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evilroyslade Mar 8th 2013 11:57 am

PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
We come to Spain for up to a month or so at a time. We have a Spanish Orange PAYG sim for calls and texts on a mobile phone. We are thinking of "tethering" this to a laptop so we can get internet access (low use ie not downloading films etc). Does anyone have a recommendation for staying with Orange and upgrading (buy a month's unlimited internet or just 500mb at a time maybe?) at one of their shops or going somewhere else? Or any other tips?

Pocaloca Mar 8th 2013 12:30 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
http://internetmovil.orange.es/tarif...movil-prepago/

Not cheap at €36 for a month, but otherwise this seems to be what you need?

Fredbargate Mar 8th 2013 12:47 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 

Originally Posted by Pocaloca (Post 10591800)
http://internetmovil.orange.es/tarif...movil-prepago/

Not cheap at €36 for a month, but otherwise this seems to be what you need?

That's a maximum of 2gb for €36

Carrefour which uses the Orange network gives you 3 gb for €29, though not sure if that includes IVA

http://www.carrefour.es/telecom/inte...ago/bono-3-gb/

evilroyslade Mar 8th 2013 12:53 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Thanks both - that looks like what I need. So an early trip to Carrefour I think :)

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:19 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Masmovil have 5gb for 31.68 including vat per month payg. They use Orange as provider. I use them had no problems web site in english and they have english speaking operators if you need to phone them.

amideislas Mar 8th 2013 1:20 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Vodafone has 3 PayG plans that are pretty good:

Smart8 - €8/Month +iva 25MB data, 20 mins talk, and 20 SMS I think

Smart12 - €12/mo +iva - 500Mb data, 40 SMS, 30 min talk (or something like that)

Smart16 - €16/mo +iva - 1GB data, 60SMS, 60 mins talk.

You can always go over the limits if you top up, too.

I'm not a big Vodafone fan, but not bad for a solution with pretty good geographical coverage.

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:29 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Sorry that's euro 36.18 inc vat for 5gb with Masmovil

evilroyslade Mar 8th 2013 1:33 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Are these monthly PAYG contracts? The Orange one we use now is just top up as and when needed and that is what I need due to the infrequency of our visits.

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:39 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
I use Masmovil on payg I think the monthly gb you need auto top up? But i belive you are sble to put it on hold when not in Spain. Check there web site you can get them to call you for free to find out

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:40 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Sorry re spelling fat fingers and using a tablet

evilroyslade Mar 8th 2013 1:44 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
LOL! My tablets just turn my water green :)

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:51 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
That's probably more to do with originating from Barnsley! From a Wakefield lad lo,

bobd22 Mar 8th 2013 1:54 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
Just a point to watch out for re mobile internet if you use Skype not all allow this Masmovil do which was one of reasons I went with them, so worth checking that out

evilroyslade Mar 8th 2013 1:55 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 
LOL! Maybe so! We have happy memories of nights out in Wakefield - sometimes the old "Pussycat" club, other times the high street where I believe it had the UK highest density of pubs (possibly now overtaken by Barnsley as, when we go back, it seems the shops repeat in the pattern 'empty/Poundland/pub' haha!
We do Skype, so will watch out for that - thanks again all.

amideislas Mar 8th 2013 1:58 pm

Re: PAYG mobile phone Sim for internet "tethering"
 

Originally Posted by bobd22 (Post 10591909)
Just a point to watch out for re mobile internet if you use Skype not all allow this Masmovil do which was one of reasons I went with them, so worth checking that out

mobile 3G internet doesn't work well for any kind of VoIP - including Skype - the delay is much too long. Wired internet or WiMAX is what you need if you do a lot of Skype or VoIP.


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