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"Poste Italiane" is the national mail service. Offices are open from 8 am to 1.35 pm but many, especially in Milano, are open until 7.05 pm. Stamps can be bought not only in post offices, but also at tobacconists and bars displaying a “T” sign. Some services, such as registered mail, are offered only by post offices. Apart from traditional mail services, "Poste Italiane" also offers banking services such as checking accounts and pre-paid credit cards. Please check www.posteitaliane.it for more details about all services offered, office location and timetables.
All phone services are provided by different companies which offer various services and rates depending on the time of the day, the type of call etc.
Most houses have a fixed telephone line but mobile phones are extremely popular. Mobile phone services are offered by different companies at various rates. All companies have the possibility to activate prepaid cards (the cheapest possibility) or contracts.
To sign up with one of the companies you need:
- A valid ID card or passport
- Your codice fiscale
It usually takes a few hours to activate your card.