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Internet In Spain

I regularly get asked about what internet services are available in Spain. The answer usually depends on whether you are living here full time or just visiting for a holiday.

Visitors

For short term internet use, consider using your normal 3G data connection on your phone. The European Union has capped data roaming charges so, if you are careful with your usage, you should not get a horrific bill. Most smartphones have a “share internet” option in the settings. This allows you to share you 3G data connection with your tablet or laptop through Wi-Fi. It effectively turns your phone into a little Wi-Fi router. It’s quick and easy to use. I would suggest you check that this works at home, before you travel, to make sure you will have no problems when in Spain.

You could also buy a pay as you go USB 3G internet dongle if you prefer, from any of the phone shops and major supermarkets. Remember though that you may not be able to plug a USB dongle into your tablet so check first. Laptops however should be ok.

Full Time Use

For people living here, the best option is normally an unlimited high speed broadband connection from one of the major telephone companies, such as Movistar, Orange, Vodafone etc. The speed of your internet connection will depend on what your local exchange is capable of supplying.

There may be a local service provider in your area who can supply a microwave based internet connection. These systems usually involve an up-front installation fee, but typically lower monthly charges. They may also be able to offer you higher speeds than Movistar etc.

If you are a light data user, you could also consider getting a pay monthly 3G USB internet dongle or MiFi device. Another option would be to add a data option to your smartphone contract and “share” it’s internet data connection with your other Wi-Fi devices.

Major Spanish 3G Internet Provider Configuration Settings

Operator

APN

User Name

Password

Phone

Network

Movistar

movistar.es

movistar

movistar

*99#

Movistar

Vodafone

ac.vodafone.es

vodafone

vodafone

*99#

Vodafone

Orange

gprs-service.es

Leave blank

Leave blank

*99#

Orange

Yoigo

internet

Leave blank

Leave blank

*99#

Movistar

Eroski

gprs.eroskimovil.es

wap@wap

wap125

*99#

Vodafone

Simyo

gprs-service.es

Leave blank

Leave blank

*99#

Orange

Carrefour

carrefourinternet

Leave blank

Leave blank

*99#

Orange

MASmovil

internetmas

Leave blank

Leave blank

*99#

Orange