What Are People Using For Wifi/datacards In Spain?

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  1. horshamjack

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    We are in Portugal, and planning to go through Spain shortly. When I enquired about a PAYG data sim card in Algeriras, I was told by the Orange and Vodaphone assistants in the shops that they no longer sell PAYG sims for data, and they said you can only get them on a contract?
    What is everyone else doing in Spain for Internet/MiFi
     
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    I used my toggle PAYG sim not the cheapest at £0.15 per MB but good for calls as well, two months I only spent about £30.

    Oops should have said that was on my phone not ipad.
     
  3. horshamjack

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    Thanks for the response, but we don't have UK contract, just need to buy a card in Spain for about a week's use.
     
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    that has changed since jan/feb time.. im sure it was an orange data sim i was using in the mobile wi fi .. think the cost was £10 for 1gb ..
     
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    Hi Mark n Sam ,
    we got a 2 Gig , data sim in Spain at a ciber kiosk , " Lebara " is the company, it was 17 e for a month worked out at £12 ,( including the sim card price ) we put it in the phone and just hot spot / tethered the laptop to it . we sent tx's to uk from it . and made local calls .

    it was still working in France near cap bretton on the way home ...
    The kiosk did say it would work ok in Portugal as well .
     
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    We got an Orange PAYG Data SIM at €15 for 2GB which lasts for a month. which should last the week unless you are going to stream Tv or movies.
    You can get the SIM at any Orange shop or reseller but you need your passport with you to complete and sign the forms.
     
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    The Three 'Feel at home' scheme now covers Spain. Motorhome wifi can send a sim to a site for £9.99 + postage.
     
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    I topped up our Yoigo sim with €10 on 14 march. Only got two weeks fast interweb then dial up speed. Just left my Dads villa after three weeks of his wifi, and thinking of wether to do a bar with wifi or McDs.
    Turned on the huwai (sp) and here I am!
    Not bad, £7 for six weeks slow web.

    No rush for the page to download:sleep:
     
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    Three. Hits mobile, Simyo. All reasonable.
     
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    I went into one of those small independent phone/phone repair shops and asked them about data sims. They offered a choice. Remember to take your passport with you, they will need to take a note of it when purchasing.
     
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  11. horshamjack

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    Yes it has. We got the same deal at Orange in Jan, but we went into Orange and Vodaphone when we returned from Moroco in April both said contract only now! Seems silly to me tbh?
     
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    Cheers Graham. Will scout em out when we get into Espanyol. Wifi is a damn site more expensive in Europe than Maroc(n)
    Will be at Upton see you there hopefully. Love to Rose
    M&S
     
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    Nice one Dar.
    That was the other one. Couldn't remember the name(y) 7 squid right up my street too :)
    Safe travels to you both
    Be lucky
    M&S
     
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    SIMCARDSPAIN.ES
     
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    Three has works seamlessly since we arrived In France at Easter. Here in Spain ditto. Zilch extra cost over our £16 a month contract in UK, Support brilliant compared to TMobile who we were with for years:cautious:
     
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    Totally agree, I've been reporting on its service via this forum for some time now, now its been accepted in Spain the service for visitors has grown, let's hope in time that other non supporting countries join up also, this will fill the gap until Roaming is finally put to bed.
     
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    How long ago were you told this in Algeciras?
    The reason I ask is because I bought a Vodafone 1.2gb data simcard in Conil last month and was told to just re-load as and when. Like you, we are leaving Portugal within the next few days and will hit Galicia where I plan to visit the nearest Vodafone shop for a topup.
    I'm reading the packet of the card I bought (€15) which reads " vodafoneyu, hazte superyuser 1.2gb etc." the packet is dark red/burgundy in colour if that helps.
    Hoping that I will be able to reload.
    Let you know if I have a problem.
    INcodentally, my mifi worked beautifully whilst in Spain.
     
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    Ive got 3 mobile broadband sim card PAYG, do I just top up before I go or do I need to contact them?
     
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