rome airport - i pad Sims Chip

I will be arriving at the Rome Airport and want to get my mini iPad up and running right away. Does anyone know of a shop at the airport to purchase a
a chip. otherwise suggestions in rome, maybe around or at the train station to buy chips? Thanks

Posted by Holly
Winter Springs, FL, United States
36 posts

I sm thinking of purcahsing a mini Ipad instead of lugging my computer. You have to have a "chip" to run it in Europe-please explain, thanks Holly

Posted by Lisa
500 posts

You need a SIM chip if you want 3G service as you would with a cell phone. I think there are places in the airport to get one. I usually just go to a TIM store.

Posted by Jim
9 posts

Either at the airport or the main train station. Go to a TIM store - I've found TIM had the best coverage available (3 years ago). If you buy one from a vendor, you'll have to go to the TIM store anyway to register the SIM card (learned the hard way after I bought one from a kiosk, got to my hotel and the phone wouldn't work, and had to go back to the TIM store to activate it). Take your passport with you to register it - no address was needed. Jim