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Old Aug 20th 2008, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by valenciatim
Why not buy a pay as you go Orange sim or silly cheap orange payg phone and check the signals. If your current phone is unlocked, I probably have a spare sim somewhere that i can loan you. PM me if you want it. I think you can get a sim for €10 with credit.
lol- great idea tim! never thought of just getting a payg sim to try. thats exactly what i'lll do, cheers
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Old Sep 2nd 2008, 4:54 pm
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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

The company that used to sell the Vodafone sims is now selling Orange instead - you know the deal with free calls between 2 sims.

What are Orange like for reception between say Calpe and Gandia and inland to Orba for example.

Alternatively anyone got any great deals they know of for that area
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Old Apr 26th 2009, 2:43 pm
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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

Hi I have just bought a place in Riba roja and used my UK roaming to determine the best network reception to get a Spanish PAUG sim. The roaming was between Movistar and Orange.

Is there anywhere online to buy an Orange PAUG sim?

Thanks
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Old Apr 26th 2009, 7:59 pm
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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

Originally Posted by digdug
we moved from vodafone to movistar originally for 2 reasons - firstly, mrs dd got her mobile ncked while we were in valencia one night, and we only realised the next morning, with the joy of €140 of calls to romania. Vodafone wouldnt do anything about it as 'we hadnt reported it'. the other was that after 2 years with them, we asked for fone upgrades, and were offered nothing. so we went to movistar. only then, when we had signed with movistar, did vodafone come back with a matched offer, and a credit for the bill mentioned, but i told them too little, too late.
the problem now is that my fones about had its day, the back falls of it, the battery lasts about half a nano, and movistars 'points' offer is so crap its crapper than a crap thing. but, they still have the best reception, by the sounds of it.
You will probably find now that you will need to sign a contract 'extended contract' with Moviestar for another 12 to 18 months when you trade in points for a new phone... they are not taking chances as there have been a lot of people moving from them for cheaper rates. I changed my phone 3 months ago and they gave me points, the wife changed hers 3 weeks ago and she had to sign an extended contract for 18 months, she got no points.

On saying this I got a cheap phone while she went for something better (she is a woman after all ), all points and no cash in both cases.

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Old Apr 26th 2009, 8:28 pm
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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

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.... so we went to movistar. only then, when we had signed with movistar, did vodafone come back with a matched offer, and a credit for the bill mentioned, but i told them too little, too late.
In all the time I have lived here I must admit this is one of the things I am not sure I have worked out properly! I have heard of this before many times with phone companies and others that do contract work... the other one are people who rent locals, the story kind of goes...

1) tennent asks for a reduction in rent
2) landlord tells them they want to put it up
3) the tenant tells the landlord they are in a recession, things are bad and they can't afford to pay the rent as it is
4) landlord says no
5) tennent finds another local, signs up etc.
6) tennent tells landlord they are going
7) landlord
8) landlord waits until the tennent comes to close the old rental contract and offers a discount
10) tennent
11) landlord has an empty local they can't rent out

I think they the Spanish 'at least the Andalucians' try to call your bluff but they haven't quite worked out when they need to say OK. They don't seem to realise that people actually do go and try and find cheaper alternatives then take them.

One of the things may be that the Andalucians themselves can complain a lot but never actually do anything on what they are complaining about... so they think that others are the same. (Can't use any more smilies!)

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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

Originally Posted by valenciatim
Why not buy a pay as you go Orange sim or silly cheap orange payg phone and check the signals. If your current phone is unlocked, I probably have a spare sim somewhere that i can loan you. PM me if you want it. I think you can get a sim for €10 with credit.
We use orange here near Antequera, but it's rubbish reception with many missed calls. Movistar is usually better reception when it works, but here it goes off occasionally. The best deal on phones for UK, changing the subject a bit, is O2 who give you zero roaming charges here in Spain for a fiver a month, and calls only 25p.
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Default Re: anyone with orange mobile in spain?

Originally Posted by grishart
Hi I have just bought a place in Riba roja and used my UK roaming to determine the best network reception to get a Spanish PAUG sim. The roaming was between Movistar and Orange.

Is there anywhere online to buy an Orange PAUG sim?

Thanks
Chris

http://shop.ebay.es/items/?_nkw=sim+...imms&_osacat=0

Remember you have to register all sim cards here in Spain before the November 2009 cut off date.


You can also buy them at the chavs supermarket Eroski apparently.
But they use the vodaphone network.
http://www.eroskimovil.es/geomv/c/pu...tas/ciclo.html

Is you phone unlocked?

If you have been with your current operator for more than 18 months you can ask them to unlock your phone.

- How to unlock your mobile

The majority of telephones are unlocked by entering a code supplied by the telephone companies.

1- Get it touch with your operator and ask them to unlock your mobile phone.
2- To do so, you will need to provide your telephone?s IMEI code. This code is very easy to obtain, you just have to type *#06# into your mobile and there it is.

Your IMEI number will be under the battery or on the box it came with, It will be about 16 digits long.
Make a note of that number anyway because that number is unique to that phone and if its ever stolen you can give the number 1. To the police to ID the phone if by a miracle the Rumanian is caught and 2. To your airtime provider to have the phone blocked and thus useless to the thief.

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