Today's expats bring iPhones, laptops, call home whenever they want over the Internet and need to be in contact 24 hours a day. Or maybe not, but in any case, the Technology section of SpainExpat brings you information about the electrical system in Spain, phones plans for calling home for free, how to get the Internet and wifi, and where to get your new mobile phone in Spain.Explore
"If you're without an NIE, you'll be stuck with a pay-as-you-go mobile which you'll have to recharge all the time and pay higher rates...""
- Guide to Spanish Mobile SIMs and Providers in Spain (2021)
"...most new electronics like digital cameras (or their chargers rather), external harddrives, printers, mp3 players, and of course laptops/computers are of the 110V - 240V variety."
- Electricity in Spain
"Some installers can get the card for you, but don't ask where they got it from or how."
- TV in Spain, Satellite and more
"Cable Internet service is a good alternative to ADSL internet , but not all areas are covered."
- Spain Internet: ADSL, Cable and Wireless
"Note that only 900 numbers are toll-free; 90x numbers are not.""
- Spain Telephones, Telefonica & Cheap Calls from Spain
Everything you need to know to get the right mobile phone provider for your new life in Spain. Offers detailed information covering technologies/frequencies, prices, plans, MVNOs and the major providers (Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Yoigo and Lobster. Learn which Spanish mobile providers are the fastest and which are the most popular among expats. Read one expat's plan for the best way to get a Spanish SIM before and after arriving in Spain.
Information on Internet services in Spain, for expatriates living in Spain. Free Internet via dialup, ADSL and Cable modem services through various providers like Telefonica, Auna, ONO, ya.com and Wanadoo. Further information about wireless (wifi) Internet, and wardriving in Spain.