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Virtual phone number in Italy

Have your own phone number in Italy for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in Italy now.


A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your Italian virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your phone number in Italy here.




Different types of numbers

In Italy, there are two types of numbers that you can purchase as virtual phone numbers.

  • City numbers
    These phone numbers are related to a city, such as 06 for Rome or 02 for Milan. There are many area codes in Italy.
  • Toll-free numbers
    These numbers are free for the caller to call – as long as they are calling from within Italy. Toll-free numbers start with 800. The owner of the phone number pays an extra per-minute fee for all calls received.


Who can buy a phone number in Italy?

Anyone in the world can buy a toll-free phone number in Italy. City numbers can however only be purchased by those that live or work in Italy and by Italian businesses.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address – anywhere in the world – and an ID number.  In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.




Try free

You can try an Italian number for a couple of days for free by starting a free trial now. If you like the way it works, you can keep it.

If you take no action, the number will be removed automatically and there is no cost to you


What does it cost?

The cost of having a virtual phone number in Italy is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $1.99
  • Calls and call forwarding
    Costs as a local call
  • Optional add-on services
    Voice response and call recording require that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding, and free phone numbers..



Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your Italian phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – depending on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members, etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your Italian number by using our free Android , iOS or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can choose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.





SMS is not supported on any virtual numbers from Italy.



Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements, or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want to be converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

Here are the options.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.



Feature of Italy Virtual Phone Number

Let’s dive into the unique features of the Italy phone number from Sonetel. These numbers are more than mere digits. They act as a techno bridge between you and Italy. If you are keen on expanding your business there or wish to communicate more efficiently with your Italian friends or family, these numbers are just for you.


Local Presence

An Italy phone number gives you an instant local presence in the Italian territory. Even if your base lies elsewhere in the world, an Italian phone number gives off the message that you’re a local, making clients and contacts more likely to reach out.



Say goodbye to heavy bills. Our Italy numbers phone solution is perfect for cost savings. Unlike international phone numbers that can cost a small fortune, an Italian phone number saves you money. It offers the cost of a local call.


Utmost Flexibility

With an Italy phone number, flexibility is in your hands. They aren’t attached to any physical phone line or SIM card. You can use it from any location, at any time, and on any device. This makes them the perfect tool for remote work or traveling.


Easy Set-Up

Getting an Italian phone number is a cakewalk. It doesn’t require any specific technical skills. We at Sonetel strive to make it as easy for you as possible. All you need to do is sign up, pick the plan that fits you, and you’re ready to go.


Variety of Options

We want you to have the ability to choose. So, our Italy numbers can be either city numbers related to specific localities or toll-free numbers. As they start with 800, callers from within Italy can dial it free of charge.


Additional Services

Sonetel’s Italy numbers don’t only offer the ability to make and receive calls. If you choose to subscribe to a paid plan, additional services come into play. Options like call recording and AI-powered content creation, alongside productivity tools, are available.


Trust and Security

When it comes to your personal information, we ensure full respect and confidentiality. We only ask for your address and ID to comply with our providers’ requirements.


The Few Considerations

The Italy phone no is tied with a few limitations, mainly where city numbers are concerned. They can be purchased only if you live, work in Italy, or are an Italian business. So, if you are anywhere abroad, purchasing a toll-free number would be a feasible choice for you.

The Italian numbers don’t support SMS. In case you want to send a text message, you would need to use another service. Luckily, there are various apps available that let you send text messages over the internet.

Remember to steer clear of any legal troubles with call recording. Laws vary from country to country, and you should make sure you and your callers are on the same page before deciding to record a conversation.

All in all, an Italy phone number is an all-in-one communication tool. Be it for personal or professional use, its benefits are multifold. Think of it as a bag of goodies, filled with cost-saving, flexibility, locality, and more. It’s a small investment for a myriad of potential opportunities. Now is the chance to leap and expand your horizons.

With an Italy phone number at your side, the world is really at your fingertips.


Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, depending on what type of subscription you have.





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