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Old 08-05-2007, 00:12
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Default Spanish Pay as You Go Sim Cards

Off to PP next weekend We travel to Spain at least twice a year and thought it wise to purchase a Spanish Pay as You Go SIM card for our mobiles whilst there?

My friend, who is Mallorquin, suggested a Movistar SIM, anyone had any experience of buying one in PP?

Is there any advice anyone living there can offer?
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Old 08-05-2007, 00:49
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I bought a complete phone with movistar sim a few years ago & use that when I'm out there (am actually there now but go home tomorrow) which I bought in Carrefour. The key thing is to remember to top it up every 6 months or it stops working & I think you lose the number after 9 months.

you can buy a sim in the UK from 0044 see puertopollensa.com/holiday-shopping.html#mobiles
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:41
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Thanks, will give 0044 a look.
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Old 09-05-2007, 15:39
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Default spanish pay as you go sim cards

The perfect solution for me would be a spanish Pay As You Go laptop internet card - the card you plug into a USB port which gives you internnet connection without needing a wi-fi router.

I installed WiFi in the house last year then realised it was costing me an absolute fortune every month for the limited number of weeks (4/5?) we visit each year. I keep kiddding myself I can run my business from PP whilst I'm out there. So I want easy internet access without having to go to an internet cafe (don't think there are any near Bellresguard???).

Tried to talk to Telefonica, but BIG language problem. (ie I don't speak it!!!!)

Probably searching in vain for the perfect solution, and will almost certainly have to revert to the expensive constantly 'on' wi-fi route but would be eternally grateful if anyone has any ideas.


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Old 09-05-2007, 16:37
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Default Re: spanish pay as you go sim cards

See this thread p221.ezboard.com/fpollensaforumfrm19.showMessage?topicID=29.topic for info on using a 3G card. I don't think it'll work out much cheaper than ADSL but is an alternative. Let us know how you get on.

Have also just come across www.spainsim.com/mobileconnect.htm which offers a PAYG 3G card plus modem if required. Might be more appropriate for occasional visits.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:00
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Thanks for the link, Pollensa. Looks good, I'll give it a try and report back.
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Old 20-05-2007, 05:10
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Default Re: pay as you go

I am a bit late to reply, but for the record we use a Vodaphone 3G card bought from Vodaphone in Alcudia. It works on a 3G or GPRS connection which is readily available in PP. It is almost as fast as broadband. The card plugs into the PC1A slot on the laptop.
We pay a monthly fee of 39 which is is their most expensive charge. In hindsight we should have opted for the lowest fee of 19 as we don't download enough to justify the higher charge.

Carolina in Vodaphone Alcudia speaks good English.

We also bought a cheap pay as you go mobile for about 40. You need to make one call every 3 months to keep the line open.

Vodaphone is situated almost opposite where the market is held on the main road, not far from the traffic lights.
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Old 12-06-2007, 23:54
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Meant to say I bought a Movistar sim for 26 euro which comes with 10 of free calls in Reus Electrodomesticos. As its says above you have to remember to top it up every six months, which I have my Mallorcan pal do for me.
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Old 13-06-2007, 20:52
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Default Re: pay as you go

I bought a pay as you go sim to use in one of my old mobiles but then found it was cheaper and more convenient to use my English mobile (I get a international traveller tarrif included in my contract, and I think most networks provide this for a small charge). By the time I'd told everyone at home my new number it didn't seem worth the hastle and the calls/ texts were more expensive to make than from my UK mobile.

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