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Prepaid smart phone

Postby campocaro1 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:36 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to get a pre paid deal for a smart phone? I don't want a contract just to use a smart phone in Spain for three months or so.

A friend in Germany says it is possible to by pre paid cards and you can also buy internet flat rates limited to a certain amounts of days. It is possible there to order and upload via internet.

Anyone know of similar deals in Spain?

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Re: Prepaid smart phone

Postby gerryh » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:51 pm

Vodafone do. I would strongly suggest that all the major suppliers do, although i couldn't be bothered to look at their websites.
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Re: Prepaid smart phone

Postby campocaro1 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:23 am

Thanks Gerry...as a busy working Mum I don't have much time to trawl sites either which is why I posted. So if anyone has direct experience of good value pre paid cards for smart phones (that include good rates for internet downloads-the ones I have looked at so far are very expensive) I would appreciate advice.

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Re: Prepaid smart phone

Postby gerryh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:14 am

If you want to use your smart phone for internet access it is via the G3/ GPRS/ mobile phone network.

There are only 4 mobile network operators in Spain:-

Vodafone
Orange
Movistar
Yoigo

But Yoigo uses Movistar where they don't have coverage.

There are many more "operators" but the just use the 3 main operators
networks.

So even if company xxx offers a good deal, price wise, there is little
point using them if there isn't good coverage from the network they use.

So, first find which of the 3 major networks give good coverage then
look around for the best deal on that network.

My smart phone is on Vodafone, good signal where I live but there are a few places a regularly go to where the signal is very iffy.
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Re: Prepaid smart phone

Postby Chunky Monky » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

there are a few places a regularly go to where the signal is very iffy.

Do you find it doesn't work in the local bar if you call in for a quiet snifter? :shock:


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