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User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Hey all,

In june and july i will be spending some weeks in Spain (Canary islands, Tenerife) and I need/ want to stay connected!
So the best option I think is to get my self a spanish number, with internet possibilities (Prepaid).

Some of you got some tips where to go to/what to choose? I have an Iphone 5, so nanosimcard would be preferable!

Thanks, FJWH


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26972 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Vodafone Spain offer various SIM only prepaid options.

If you want also to make International calls they offer an International SIM .

EU calls 1.2c per min and EU mobile calls 11c per minute. One days Web 150MB allowance EUR4 a day. That would do for non heavy usage ie: emails / iMessage ,basic browsing but not for TV/Youtube etc..

They also do a stand alone data packages.

If you just want mostly data look at ''Smart 16''

Prepayment Rate Smart 16:

Now with 1.5 GB!


Now your rate Smart 16 has many more MB.

Enjoy for only € 16 (€ 19.36 with VAT) for 30 days:

Unlimited calls and texts to all Vodafone yu:

1.5 GB full speed

100 minutes to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere

Maybe best to visit a VF store and ask them to set it up. You buy a top up card for EUR20 and then buy the plan by dialling * 505 * 23 #

Im sure there are many other companies offering rates but Im only aware of the VF one in terms of products etc...


User currently offlinehawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3193 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

I've found the "Pay as you go SIM with data" wiki useful in the past. They break down the options by country. Here is the page for Spain: http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com/wiki/Spain

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19687 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

I always just get a local SIM wherever I go. You can keep your home sim for use when you get there, but then you'll have a Spanish mobile that others can call. You said it was "some weeks."

So that cute girl at the bar... You'd like to give her your number, right? Sucks that it's a Dutch number. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a Spanish number? That's the sort of reason why you get a Spanish SIM.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26972 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
So that cute girl at the bar... You'd like to give her your number, right? Sucks that it's a Dutch number. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a Spanish number? That's the sort of reason why you get a Spanish SIM.

June/July in the Canaries ? lol..... more likely to need a Western European SIM    


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19687 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
June/July in the Canaries ? lol..... more likely to need a Western European SIM

Good point...  


User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Quoting hawaiian717 (Reply 2):

  

Also keep in mind that as a foreigner in Spain you need to have a passport to be able to obtain a Spanish SIM. A normal ID card or drivers license will not be enough.

I went with Orange because they are cheap and ok within the limits of larger cities. They offer poor reception in rural areas though, so emergency calls while hiking may be a problem with them.



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User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Thank you guys!!

Thanks for your help!

FJWH  



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6649 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2793 times:

Quoting Stratofish (Reply 6):
Also keep in mind that as a foreigner in Spain you need to have a passport to be able to obtain a Spanish SIM. A normal ID card or drivers license will not be enough.

Do you mean as a non EU citizen/because US drivers licenses are "crappy" ID ?



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User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):
Do you mean as a non EU citizen/because US drivers licenses are "crappy" ID ?

No, even I as a EU citizen needed a proper passport as they would not accept my national ID card. Even though one could argue European IDs are more "official" and more difficult to fake than the usual US drivers licenses (some exceptions apply here, Italy being the first that comes to mind) I did not mean it in disregard to them in particular. Just mentioned them because most here are from the US and might likely come into that kind of situation   (Well, on second thought, if they travel to Spain they will most likely have a passport.)

Why, I do not know, but I guess it has something to do with 11M. It's a Spanish residency card or a passport that you need to obtain a SIM. Luckily I did have my passport with me because I like having two documents in case one gets stolen.

Quoting FJWH (Reply 7):

Although off topic. Go get out and rent a car for a few days! In the Canaries being able to drive up along some off the beaten trail tracks in daytime is worth every penny! You can hang out with the "usual suspects" at night anyway  



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