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I had a text advert from Vodafone this morning offering unlimited data and unlimited calls for €40 a month.

Not of interest to me (I'm happy with my 2 Gb and 100 minutes from Yoigo, €11 a month), but it might be the sort of thing you are after.
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Having now seen the Vodafone book - they do three unlimited packages but only the highest priced one is at "full speed". The others throttle the speed of the unlimited data - the second highest (45.99€) is at 10Mbps and the lowest (40.99€) is 2Mbps

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I'm looking to be moving over to Spain in September and my current contract comes for renewal this month. Part of me is tempted to just renew my current contract with Vodafone UK and take that to Spain with me. Give you get completely free roaming these days through most of Europe (at least with Vodafone) I'm not sure why it wouldn't be worth it (especially give you also get free calls back to the UK too).

Anyone got any ideas of why this isnt a good idea (apart from billing address)...

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I'm looking to be moving over to Spain in September and my current contract comes for renewal this month. Part of me is tempted to just renew my current contract with Vodafone UK and take that to Spain with me. Give you get completely free roaming these days through most of Europe (at least with Vodafone) I'm not sure why it wouldn't be worth it (especially give you also get free calls back to the UK too).

Anyone got any ideas of why this isnt a good idea (apart from billing address)...
Free roaming within the EU might not survive a no-deal Brexit.

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Free roaming within the EU might not survive a no-deal Brexit.
From what I last heard the major network providers were intending on carrying it on regardless of what transition we have out. Things may have changed since I last read about it but Vodafone, EE and O2 were all intending on carrying on the free roaming.

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From what I last heard the major network providers were intending on carrying it on regardless of what transition we have out. Things may have changed since I last read about it but Vodafone, EE and O2 were all intending on carrying on the free roaming.
I have my mobile with Virgin and get bad service in spain (not connecting, having to reset the phone etc)
And when I spoke to them a couple of weeks ago they said that "they may continue to provide free roaming in Europe, but it would depend on multiple factors."

I won't be holding my breath.....

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I have my mobile with Virgin and get bad service in spain (not connecting, having to reset the phone etc)
And when I spoke to them a couple of weeks ago they said that "they may continue to provide free roaming in Europe, but it would depend on multiple factors."

I won't be holding my breath.....
Hmm, good to know. No reason they can't do it, it would just be the greed getting the better of them.

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Hmm, good to know. No reason they can't do it, it would just be the greed getting the better of them.
Im going to play devils advocate here. The ruling of roaming was an EU regulation which was not adopted into British law. So Im guessing that all the operators here in the Uk will very quickly drop the free roaming as soon as the B word is completed.

And here is the info from the Uk gov website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mobile-r...-after-eu-exit

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have gone for orange. clearest webite, lots of choices a d get 30+ Mbits/sec on 4G
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My experience: I need Movistar coverage as that's the only one that works in the two areas of Spain I hang out in, both with hills that get in the way. After speaking to people, in Spanish, in three different Movistar shops when I tried to get a prepaid sim card, I finally got some clarity. They don't do prepaid anymore but will do a minimum of three months plans with a Spanish bank account to debit from. That was a week before I opened a bank account. I believe this is something fairly new, which is why so many of their own people had trouble explaining it.

In the meantime, I used an Orange prepaid sim which worked great when I could get a signal, and offered 15+10 GB of data per month for 20 euros, which came in handy as I use a lot of data. The problem as that I often got no signal or a very weak one.

Then a neighbor told me she uses Digi, which does prepaid with 4G and uses the Movistar network. I found a little shop selling the Digi sim cards and it's great. I called their customer service when I had a problem getting data to work (an issue with my dual sim phone, not them) and they were able to send a fix over the phone. They also have customer service in English. I got unlimited calls and 20 GB for 20 euros. They also have 3 GB for 10 euros, 6GB for 15 euros, all with unlimited calls. Works great and I didn't need to commit, which is perfect as I spend more time out of Spain than in (unfortunately).

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I'm looking to be moving over to Spain in September and my current contract comes for renewal this month. Part of me is tempted to just renew my current contract with Vodafone UK and take that to Spain with me. Give you get completely free roaming these days through most of Europe (at least with Vodafone) I'm not sure why it wouldn't be worth it (especially give you also get free calls back to the UK too).

Anyone got any ideas of why this isnt a good idea (apart from billing address)...
If you are still in UK, check out iD Mobile. iD invariably comes 1st in 'MoneySaverExpert' SIM-only deals. I was lucky enough to get their intro offer - 300 mins/3Gb/1m texts [? - never use them] for £5 p.m. - and unused mins and Gbs roll over to the following month. £5 pm gets you less now. £8 pm gets you more.

Once the d.d. with a UK bank is in place, you're set. I maintain my UK bank a/c. They have my Spanish address but iD mobile doesn't. I don't want to risk upset by mentioning ... As long as the d.d keeps rolling in every month and I have the service, everyone's happy. Calls all over EU are as per the UK.

I don't use the landline service bundled with my b/band. I don't use the PAYG deal I have with Orange. It's very expensive and I have found Orange c/s to be the absolute pits. They denied running fibre b/band to my street in central Valencia. When my gestora mentioned that there is an Orange fibre terminal box on the wall next to my front door, the sales-cretin put the phone down.

The only prob I have is that some institutions and most on-line forms require a Spanish phone number. I make sure they understand that my Sp number is for admin purposes only and that it is entirely useless for comms. This has worked for the past 4 years.
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