Prepay Micro SIM for Spain?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LJ50, May 20, 2012.

  1. LJ50 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    I'm heading to Spain (from the UK) in a few weeks for what I think is a well-earned holidays.

    I've been looking around online to find a micro SIM for the iPad, but to be honest most of the sites offering these seem seem less than trustworthy, and the packages on offer seem over-complex as if they are trying to trick you into buying something worthless.

    All I'm looking for is something like a 1GB prepaid data-only micro SIM to use for the week and throw away.

    Can any fellow posters recommend a retailer and/or package?

  2. Evgenyy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    There is no legal way to buy Spanish sim cards outside of Spain. You need to buy one when you get there.

    I know there are 2 good internet sims sold in Spain, one by Yoigo and another by Mas Movil. Try one of The Phone Shops in Spain as described in the article.

    To be honest, I was unsuccessful on a number of occasions when I was there as I don't speak Spanish and finding someone who speaks English in those shops is difficult + most of the time I was driving past one of those shops they were closed :D Siesta!

    P.S. There is also forum here on Spain/Portugal:

  3. LJ50 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Thanks for the response.

    Seems a bit of a minefield!
  4. Factor1 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    I use "Orange" here. They have a prepaid microSIM for iPad. I paid 35 Euro for the card, and each day that I use it, it deducts 3.5 Euro from the balance.

    With my limited Spanish speaking capability, I was surprised at how easy it was!

    Their FAQs are here
  5. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I'm UK bound in June, from the US. I bought my UK PAYG sim on ebay. There's a guy with decent feedback selling them for Spain too.
  6. LJ50 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Thanks, that looks ideal. I don't mind paying 35 EUR for a weeks data, depending obviously on any limits.

    Is there anywhere easy to pick one up?

  7. Factor1 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Orange stores are located throughout Spain (find them here) .

    Used mine this weekend while riding the AVE train across the country at 300 km/hr. Some spotty coverage in some of the rural areas, but good connectivity near the towns. Basic web browsing, Facebook, etc.
  8. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    When I was there a few months ago,

    Nearly all the English bars/cafes and some of the Spanish bars/cafes had free WiFi if you bought a drink. :D

    Its all I used while I was there hic! :D

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