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Wireless Broadband in Sinalunga Tuscany

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Wireless Broadband in Sinalunga Tuscany

We are staying in a farmhouse 6 kms from Sinalunga for two weeks in June this year and I need to know what the options are for internet connection.I will have my laptop. If I have an unlocked USB modem will I be able to get a SIM card in Italy and if so is there a " best" service provider? What are the costs? Or would I be best to get a data SIM and use it in my cell phone which is what I did with success in South Africa? Any help will be very much appreciated.

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11. Re: Wireless Broadband in Sinalunga Tuscany

Given what you say, I think you'll be able to use the phone in Italy. You can buy the SIM card at a phone store,an electronics store, or at a household appliances store with a phone provider sign outside (TIM or Vodafone, usually, although there are others). Ask them for a supplement to use the internet, and let them help you to get it going. It doesn't cost much altogether, so I thiink it's worth the try. My experiences with public Wifi in Italy are pretty discouraging.

Tomale, how fast is your connection?

Maybe you already know this, but a lot of web sites have a version especially designed for the smaller screen of a phone. Sometimes the server detects that you're using a phone and gives you that version automatically, or sometimes the phone version begins with "mobile" instead of "www".

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12. Re: Wireless Broadband in Sinalunga Tuscany

Thanks bvlenci, that is really encouraging news. I have heard that wifi in Italy is not always good, that's why I am so interested in this possibility of using my phone.

I have seen some of the websites that use the mobile version, they pop up on my I-touch a lot. I don't intend to spend all my precious time in Italy on the web, but it would be great for quick e-mails to the kids and maybe finding a place to eat on occasion.

Thanks again for all your help.


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