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Old May 3rd 2006, 9:50 am
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A family are going to rent my house for a 3-4 month period. They want to be able to work from home and bring their job with them to Spain. Therefore they need an Internet connection which allows them to work without any problems.

Does anybody have experience with installing internet (probably ADSL) in their second home in Spain? Which company would you recommend, and why?
The landline is currently closed, so I would need to have that re-opened. Can this only be done by telefonica??
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Old May 3rd 2006, 9:55 am
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yes. you would need to contact telefonica and get the line re-opened (did you not pay the bill?? :O )

and then contract adsl in your name for your house. it is around 41,95€ a month from telefonica which includes all european fixed line calls. this sounds like a complete bargin to me and is what i will be getting.

as an aside, are you going to charge them for the the line rental, internet and any mobile calls they make? this could run into 200€ a month easily if they call uk mobiles.
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yes. you would need to contact telefonica and get the line re-opened (did you not pay the bill?? :O )

and then contract adsl in your name for your house. it is around 41,95€ a month from telefonica which includes all european fixed line calls. this sounds like a complete bargin to me and is what i will be getting.

as an aside, are you going to charge them for the the line rental, internet and any mobile calls they make? this could run into 200€ a month easily if they call uk mobiles.
Thanks......telefonica just seems to have a bad reputation for being lazy. But alternatives like Wanadoo might be even worse. I am not going to use the Internet myself, so I want to be able to take the line down when they leave. I wonder if that can be done with Telefonica, or whether you are tied up to a longterm contract?

I would charge them for every kind of use they make for the phone line. If they can afford to live here for a while, then they can probably also afford to pay the internet and phone bill....
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Thanks......telefonica just seems to have a bad reputation for being lazy. But alternatives like Wanadoo might be even worse. I am not going to use the Internet myself, so I want to be able to take the line down when they leave. I wonder if that can be done with Telefonica, or whether you are tied up to a longterm contract?

I would charge them for every kind of use they make for the phone line. If they can afford to live here for a while, then they can probably also afford to pay the internet and phone bill....
Heres a comparison of all the providors with rates

http://www.adslzone.net/comparativa.html
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Originally Posted by NicholasHuelva
Thanks......telefonica just seems to have a bad reputation for being lazy. But alternatives like Wanadoo might be even worse. I am not going to use the Internet myself, so I want to be able to take the line down when they leave. I wonder if that can be done with Telefonica, or whether you are tied up to a longterm contract?

I would charge them for every kind of use they make for the phone line. If they can afford to live here for a while, then they can probably also afford to pay the internet and phone bill....
You will have at least a year contract, and even if you go with wannadoo, telefonica will still be involved in sorting out problems as its their line
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you HAVE to have a phone line with telefonica - there is no alternative unless you get satalite internet?? (600€ installation costs?!?!!)

the isp can be anyone - i only suggested staying with telefonica as that includes european land line fone calls, and therefore cuts down IMENSLY on the phone bill.
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Unless you know them really well or are pretty confident that they are reliable I wouldnt personally go to all the trouble for a 3/4 month rental.
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Originally Posted by sunnysenorita
Unless you know them really well or are pretty confident that they are reliable I wouldnt personally go to all the trouble for a 3/4 month rental.
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Originally Posted by sunnysenorita
Unless you know them really well or are pretty confident that they are reliable I wouldnt personally go to all the trouble for a 3/4 month rental.
Options:
Bump the price up so that it covers the 12 months internet service contract + whatever you feel is appropriate for bringing the phone back on line.

See if there's a wireless service already available.

See if anyone nearby wants to share a wireless service.
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