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The majority of land-line telephone connections in Andalucia are provided by the best known telephone company in Spain, Movistar. They used to be called Telefónica and are often refered to as Telefonica. This used to be a state-owned monopoly, and still has around 80% if the market. You may decide to use other providers such as Vodaphone, Orange, Jazztel.

Phone and broadband internet connection is now commonplace in the large cities and in the highly populated coasted areas of Andalucia. However, there are still some far-flung rural areas where internet and even land line connection is not guaranteed. Telefónica, Spanish equivalent of BT, is the main national land line provider.

When you first come to Andalucia, you will need a contact number to be easily located. Since Spain operates on a GSM network, your UK mobile phone will probably work in Andalucia. If you are travelling from North America or some parts of Asia, then it is likely that you will have a CDMA phone, which will not work. Coming from the UK, you will need to check with your provider to find out if your phone is ‘locked’.

When tourists arrive on the Costa del Sol for their summer holidays or mid-winter break they soon discover that some of their fellow countrymen are so enamoured with the place that they stayed behind when their group went home or organised a move, lock, stock and barrel, or made elaborate plans to retire here when the time came.

When tourists arrive on the Costa del Sol for their summer holidays or mid-winter break they soon discover that some of their fellow countrymen are so enamoured with the place that they stayed behind when their group went home or organised a move, lock, stock and barrel, or made elaborate plans to retire here when the time came.

Telephoning home from Spain is not difficult. The international direct dial access code is 00. Dial 00 plus the country code plus the area code and phone number. (Don't forget you may need to drop an '0' before the area code) Thus a London number from a Spanish phone becomes: 00 44 208 1234.

Mobile broadband is a type of internet used for mobile phones, laptops and tablets such the iPad when there is no WiFi or landline available. It is also known as 3G or 4G internet. 4G provides internet with speeds many times faster than current WiFi internet, however it is not currently widely available in Spain.

When you take your mobile to another country, this usually means that you no longer have coverage from your service provider even though this is about to change under new EU rules. If you have a UK mobile that you need to use in Spain, you should contact your service provider at home at least a week before you leave.

Modern and Contemporary music bands and singers.

The word "crisis" loses its punch when you can advertise your business to a worldwide audience for just one euro per day or less. Think about it, an advert on the Internet works for you around the clock for a fraction of the price of traditional advertising. The key, however, remains the same: ensuring your company's message reaches potential clients and following through on the promises you make.

The urge to always stay connected can best be seen in the explosion of internet of cyber cafes that can be found in nearly every corner of Andalucia. Be it a big city or small town, there will always be somewhere where you can check your mail or even Skype with friends back home.

Córdoba's old Jewish quarter consists of a fascinating network of narrow lanes, more atmospheric and less commercialised than in Seville although souvenir shops have emerged.

The Internet which celebrated it's 40th birthday in November 2014 has grown beyond recognition in the last decade. It is certainly much changed from it's beginnings as 'Arpanet' the US military network it developed from in the 1970's.

Madinat al-Zahra was declared a UNESCO world heratige site on 1st July 2018. We are in the year 400 of the Hegira, 1010 AD of our era. On the southern slopes of Jebel al-Arus, the Bride's Mountain, the marble, jasper and precious metals of the city of Madinat al-Zahra gleam in the morning sun among silver-leafed olive groves.

Do you like to stay connected? This page offers information, advice, and news on all types of communication, from telephones to internet and hi-tech news, no matter where you are in Andalucia.

Cordoban painter Julio Romero de Torres is much loved in his home town, and around Spain - his works, which you`ll see on posters everywhere, have adorned postage stamps and bank notes, and inspired songs and films.

The Mezquita (Mosque) dates back to the 10th century when Córdoba reached its zenith under a new emir, Abd ar-Rahman III who was one of the great rulers of Islamic history. At this time Córdoba was the largest, most prosperous cities of Europe, outshining Byzantium and Baghdad in science, culture and the arts. The development of the Great Mosque paralleled these new heights of splendour.