Heading to the land of fiestas and siestas? If you are staying longer than a few days, it might be worth picking up a local SIM. So which is the best SIM card for Spain? And where should you buy it?
First you will need to ensure that your phone is unlocked, and then have a look through here at this brief comparison of the main operators in Spain. I will then suggest the most appropriate deal for your needs.
The main four operators in Spain are:
Numerous smaller outfits exist that repackage access to the infrastructure provided by these four, including Lebara which runs on the Vodafone network.
Where to Buy?
SIM cards are generally available from small corner type shops, often called ‘chino stores’, that are peppered throughout most Spanish towns, and from and from larger branded mobile phone stores, to be found in town centres. You can also buy SIMs from stands in major airports, but they are often overpriced for the sake of convenience.
Bear in mind that when buying a SIM card in Spain you need to provide photo ID in the form of a passport, as all SIM cards need to be registered by law.
By law, you cannot buy SIM cards outside of Spain.
Topup at local newsagents, using the number provided by the network, or through Mobilerecharge.com
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So Which is the Best Spanish SIM card for Visitors?
If you have recently been to Spain and used some of these SIMs, please share your experiences with us in the comments.