I posted this question a while ago - it may have been on the old forum & from what I remember from the replies, buying a Spanish sim card can be a little complicated, ie: you have to top it up frequently to keep you airtime & no. - ok if you go regularly, we go twice a year but not sure if this is enough even. I am sure somebody will give us all the info though. As for calling cards bought over there, can you use these of your own mobile as opposed to calling from a call box? & if so is it any more expensive.
You should have no problem buying a sim card over there. Just get the shop to make sure it will work in your phone.
We keep a mobile with a spanish sim for use when we go. It works out cheaper to use than a UK sim and easy to top up. Loads of phone shops
Enjoy your stay
Although your phone will search and show a spanish network, all calls will be routed through the UK network your sim card is linked to.
This makes the calls more expensive and yes you will need to use the Tenerife code to make calls
thanks rckerry, that website has just the sort of information I was looking for.
I did go to the Vodafone shop here in the UK, I dont think they like giving out information that might cost them money
however, eventually, they did say it was possible (but no they cant sell me a spanish vodafone anything) and cheaper but to get my fone unlocked (and try that nice man in the market to do that cheap before you go lol). However it is too late for me to order off the website as I am off the weekend so all I need to do is find somewhere that sells Vodafone sim cards (will ask the locals), looks like a Santa Cruz trip.
I have been to Gran Canaria for a few days but sadly weather too nice to do anything but sun bathe and drink
The advantage is that this shop is staffed by English people and they check it works in your phone before selling you it. (your phone needs to be unlocked from any other provider)
Off on my jollies at the weekend! :-) sun, drink and girlz
I live in the Netherlands and go twice a year to Tenerife.
Does the story above also work for the Dutch?
Can you top it up for me when I come over? also can you tell me if I put my UK no. onto divert to the Spanish No. before I leave the UK can I still receive calls free to my UK no?
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