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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 2012-05-28, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spanish SIM card availability

Has anyone travelled to Spain, with an unlocked multi-band GSM cell phone, and managed to buy a SIM card for local use? Any good choices of providers; this is for a 4-month stayover. Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 2012-05-28, 08:10 PM
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My daughter has been in Spain since January 2012. They have a data plan there for 8 Euros a month. If you want phone also it is another 2 Euros. I know unbelievable. I can email her and get more info for if you want.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 2012-05-29, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Grambo, yes I would appreciate more details on the provider.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 2012-05-30, 06:14 AM
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She used Yoigo and some of her friends used Orange. Just do a google.
She bought the Yoigo as soon as she arrived there.
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Thanks, I'll look into it.
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Many international airports actually have Wifi shops in the arrivals area of the airport. This was the case when I went to New Zealand last fall - both Telecom NZ and Vodafone NZ had shops right there and I got a SIM card for my unlocked cheapo cell phone and a 3G microSIM for my iPad.

And as grambo mentioned you can get really cheap plans in Europe as well as really cheap phones so even if your phone doesn't work it doesn't cost too much to get a new one.
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Thanks for the 'airport tip' Wayne!
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I had a good experience with Yoigo way back in 2008 mostly in Barcelona. Just picked up a SIM at a local shop near my hotel.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 2012-10-22, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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If you text alot and have a smartphone, in Europe, using Whatsapp is the way to go, since the data plans tend to be inexpensive compared to SMS texting plans.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 2014-08-28, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am going for three weeks in October. Anybody try the prepaid preloaded SIM cards good for a month?
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