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Where can you connect to the Internet in Spain?

Go on, admit it: you're getting more and more used to travelling with your mobile phone or tablet. Spain has numerous establishments offering free WiFi connections: cafes, restaurants, kiosks… You'll also find it in a number of airports, train and bus stations, and some shopping centres and hotels. You may sometimes need to ask for a password. What's more, many venues offer free WiFi in public spaces like parks or squares. Remember that WiFi connections are limited to a maximum speed, so they're mainly useful for finding specific information. If your device is compatible with 4G technology, you'll have faster connections in most of the country. A curious fact: did you know that the island of El Hierro is the first Smart Island in the world? This is thanks to a free WiFi network covering the whole territory.

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How do I call to and from Spain?

If you're in Spain and you want to call another country, dial 00 followed by the country code and the telephone number. If you want to call Spain from abroad, dial +34 followed by the telephone number. If you want to make national calls within Spain, just dial the number without the prefix. Although you can purchase cards in Spain to call from public telephones, you're likely to have brought your mobile phone. If you're planning on using your mobile phone in Spain you should be aware that coverage here uses GSM technology, meaning that it's incompatible with some countries such as the USA or Japan. In this case you'll need a tri-band mobile phone. If your mobile phone technology is compatible, the best idea is to activate the international roaming system. Another option that's becoming more popular is to use certain instant messaging apps to communicate.

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How do I send a letter, fax or telegram?

In this age of social networks and e-mails, it's always nice to get a letter from someone who's travelled to another country. If you to send a letter during your trip to Spain, and you have several options: 1. You can buy stamps and envelopes in the establishments known as 'estancos' (which also sell tobacco) and post your letter in any letterbox. These letterboxes are yellow, and you'll find them in the street and at stations and airports. 2. You can go directly to a post office where they'll do everything for you. This is the most convenient option and also allows you to send larger packages, post office giros… Go to the Correos website to find the nearest post office. In any event, check in your hotel to see what services they offer (sending faxes, etc.) More information Post office finder