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Telephone systems and dialling codes in Spain

 

Spain has a reasonable but constantly improving telephone system provided by Telefonica which is now the same company as Movistar, who are not the easiest company to get on with. There are now new companies that offer similar services in competition and these should be examined, especially if you are looking for broadband in Spain.

 

Public telephones
You will usually find a telephone in your hotel but failing this, most bars and restaurants have a public telephone. There are telephone cabins on the streets, managed by Telefonica.

Telephone in Spain
Most of these have a facility for instructions in other langauages by pressing the language button. There are also an ever increasing number of commercial call cabins that offer cut price calls abroad.
 
 
 

The public phones in the street work well and accept most euro coins. You can also purchase phone cards from tobacconists for use in card phones.

 

Another option is purchasing prepaid mobile phones that can be used internationally so you can have a phone with you at all times.

 

Telephones in the streets are called cabinas. The ringing tone is long, the engaged tone shorter and rapid. Pick up the receiver, insert a coin then wait for a dial tone. You are then free to insert more coins and dial your number. Remember, with international calls it will cost you over 60 cents just to get through and you will need a plentiful supply of coins. Make your first coin a small 10 cents for example until you know the phone is working. Also remember that it is better to use small coins as when you terminate your call, the phone will only return whole unused coins. International and national calls are cheaper after 10pm on weekdays, 2pm on Saturdays and all day Sunday.

 

Spanish telephone numbers

Spanish numbers consist of nine digits, the first three being the area code (see below).

 

Calling from another country to a number in Spain
Dial 00 for an international call, then 34 which is the code for Spain, then the subscriber's number, including the area code. See our table of international codes.

All Spanish mobile numbers begin with a 6 and have 9 numbers, for example: 654 *** ***

See more about mobile telephones in Spain here

Using a call box in Spain to receive calls

You cannot make reverse charge calls from a call box, nor receive calls. In tourist areas you will find phone shops where you can pay for your call when you finish.

Using a telephone in a hotel or bar

Bars also have telephones but most make a surcharge. Restrict your calls from your hotel as the charge is often trebled.

Broadband (ADSL) in Spain
Broadband is available in most areas of Spain now. Details of Home ADSL here

Broadband in Spain is generally good and faster than the UK

 
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Alava
945
Albacete
967
Alicante
96
Almeria
950
Asturias
98
Avila
920
Badajoz
924
Baleares
971
Barcelona
93
Burgos
947
Caceres
927
Cadiz
956
Cantabria
942
Castellon
964
Ceuta
956
Ciudad Real
926
Cordoba
957
Cuenca
969
Gerona
972
Granada
958
Guadalajara
949
Guipuzcoa
943
Huelva
959
Huesca
974
Jaen
953
La Coruna
981
La Rioja
941
LasPalmas
928
Leon
987
Lerida
973
Lugo
982
Madrid
91
Malaga
95
Melilla
95
Murcia
968
Navarra
948
Orense
988
Palencia
979
Pontevedra
986
Salamanca
923
Segovia
921
Sevilla
95
Soria
975
Tarragona
977
Tenerife
922
Teruel
978
Toledo
925
Valencia
96
Valladolid
983
Viscaya
94
Zamora
980
Zaragoza
976
 
 
 

 

 

 

If you move to Spain and have a land-line installed by Telefonica, the installation time will vary. In cities and built-up areas the service is good and can be a few days, in remote areas where there are no telegraph poles, you may wait years and if you do get a land-line, it may cost a considerable amount of money. Telefonica may insist that several residents in the area apply for a line before they will consider you. In some areas, ADSL internet lines are not available yet.

Once you have a line installed, you will find Telefonica's service to be adequate but often frustrating. They have a few staff that speak English and are very helpful. Dial 1004 from your phone to get assistance.

Your land-line comes complete with several additional services;
Answerphone
This can be opted out of if you have your own. If the telephone is not answered within a certain number of rings, the 'contestador' cuts in and takes messages. To hear your messages, simply pick up the receiver and wait. You have several options with this service:
To delete messages: Listen to the message then press '3'

 

If you want to change the answerphone into English, follow these instructions:
1. Pick up the receiver and wait for the answerphone menu to start
2. Press '1' to access the language change mode
3. Press '4' for English (there are several other languages to choose from)
4. Enter your personal PIN code (initially set to '0000' until you change it
5. Press '3' , press '1', then finally press '1' to make the changes take effect

You can also, through this service, record your own message. Access the answerphone service then follow the menu which will of course now be in your own language.

 

To obtain a land-line with Telefonica (Movistar) you will need to call at a shop that retails phone contracts and present your bank details along with your passport or NIE number or call 1004 from a landline. Installation costs around 170€ and will be taken direct from your bank account. Bills are sent to you monthly(ish) and then two weeks later the amount is deducted from your bank. You can however pay the bill at the bank beforehand if you wish. Take the bill with you and pay in cash.

Telefonica(Movistar)
 
Customer services
1004
Directory services
1003
Wake-up calls
096
Technical
1002
Speaking clock
093

 

 

 

   
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