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    hooolagon
    Spain Pay As You Go sim card for internet access
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    • 1st Jul 12, 2:40 PM
    Spain Pay As You Go sim card for internet access 1st Jul 12 at 2:40 PM
    Hello, I am off to Spain next week with a bunch of friends, we would like to use the internet on our mobile phones however the costs of roaming with Sim Cards from the UK is way to much and we use a lot of internet data.

    I'm looking to get a Sim Card with data for our phones only for a week/month hopefully Pay As You Go and something relatively cheap (still students).

    We have blackberry's and android's which we would like to use.. Can anyone recommend how we may get cheap internet access on our phones, there's about 8 of us including myself.

    Thank you very much
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    • macman
    • By macman 1st Jul 12, 5:16 PM
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    macman
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    • 1st Jul 12, 5:16 PM
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    • 1st Jul 12, 5:16 PM
    Buy a local card upon arrival.
    But the cheapest method will be to use any free local wi-fi services available.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
  • hooolagon
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    • 1st Jul 12, 5:36 PM
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    • 1st Jul 12, 5:36 PM
    Thanks, could anyone recommend which Local Sim Card we could use?!
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 1st Jul 12, 7:32 PM
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    Buzby
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    • 1st Jul 12, 7:32 PM
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    • 1st Jul 12, 7:32 PM
    Having returnd from the Canary Is, there is no real service provider giving value data, the cheaper option was to buy into a WiFi service which is considerably cheaper in weekly chunks and usually faster and unlimited.
  • TakeThis
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 7:37 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 7:37 PM
    I used Orange for my BlackBerry. 10 euros for the SIM on the Dolphin(Delf!n) Package. There is around 5 euros of credit on the SIM, enough to get you a week of BlackBerry Internet Service, 100 MB of data and 50 free domestic SMS.
    Look here.
  • hooolagon
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 9:32 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 9:32 PM
    Wow thanks! That plan looks good, I think the net is unlimited too they just slow it down after 100MBs, GREAT! If there is any other "Tarjeta" please do share =]
  • TakeThis
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 9:58 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 9:58 PM
    Carrefour..
    • teffers
    • By teffers 2nd Jul 12, 10:14 PM
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    teffers
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 10:14 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 10:14 PM
    In Ibiza I bought a Yoigo sim for €25 . Worked out brilliantly with plenty of data

    Got it from Phone House, Spains Carphone Warehouse .
  • hooolagon
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 10:29 PM
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    • 2nd Jul 12, 10:29 PM
    Honestly looking for any standard PAYG Sim Card which has lots of data (UNLIMITED if available or 100MBs fast and rest slow) as we have smartphones all hopefully under 10/equivalent.

    As here in the UK a month of unlimited internet data and Blackberry service is 5/month.

    Really am looking for something similar to avoid roaming fees (students)

    Thanks!
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 3rd Jul 12, 12:03 AM
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    Buzby
    Not really money saving - paying 15-25 Euros for mobile, but just 5 for WiFi (or free, depending on location). Try a locality check first.
  • TakeThis
    Who has BlackBerry Service and Unlimited data at 5 per month in this country??

    Movistar gives you BIS and 300MB of data per month for 12 euros, plus the cost of the SIM.

    Don't bother trying to get cheaper...you won't find it unless you are using a mobile broadband USB.
    If you have a MiFi, then you can use it in conjunction with a Carrefour mobile broadband SIM. Unlimited data(100 MB and then throttled) for 1 euro + IVA per day. That's the best deal currently.
    Then you can use the MiFi WiFi connection. No guarantee of speeds though.

    One option not mention is if someone uses BT Internet in the UK and is enrolled in the FON Project.
    Then a FON Hotspot may available. FON map here

    Again that can supplement the mobile signal.
  • ekeir
    Just to add my experience. I had read before going to mainland Spain in June that Carrefour was the best value data sim so I went into Carrefour Tarregona to buy one. In Carrefour their were several counters in their mobile section which unfortunately I didn't realise were for different mobile operators so I ended up with an Orange Delfin sim. This was supposed to be 3.5 euros a week but for some reason they were taking more than that amount in a day. I went into an Orange shop to add 15 euros to the 10 I had already paid and the lady insisted it would be 3.5 euros a week but again I only got about 3 days out of it. I was using less than 10mb a day. Of course if this had happened in Britain I could have sorted it out but as I don't speak Spanish and the Orange assistants don't speak a lot of English it's not so easy.
    In August I am going to Mallorca so has anyone any advise or experience of using different data sims? I'm not sure I will be able to get to Carrefour but have read that Movistar might be a reasonable choice. Has anyone used one of their pre paid sims for data in Spain?
    • NFH
    • By NFH 13th Jul 12, 5:37 PM
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    NFH
    http://www.tuenti.com/movil/tarifas

    7.08 for 1GB for a month is quite a good deal, and they issue micro-SIMs.
    • Iconic
    • By Iconic 13th Jul 12, 7:54 PM
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    Iconic
    http://www.tuenti.com/movil/tarifas

    7.08 for 1GB for a month is quite a good deal, and they issue micro-SIMs.
    Originally posted by NFH
    Thanks, this looks about the best deal I have seen

    Is there an English site?

    How can I find out if it covers Gran Canaria?
  • TakeThis
    Thanks, this looks about the best deal I have seen

    Is there an English site?

    How can I find out if it covers Gran Canaria?
    Originally posted by Iconic
    It's on the Movistar network(Telef!nica), so I imagine reception should be ok. If you can find a Movistar shop, you might find the SIM.
  • TakeThis
    Just to add my experience. I had read before going to mainland Spain in June that Carrefour was the best value data sim so I went into Carrefour Tarregona to buy one. In Carrefour their were several counters in their mobile section which unfortunately I didn't realise were for different mobile operators so I ended up with an Orange Delfin sim. This was supposed to be 3.5 euros a week but for some reason they were taking more than that amount in a day. I went into an Orange shop to add 15 euros to the 10 I had already paid and the lady insisted it would be 3.5 euros a week but again I only got about 3 days out of it. I was using less than 10mb a day. Of course if this had happened in Britain I could have sorted it out but as I don't speak Spanish and the Orange assistants don't speak a lot of English it's not so easy.
    In August I am going to Mallorca so has anyone any advise or experience of using different data sims? I'm not sure I will be able to get to Carrefour but have read that Movistar might be a reasonable choice. Has anyone used one of their pre paid sims for data in Spain?
    Originally posted by ekeir
    I used the Delfin SIM with my Blackberry. It took the 3.5 euros plus IVA as expected.

    Though I was a bit annoyed that it cost me 71 cents for an International SMS.

    You can register and sign into your account here in order to see for what it was that you were charged.
    • NFH
    • By NFH 13th Jul 12, 9:10 PM
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    NFH
    If you can find a Movistar shop, you might find the SIM.
    Originally posted by TakeThis
    No chance. That would be similar to finding an Asda Mobile SIM card in a Vodafone UK shop.
  • TakeThis
    No chance. That would be similar to finding an Asda Mobile SIM card in a Vodafone UK shop.
    Originally posted by NFH
    You should know that I know of what I write.

    http://www.tuenti.com/movil/tiendas

    Click on the above link and note what is written under each map.

    Tuenti(Your Entity) is owned by Telef!nica who own Movistar.

    The point of this 'collaboration' is to capture the social networking audience, especially young people.

    As to whether you can get the SIM from every Movistar store remains to be seen.
    • NFH
    • By NFH 14th Jul 12, 10:22 AM
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    NFH
    You should know that I know of what I write.

    http://www.tuenti.com/movil/tiendas

    Click on the above link and note what is written under each map.

    Tuenti(Your Entity) is owned by Telef!nica who own Movistar.

    The point of this 'collaboration' is to capture the social networking audience, especially young people.

    As to whether you can get the SIM from every Movistar store remains to be seen.
    Originally posted by TakeThis
    OK, good point then. I'll rephrase my response - it's like finding a Giffgaff SIM card in an O2 shop.
  • don_
    tuenti
    7.08 for 1GB for a month is quite a good deal, and they issue micro-SIMs.
    Originally posted by NFH
    does this sim card cost 10 and does internet 1GB form 7.08 is activated right after buy ?
    I mean, I don't need to to nothing after buy it or I have to activate something first ? thx for info
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