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    My father in law travels to Italy for months at a time.

    He is completely computer illiterate. He wants to be able to check stocks and maybe even check email.

    I figured a mini would be the best option for him.

    Does anyone know which would work better in Italy ? I figured AT&T but have read that verizon might be better.

    How would he purchase data ? Over there I assume.

    I didn't even know where to start so I figured here.

    Thanks.
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    I would say AT&T is the best way to go because it's GSM. He can get an international data plan from AT&T, a bit pricey tho. His best bet would be wifi
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    If he only needs 3G speeds ten either will work. If he wants LTE then the Verizon one is a better bet because the AT&T one LTE bands only work in the US and Canada. iPads are all unlocked so he should be able to put in a SIM from and Italian provider to avoid vicious international charges from either AT&T or Verizon.
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    Thanks Karen

    He could just have a family member over there set that up

    I assume if he had a AT&T iPad he would go to a AT&T store in Italy ? Do they have AT&T stores over there. Or would be a local carrier ?

    Trying to make it simple for him.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpc12 View Post
    Thanks Karen

    He could just have a family member over there set that up

    I assume if he had a AT&T iPad he would go to a AT&T store in Italy ? Do they have AT&T stores over there. Or would be a local carrier ?

    Trying to make it simple for him.

    Thanks
    Whatever iPad he can go to a local carrier and get a SIM card with a data plan and put it in his iPad
    Like stated if he wants LTE Verizon model would pick up LTE over there if he got a carrier that offers it
    If they don't offer LTE then he would get 3G or 4g speeds
    Att model won't pick up LTE speed even if they ordered it because att LTE model picks up on different LTE bands that are only used in US and Canada
    But att will get 3G or 4g possibly
    Using service from the US and roaming would cost lots ..

    I would say get a Verizon model and find a local carrier in Italy that offers LTE speeds for data plans

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