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Spanish Vodafone SIM - User Types?

Robo

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I'm hoping someone can explain this....... I'm obviously missing something here :)

I usually buy my SIM cards online before I leave home. (they mail them anywhere)
This is a site I have used in the past.
http://www.simcardspain.es/en/article/34-vodafone-yuser-faq

But........

I am struggling to understand the implications of the three types of prepaid user account.
Yuser
Superyuser
Megayuser

  1. Do you have to specify the user type when buying the SIM
  2. What are the differences in the types. Is it just the 'ratio' of data to calls?
  3. So when recharging, does the credit get applied in the same 'ratio' (data/calls)
  4. I presume they all have the same call charges.

Sorry to be so dim about this, but the website doesn't explain it that well, and I thought someone here might have used these SIMs recently and know. :oops:
 
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Robo

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CF SJPdP to SdC
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CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
How about the Vodafone prepaid Tourist SIM? For €15 you get 3GB of data and 60min in calls back to Australia, automatically renews again after 4 weeks, just be sure top off with another €15 before the end of the 4th week.
https://www.vodafone.es/c/particulares/es/tienda/movil/tourist-in-spain-vf/

SIM for Spain has it for €29.95, or you could wait till you get to Spain for €15.
http://www.simcardspain.es/en/148-n...epaid-4g-lte-sim-card-internet-for-spain.html

I'll certainly check those out. Thanks.
 
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alaskadiver

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May 2017-Camino Primitivo
April 2019-Camino de Invierno
This year I switched my SIM card based on a couple of comments on the forum that I should try www.simcardspain.es
I bought the card with a balance of 10 Euros and I was supposed to have text and data. I double checked this because I needed to be able to call ahead to make reservations if needed and I wanted to be able to post some live photos.
The first time I used it I was told that I needed to add money because I had less than 1 minute of calling! I had not used any data or texting to this point. I had to make the call so added 4 Euros and made a call that was less than 60 seconds long (reservation at an albergue). The next time I went to make a similar call-again I was told that I only had 1 minute left. I barely had time to make the reservation. It's a good thing that I'm fluent in Spanish and speak fast!
I NEVER had data, not for one moment. Every time I tried to text or call it just wanted more money. I ended up spending the original cost of the card plus about 10 Euros just so that I could make 3 calls that totaled 3 minutes. I send them an email asking what was going on and never received a reply. Now when I try to log on to see my account-they deleted it. Stay away.
I'm going to stick with OneSimCard. They are a lot more expensive but I can call from anywhere in the world and their data plan is reliable. I feel so ripped off and the fact that they now are keeping me from accessing the account that shows that I purchased a card just solidifies for me that they are shady.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
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First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
I am using lebara.es at the moment and am happy with it - one word of caution, if you plan to use a lot of data, go for their 6GB plan/19 Euro as you can change their plan (yes, it is a prepaid card!) only after your previous plan has expired after one month. The additional 'bono' are more expensive. Buen Camino, SY
 

Pilger99

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Year of past OR future Camino
addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
Lebara and other brands should be bought and activated the day you need them. Recharge the amount you'll need soon. A Lebara SIM expires 3 months after recharging.
The prices changed a little. Now you'll get 6GB @ 15€. You'll have 1000min to many countries, but only SMS inside Spain.

another change since early 2017: EU roaming rules permit most europeans to go abroad and use the contract the same way (same cost!) as at home.
 

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