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16 Oct 2009 00:00 by cooberpedy Star rating. 91 posts Send private message

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Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, I have tried searching but have become totally bogged down by all the threads.

 when i am in spain  i use a spanish mobile phone with movistar (amena) it is a PAYG phone and I always top it up as soon as I arrive.   Everyone will know that in Spain, the top up and balance on the phone is only valid for a period of 6 months; after that the phone can only be used for emergency phone calls  and any balance on it is forfeit.

my question is:  is there any way from the  uk that I can top up my phone in spain ( I leave it at our apartment) as unfortunately I shall not be able to get to spain within the 6 months.


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17 Oct 2009 08:34 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1904 posts Send private message

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Hi Cooberpedy

I actually tried this last year when I was in the UK and asked in acouple of mobile shops (one of them Orange, as I believe Amena is now Orange, although I may be wrong) and was told that it wasn't possible.

The only way I've been able to top up when I was not here, was to ask someone here to top it up!


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17 Oct 2009 10:58 by TheBabyHireCentre Star rating in In between the two a.... 48 posts Send private message

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You can top up moviestar PAYG mobiles easily and instantly from their website with a credit/debit card:

You need to goto 'Canal Cliente'  then 'Recarga tu Tarjeta', enter the details in the lower right of the next screen then hit 'acceptar'.


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17 Oct 2009 11:02 by Team GB Star rating. 1249 posts Send private message

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I'm sure you can top up online at




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17 Oct 2009 11:15 by valverde Star rating. 40 posts Send private message

 If you are with Bancaja you can do it online from your account.

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17 Oct 2009 16:54 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1904 posts Send private message

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That's good to know - although two things:

1.  Can you top up an Orange mobile on the website?  (Not - this is a different site)

2.  The link to top-up online at the website has come up with a security issue when I've linked to it, using both Firefox and IE.  Has anyone else encountered that?  I wouldn't like to top up online, using a credit card, using an insecure site!! 

But as I would like to know  (as it would be really handy when travelling), I'm going to check with Orange in Spain and shall revert back!!


Edited to say:  have just been online with Banco de Andalucia and you can also top up there!  Great!  I never knew that!  Maybe you can top up your mobile from most Spanish banks, if you have an account here? 

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17 Oct 2009 22:59 by Hammersfan Star rating in Body in Essex, Heart.... 160 posts Send private message

If you have Spanish internet banking you can almost certainly top up via that route. I always top up my vodafone mobile via my "La Caixa" online account.

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25 Aug 2010 08:56 by vetri Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

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