Can I tether with my prepaid Italian SIM card?

The answer, in short: It depends. Tethering—using your smartphone as a mobile hotspot for surfing the web on other gadgets, including tablets and laptops—is fairly straightforward on Android, iOS or Windows Phone devices. However, most smartphone prepaid or pay-as-you-go bundles in Italy do not allow you to use the tethering capabilities of your phone. The […]

Free entry to Italian state museums extended

Major news for non-EU families visiting Italy this summer: if you are museum hounds, the Italian government has just saved you a packet. Until now, free museum and cultural site admission for under 18s only applied to EU citizens—bad luck if you were visiting from the USA, the Far East, or Australasia. A ministerial decree […]

The latest 3G data and voice plans for using your smartphone in Italy

There’s always a new deal in Italy, and prepaid phone plans change all the time. So, it’s time to update the details on my step-by-step guide to buying a smartphone SIM and pay-as-you-go plan in Italy. The how-to instructions remain the same (see that previous post for easy-to-follow instructions): it’s simple to get connected in Italy, and […]