Use your Italian Wind SIM-Card in Europe and USA

Everybody is dreaming about a SIM-Card that allows you to go online in all countries with just a setup and a tariff.

Unfortunately this SIM-Card has not been yet been invented, but there are some interesting options that do well in Europe.

Do you already have an Italian Wind SIM-Card or do you plan to travel to Europe and use your Smartphone?

Then you can activate the option “All Inclusive Europa & USA”:

You pay 2 € per day (only when you use it) and get:

30 MB
from 30 MB on
: 54cent/MB

30 SMS
Fom 30 SMS
on: 9 cent/SMS

30 minutes
From 30 minutes on: 8
cent/min incoming and 29 cent/min outgoing

This option is valid in following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgary, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Eastland, Finland, France (incl. Guadaloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, La Reunion and Mayotte), Greece, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, UK, Hungary, USA.

To activate this option, just send following SMS to the 4033: ALL UE SI

Activating the option is free and you pay the daily fee only when you use the SIM-Card in the above mentioned countries.

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TIM Italy – Mobile Internet Tariffs Summer 2012

Summer 2012 is arriving along with the new TIM data tariffs, which once again confirm the leadership on the Italian market.

The new volume tariffs cover every usage type:

Internet Start: 1 GB – 30 days – 9 €

Internet Large: 5 GB – 30 days – 19 €

Internet Top: 10 GB – 30 days – 24 €

Those tariffs are valid only with the APN ibox.tim.it

Please make sure that the correct APN is being used.

If you do your first activation before the 19th of August 2012, you will save the activation fee of 5 €.

After the 19th of August, an activation fee of 5 € will be charged.
For example, if you choose the option Internet Large you will pay 24 € (19 € + 5€) for the first month and 19 € starting from the second month (if you decide to renew the option).

Furthermore, you will get your monthly GB doubled for free, with an activation until the 19th of August 2012

For instance, if you choose the option Internet Large, you get 10 GB instead of 5GB!

With the purchase of one of these offerings, the option TIMxInternet Estero will be activated per default.
It is a new TIM daily tariff, which allows you to go online abroad with your PC or Tablet and at a reasonable price.
The activation is free of charge.

In Europe and the U.S., you surf at 5 € per day, with a maximum consumption of 50 MB per day.
For 10 € per day, you surf in all other countries, with a maximum consumption of 10 MB per day, depending on the destination country.
The billing is done in advance in 10 KB increments.

Should you already have a TIM SIM card, you can simply activate this option by sending a SMS with the text INTERESTERO ON to 40916.

If you need a SIM-Card that covers all Europe, please have a look at www.europasim.com

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Mobile internet and cellular phone usage in Germany

Germany has become one of the most visited countries in Europe, etsblishing itself as a primary touristic destination.

Lots of events in Germany are worth to be visited: from Octoberfest to the Weihnachtmarkt, from the Carnival in Cologne to one of the numerous trade fairs.

No matter if you stay in Germany for a short vacation o a longer period, mobile communication is essential.

Nowadays almost every visitor is equipped with smartphones, tablets, laptop, etc, but especially for those people coming from outside Germany, roaming charges can be extremely expensive.

Let’s suppose you are travelling from USA and visiting Germany for 2 weeks.

Let’s assume to talk 20 minutes a day and use 50 MBs to check your email, update your Facebook status and share some pictures.

If you do some serious business, please expect to consume at least 100 to 500 MBs a day.

Please check with your provider how much you would spend, even with the most convenient package.

Surprise: it’s almost more than the price you paid for the ticket + hotel?

Let’s compare now with a german prepaid SIM-Card provided by Germansimcard.com

Rates

  • Mobile/Landline: € 0.09 / € 0.09
  • International calls: € 0.09 landline – € 0.29 (Europe, USA, Canada)
  • SMS: € 0.09 (Germany) – € 0.19 (international)
  • Data daily flatrate: 2.50 € (500 MB with full speed, after 500 MB the speed will be reduced to GPRS, but no extra charge occur)
  • Monthly flatrate for smartphones: 9.95 € (500 MB with full speed, after 500 MB the speed will be reduced to GPRS, but no extra charge occur)

You have the advantage to know your number before departure and can share it with family, friends and business partners.

Furthermore, you can be operative as soon as you exit the aircraft: even twitting that you landed safely will not be a luxury anymore!

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Vodafone Italy: how to manually configure the APN on your iPhone: web.omnitel.it

The IPhone is one of the most wanted and trusted companions when it comes to mobile internet.
However, there are some versions of IOS and some SIM-cards where it is not possible to set the APN manually.

For Vodafone Italy it is possible to let the iPhone set the APN automatically, however this will result in a less convenient tariff for the users.

In order to avoid this and be able to use any APN, including our preferred web.omnitel.it for Vodafone Italy SIM-cards, you can implement the following tricks:

1) Leave your iPhone switched on
2) Go to: Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network
2) Remove your old SIM-card
3) Insert the new Vodafone SIM-card and add the APN web.omnitel.it
4) Save the settings

The APN web.omnitel.it has now been stored.

A further trick is to open the browser on your iPhone and go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz.

Select Vodafone Italy as the operator – profile web.omnitel.it

If you don’t need the APN anymore, you can simply insert your old SIM-card, go to the iPhone menu and reset the default settings.

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TIM Italy Data Options, Summer 2011

Do you already have a Prepaid SIM-card from TIM Italy and don’t want to resign the advantages of mobile internet during your vacation in Italy?

Check out your best solution prior to your departure, no matter if you have a laptop, a tablet or router or even a smartphone (all types, including Blackberry).

Tim Italy has renewed its offering for Prepaid Mobile Internet. Now there are solutions for PC and Smartphone users, that want to be flexible and mobile when going online.

Internet 100

To begin with, the time tariff Internet 100 will keep being part of the offering. It has no data limit, at all.

This offering includes 100 hours (clockrate 15min.) and costs 24 € within the first month (19 € from the second month on). It can be activated via a SMS at 40916 by using the following text: PRO INTERNET100

In order to deactivate this option, please send a free SMS to 40916 with the following text: INTERNET100 OFF

If the included hours have been consumed, you will automatically get a tariff that costs 50 cent per 15 minutes (billed in advance).

Internet 40

This offeri includes 40 hours (clockrate 15min.) and costs 14 € within the first month (9 € from the second month on).

It can be activated via a SMS at 40916 by using the following text: PRO INTERNET40

In order to deactivate this option, please send a free SMS to 40916 with the following text: INTERNET40 OFF

If the included hours have been consumed, you will automatically get a tariff that costs 50 cent per 15 minutes (billed in advance).

Finally, also TIM has introduced a similar offering as the Mega Unlimited from Wind:

Internet Senza Limiti (Flat – 29 €, 24 € from the second month on)

With Internet Senza Limiti you can go online without any time constraints (GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA).

When the maximum data traffic of 10GB for a month as been reached, the connection speed will be reduced to 64kbps, however no extra costs will be generated. The traffic will be calculated in 1KB units to a maximum data traffic of 10GB.

In order to activate Internet Senza Limiti, please send a free SMS to 40916 including the message: PRO INTERNETSENZALIMITI

If you want to deactivate this option, simply send a free SMS to 40916 including the message: INTERNETSENZALIMITI OFF

For our prepaid customers all offerings are valid for 30 days. The offer will be extended at 4 am of the expiring date, at latest.

Following APN needs to be used: ibox.tim.it

Login and password must be left empty.

There is also a new offering for smartphone users.

It gives you the possibility to surf with a weekly option and includes a package of 250 MB at 2 € a week.

If the maximum data traffic of 250 MB has been exceeded, you will be able to surf and check your mails at only 0,05cent/KB (0,50 € per MB).

In order to activate nd deactivate this option, please send a free SMS to 40916 with the following message:

  • TIMSMART ON
  • TIMSMART OFF 

Blackberry users should use the following codes:

TIMSMARTBB ON

TIMSMARTBB OFF

Following APN needs to be used: ibox.tim.it

Login and password must be left empty.

Those data options can be activated through your prepaid credit.

You can easily buy credit online for your TIM Italy Prepaid SIM-card prior to your departure here.

Please be aware that the Italian Prepaid SIM-cards have a validity of 12 months. Each recharge (min. 5 €) will extend its validity by one year, starting from the date of recharge.

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New data option for Europe (22 countries): Vodafone Passport Internet – Summer 2011

Starting from the 18th of July 2011, our Vodafone customers will have the chance to book a new tariff which gives them the possibility to surf in 22 countries all around Europe.

The price for this tariff is 6 € per connection day and includes 150 MB. After 150 MB, the data traffic will cost 1 € per MB. The connection units will be counted in 10 KB packages and charged in advance.

The tariff is available in the following countries under the Vodafone network or coverage through network partners (check out the list).

The APN you need to use is web.omnitel.it

This means, that you can surf in Italy with our daily flat at 2 € per connection day (with a speed reduction after 500 MB data traffic) and in the rest of Europe with the Vodafone Passport Internet tariff, without the need to change the APN.

This tariff can be used with any 3G device.

You can order your italian Vodafone Prepaid SIM-Card here.

The SIM-Card is also available in Micro-SIM format for IPhone 4 and IPad.

This tariff will be activated automatically for every new SIM-Card registration.

If you already own a  Vodafone SIM cards that has been activated prior to the 18th of July 2011, it is possible to activate this option through a Vodafone recharge of 5 €.

You can use this link to recharge the airtime credit of your italian Prepaid SIM-Card.

Please add the following text in the note to payee field: “Vodafone Passport Internet”.
You will get a recharge of 5 €, the validity of your SIM card will be extended by a further year and the advantageous tariff will be activated, which will give you the chance to surf in all of Europe without any worries.

P.S.: Please make sure that your internet connection has been build up through the Vodafone network or a partner network  in order to avoid being charged the standard roaming fees (0,88 cent/KB = 9 €/MB dated 14.7.2011).

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New mobile internet data options by Wind Italy: Internet no Stop Daily and Internet no Stop Weekly – Summer 2011

Wind Italy extends its mobile internet offer with 2 new data options.
Those options have been added to the well known Internet no Stop (flat rate with speed cap after 1 GB) and Mega Unlimited (flat rate with speed cap after 10 GB)

The new data options are dedicated to customers that would like to use their smartphone and tablet in Italy.
The new options are Internet no Stop Daily and Internet no Stop Weekly.
Internet no Stop Daily is ideal for causal internet access and short trips in Italy.

This option should only be activated once.

It includes a flat rate per effective usage day (0:00 – 24:00 italian time) and costs 1 € per day.
After 50 MB of traffic, the connection speed is reduced to 32 kbps.
Therefore you can easily calculate your connection costs in advance.

Internet no Stop Weekly offers a weekly flat rate for 3 €, with speed cap after 250 MB

This option can be activated and deactivated via SMS.
You will receive detailed instructions upon ordering an italian Wind prepaid SIM Card.

You can check the Wind Italy network coverage here.

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