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Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones Anything on telephones, mobiles, cybercafes, internet, post etc.

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Old 22-05-2013, 18:09
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I have had to get a new sim card for my internet USB stick from
the Vodafone shop in Alcudia, please be warned after many attempts
to connect via 3G, being fobbed off with poor weather causing a problem
I have now given up, so please do not end up like me !

The answer was to buy a new USB stick from the Yoigo shop just (39 euro)
down the road from the Vodafone shop, hurrah now have a 3G connection
in my apartment & the sun is shinning.........Ha Ha

Checked the vodafone 3G, still kaput, useless & the weather now better does not seem to make a difference, surprise, surprise.

P.S. Needed passport to purchase sim card.
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Old 23-05-2013, 09:07
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Yoigo also much cheaper than Vodafone. 10 to top up but still not sure what this gives me in either time or data!!
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Old 23-05-2013, 09:33
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Hello Whaleywanderer,
Where do you get your top up from in PP ?
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Old 23-05-2013, 10:28
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Hello Whaleywanderer,
Where do you get your top up from in PP ?
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I always go back to the Yoigo shop in Alcudia, the guy in there always knows what I want! There may be a way of topping up elsewhere but I tend to stick with what I know.
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To save the drive to Alcudia this is google translated from the yoigo website recharge page:

Gas Repsol , Campsa and Petronor attached to the system Solred , Gespevesa and H24 Network , and tobacconists, newsagents, video stores and booths.

In any store OpenCor and supermarkets Auchan and Carrefour in Spain, and soon in many more.

In any of the post offices all over Spain.

Seas the bank you are and without charge recharge your credit or debit card at any of the ATMs of banks Servired networks, 4B, La Caixa or Euro 6000.

All you will need is the phone number of the sim and some euros, with my vodafone Sim I highlighted the number on its original packet with a yellow pen and hand it over with a 20 euro note, they all know what you want as my Spanish is poor

The word is 'recargar' I think.

Yoigo does look a reasonable price although my vodafone sim still works perfectly so I have not tried it yet.

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They have also done away with Vodafone passport on pay monthly plans & have come up with the new idea (under a different name) that instead of having the initial 75p connection charge per call then you could use your normal price plan under passport, they now under the new idea (which like passport you have to sign up too) charge you 2.50 per day if you use your phone on any particular day to use your normal plan calling rates. So even if you only send one text in one day they kindly charge you the 2.50 for that day.
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Forgot to say the 2.50 charge per day is also plus VAT so 3
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Old 25-05-2013, 08:53
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To save the drive to Alcudia this is google translated from the yoigo website recharge page:

Gas Repsol , Campsa and Petronor attached to the system Solred , Gespevesa and H24 Network , and tobacconists, newsagents, video stores and booths.

In any store OpenCor and supermarkets Auchan and Carrefour in Spain, and soon in many more.

In any of the post offices all over Spain.

Seas the bank you are and without charge recharge your credit or debit card at any of the ATMs of banks Servired networks, 4B, La Caixa or Euro 6000.

All you will need is the phone number of the sim and some euros, with my vodafone Sim I highlighted the number on its original packet with a yellow pen and hand it over with a 20 euro note, they all know what you want as my Spanish is poor

The word is 'recargar' I think.

Yoigo does look a reasonable price although my vodafone sim still works perfectly so I have not tried it yet.
Mark, if you want to use it for data (for use in netbooks etc.) though you have to activate the sim for use with data, never had much joy trying to do this myself and have lost quite a few euros in my attempts! Ive Never had any problem topping up my phone at any of these outlets though.

Now my dilemas with dongles are over as we had broadband installed into the apartment this week.
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