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robo
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Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:18am
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we are coming over in 3 weeks time i am hoping to bring a laptop so we have something to do of an evening is it possible to use an english internet dongle in spain, it may seem a daft question but as we are not over in spain permanent i do not want the expense of a 12 month contract
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 22nd, 2012 at 3:31pm
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You can use an English dongle here but beware of the charges. One of my customers was being charged £7.50 per day + data charges for using his UK dongle here.

You can get a permanent non-contract internet connection from Eurona - you only pay for it while you are here - flat rate 12 euros + IVA per month, 1Mb speed and unlimited use.

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Reply #2 - Feb 22nd, 2012 at 9:39pm
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you may want to download EX PAT SHIELD before you come so you can see UK TV and radio.
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 1:15am
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we are coming over in 3 weeks time i am hoping to bring a laptop so we have something to do of an evening is it possible to use an english internet dongle in spain, it may seem a daft question but as we are not over in spain permanent i do not want the expense of a 12 month contract


There are also many free wifi hotspots at Cafes/Hotels/Local Town Hall,  You can use so you can have a beer/coffee and compute† Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 9:25am
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thanks for the replies, we are looking to use in the house for television and keeping in touch with our family, we are not great telly watchers but would watch the odd programme
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 1:35pm
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I bought an unlocked dongle of ebay and a pay as you go Spanish vodaphone  3g data sim card of ebay too. The Sim card was £12.95 with 10 Euros credit and free postage from Spain.

The guy selling the sim cards has a website: www-simcardspain-es
That is his username on ebay too. I've had no problems with this. He has some on ebay at the moment - Item number: 220901043061


There is also a Vodaphone shop on the main drag in Tortosa where you can top your card up. Or you can do it online. If you try to buy a sim in Spain, be prepared for the usual Beurocratic crap needing passports, Nie etc.

I bought mine from this guy and avoided all of it.

Hope this helps.
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Reply #6 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 5:12pm
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cheers john that was just what i was looking for i have just bought the lap top i am going to try and download expat shield ad have a look at ebay, thanks for all the help i have received
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 9:36pm
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John can you use the dongle and sim card for Skype ?
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 24th, 2012 at 6:47pm
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John can you use the dongle and sim card for Skype ?


Hi Smidge,
I'm afraid I don't know the answer to this. I've heard of skype but never used it. I know nothing about it other than it's something to do with free internet calls.
John.
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 12:34am
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If you have an internet connection you can use Skype.
  

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Reply #10 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 8:19pm
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Hi John.
You should look up Skype it can save you a lot of money. I sometimes spend an hour or more talking to and seeing my family on the other side of the world  free of charge.
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:03pm
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i have registered for skype but as yet not used it,do not know how it works as yet
  
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Reply #12 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:47pm
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Do you want some help with trying it out ?  If so, send me your user name and I'll send you a contact request.
  

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Reply #13 - Feb 29th, 2012 at 5:28pm
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Hi Robo! did you get your Skype working?
  
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Reply #14 - Feb 29th, 2012 at 7:47pm
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yes got the skype working great, got all the family including grand kids registered will be great when we are in spain, up to know we have been texing them now we will be able to talk that is once we get an internet connection sorted
  
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