When roaming in Europe, how do I choose a compatible telcom supplier? Or will my phone connect automatically?.

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Phone is a Moto G.  I'm comparing roaming charges and buying a SIM card in Italy.  If roaming I want to be sure to be able to connect to a telecom supplier with services I need. 
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First your phone needs to be unlocked. If you've never done it or bought it from a carrier it's probably locked. The only reliable way to see is to pop a SIM card from another carrier into your phone. If it is locked, Motorola phones are about 3 to $5 to get an unlock code from eBay or other third-party resellers. After that, you can just pop in any SIM card and it will connect automatically.
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If you rely on Koodo roaming packages, you will only connect to their roaming partners. You have no choice in the matter. Choose your country in the window below:


independent overseas suppliers (unlocked phone):

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If you buy a roaming package, the phone will automatically connect to the best network around. Nothing special to do.

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