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How much are your mbile phone bills?

Postby daneinspain » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:29 pm

Recently my bills have been in the region of 400€ a month for amena mobile phone. What does everyone else use? Is this normal?

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Postby silver » Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:44 pm

The more you use the more you pay.. put it down.. pay less.
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Postby jpinks » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:27 pm

About 40euros per month for me on a Vodafone contract.
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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:28 pm

Dane, my bill for the whole year is less than that!!

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Postby jpinks » Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:54 pm

Obviously it depends on usage - I don't use mine for international calls and I stick to the contracted cheap rates. For international I have a different mobile service costing me 15cents a minute to UK, Canada, USA, and New Zealand etc.
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Re: How much are your mbile phone bills?

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:41 pm

daneinspain wrote:Recently my bills have been in the region of 400€ a month for amena mobile phone. What does everyone else use? Is this normal?
HOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW MUCH :shock: :shock: :shock:


you are having a giraffffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!


i only spend about 40€, maybe 50€ on my mobile each month...

i just started buying fone cards too, u can use them on ur mobile too ;)
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Postby poshtotti » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:42 pm

I recently Ditched the contract & Ditched Amena. I've halved my phone bills by switching to Movistar Pay as you go. To start with I was topping up €40 every few days. Now I don't seem to use more than €20 a week. I've still got the same amount of friends though! :lol:

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Postby Lorraine - Mijas » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:04 pm

I also use Movistar pay as you go for calls within Spain and international texts and it's cheaper than my UK one which I use on visits there.
Maybe they have an incredibly large amount of friends or they use it for lots of international calls, which would be very costly!!

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Postby Beachcomber » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:48 pm

I have three Vodafone contracted mobiles with €9 of free calls on each. An Amena for calling Amena mobiles, a Movistar for calling Movistar mobiles, Skype for international calls (although most of these are free Skype to Skype calls) and free metropolitan, provincial and interprovincial calls from Telefónica.

It's almost got to the stage where they pay me!

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Postby frank » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:40 am

Beachcomber wrote:I have three Vodafone contracted mobiles with €9 of free calls on each. An Amena for calling Amena mobiles, a Movistar for calling Movistar mobiles, Skype for international calls (although most of these are free Skype to Skype calls) and free metropolitan, provincial and interprovincial calls from Telefónica.

It's almost got to the stage where they pay me!
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Postby daneinspain » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:09 pm

I dont do more than 1 or 2 int'l calls a months so thats not it. Ive calculated that around 400 of my calls were to movistar phones and 250 to vodafone and like 20 to amena. So im going to change to movistar as internetwork calls are cheaper. I really cant be bothered with pay as you go though. Ill just have to start being a bit more intelligent with my calls I guess!

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Postby Beachcomber » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:16 pm

I don't know about Movistar tariffs but with Vodafone if, for example, you paid a monthly quota of €60 you get €60 worth of calls to ANY telephone charged at €0,13 per minute.

For €25 per month you pay €0,15 per minute and for €40 per month you pay €0,14 per minute

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Postby daneinspain » Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:19 pm

Yes Beachcomber I have exactly the same system with amena I have a 60 contract. Thanks anyway.

PS I think amena are pulling a fast one! I HATE THEM

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Postby Beachcomber » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:19 pm

This is not the first time this allegation has been made against Amena but it's usually to do with PAYG. If you have a contracted mobile can't you check the calls you make against your bill?

If you change to Vodafone you can keep the same number and get free connection and a new mobile as well.

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Postby daneinspain » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:01 am

Yes i can check the calls but you try checking 8 pages (both sides) worth of calls!

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Postby jpinks » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:10 am

daneinspain wrote:Yes i can check the calls but you try checking 8 pages (both sides) worth of calls!
8 pages ???!!!! I reckon you're using it a heck of a lot. Maybe you did actually use 400 euros worth. My bill is rarely more than 2 pages - and a lot of it is for text messages.
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Postby Kelly4 » Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:11 pm

Beachcomber...How have you got free calls from Telefonica?

Also, is anyone else using Telefonica's "free fifteen minutes after 8pm (international calls) deal". Is it worth the monthly fee? Does ANYONE manage to stick to their 15 minutes?

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Postby Beachcomber » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:03 pm

Kelly4, see this thread.

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Postby poshtotti » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:06 pm

Kelly, we have free metropolitan, provincial and interprovincial calls from Telefónica too, but that was what the offered when we had a new connection. Didn't bother with the 15 minutes a day, as there is no roll over of calls it still worked out better value to use the international phone cards .

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Postby Beachcomber » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:36 pm

Poshtotti, can you confirm that you were offered this with your ADSL contract. I don't think it applies when just contracting for a landline telephone.


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