Prepay Micro SIM for Spain?

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  1. LJ50 macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Evgenyy macrumors regular

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

    http://prepaid-wireless-internet-access.wetpaint.com/page/Spain+-+Yoigo

    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: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/spain-portugal/

     
  3. LJ50 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  7. Factor1 macrumors member

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    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

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    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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