You are going to visit Spain? We show you how to stay connected with the best SIM Card for Erasmus Students in Spain
At the end of the article you will find a 10% discount code for our recommended student SIM cards!
You are going to stay in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma or Valencia for your Erasmus program and you want to stay connected? Probably like for most of the young adults, your mobile phone is your most important and most fundamental gadget of daily use. Getting a SIM card abroad really can be a pain, especially when it comes to the activation, top-ups with annoying codes to type in and phone calls to Spanish providers which can take ages. Further there is a massive selection of SIM cards and to understand in one day what you are buying is almost impossible? Maybe you checked the recommendations on sites like erasmusbarcelona.com already. This is our resume for you from the perspective of a mobile communication professional!
What is important to know buying a SIM card in Spain?
First of all you need to know, than not like in the US for example, there are no prepaid SIM cards with unlimited data plans. There are pretty good offers already, but you always need to check the coverage, internet speed and very important if the card can be topped up or if its valid for just 30 days.
Due to Spanish law everyone has to identify himself when buying a prepaid SIM card with a valid document such as a European ID card, a passport or the Spanish NIE. At datasimshop.com, this can be done online directly after the purchase on our Activation Page.
Unlike in UK, Germany or many other countries in Spain (without exception) expire ALL prepaid SIM cards if they are not reloaded / topped up at regular intervals. Every Spanish mobile service provider has its own rules.
So what is the best SIM card for your Erasmus time in Spain?
Usually students have a limited budget, so we won't recommend you the professional high performance cards, but the more economic solutions which still have a pretty good performance, net coverage and many free minutes included. These are our two recommendations for Call & Data plans:
1. Hits Mobile
If you planning to leave Spain and travel to other European countries, this is your best option. The Hits Mobile Smartphone SIM Card is enabled for EU regulated roaming and can be used in the entire European Union.
2. Digi Mobil
This is a fantastic option for everyone staying only in Spain. The Digi Mobil SIM Card offers no roaming, but up to 2000 free minutes national and international calls.
Aren't there cheaper options?
Sure there are, but we only offer prepaid plans we are absolutely convinced of, and therefore there are several SIM cards we do not offer to our customers such like
- SIM cards linked to a monthly minimum charge from the credit card or bank account
- Prepaid SIM with minimum monthly usage. (Yes, that’s in Spain too)
- Provider with poor network coverage or slow (3G 3G only) data transmission
- Tethering (mobile WiFi hotspot) locked, blocked VOIP, Skype and similar apps
- SIM cards that can “go down” and cause unwanted costs
What is your advantage ordering your SIM card at datasimshop?
- Multilangual service team answering your questions (Spanish, English, German)
- Worldwide shipping to your home address, or the most recommendable way: To a UPS pick up station in Spain or anywhere else on our beautiful planet
- Secure payments with PayPal or credit card through SSL protected connection
- Fast and easy online activation!
Last but not least: YOUR 10% DISCOUNT CODE
If you are not sure which SIM card ist the right one for you or for any other questions please do not hesitate to drop us a message: