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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.

The influx of foreign residents to Andalucia has created a large demand for a variety of high tech services that make it possible to either keep in touch with friends and family back home or even to run a business in another country from the comfort of sunny, southern Spain.

WiFi and Hot Spots are becoming easier to find in Andalucia. Described on a discussion about the latest technology on Radio 4 recently, the advent of WiFi was described as lying somewhere between 'Armageddon and Utopia'.

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.

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.

If you are travelling to Spain in the near future the chances are that you will want to keep in touch by making sure you have access to the Internet. Ease of communication is also part of the reason why so many British and Northern Europeans are moving to Spain. You can continue working just as if you were still in the UK. There has been a huge reduction in the cost of international phone calls.

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.

Whether you have been in Spain for just a few days or for years one of the things which confuses many foreigners is telephone numbers. There is a logical system of numbering in.

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.