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Cellular Signal on the Via de la Plata

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IowaPilgrim

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (SJDPP to Burgos) - September, 2015; Burgos to Santiago - April, 2016
Can I expect to obtain a cellular signal on the Via de la Plata between Seville and Caceres? Not just in towns and villages, but along the trail?

I'm planning to walk from Seville to Caceres in March 2020. I'm 72 and will be walking solo. Emergency communications are part of my planning.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
The European emergency number 112 works even when you have no apparent network connection provided your 'phone is charged.

That said mobile network coverage is fairly comprehensive throughout Spain. Try to avoid having an emergency in a deep gulley in high mountains ;)
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Never had a problem of having a signal on the Plata!
BC SY
 

OnHellas

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept/Oct 2017
Portuguese April 2018 (From Porto)
Better than that, try not to have an emergency.....at all!!

We should be on the VdlP from mid March starting in Seville. Maybe see you along the way somewhere.
 

Donna Sch

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Levante-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
England Camino routes ?2024
Movistar has the best coverage although appalling service. Coverage tends to be reasonable whenever I have pulled my phone out.
 

Bob from L.A. !

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !
Cellular service aside, 72 and solo.....I applaud you on that............
 

anthikes

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I had a Vodafone simcard and rarely had no signal. I also managed to get a fantastic deal of 8GB for EUR15 as a new customer!
Cannot remember any albergues that didn't have wifi either!
 

frjuliangreen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Inglés (2018)
Camino Portugués (2019)
Vía de la Plata/Camino Sanabrés (2020)
I've only just walked Seville to Monesterio so far, but it passes through some quite uninhabited parts. There was signal most of the time - at least some. And as someone else said, even if your network has no coverage, dialling the emergency number can access any network.

The bigger problems are a few roaming feral dogs and, when it's been raining, the fords which become like rivers.
 
Camino(s) past & future
9-17: SJPdP-SdC
4-18: SdC - Fisterra
4-19: Cadiz-Sevilla/Via Agusta
3-20: Sevilla-SdC/VdlP
Better than that, try not to have an emergency.....at all!!

We should be on the VdlP from mid March starting in Seville. Maybe see you along the way somewhere.
I'm hoping to start mid March too. See you there! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
9-17: SJPdP-SdC
4-18: SdC - Fisterra
4-19: Cadiz-Sevilla/Via Agusta
3-20: Sevilla-SdC/VdlP
I've only just walked Seville to Monesterio so far, but it passes through some quite uninhabited parts. There was signal most of the time - at least some. And as someone else said, even if your network has no coverage, dialling the emergency number can access any network.

The bigger problems are a few roaming feral dogs and, when it's been raining, the fords which become like rivers.
How did you stay safe from the feral dogs? Did you?
 

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