Internet Providers in Spain
Arriving in a new country can be very daunting, so quickly being able to keep in touch with friends and family will help you settle down to your new life. That’s where a telephone line and the wonders of modern technology come into their own.
Finding the right telephone company is probably quite easy, like the UK a few years back with BT having control, Telefonica have the same strong hold in the Spanish market.
Once you have found a telephone line provider, the fun now begins with trying to connect to the internet and finding who is offering the best deal. Below is a comprehensive list of Spanish internet service providers (ISPs). The cost of using the internet in Spain is higher than in the UK, I would say they could be a few years behind in offering ADSL connections for less than €20.
In no particular order, is a current list of Spanish internet service providers, offering 56k to ADSL connection, some with free telephone calls. Some of the Spanish ISPs offer free local and national calls with certain internet deals.
Ono – www.ono.es – ONO is a Spanish broadband communication and entertainment company, delivering integrated telephone, television and Internet services to its residential customers
Movistar – www.movistar.com – Movistar, also known as Telefonica, is a major Spanish mobile phone and broadband operator. It operates in Spain and in many Latin American countries. It is the largest carrier in Spain with 22 million customers.
Jazztel – www.jazztel.es – Jazztel is a telecom operator offering triple play services. Jazztel was founded in 1998.
Orange – www.orange.es – Orange España, correctly France Telecom España S.A., is a mobile network operator in Spain. Until 2005 it was known as Amena, when it was bought by France Télécom. Orange España is the third mobile phone provider of the four Spanish providers with 11 million customers
Vodafone – www.vodafone.es – Vodafone España is a telecommunications operator in Spain, founded in 2000. Vodafone is the second biggest cellphone carrier in Spain with 14 million customers.
Information on Internet Providers in Spain
Spain’s Internet usage has climbed dramatically in recent years. Telefonica still maintains a monopoly over Spain’s telephone lines, making it difficult for competitors to enter the market and difficult for you to even get your ADSL line at all, since you’ll have to rely on them to install a fixed telephone line service before your ADSL will work.
Basic dialup internet connection is free in Spain to an extent. You can get access to the internet via a dialup connection and you will only be charged a local call rate. Local calls are not free but are charged around ,06 €/minute with Telefónica). An alternative is to sign up for Tarifa plana. That means you pay a flat rate to the ISP rather than paying for the local calls.
ADSL or Broadband Internet Service providers in Spain include Ya.com, Terra, Wanadoo, and others — but all are about the same. Again, these services rely on a landline connection via Telefonica. With ADSL you can have 24hr a day internet access, plus you can receive phone calls while connected to the Internet on the ADSL modem.