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15 Feb 2011 00:00 by GerryinAlbany Star rating in Albany , New York, U.... 22 posts Send private message

Hi! on  our last trip to Costa Blanca I bought a vodafone  sim card off of "EBAY"it was suppose to have internet 3G enabled,but all I could do was make local calls and send text messages. Does anyone  know where I can get a sim card that will let my 3G  functions work on my phone?   Any help is appreciated-thanks!





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16 Feb 2011 01:01 by foxbat Star rating in Granada. 1131 posts Send private message

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Hi;

Just because 3G is enabled doesn't necessarily mean that you will be able to use your phone over here,

3G and 3.5G coverage can be very spotty over here. In the area that we live our mobile service is limited to GSM or 2G; no 3G service is available from any service provider.

The same applies to many rural areas.

In fact in our village, with some providers its impossible to make a 2G call or send a text message unless you walk to the end of the street...

I think also it depends on where your sim card originated; if it was from the UK you may not be able to use it in Spain or at least not to its full capability; for instance a Vodafone PAYG USB dongle purchased in the UK will definitely not work outside of the UK.

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18 Feb 2011 22:52 by GerryinAlbany Star rating in Albany , New York, U.... 22 posts Send private message

Hey fb, thank you! That really explains what was going on with the sim I bought. thanks again!





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20 Feb 2011 14:41 by fpegman Star rating in San Miguel De Salina.... 464 posts Send private message

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Hi Gerry

In Los Altos you should have no problem with 3g I use vodafone and get a very good signal on 3g and gsm I use a Blackberry Storm and am always on the internet with it



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20 Feb 2011 16:25 by GerryinAlbany Star rating in Albany , New York, U.... 22 posts Send private message

Hey Fred ! Thank a lot!  Maybe I had the wrong sim or maybe it was my Nokia Nuron? But the wife has a Blackbarry so next trip I'll get a card for her- glad to hear  if I do it right I can use my phone functions - it would be nice if the GPS  would work!  Ger





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20 Feb 2011 18:07 by fpegman Star rating in San Miguel De Salina.... 464 posts Send private message

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Hi Gerry

I have used a Nokia N95 and the gps works on that and the Blackberry Storm



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20 Feb 2011 19:38 by GerryinAlbany Star rating in Albany , New York, U.... 22 posts Send private message

Hey Fred quick question/ Do you get your vodaphone sim online? Or  locally ?  any info is appreciated- thanks again Ger





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20 Feb 2011 20:23 by fpegman Star rating in San Miguel De Salina.... 464 posts Send private message

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I got the sim from Phonehouse in Carrefour Torrevieja I also got the Blackberry there theNokia was from O2 in UK but unlocked so just got a sim on contract with Vodafone the Blackberry cost me around 30 euros a month with unlimited internet and GPS  and calls I would not know about text as I never use it but I think there are free

I also use the Blackberry tethered as a Modem for the laptop when I am out with clients. you can get the latest Blackberry free with contract at the moment
 



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20 Feb 2011 20:57 by GerryinAlbany Star rating in Albany , New York, U.... 22 posts Send private message

Fred thanks alot! The Carrefour I have actually been in when the wife and I were looking about the area. I wish you well in your business-youve been very helpful- Gerry





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