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Old 2nd December 2016, 05:57 PM
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I've just read that Movistar are offering fibre optic broadband for 62euros a month, includes landline and two mobiles...
Our internet is cr*p, under 2Mb so I'm tempted.
Has anyone got this?
Any small print I should know about?

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Is it unlimited download usage?

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I'm on Movistar. No fibre optic where I am but the download speed is 17 meg. That's 50€ month including 2 mobiles. It's perfectly adequate for what I need and is fine for Internet TV too. If you think the faster speed is worth an extra 12€ month then fair enough. Otherwise normal Movistar should be ok. Obviously other providers are available.

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I've just read that Movistar are offering fibre optic broadband for 62euros a month, includes landline and two mobiles...
Our internet is cr*p, under 2Mb so I'm tempted.
Has anyone got this?
Any small print I should know about?
My son has fibre optica with Movistar at his university flat. The deal he had was 100Mb speed plus landline with free national calls for 54€ This was then upgraded to 200Mb and now 300Mb all for the same price.


We too were told that we could now get this at home. Signed up for it and the engineer came only to be told that the website and customer service reps were all lying and the best we could get (via copper) was 512kb!!!! Tried to back out of the contract but they insisted on keeping all that we'd paid so far.


Sooooo..... just make sure you can actually get it before you pay any money or sign anything.

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Hi there. Not sure if you have Comenersol where you are but we have just relocated to La Romana (Alicante region) from the UK and we have their 50MB, unlimited download package (no mobiles) for 25€ per month. Its super quick and, apart from a few teething problems, so far so good!
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Hi Mary

I just had fibre installed (finally here!) and I think I'm paying 48euros for 300mb unlimited fibre and home phone including evening and weekend calls. They've yet to take anything from my account so will have to find the paperwork to double check the price. It is either 48 or 58euros.

I've not even found my home phones yet so they aren't plugged in but got such a fantastic deal from Voda UK that I won't be using them anyway other than to receive calls from Spanish numbers.

Was very impressed by the movistar engineers. My background in the UK is telecoms & IT and I can guarantee that Openreach engineers would not have done what these guys did to get the job done, which amazingly involved one of them climbing through a tiny window that was 8ft off the ground just to pull the cables through!

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I've just read that Movistar are offering fibre optic broadband for 62euros a month, includes landline and two mobiles...
Our internet is cr*p, under 2Mb so I'm tempted.
Has anyone got this?
Any small print I should know about?
Yes, I'm on Moviestar fibre optic high speed Internet and have been for over a year now. 300mb download speed was promised but you can't actually achieve that. 300mb will be the highest you could ever get.............maybe.

I have an excellent download speed and get internet tv ok without buffering and websites load quickly. Moviestar insist you have a land line (which I argued about as I only use mobile phones) but that was part of the package which costs €58.40 per month. It may sound expensive to some but it's fast and unlimited. There's no problems when I and my OH are each on the net while the tv is also on.

Worth every cent.

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Maybe mine is 58 euros then and not 48. Had so much to sort out that I can't honestly remember.

However I do get full speed Steve. Media Centre is connected by LAN cable to the router and gives me 309Mbps. I bought powerline adapters for upstairs and my office PC is getting 95Mbps using the houses electrical wiring as a home network. Wifi maximum speed is 75Mbps.
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I have 300mb with Movistar. I get close to that figure if connected by cable to the router. Alas, the router is on the opposite side of the house to the lounge, with two walls inbetween, and the engineer said that it could not be changed. If you can, try to have the router close to your living area and then plug the tv into it if you want to livestream. I would never go back to the slow old days now.

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I reckon in my newly adopted town Orba, it will be a looooooong wait before fibre arrives .

Electricity and water are however both available

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