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Can I use a Local SIM card in my iPhone 11 when traveling in Italy
SayHey
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I will be traveling to Italy with my #Apple iPhone 11. I have had customer service unlock the phone so that I can use it with a local SIM card.  I’ve researched local SIM cards in Italy and they appear to all be GSM cards.  Will they work in my iPhone 1

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Re: Can I use a Local SIM card in my iPhone 11 when traveling in Italy
vzw_customer_support
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Yes, you will be able to use a local SIM in your iPhone 11 while in Italy if the device is unlocked. If you have other questions, please let us know. 

-Joey

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Re: Can I use a Local SIM card in my iPhone 11 when traveling in Italy
Derf_Jones
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I have been looking into similar needs for an upcoming trip. Look at using an eSIM through Airalo or a similar app.

I tried it here in the US, purchasing a 7 day eSIM. It seemed to work just fine. The iPhone allows you to have an eSIM and Physical SIM active at the same time. You can turn off roaming on one line and just use the Italian/European line.

If you really want to be sure, you could remove the Physical SIM to make sure it wasn't connecting and running up roaming on Verizon.

Re: Can I use a Local SIM card in my iPhone 11 when traveling in Italy
SayHey
Enthusiast

I’ve done some more research and it now appears that my iPhone 11 will work on CDMA and GSM networks.  According to the technical specifications the iPhone 11 model A2111 it has antennas for GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). So, my unlocked iPhone 11 should work in Italy on their GSM network with a local SIM card. Keep fingers crossed. 

Re: Can I use a Local SIM card in my iPhone 11 when traveling in Italy
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Yes, you will be able to use a local SIM in your iPhone 11 while in Italy if the device is unlocked. If you have other questions, please let us know. 

-Joey