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

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Old 27-01-2016, 08:29
Join Date: Jan 2009
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We are having the fusion service installed in April having sorted all the paperwork in January . Even though more expensive monthly on 12 month average stopping it over winter it works out the same or cheaper for a far better service with the added extras. With IBred we paid all year round for a service that was slow and dropped off many times .
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Old 27-01-2016, 11:50
Join Date: Nov 2015
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Not wishing to critisize IB Red in any way, I would tend to agree with you, especially with Fibre Optic lines.

The TV channels are neither here nor there, FilmOn being a good ( better ? ) alternative.

And having a mobile number included in the price can, in the long run, save you quite a lot of money.

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Old 27-01-2016, 11:58
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One thing to bear in mind is that Movistar will NOT tell you how long it takes to disconnect and connect this service again.

They say "in-between" 2 and 15 days. I find the 2 days reasonable, the 15 days is probably to cover their backs.

Would be interesting to read about peoples experience regarding this.

The number to call is 0034? 1004, where english is also spoken.

Probably best to do a few days before arriving.

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Old 27-01-2016, 19:31
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Thanks for that info Molt hopefully it will be up and running when we go back in May , gives them a month to get organised !!!
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Old 27-01-2016, 22:49
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You are very welcome. My pleasure.

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Old 24-02-2016, 18:49
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
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If you ever speculate about the cost of your internet/phone bill, this makes an interesting read. It's from the March 2016 edition of People Management magazine.

"Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has come up with an unusual solution to what it perceives as a problem with its ageing workforce: it's paying its staff to stay at home. The firm is offering staff over the age of 53, who have been with the company for more than 15 years, the option of not working in return for 68 per cent of their salary. They would remain under contract with Telefonica until they retire at 65, and the business would continue to pay their social security and private health contributions. Up to 7000 people are expected to take up the offer..."

Hmmm ...
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Old 24-02-2016, 22:11
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
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It's what's known as an ERE and is, or was, frecuuently used to lower the pay roll by theoretically getting rid of unsackable staff. Banks have been doing it for years.

It has, I think, been made virtually impossible to carry on doing it as the country ( and the tax payer ) simply can't afford it any longer.

What is an ERE and what is happening in Andalucía? - Spain news in English

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Old 25-02-2016, 19:54
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
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Thanks Molt. That was an interesting read for a nerd like me. There was a similar thing to the Telefonica approach that I came across over here in England called "efficiency". Very popular with Local Authorities.
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