Internet & email with GSM-GPRS-EDGE-UMTS-3G connections

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Internet & email with GSM-GPRS-EDGE-UMTS-3G connections
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This is a FAQ for people visiting Italy that wold connect to the Internet using a GSM phone with an Italian TIM (leader Italian cell company) SIM Card.

Can a cell phone work there for data only ?
YES. It must work with GPRS or, even better, with EDGE or UMTS data transmission protocol. The phone must be SIM unlocked and working on European GSM bands (900/1800Mhz).

What would it cost per month ?
The flat rate we are selling well to foreigners, gives 500Mb trafic within 30 days for only 25 Euro

What can I expect for data rate?
It depends from the type of connection:

    * GPRS is 30/40 kbit/s
    * EDGE is 40 kbit/still 200 kbit/s;
    * UMTS till 384 kbit/s.

How to set dial-in and modem-settings?
The setting on the phone is APN that must be set to

The number to dial on the PC connection is *99***1# assuming the APN ibox... is in first position on the phone (otherwise te 1# must be canged with the ibox APN position number on your phone).

I hope you do not mind answering my questions.
Why not? This it's ours job! :-)

I have searched the internet, and have not found these questions answered.
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