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 / Movistar have the same strong hold in the Spanish market. Movistar still maintains a general 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.
But today a number of other operators are also available in many areas, using their own “wifi” “wimax” internet networks,
In no particular order, is a current list of Spanish internet service providers, offering ADSL and internet connection. Most 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.