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UK mobile phone

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20pm
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I will be moving to Denia and wanted to hear if it's best to keep my British mobile running as well as getting a Spanish phone, which I know I will need.  I didn't really want to keep my UK phone running, but wondered the costs for receiving calls from the UK and making calls to the UK from a Spanish mobile phone.  Would appreciate your experience/comments on this.

tebo53

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:33pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:33pm

I've kept my UK phone and bought a Small Spanish phone. Alot of places you deal with in Spain won't contact you on your UK phone. It depends on how you use your phone really. If you intend phoning the uk a lot i would use my UK phone as it's cheaper. 

Summing up: l have a Spanish phone for Spanish business and English phone for Uk business. 

For example: l can't get Barclays Mobile Banking app on my Spanish phone.

Hope that helps somewhat 

Steve 

Pocha

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:50pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:50pm

Thank you, makes sense.  I was hoping the calls to the UK would be cheaper and I could ditch the UK mobile.  I guess I'll keep both.

Thank you.

Pocha

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:41am

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:41am

Thank you very much, that's very useful to know.  I will keep both phones.

Dave mackallen

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:18am

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:18am

Pocha wrote on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20pm:

I will be moving to Denia and wanted to hear if it's best to keep my British mobile running as well as getting a Spanish phone, which I know I will need.  I didn't really want to keep my UK phone running, but wondered the costs for receiving calls from the UK and making calls to th...

...e UK from a Spanish mobile phone.  Would appreciate your experience/comments on this.

Hi,

You keep your uk phone mate,it doesn’t cost anymore to phone in Spain now,than uk,so you can use your minutes the same as you do in uk,also receiving calls now cost nothing.

Dave

Pocha

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:27am

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:27am

Thanks so much, I won't give it up then.

Cheers!

Dave mackallen

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:06pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:06pm

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Just check with your supplier,mines Vodafone,and it definitely is,and I’ve asked others and they are as well.

It was a government ruling,because they were charging to much for uk residents on holiday abroad,and it only applies in Europe,not any countries outside Europe.

Dave

Dave mackallen

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:08pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:08pm

I’m on Vodafone,and been using my minutes for over two years now,so will never buy a Spanish phone.

Dave

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:12pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:12pm

Also,it don’t apply to phone Spain from uk,that will cost you,but you can still do that if you pay a fiver a month, but I don’t bother as I go to Spain a lot,and I only phone when I’m out there.

Cat

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:05pm

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:05pm

Pocha wrote on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20pm:

I will be moving to Denia and wanted to hear if it's best to keep my British mobile running as well as getting a Spanish phone, which I know I will need.  I didn't really want to keep my UK phone running, but wondered the costs for receiving calls from the UK and making calls to th...

...e UK from a Spanish mobile phone.  Would appreciate your experience/comments on this.

We have hedged our bets!  I kept my UK Vodafone account and my partner, Mike, got a Spanish mobile.  His bill is dearer than mine as my texts are in my plan - his are not.  If you can, have one of each to keep costs down and, yes, What's App is brilliant.

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