Alternative Telephone Operators

Alternative Telephone Operators

Although there are some regional and national fixed-line providers in Andalucia, the previously state owned monopoly, Movistar, is still the main provider of the telephone land line . Over the years new companies have emerged,  with offers so that it is possible to save money by switching to an 'alternative provider'.

The Choice of Cheap Call Provider

When choosing a reduced cost call provider, it is best to shop around to consider what suits your needs. Look into the different call rates for local, provincial, national and international calls. For example, most companies offer a flat rate (Tarifa plana), which is good if you use the phone a lot and easier to understand when the bill arrives. With the growth of competition, Movistar has introduced some special offers and packages to encourage users to stay with them. However it is really worth checking out the various rates per minute and comparing them to each provider.

Providers initially offered discounted call rates can no longer be accessed by adding a given four digit prefix (10 - -). Since 2019 the Spanish telephone regulator, withdrew the right of the customer to have this service, as such operators have now phased this service out. It has been replaced by the right to move the line rental to a different operator.

The four main telephone companies in Spain are Movistar, Vodafone, and Orange and MasMovil. 

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