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Rome - Communications (Telephone, Internet, TV, Post)
To sign up for telephone service through Telecom Italia, you can contact its national office by dialing 187 from a public or private telephone, or apply on the Telecom Italia website, www.telecomitalia.it. You will need to provide your codice fiscal (tax code), the address where service will be installed, a phone number where you may be reached, the types of service you require, the model and color of your telephone, and whether you would like your contact information to be included in the telephone book.
After your application has been accepted, you will be given a new telephone number, and a technician will arrive within two weeks to install your service.
Other telephone service providers include:
Broadband internet service is available throughout Rome, and is primarily provided by Telecom Italia. Other service providers include:
There are several companies in Rome that provide cable and television satellite service. If you are not satisfied with broadcast channels, here is a list of English speaking companies that provide these services in Rome:
If you just need stamps to mail a few letters, it is a good idea to simply buy them at a tabaccheria, and drop the letters in the nearest post box. Post offices are typically quite crowded, and you can spend up to an hour waiting to speak with a postal clerk. This is because bills in Rome are typically paid at the post office using a form called a conto corrente. Most of the people you will see waiting in a post office are waiting to pay a bill using one of these forms.
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