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Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Mowser » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:22 pm

I got a call from Movistar on Friday asking if I wanted to come back to them. I've been offered 10Mb, free Spanish calls (that's normal), free calls to mobiles at week-ends, phone rental ... for a cost of €39 per month including IVA. I've said yes.

Question. I will now have one spare router (non-WiFi) and one spare router (WiFi). What should I do with them? Keep them as spares or give them away?

If the answer is "give them away", does anyone want a free router?
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby knowal » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:52 pm

Keep the best as a spare for when you ditch Movistar for the 2nd time.

Then sell the other on eBay.

A friend of mine took up Movistar on their special offer and each 2 months got billed at the non-offer rate. So she cancelled, but not before a lot of time and effort wasted trying to put it right.

Unless you are saving a lot of money, don't do it Mowser, you will lose your sense of humour. :thumbdown:

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Mowser » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:12 pm

Thanks for the advice White Horse, but I like living on the edge!
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby julian » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:22 pm

:thumbup:

waking up every morning knowing that everything will go like clockwork that day is no way to live....
life needs challenges, and this looks like one of them..go for it.

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby karandjon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:32 pm

go for it Mows!!! i have my dongle on contract with them and they offered me it at half price for a year...now every time i go to cancel, when they year is up, they just renew it at the half price tariff for the next year!!! :thumbup:

if you dont try it you'll never know! Good luck! :thumbup:
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby patchdog » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:37 pm

julian wrote::thumbup:

waking up every morning knowing that everything will go like clockwork that day is no way to live....
life needs challenges, and this looks like one of them..go for it.

Or just get married,theres no bigger challenge

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Mowser » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:39 pm

I had just managed to get BT Arrakis down to €39 when Movistar called. 10mb and the free mobile calls at week-ends swung it.

(ps ... Mrs Mowser prefers her dongle at full price. No half measures for her).
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby julian » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:48 pm

"Or just get married,theres no bigger challenge"

there is a limit to the nature of the challenges one should take on...challenges that could be detrimental to your mental health are not to be recommended !!

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby knowal » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:50 pm

karandjon wrote:go for it Mows!!! i have my dongle on :thumbup:
Too much information.

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Miro » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:09 pm

Mowser wrote:I got a call from Movistar on Friday asking if I wanted to come back to them. I've been offered 10Mb, free Spanish calls (that's normal), free calls to mobiles at week-ends, phone rental ... for a cost of €39 per month including IVA. I've said yes.
You didn't mention in that list line rental - you may find that's a further 13,97 + iva. Just been looking at the offer on their website http://tinyurl.com/6gukrmv, and it appears to be 26,90 + iva for 12 months - after that it'll shoot up to some ridiculous amount and you will probably have to give blood to cancel it. Line rental is extra. Whether the 39 they quoted you includes it or not I can't work from the prices shown on the website. Suffice to say the offer presumably originates from the Department of Dirty Tricks and there's a well hidden catch. Hope I'm wrong though.
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Mowser » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Thanks Miro.

When I received the original call last Friday I went to the web site and noticed there was IVA to be added. When she called back on Monday I asked how much the total price would be INCLUDING IVA.
She said the price including that would be a fixed €39. I told her that if there was IVA to be added (I mentioned I saw the web page), I would decline her munificent offer.

She said it was a special deal to welcome back previous customers. Let's see.
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Miro » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:31 pm

Vamos a ver. :silent:
And the line rental? Even with that added to 39 euros, it's nearly 15 euros a month LESS than I pay for my 6Mb, so it still looks good. (And btw, I do get almost 6Mb - will also be interesting to see how close to 10 you can get)
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Mowser » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:50 pm

I as told it would take up to 10 days to get it all sorted out. I'll post with the outcome.
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby markwilding » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:03 pm

I have a similar deal to yours Mowser,which I have had for almost a year now
37.99 Euros per month plus IVA, line rental,free landline calls, free calls to mobiles at weekends and router all included.This is for 3mb.
Plus for two euros more you have the option to have internet anywhere with free dongle,free use of WIFI hotspots in Spain. Any internet use outside this costs 2 euros more per day but you only pay for the days you connect

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Jool » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:40 pm

I would be very interested to know if you all actually receive the mb you are paying for - 10mb....?? They offer us 3mb here but the line does 1mb most of the time, or less.......and no one gets more than 1.25 in reality.....

Hope it works out for you Mowser, but I can think of more exciting ways to add interest and variety to your life.....

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby Miro » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:01 am

Getting this from my 6Mb contract:

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Never much short of this.
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby markwilding » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:25 am

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I got this result a few minutes ago

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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby karandjon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:32 pm

ooh interesting!! how do i do the speed test and show results?
how do i know what i should be getting (i am on the movistar contract for 5gb a month via my dongle)?
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby gerryh » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:43 pm

Sign onto http://www.speedtest.net/
Run the test.
When it finishes click the copy forum link button
Paste between a [ and a ]
Here`s one I prepared earlier. :wave:
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Re: Movistar ('cos Telefonica got a bad name)

Postby karandjon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:04 pm

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is this crap? is it good? feels crap most of the time, but to be honest, it is sooo much faster than the GPRS i was getting before you (Gerry) told me how to get the 3G. (thank you so very very much)! xxx
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