Communications


How to find an Internet connection, and check your email in Spain?

If you want to go online, you can head for any of a number of establishments which offer this service: public Internet rooms, cyber cafés, etc. You'll also find Wi-Fi Internet connections in airports, railway stations and bus depots, as well as in various shopping centres and hotels.

You can also buy a temporary USB moden, Passport should be produced. You can also connect to the Internet via your mobile device. Another advantage is that in Spain you can enjoy extensive 4G mobile coverage . Remember to check your usual mobile phone operator's conditions and rates before you travel.

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How do I send a letter, fax or telegram?

You can send a letter from anywhere in Spain. To do so, you’ll have to buy stamps at establishments that sell tobacco, called "Estancos" , or at Post Offices.

To send a letter or postcard, you will need to put it in a letterbox. You’ll find these on the street, at stations or at airports. If your accommodation has a concierge service, you may be able to leave it with them to send it for you.

If you want to send a package, transfer money or send a telegram, you’ll have to go to a Post Office. These offices also provide fax and bureaufax services. You can also send a fax from most hotels.

The Correos website has complete information on these types of deliveries.

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How to call to and from Spain?

If you wish to make a call to Spain from overseas, you should dial +34 (the code for Spain) followed by the telephone number (9 digits).

If you want to call another country from Spain, then dial 00 followed by the country code and the telephone number. You can make calls from phone boxes. These work with coins or cards available from “estancos” (licensed outlets for tobacco/stamps).

If you wish to make national calls within Spain you should dial the number with no prefix. This number should comprise 9 digits, regardless of whether it is a landline or mobile. There are no regional codes.

There are three option to use mobile phone in Spain:

a. To activate your Indian SIM card for international roaming - You should get in touch with your mobile company, prior to departure from India to make sure that you can use your mobile in Spain (they will activate the international roaming service on your account). Once you activate your SIM card, you will be able to use your mobile in Spain as if it were a Spanish handset. So the local outgoing call charges would be similar to the ones for a Spanish mobile. However if you receive a call either local or international in your Indian Mobile when you are in Spain, you will be charged as an international call.

b. To buy Spanish SIM card- You can buy local SIM card from local cellular service shops, passport is mandatory document to be provided to SIM Service Company.

c. To buy Spanish SIM card in India – Couple of cellular service companies provide Spanish SIM card in India. The tariff for outgoing and incoming are similar to local SIM card bought in Spain.

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