Italian Virtual Phone Numbers

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Prefixes in Rome, Milan and Naples among others - $2.95 per month*

  • We have a very solid inventory of Italian numbers. Choose from over 230 different local Italian prefixes
  • Use our cloud PBX with your Italian number | IVR | Time Based Routing | Voicemail and more
  • Home to Ferrari and Lasagna | We're happy to carry a strong inventory of Italian phone numbers
  • Get an Italian phone number and make/receive calls with a smartphone | Use the Italy phone number as the outgoing caller-id
  • Use VoIP ( Smartphone, SIP, Asterisk, phone number, SIP desk phone, etc.) and its unlimited incoming minutes
  • You can use direct call forwarding and send the Italy calls to any regular phone number in the world
  • Italian numbers do not come with SMS (at the moment)
  • Telecom giant Gruppo TIM is subject to the "Golden Power", it's when the government can intervene on strategic interests concerning the country
  • Special Requirement: Photo Identification along with proof of address in the Italian city you want a phone number ( For example: You need to provide proof of address in or around Rome for a Rome virtual phone number

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Example use cases for an Italian virtual phone number

  • Business owners in Italy - Get a local Italian phone number to stay in touch with clients
  • The Italian number can be used in a multitude of ways , including but not limited to:
  • “Contact Us” page (on your website) | Letterhead/business cards | Registrations | Marketing materiel | Customer service phone number | Storefront
  • Are you a marketer in Rome? Perhaps you run political campaigns in Milan? - Use FlyNumber to obtain multiple Italian numbers for call tracking and recording (among other features)
  • Real estate agents/brokers in Italy - Are you on immobiliare? - Use FlyNumber to keep your personal Italian number private while keeping track of call statistics
  • Italian computer engineers and telecom professionals - Route the Italian DID number to any SIP address, we’ll provide the IP addresses where calls come from (if you need to whitelist)
  • Privacy and identity protection - Use an Italian FlyNumber anywhere you may need to use a phone number, keep your personal phone number off any databases
  • Receive your current Italy mobile calls while you’re abroad - Before you travel outside the country, set you mobile phone “call forwarding” setting to an Italian FlyNumber. You now control the call flow for the Italian mobile number and can be set anywhere
  • A grandmother in Naples? Father in Rome? - Encourage family and friends to stay in touch with you , give them an Italian phone number to add into their contacts
  • Do you post on Subito? Use an Italian FlyNumber instead of your personal phone number and stay anonymous
  • Budget entrepreneurs who “just want a phone number” to use when signing up for online services (hosting, domain registration, etc.) - Set the calls to your smartphone directly and its unlimited incoming for $2.95

Use VoIP with a Italy virtual phone number among other options

  • You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local Italy phone number
  • 1. Forward the Italy FlyNumber to any regular phone number

  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the Italy phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on our cloud phone system

  • 3. Set the Italy virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the Italy phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your Italy FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a Italy virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    Technical info on Italian phone numbers

    • Italy's telephone numbering system is regulated by Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), the national regulatory authority for communication services.
    • Country code: Italy's country code is +39. When dialing from abroad, you need to use this code, followed by the area code and the local number.
    • Area codes: Italian area codes, also known as "prefissi," are two to four digits long and start with a zero (0). The length of the area code depends on the size of the city or town; larger cities generally have shorter area codes. For example, Rome has the area code 06, while a smaller town like Pisa has the area code 050.
    • Local numbers: Local numbers in Italy are usually between five and eight digits long, depending on the area code's length. The total number of digits, including the area code, is always ten. When dialing within Italy, you must include the area code, even for local calls.
    • Mobile numbers: Mobile phone numbers in Italy also use the +39 country code, followed by a three-digit mobile prefix and a six or seven-digit local number. Mobile prefixes usually start with a '3' (e.g., 320, 333, 347, etc.). It is important to include the mobile prefix when dialing a mobile number, even when calling from a landline within Italy.
    • Premium numbers and special services: Italy also has special numbers for premium services, toll-free numbers, and emergency services. Some examples include:
    • 800, 848, and 803 prefixes for toll-free numbers (numeri verdi)
    • 899 and 892 prefixes for premium-rate numbers
    • 112 for the European emergency number
    • 113 for police
    • 115 for fire service
    • 118 for emergency medical services
    • *If you need emergency service on your Italy FlyNumber please contact us directly, additional fees apply.
    • Note: When dialing Italian numbers from abroad, you must remove the leading zero in the area code. For example, to call a Rome landline from outside Italy, you would dial +39 6 xxxxxxxx.

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    The history behind Italian phone numbers

    • Early days (late 19th and early 20th century): The first telephone exchange was established in Rome in 1881. Early phone numbers were assigned locally and were typically short, consisting of only a few digits. As the number of telephone subscribers increased, so did the length of phone numbers.
    • 1960s-1980s: In the 1960s, the Italian telephone numbering system underwent a significant transformation. The country was divided into multiple area codes (prefissi), each assigned to a specific geographical area. Phone numbers began to consist of an area code followed by a local number. The length of phone numbers varied depending on the location, with larger cities having shorter local numbers and smaller towns having longer ones.
    • 1990s-2000s: In the 1990s, Italy started to adopt a closed numbering system, meaning that the full phone number, including the area code, would be required for all calls, even local ones. This change came about due to the rapid growth of the telecommunications industry and the increasing need for new phone numbers. In 1998, Italy underwent a major reorganization of its telephone numbering system, known as the Piano Numerico Telefonico Nazionale (PNTN). The PNTN standardized the length of all phone numbers to a ten-digit format, with the first two digits representing the area code and the remaining eight digits making up the local number.
    • Mobile phone numbers: With the advent of mobile phones, a new set of prefixes was introduced in Italy. Mobile phone numbers in Italy typically start with the prefix '3' followed by a two-digit mobile operator code and a six-digit individual number. Mobile numbers are not associated with geographic area codes, so they can be used throughout the country.
    • Non-geographic numbers: Italy also has non-geographic numbers for various purposes such as toll-free numbers, premium-rate numbers, and shared-cost numbers. These numbers do not have a geographic area code and typically begin with different prefixes, such as '800' for toll-free numbers and '899' for premium-rate numbers.

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged Italy

    Text messages in Italy

    Nov 05, 2017

    Hello. Is there any news on support for text messages in Italy?

    4 posts - 2 participants

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    Call forwarding to Twilio - Fail / Forbidden

    Oct 05, 2020

    Hi all,
    I’m trying to setup the forwardig of call to twilio Sip Domain without succes.
    I set on twillio this it subnet on acl:
    and on flynumber i set to forward to the SIP URI of twilio domain with in detail te phonenumber from flynumber without +.
    When we call the number we see on call history (flynumber site) the Fail status with Forbidden Reason. Why?

    2 posts - 2 participants

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    Milan Number Activation

    Dec 01, 2019

    Hi, I have paid for 6 months of a Milan number. Can I know when will it be activated?


    9 posts - 2 participants

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    Rejected + Pending Italian numbers

    Dec 17, 2018


    One Italian number was rejected. I’ve added now a new number and the number is still pending. I used the same documents as with the first number.

    How long I have to wait till the number is activated?

    Best regards.


    2 posts - 2 participants

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    Confused at how much I'll be paying

    Sep 26, 2013

    Hey, this is the setup I am trying to achieve on my iPhone.

    -Buy Italian local # for 2.95$/mo
    -Connect via Gtalk. Have people in italy call that # resulting in free on their end, free on my end. (I guess the Gtalk app rings and calls are through that?)
    -When I want to call, I open Gtalk. I dial their number and it is free on my end, free on their end. (Are outgoing calls included, also to italian mobile?)

    If this is the setup, sign me up!

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