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Old Apr 4th 2021, 9:07 am
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Good morning,

Looking for recommendations and information about mobile network providers, prices, options for pay per go and such.

Thanks
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Old Apr 4th 2021, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by Sandm4n View Post
Good morning,

Looking for recommendations and information about mobile network providers, prices, options for pay per go and such.

Thanks
I recommend Lebara Mobile:

https://mobile.lebara.com/gb/en/

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Old Apr 4th 2021, 9:25 am
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I use Hola. They run on the Orange network
https://holawifi.net/

No complaints and good customer service.
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Old Apr 4th 2021, 9:32 am
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I have Lobster, all in English.
No PAYG but €12 a month for 8gb of data and free calls in Spain and back to the UK (and most of Europe) included no limit on call time.
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Old Apr 4th 2021, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by Barriej View Post
I have Lobster, all in English.
No PAYG but €12 a month for 8gb of data and free calls in Spain and back to the UK (and most of Europe) included no limit on call time.
Definitely been using since Vodafone turned bandit Very VERY GOOD!
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Originally Posted by Barriej View Post
I have Lobster, all in English.
No PAYG but €12 a month for 8gb of data and free calls in Spain and back to the UK (and most of Europe) included no limit on call time.
It's now 12 euro per 28 days (4 weeks).
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Originally Posted by Joppa View Post
It's now 12 euro per 28 days (4 weeks).
Sneaky so 13 payments a year now.

My last couple of bills have still been monthly though.
But Ive just checked my account and it now says 28 days.
Might be time to look for an alternative.

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Any reason you want pay/go?

i have a contract with 02.es (movistar). Unlimited everything for €15 a month.
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Any reason you want pay/go?
I’m not in Spain and I believe it will take some time until I’ll have Spanish bank account to set direct payments.
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I use HITS 4.99 a month I get 250 National minutes in spain landline or mobile and 3GB data. For uk calls I just just use a cheap voip from either wifi in the house or the data if out and about. You need to make sure of coverage wherever you live HITS use Orange now they used to use Vodafone
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There's simyo which is Orange's low-cost brand, they do prepay, you can click on the 'Móvil' tab and choose your own tariffs (e.g. 10Gb/month with PAYG calls is €6), if you don't use up all your mobile data one month it'll roll over for up to the next three months, when you get a bank account you can switch over to contract and pay the same prices, and it seems they still treat the UK as being in the EU as far as roaming goes but I've not visited the UK so far this year so I can't confirm that.

Cons: No English language option for their website, and you can't walk into a shop and buy one, they need an address to send your SIM card to (and phone if you buy one).

Also as with all mobile operators in Spain you'll have to be ready to upload/show ID, either passport or TIE.
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The most important factor in deciding who to use is not simply the price and what it includes but if it has satisfactory coverage where you need it.

The shine quickly wears off a cheap deal when you have to stand on the toilet seat to get a signal!

There are only 4 core operators in Spain, Vodafone, Orange, Yoigo, and Movistar, all others are resellers of one of those.

Unfortunately sometimes the only way to discover which operator, or operators, have adequate coverage in any given spot is to buy a one off prepaid SIM from each and try it out.

I use Lobster who use the Movistar network, living slightly off the beaten track Movistar is the only network which provides satisfactory cover as I had to discover by that method.
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We use Movistar. Coverage is amazing. We even get 5G in our coastal village and download speeds on 4G are regularly over 150mb/s.
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Watch the small print. I have an “ unlimited” everything Movistar SIM which is limited on UK calls.

my Lobster 12 euros unlimited with 8 gb works very well.
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