 67.05$, € 100 / 134.10$ and € 250 / 335.12$.
  • at ATMs of banks authorized: Unicredit Bank, UGF, MPS Group, Cash Central Bank, Banca Toscana.

[edit] Tiscali:

Mobile Internet Packages for your laptop:

Package Monthly Charge Internet Time/Traffic included Overage Traffic Speed Modem Price
Internet Mobile Medium € 10.08 / 13.52$ 30 hours € 2 (2.68$) / hour 7.2 Mbps € 39.33 / 52.74$
Internet Mobile Large € 20.16 / 27.03$ 150 hours
Internet Mobile Extra Large € 30.25 / 40.57$ 300 hours

Mobile Internet for youe smartphone:

Package Monthly Charge Cost of calls in Tiscali network Cost of calls to other operators Traffic included Overage Traffic
SIM Smartphone € 10.03 / 13.45$ 1 GB € 0.4 (0.54$) / MB € 0.08 (0.11$) / min € 0.14 (0.19$) / min

The map of Tiscali: Stores.

[edit] How to top up

[edit] BT Mobile

Mobile Internet packages for your smartphone:

Package Name Charge Internet Time/Traffic Included Overage Charge
DataPack LOW € 7.5 (10.06$) / month 100 MB or 30 hours 0.15 cent (0.002$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack MEDIUM € 19.5 / 26.15$ 300 MB or 100 hours 0.10 cent (0.001$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack HIGH € 32 / 42.91$ 1 GB or 350 hours 0.05 cent (0.0007$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack UNLIMITED € 48 / 64.37$ 20 GB 0.05 cents (0.0007$) / KB

Mobile Internet for your laptop:

Package Name Charge Internet Time/Traffic Included Overage Charge
DataPack LOW € 7 (9.39$) / month 100 MB or 30 hours 0.15 cent (0.002$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack MEDIUM € 19 / 25.48$ 300 MB or 100 hours 0.10 cent (0.003$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack HIGH € 32 / 42.91$ 1 GB or 350 hours 0.05 cent (0.0007$) / KB or 60 cents (0.80$) / 20 mins
DataPack UNLIMITED € 47 / 63.03$ 20 GB 0.05 cents (0.0007$) / KB

Standard tariff € 1.80 (2.41$) / hour.

[edit] Nòverca

Mobile Internet packages:

Name Charge Activation Fee Traffic Included How to activate Overage Charge
NovercaGIGA € 11 (14.75$) / month € 1.5 / 2.01$ 1 GB / month Send toll-free SMS ng< space >on to 40543711; ng< space >off - to deactivate 0.3 cent (0.004$) / KB
NovercaMEGA € 7 (9.39$) / month 500 MB / month Send toll-free SMS MEGA< space >ON to 40543711; MEGA< space >OFF - to deactivate
Noverca200MB € 2 (2.68$) / week 200 MB / week Send toll-free SMS 200MB< space >ON to 40543711; 200MB< space >OFF - to deactivate
Noverca100MB € 2 (2.68$) / day 100 MB / day Send toll-free SMS 100MB< space >ON to 40543711; 100MB< space >OFF - to deactivate

Mobile plans that include data traffic:

Name Charge Activation Fee Traffic Included Minutes Included SMS Included How to activate Overage Charge
TuttoNòverca5 € 5 (6.71$) / week € 5 / (6.71$) 250 MB / week 50 mins / week 50 SMS / week Send toll-free SMS TN5 (space) ON to 40543711; TN5 (space) OFF - to deactivate 0.3 cent (0.004$) / KB
TuttoNòvercaNET € 16 (21.47$) / mohth - 500 MB / month 100 mins / month 30 SMS / month Send toll-free SMS NET (space) ON to 40543711; NET (space) OFF - to deactivate 0.3 cent (0.004$) / KB

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your mobile:

  • from your mobile phone, using your credit card data;
  • via ATMs;
  • using recharhe vouchers;
  • at Noverca dealers (with the amounts € 5 / 6.71$, € 10 / 13.41$, € 20 / 26.82$ and € 50 / 67.05$)

[edit] Green Mobile

Mobile Internet packages:

Name Monthly Charge Activation Fee Traffic Included
GREEN PEOPLE DATI - 50 ore € 10.8 (14.46$) / month € 6 / 8.03$ 50 hours / 2 months
GREEN PEOPLE DATI - 250 ore € 24 (32.12$) / month 250 hours / 2 months
GREEN PEOPLE DATI - 500 ore € 36 (48.18$) 500 hours / 2 months

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

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