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SIM card purchase at MAD (Madrid airport)?

Oct 16th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Linda to the rescue! Many thanks! You are always incredibly helpful. The number I need to call begins like the one I wrote above; I changed the last 6 digits.

So I need to drop the 0034, and use only the remaining 9 digits, right?

I will be sure to have the change available. That does sound pricey for a local call, though!

I guess that is yet another reason for me to get on the global cell phone bandwagon!!
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Oct 16th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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the cost is so high because you'd be calling a mobile number. When I call a mobile number in Spain from the US, the cost is .34/min. If I call a land line, it is .05/min. Natch, I only call land lines unless it's a real emergency.
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Oct 16th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks, Bedar! I had no idea that the cost was different, depending if you are calling pand line or mobile! Live and learn. In this case, I have no choice, since the Spain Select offices will be closed on the day I arrive, Sunday!
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Oct 17th, 2012, 04:14 AM
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"no idea" because in the USA the cell phone numbers are like landline numbers. Here.. another story, but at least all incoming calls will be free on your Spanish sim card, which is great.
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Oct 20th, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Yipper: Thanks for the info about the post office at Barajas' Terminal 4.

Unfortunately, they are not open on Sundays, but thought others might want to know:



Horarios de apertura
Laborables Sábados Domingos y festivos
DE 08:30 A 14:30 DE 09:30 A 13:00 Sundays and holidays: NOT OPEN
Servicios Adicionales
Apartado Postal Fax
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