The BX has a cell phone and internet store with bilingual Italian employees that can help you choose a cell phone carrier and internet provider. You might find a wider range of options at local providers on the economy.
To sign up for a plan, bring:
Italy uses GMA technology, like AT&T or T-Mobile phones stateside. Other U.S. carriers, like Verizon, largely use CDMA technology but offer GMA phones to international travelers. If your phone operates on GMA technology you can probably replace the SIM card and use it in Italy.
UNLOCK your phone prior to coming: Call your carrier to make sure your GMA enabled phone is “unlocked” before traveling overseas. Tip: Try to avoid monthly plans as they do not have a military clause.
There are a number of free or inexpensive ways to stay in touch with family and friends in another country.
NOTE: For apps to work, add “+” before Country Code