Subject: Italian Phone Cards
Dear Ziners,

A very dear friend will be in Italy for three months on a student project. She is on an extremely tight budget, and would like some advice on the best way to make local calls, calls between cities in Italy, and calls to the US.

Like me, she has had some bad luck with purchasing a phone card and not being able to figure out how to use it. Is there a recommended card with easy access to instructions in English? Any other suggestions? This young lady has no money to spare, and it would be impractical for her to rent or buy a cell phone, unless this can be done as cheaply as a phonecard. She is looking for cheap and easy.

I will soon know the name of the town in northern Italy where she will be living, and I will post with more questions.

Any help would be appreciated. Grazie, Debbie in Pittsburgh