It is easy to get a mobile telephone in Spain.
Walk into a mobile phone shop and bring your passport. The following
apply to Spanish providers.
There are many
offers, and you may be tempted to sign up with a
" Tariffa Plana" so you can surf the internet with
your new smart phone.
Different billing plans
are often needed to connect to a pc or surf internet with phone.
thelephone company to bill your bank account dirtectly can have
If you use the
telephone outside Spain, you could accidently connect to the
internet. Each time you connect can easy cost 4 Euro. Even if you
just download 1 kilo byte.
If you start
using the internet service outside Spain,
a large bill will hit you.
Note that many
phones come with the settings for internet (WAP, ELAN, WI-F)
locked so you can not delete them, and
it is difficult to change the set up.
If you are
sitting outside Spain in a Internet Cafe and you think you are using
free WI-FI, what can happen is that the phone starts using the
internet with your service provider ( WAP
/ Emotion is the Movistar tradename
If you are in
doubt remove the simcard before you are using your phone to connect
to internet with a WI-FI connection. ( Not all phones will let you
do that ).
If you want to
disconnect any mobile telephone contract with automatic bank
payment, then you will often find that it is almost impossible to
get out of your contract. Even if the law is quite clear, that they
must let you go, some of the mobile providers are complicating the
issue, to keep you.
mentioning names, it seems that the bigger the Mobile Company, the
worse it gets.
I have had
experience with both ONO and Movistar, and when it came to
disconecting the service I had to leave it to a Hestoria.
Do not stop
paying your bills. You will be entered in the register og "
bad payers ".
disapointments you can use a " pay as you go". My
favorite is www.simyo.es.
It is a virtual shop. Prices are good. Telephones are not locked. You control everything from a
internet interphase. .
As there are
no shops, you must have an address where they can send sim card and
phone, and you must receive it personally and identify yourself with
a passport. If you are not at home a note will be left by the postal
service, with this you can pick up on the post office. Remember
Carrefour is offering internet connection
as pay as you go. for 1 Euro a day , and
allowing quite a big daily download before the speed ids reduced.
information is believed to be correct as January 2011. The mobile
world is changing every day. You are free to follow this
advise, but it is not a guarantee that your bills will not be bigger
than you expected. You can not hold Mallorcafact responsible for any
losses you may occur.