In reality it really depends upon your requirements!
Horses for courses as they say!
Dial up works well for some people, 3G works very well for others, then you have Wifi & WiMax, which gives you an Internet Access Point mainly in areas where there is no landline infrastructure or where good old Telefonica can’t or want provide a landline.
3G for instance is good, but quite expensive for what you get. If however you only want to check emails and book flights, you probably can do this with 3G. So for a business man or woman on the move it can be a very good solution to give Internet Access on the move as an ad hock solution.
If like me you need internet access connected all the time, every moment that I am in the office, the computer is on and connected to the internet, 3G would cost an absolute fortune!
Also, 3G set up for older people, who make up the majority of expats living in Spain, is an issue, although it is quite simple and straight forwards most of the time. It is of course when you have a problem you need an increased level of technical understanding to resolve the issue. Then of course as you have purchased your 3G from Spain, it depends upon how helpful the shop you bought the 3G from will be.
The best solution is always a Copper Cable e.g. a Telefonica Landline, this is of course always there and does not suffer from the need to rely on someone keeping the system going & maintenance and up keep like, many systems do here in Spain.
There are many Wifi / WiMax systems provided by individual Companies all over Spain, now. They all require at the transmission end, an ongoing up keep and maintenance, most of the companies are using the same equipment but the service varies widely from Company to Company. This is because the Content Management System that control access and delivery of your internet, is not managed well.
The better the system is managed the less time outs you will have and the better consistent speeds you will receive.
Iberbanda is a national company partly owned by the Spanish government and Telefonica. Therefore we are back to the fantastic service that Telefoncia offers its clients!
We supply any system anywhere in Spain, for Internet Access and Broadband.
Whatever your requirements, whether it be Landline, fixed internet access, high speed internet access, Wlan, WWAN, Direct two-way Broadband to your property, Satellite Broadband systems, Wimax.
You will find that we at Satcomms will be able to help you resolve you problems. http://satcomms.info