FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3394 times:
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!
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20780 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3284 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.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27672 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3281 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
Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3160 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.
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