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Spain: 11 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Spain – known for the Siesta, the Paella dish & beaches.

It is also a popular travel destination for partying youngsters from all over Europe (especially countries where it is much colder than Spain, like Western Europe and Northern Europe).

While France gets the most visitors in Europe (86 million before the pandemic), Spain is a close second (81 million before the pandemic).

But that is understandable because the country has a lot to offer.

Besides the beaches and thrilling nightlife, the Gaudí-designed buildings, like La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, are stunning to look at.

The Mercado de la Boqueria market is a must-see too.

And let's not forget the many plazas and palaces, like Plaza de España and the Royal Palace of Madrid.

There is no reason to be bored in Spain. And if you are, shame on you 🤪.

Dealing with an expensive international roaming bill will certainly not be enjoyable because you forgot to turn off international roaming.

That feature can be expensive, which is why I always recommend getting local SIM cards, like a Spanish one, so that you can enjoy local rates.

Spanish SIM cards are not cheap, but the prices could be much worse.

You can get a Spanish SIM card for 10 EUR (10.60 USD) from Movistar, Orange, Vodafone & Yoigo. Orange also has two tourist SIM cards for 15 EUR (15.95 USD) and 25 EUR (26.55 USD). SIM cards are also sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

Buying a SIM Card at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain Guide (logo of Vodafone)

Special note for those from Ukraine: be sure to ask about special benefits for Ukrainians. Many mobile operators around Europe have waived fees for you or introduced exclusive plans, including free calls back to Ukraine. Слава Україні! 🇺🇦

Yes, I know many Eastern European countries have much cheaper SIM cards.

Luckily, the cost of mobile data is low in Spain, which somewhat compensates for the higher-than-average SIM card prices.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Spain. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Spain Guide (logos of Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Yoigo, Digi Mobile, MásMóvil, Lobster, Llamaya, Lebara, Simyo & Lycamobile)

Original publication: 28th of January 2022. Last updated: 8th of January 2023.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Spain?

Anyone living in or visiting Spain can buy a Spanish SIM card from Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Yoigo, Digi Mobil, Lebara, Llamaya, Lobster, Lycamobile, MásMóvil & Simyo with no restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Spain).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Spain?

You can get a Spanish SIM card in Movistar, Orange, Vodafone & Yoigo stores. Grocery stores also sell SIM cards (especially for the MVNOs). They are also available at several airports, including Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

Buying a SIM Card at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain Guide (logo of Vodafone)

You can expect to pay the following for Spanish SIM cards:

  • Movistar Spain: 10 EUR & 25 EUR
  • Orange Spain: 10 EUR
  • Vodafone Spain: 10 EUR, 15 EUR, 20 EUR, 30 EUR & 40 EUR
  • Yoigo: 0.01 EUR (but it has to be purchased with a plan)
  • Lebara Spain: 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR
  • Lycamobile Spain: 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR
  • Lebara Spain: 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR
  • Llamaya: 0.01 EUR (but it has to be purchased with a plan)
  • Lobster Spain: Free! But a plan purchase is required
  • Lycamobile Spain: 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR & 20 EUR
  • MásMóvil Spain: 0.01 EUR (but it has to be purchased with a plan)
  • Simyo Spain: Free! But a plan purchase is required

The following mobile operators also have SIM cards targetting tourists:

  • Orange Spain: 15 EUR (Holiday Pass 5) & 25 EUR (Holiday Pass 15)

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Can You Use Your Phone in Spain?

Spain uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Spain. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Spain, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU Regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Spain.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Spain or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Spain (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Spain

Spain has four mobile operators and seven Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) offering prepaid services easily accessible to tourists:

  • Movistar Spain (España)
  • Orange Spain (España)
  • Vodafone Spain (España)
  • Yoigo
  • Digi Mobil Spain (España – Movistar Spain MVNO)
  • Lebara Spain (España – Orange Spain & Yoigo/MásMóvil MVNO)
  • Llamaya (Yoigo/MásMóvil MVNO)
  • Lobster Spain (España Movistar Spain MVNO)
  • Lycamobile Spain (España – Yoigo/MásMóvil MVNO)
  • MásMóvil Spain (España – Yoigo/MásMóvil MVNO)
  • Simyo Spain (España – Orange Spain MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in Spain:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz-3700 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Spain, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Spain

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Spain. All Spanish mobile operators offer VoLTE, but not VoWiFi (this does not apply to the MVNOs).

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Spain (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Spain:

  • Movistar Spain
  • Orange Spain

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Spain:

  • Vodafone Spain
  • Yoigo

The following mobile operators do not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi in Spain:

  • Lebara Spain
  • Lycamobile Spain
  • Digi Mobil Spain
  • Lebara Spain
  • Llamaya
  • Lobster Spain
  • Lycamobile Spain
  • MásMóvil Spain
  • Simyo Spain

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Spain

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Spain since December 2020. It is available on the Movistar, Orange, Vodafone & Yoigo networks. Movistar and Vodafone allow prepaid customers to use 5G NR. Orange and Yoigo do not. The MVNOs do not have 5G NR access yet.

Best SIM Card in Spain

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Spain, I recommend going with Movistar, Orange, or Vodafone. Movistar is, overall, the best mobile operator. Orange has attractive tourist SIM cards. Vodafone has the fastest 5G NR speeds, which prepaid customers can enjoy too.

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Spanish SIM Card Reviews

When I revisited Spain, I tried out four Spanish SIM cards (again): Movistar Spain, Orange Spain, Vodafone Spain & Yoigo.

While I give my opinions and recommendations in this guide, I share my personal experiences in my reviews (else… they would not be reviews 🤪).

I recommend reading the reviews after deciding which Spanish SIM card will be the best for you, after reading more about the SIM card you are interested in, or after your personal comparison.

At the end of each SIM card section, I will remind you and link to the review of the said SIM card so that you can flow easily to the next part of your assessment.

Movistar Spain, Orange Spain, Vodafone Spain & Yoigo SIM Cards Held by Adu from Phone Travel Wiz

Best eSIM in Spain

Orange, Vodafone & Yoigo offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

Orange Spain offers eSIMs to prepaid customers if you get its Orange Holiday Pass tourist offering – not for its regular offering.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (ID for EU/EEA travelers and passport for anyone else) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Spain without personal detail capturing, you can get the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIM from Airalo.

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
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You have these six options:

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Or you can get Spain eSIMs from Nomad.

Spain eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

So you may want to consider the Nomad Europe eSIM if you plan on visiting Spain and at least one other European country.

Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz (logos of Nomad)

Finally, you can get Spain eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Spain eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Spain eSIMs Compared guide.

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With these eSIMs, you can skip Spain's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Spain!

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TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparion of several eSIMs for Spain, including ones not mentioned above.

If you plan on visiting other neighboring European nations, consider the Eurolink eSIM (six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days) in Spain and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 2
  • Bulgaria 2
  • Croatia 2
  • Cyprus 2
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark 2
  • Estonia 2
  • Finland 2
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar 1
  • Greece 2
  • Hungary
  • Iceland 2
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 2
  • Malta 2
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland 2
  • Portugal
  • Romania 2
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 2
  • Switzerland 2
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 2

1 on 3G only
2 (limited) 5G NR availability at no additional cost! (list updated in December 2022)

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 10.78 USD/country in Europe (and get 5G NR access at no additional cost)!

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of the European Union (and more).

But honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is superior (but you can consider the Holafly Europe eSIM if you want unlimited data in 30+ countries – just do not forget about code PHONETRAVELWIZ if you go with Holafly).

Or if costs are of significant concern, get the Nomad Europe eSIM, which is the cheapest for up to 10 GB of data.

Remember to use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off!

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Spain and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Spain

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Spain, I recommend going with Simify‘s Europe SIM cards that covers Europe (mainly the European Union) and parts Asia, Central America, Oceania & South America – all in one SIM card.

Europe & UK Data SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) Simify
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Europe & UK Data SIM card (40 GB for 28 days) Simify
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You have these five options:

  1. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 12 GB for 30 days (includes calls and SMS within the country you are in)
  2. Explorer Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 12 GB for 365 days
  3. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 40 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)
  4. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 80 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)
  5. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 140 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)

The Simify Europe SIM cards can be used in Spain and the following other countries:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Island
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Simify's Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) can also be used in the following Asian, Central American, Oceanian & South American countries:

  • Aland Islands
  • Australia
  • Balearic Islands
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Jersey
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vietnam
  • Wales
Europe & UK Data SIM card (80 GB for 28 days) Simify
© Simify
Europe & UK Data SIM card (140 GB for 28 days) Simify
© Simify

If this selection of countries is still not enough, get Simify's Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card with 6 GB of data for 15 days to be used in Africa, the Americas (all), Asia, Europe (also outside of the European Union), the Middle East & Oceania (100+ countries).

Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card (6 GB for 15 days) Simify
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  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Ireland
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
  • Wales

Instead of spending between 0.67 USD to 105.17 USD for SIM cards in each country in the European Union, get a Simify's Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

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SIM Card Registration in Spain

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Spain. It will be done at the point of sale.

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EU Roaming in Spain

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Spain is part of the European Union (EU).

Since June 2017, those with EU/EEA (European Economic Area) SIM cards can roam for free in other EU/EEA nations, including Spain.

This means that, in the majority of cases, you do not need to purchase a Spanish SIM card if you already have an EU/EEA SIM card because you can roam without additional costs.

However, conditions do apply. Mobile operators in some countries may impose a roaming Fair Use Policy (FUP).

In countries where local mobile data rates are extremely low (such as in the Baltics and Nordics), mobile operators may still charge you for roaming in the EU/EEA.

Be sure to head over to the international roaming page to learn whether your mobile operator offers free roaming while in Spain or if restrictions apply.

Roaming in the EU with Spanish SIM Cards

Spain and the Spanish mobile operators have largely adopted the roam like at home regulations principles early on.

However, some plans have an EU/EEA roaming cap.

Moreover, the standard Fair Use Policy applies where you should not be roaming over 50% of the time over a four-month period.

If you do so, EU roaming rates will apply. You are then better off buying local prepaid SIM cards in other EU nations.

Using Spanish SIM Cards in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla

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Flag of Ceuta
Flag of Melilla
Flag of the Canary Islands

The Balearic Islands, often known as just Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca & Menorca (on the east of Spain), the Canary Islands (often known as just Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife), Ceuta & Melilla are part of Spain.

While the Balearic Islands are just on the east of mainland Spain (southeast of Barcelona and east of Valencia) and are soldom mistaken for not being part of Spain – even though they are an autonomous community.

However, the Canary Islands are closer to Morocco (on the west), Mauritania & perhaps Senegal too than to Spain.

But these islands, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife, are also part of Spain, although they are also an autonomous community of the country.

Then we have Ceuta and Melilla. Both enclaves are not in mainland Spain. Instead, they are attached to Morocco.

Cueta is closer to Tangier than Málaga – one of the larger cities of Spain near the enclave.

The same counts for Melilla. It is easier to get to Nador, or Berkane or Oujda for that matter, than Alería or Málaga because there is a sea (Alboran Sea) between Melilla and the aforementioned cities.

Why do I mention all of this? Because even though these islands or enclaves may sometimes be forgotten to be part of Spain by some travelers, they may think they need other SIM cards for these islands or enclaves.

But that is, luckily, not the case. The Spanish mobile operators (Movistar Spain, Orange Spain, Vodafone Spain, Yoigo & the MVNOs) are active in Ceuta, Formentera, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Mallorca, Melilla, Menorca & Tenerife.

Meaning that if you bought your Spanish SIM card in mainland Spain, you could use them as if you were in Barcelona/Madrid – you will not be roaming on those islands or enclaves.

The same counts if you buy your SIM card in Ceuta and head to Barcelona later.

Note that the network performance on the Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla is worse compared to mainland Spain, but you should still be fine.

Spain Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Spain is one of the cheaper travel destinations in the European Union (but not the cheapest).

The same can also be said about mobile data rates in the country.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Spain is 0.60 EUR (0.60 USD), below the European average of 2.39 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

When looking at the European Union (+the European Economic Area), Spain is the sixth-cheapest country for mobile data, ahead of Bulgaria, Austria, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Germany, Malta, Latvia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Norway, Greece, Cyprus & Finland, but behind Italy, France, Poland, Denmark & Romania – in those orders.

Data allowances are very generous in Spain, and the cost of plans is low for European standards.

With low prices for data-featured prepaid plans, will you also get slow speeds in Spain?

Not really.

Spain's median mobile download speed is around 34 Mbps.

For reference, the global median is around 33 Mbps at the moment.

Spain has the fourth-fastest median download speeds compared to its (indirect) neighbors, with France (59.86 Mbps), Portugal (57.75 Mbps) & Italy (40.62 Mbps) being faster, and Morocco (32.52 Mbps), Tunisia (23.06 Mbps) & Algeria (13.01) being slower.

Spains's mobile download speeds have basically remained the same year on year (3.39% increase).

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Spain.

That would be Movistar, with a median mobile download speed of 52.44 Mbps. Followed by Orange (39.35 Mbps), Yoigo (28.39 Mbps) & Vodafone (26.06 Mbps).

The fastest download speeds can be found in Barcelona, with a median download speed of 47.41 Mbps.

Madrid and Valencia also have median download speeds of more than 40 Mbps (43.82 Mbps and 41.57 Mbps, respectively).

Seville (38.47 Mbps) and Zaragoza (36.92 Mbps) are also in the top five.

The mobile operator with the best 5G NR speeds is Vodafone, with a median download speed of 192.40 Mbps. Followed by Orange (148.29 Mbps), Yoigo (110.90 Mbps) & Movistar (96.43 Mbps).

Anyway, so what about coverage? Which Spanish mobile operator has the best coverage?

The four mobile operators have an availability of more than 98%.

So which mobile operator is winning the 5G NR race in terms of coverage?

Currently, Movistar has the best 5G NR reach (3.6 on a 10-point scale), ahead of Orange and Yoigo (shared score of 2.9) & Vodafone (1.6).

Regarding 5G NR availability, in the places where 5G NR should be available, Movistar is also winning the race (11.9%), ahead of Orange (8.7%), Yoigo (8.6%) & Vodafone (4.2%).

So what about the overall network performance of the Spanish mobile operators?

Movistar is the winner of the Spain Mobile Experience Awards of August 2022.

But Yoigo is the winner of the Spain 5G Mobile Experience Awards of August 2022.

But if you want the best overall experience, you still want to go with Movistar.

With reasonable SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, decent mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Spain.

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Currency in Spain

Spain uses the Euro with the symbol EUR (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just . For example, 25 EUR = €25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.06 USD
  • 10 EUR = 10.60 USD
  • 100 EUR = 106.15 USD

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Spanish Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Movistar Spain, Orange Spain, Vodafone Spain, Yoigo, Digi Mobile Spain, Lebara Spain, Llamaya, Lobster Spain, Lycamobile Spain, MásMóvil Spain & Simyo, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge / top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Spain has to offer to us.


Movistar Spain (Movistar España)

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Movistar Spain (Movistar España), just Movistar, is the largest mobile operator in Spain.

Movistar, by Telefónica Móvil, used to be a state-owned telecommunications operator, but it has retained its #1 position.

Movistar, as a brand, is active in Central America, South America & Spain.

Movistar uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Movistar:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Movistar SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Movistar Spain

Movistar has extensive coverage throughout Spain.

Movistar has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience as Orange Spain.

Below, you have the coverage maps of Movistar in mainland Spain + the Balearic Islands (consisting of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca & Menorca) and in the Canary Islands on the west of Morocco (consisting of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps of Movistar of Cueta (south of Gibraltar and north of Morocco (on the left (desktop)/top (mobile)) and of Melilla (north/northeast of Morocco (on the right (desktop)/bottom (mobile)) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Movistar Spain

You can get a Movistar SIM card for 10 EUR with 10 EUR credit or 25 EUR with 25 GB of data and 150 local minutes in Movistar stores. Movistar SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

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While Movistar does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Movistar offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Movistar Spain

Movistar top-up vouchers are sold in Mosivtar stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

To top up your Movistar SIM card, call 2200 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# or call 2266 and select option 2 to check your Movistar balance.

However, every balance query will cost 0.18(.15) EUR/check.

You can also top up and check your balance (for free) on the Mi Movistar (España) app (Android/iOS).

Movistar Spain Mi Movistar App
© Movistar Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Movistar Spain

Movistar has two data-featured prepaid packages: Plans (combo) and Add-Ons (data).

Plans – Movistar Spain

The Plans, which may not be called plans but have no clear name, are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Call 1200 to activate Plans:

PricePlanDataLocal/EU MinutesInternational MinutesValidity
5 EURLínea Adicional Prepago 55 GB20 minutesN/A28 days
10 EURPrepago Plus10 GBUnlimited200 minutes28 days
15 EURPrepago Premium20 GBUnlimited400 minutes28 days
20 EURPrepago Total35 GBUnlimitedN/A28 days
Movistar Spain Plans
Add-Ons – Movistar Spain

The Add-Ons are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Call 1200 to activate Add-Ons.

PricePlanDataValidity
2 EURNavega1 GB7 days
5 EURNavega+4 GB28 days
Movistar Spain Prepago Movistar Navega+ & Extra 200 MB Mas Megas Data Add-Ons
EU Roaming – Movistar Spain

You can use your Movistar allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Movistar does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

My Review – Movistar Spain

I had the chance to try out Movistar (again) in March 2022.

While it is still the largest mobile operator, it actually does not offer anything special – especially compared to its competitors.

However, Movistar is always a safe bet if you plan on visiting rural Spain.

You can read my Movistar Spain review here.

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APN/Internet Settings – Movistar Spain

  • Name: Movistar Internet
  • APN: movistar.es

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Orange Spain (Orange España)

Orange Logo
© Orange

Orange Spain (Orange España), just Orange, is the second-largest mobile operator in Spain.

Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe & the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Orange:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Orange SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Orange Spain

Orange has extensive coverage throughout Spain.

It has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience together with Movistar Spain.

Below, you have the coverage maps of Vodafone Spain in mainland Spain + the Balearic Islands (consisting of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca & Menorca) and in the Canary Islands on the west of Morocco (consisting of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps of Vodafone Spain of Cueta (south of Gibraltar and north of Morocco on the left) and of Melilla (north/northeast of Morocco on the right) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Orange Spain

You can get an Orange SIM card, called SIM Mundo, for 10/20 EUR with 10/20 EUR credit in Orange stores. Orange SIM cards are also sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Holiday Pass – Orange's tourist offering.

The following two Orange Holiday Passes are available:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/International MinutesValidity
15 EURHoliday Pass 5“Unlimited”, 30 GB 115 GB50 minutes5 days
25 EURHoliday Pass 15“Unlimited”, 60 GB 125 GB100 minutes15 days

1 +unlimited data @ 2 Mbps after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (super slow!)

Orange Spain Holiday Passes
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The Orange Holiday Passes are available as eSIM – regular Orange prepaid SIM cards are not available as eSIM.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Orange offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Orange Spain

Orange top-up vouchers are sold in Orange stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

Orange Spain Top-Up Locations

To top up your Orange SIM card, call 1470, say RECARGA (recharge in Spanish), and enter the VoucherCode.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *111# to check your Orange balance.

The first five checks in a month are free. Afterward, it will cost 0.25 EUR/check.

You can also top up and check your balance (for free) on the Mi Orange (España) app (Android/iOS).

Orange Spain Mi Orange App
© Orange Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange Spain

Orange has three data-featured prepaid plans:

Plans – Orange Spain

The Plans, which may not be called plans but have no clear name, are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 1470 to activate Plans:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesValidityActivation Code
9 EURNavega7 GB4.5 GBN/A28 daysGO NAVEGA
10 EURGo Walk10 GB9 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes28 daysGO WALK
15 EURGo Run20 GB10 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes28 daysGO RUN
20 EURGo Fly35 GB17 GB“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes28 daysGO FLY
Orange Spain Plans
Holiday Passes – Orange Spain

The Holiday Passes are combo plans with data and minutes for the Orange Holiday tourist SIM cards.

The following Holiday Passes are available:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/International MinutesValidity
15 EURHoliday Pass 5“Unlimited”, 30 GB 115 GB50 minutes5 days
25 EURHoliday Pass 15“Unlimited”, 60 GB 125 GB100 minutes15 days

1 +unlimited data @ 2 Mbps after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (super slow!)

Alta Bono Add-On – Orange Spain

The Alta Bono Add-On is a data plan with 500 MB for 4 EUR. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

Text ALTA BONO 500 to 1470 to activate Alta Bono.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
4 EUR500 MBUntil plan expiresALTA BONO 500
EU Roaming – Orange Spain

You can use your Orange allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom 1

1 has been removed on the 24th of April 2022 because the United Kingdom left the European Union

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

My Review – Orange Spain

I had the chance to try out Orange (again) in March 2022.

While it is not the largest mobile operator in Spain, it does have crazy-fast 4G/LTE speeds.

Moreover, its (tourist) offerings are competitive and attractive.

It may be my favorite Spanish SIM card 😳.

You can read my Orange Spain review here.

Orange Spain SIM Card Held by Adu from Phone Travel Wiz

APN/Internet Settings – Orange Spain

  • Name: Orange Internet
  • APN: orangeworld
  • Username: orange
  • Password: orange

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Vodafone Spain (Vodafone España)

Vodafone Logo
© Vodafone

Vodafone Spain (Vodafone España), just Vodafone, is the third-largest mobile operator in Spain.

However, it has the best 5G NR network performance.

Vodafone, as a company, is active in Africa (mostly as Vodacom), Asia, Europe, the Middle East & Oceania.

Vodafone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3700 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Vodafone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Vodafone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Vodafone Spain

Vodafone has extensive coverage throughout Spain.

It also has the best 4G/LTE availability.

Below, you have the coverage maps of Vodafone in mainland Spain (on the left (desktop)/top (mobile)) + the Balearic Islands (consisting of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca & Menorca) and in the Canary Islands on the west of Morocco (consisting of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife – on the right (desktop)/bottom (mobile)) produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps of Vodafone of Cueta (south of Gibraltar and north of Morocco (on the left (desktop)/top (mobile)) and of Melilla (north/northeast of Morocco (on the right (desktop)/bottom (mobile)) produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Vodafone Spain

You can get a Vodafone SIM card starting from 10 EUR to 40 EUR (with plans) in Vodafone stores. Vodafone SIM cards are also sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) at inflated prices if you do not pay attention.

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

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It is also possible to get a Vodafone eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, it is unclear if eSIMs are available for prepaid customers too. I will ask Vodafone about this March (2022) when I revisit Spain 🇪🇸😎.

I asked – Vodafone eSIMs are only available to postpaid customers, unfortunately 😔.

Anoter update: Vodafone now does allow prepaid customers to use eSIMs 🥳.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Vodafone offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Vodafone Spain

Vodafone top-up vouchers are sold in Vodafone stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

Vodafone Spain Top-Up Locations

To top up your Vodafone SIM card, call 22132 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *134# to check your Vodafone balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Vodafone (España) app (Android/iOS).

Vodafone Spain Mi Vodafone App
© Vodafone Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Vodafone Spain

Vodafone has two data-featured prepaid plans: Prepago/Prepaid (combo) and Vodafone Pass (social media add-ons).

Prepago (Prepaid) Plans – Vodafone Spain

The Prepago (Prepaid) Plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Prepago can be activated on the Mi Vodafone (España) app:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA Data 1Local MinutesRomania MinutesInternational Minutes 4Validity
10 EURVodafone Prepago S25 GB9 GBUnlimited 2, 3N/AShared with off-net call allowance28 days
15 EURVodafone Prepago M50 GB13 GBUnlimitedUnlimited800 minutes28 days
20 EURVodafone Prepago L100 GB17 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A28 days
30 EURVodafone Prepago XL120 GB25 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A28 days
40 EURVodafone Prepago XXL150 GB35 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A28 days

1 can also be used in the United States
2 to other Vodafone Spain prepaid numbers only
3 +300 off-net minutes
4 to Argentina (fixed), Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile (fixed), China, Colombia, Costa Rica (fixed), Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco (fixed), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan (100 minutes for S plan, 200 minutes for M plan), Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (fixed), Romania, Russia (fixed), Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (200 minutes), the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay (fixed) & Venezuela (fixed)

Vodafone Spain Plans
Vodafone Pass – Vodafone Spain

The Vodafone Passes are data plans for chat, maps, music streaming, social & video streaming apps.

Vodafone Passes can be activated on the Mi Vodafone (España) app:

PricePlanDataValidity
2 EURChat PassUnlimited 128 days
3 EURMaps PassUnlimited 228 days
3 EURMusic PassUnlimited 328 days
3 EURSocial PassUnlimited 428 days
8 EURVideo PassUnlimited 528 days

1 for Blackberry Messenger, IM Line, Kakao Talk, Line, Telegram, Viber, WeChat & WhatsApp
2 for Endomondo, Google Earth, Google Maps, Here, iCoyote, Runtastic, TomTom, TripAdvisor & Waze
3 for Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, SoundCloud, Spotify & Tidal
4 for AdoptaUnTio, Badoo, eDarling, Facebook, Flickr, Grindr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Meetic, Periscope, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Tinder, Tumblr & Twitter
5 for Amazon Video, Clan RTVE, Dailymotion, Filmin, Fox News, Fox Sports, HBO, Movistar TV, Netflix, Orange TV, Rakuten, RTVE Móvil, Twitch, Vevo, Vimeo, Vodafone TV Online, YouTube, YouTube Gaming & YouTube Kids

Vodafone Spain Passes
© Vodafone Spain
EU Roaming – Vodafone Spain

You can use your Vodafone allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

My Review – Vodafone Spain

I had the chance to try out Vodafone (again) in March 2022.

While it may not be the most popular Spanish SIM card at the moment, it does have a grat 5G NR network.

In fact, I managed to get the fastest 5G NR speed until then with Vodafone Spain 😳.

But then I went to Australia and got a download speed of 1000+ Mbps with Optus💀.

You can read my Vodafone Spain review here.

Vodafone Spain SIM Card Held by Adu from Phone Travel Wiz

APN/Internet Settings – Vodafone Spain

  • Name: Vodafone Internet
  • APN: airtelwap.es
  • Username: wap@wap
  • Password: wap125

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Yoigo

Yoigo Spain Logo
© Yoigo

Yoigo is the smallest mobile operator in Spain.

It is also the newest mobile operator in the country, which entered the Spanish market in 2006.

Until this day, Yoigo still has to catch up with its competitors in terms of coverage and speeds.

However, it has always remained the cheapest of the Big Four (Yoigo has only 1 million customers less than Vodafone Spain and about 1.5 million less than Orange Spain).

Yoigo uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Yoigo:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Yoigo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Yoigo

Yoigo has the worst coverage in Spain.

However, it does have cellular reception in most places throughout the country.

Below, you have the coverage maps of Yoigo in mainland Spain + the Balearic Islands (consisting of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca & Menorca) and in the Canary Islands on the west of Morocco (consisting of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Tenerife – on the right produced by Speedtest:

Below are the coverage maps of Yoigo of Cueta (south of Gibraltar and north of Morocco) and of Melilla (north/northeast of Morocco) produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Yoigo's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Yoigo

You can get a Yoigo SIM card for 0.01 EUR in Yoigo stores, but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 9.90 EUR and 35 EUR). Yoigo SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

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It is also possible to get a Yoigo eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, it is unclear if eSIMs are available for prepaid customers too.

I will ask Yoigo about this March (2022) when I revisit Spain 🇪🇸😎.

I asked – Yoigo eSIMs are only available to postpaid customers, unfortunately 😔.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and for physical SIM card.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Note that Yoigo offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Yoigo

Yoigo top-ups are sold in Yoigo stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

To top up your Yoigo SIM card, tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial #111# to check your Yoigo balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Yoigo (My Yoigo) app (Android/iOS).

Yoigo Spain App
© Yoigo

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Yoigo

Yoigo has one data-featured prepaid plan: Tarifas Móvil Prepago (Mobile Prepaid Tariffs). It features data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Tarifas Móvil Prepago can be activated on the Mi Yoigo app:

PriceDataLocal/EU MinutesValidity
9.90 EUR100 MBUnlimited1 month
10 EUR10 GBUnlimited1 month
15 EUR20 GBUnlimited1 month
20 EUR35 GBUnlimited1 month
35 EUR150 GBN/A1 month
Yoigo Spain Plans
EU Roaming – Yoigo

You can use your Yoigo allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Yoigo does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Yoigo

  • Name: yoigo navegador
  • APN: internet

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Digi Mobil Spain (España)

Digi Logo
© Digi Mobil

Digi Mobil (España), just Digi Mobil, is a Movistar Spain MVNO.

Digi Mobile, from Romania, is also active in Italy as an MVNO and in Hungary as a television cable provider.

To learn about Digi Mobil’s frequencies, jump back to Movistar Spain’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Digi Mobil:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Digi Mobil SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Digi Mobil Spain

Digi Mobil is a Movistar Spain MVNO, meaning Digi Mobil uses the Movistar Spain network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Digi Mobil, jump to the Movistar Spain Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Digi Mobil.

SIM Card Price – Digi Mobil Spain

You can get a Digi Mobil SIM card for free from Digi Mobil resellers, but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 10 EUR and 24 EUR). Digi Mobil SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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Digi Mobil has no eSIMs.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Digi Mobil.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digi Mobil

Digi Mobil top-ups are sold by Digi Mobil resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

To top up your Digi Mobil SIM card, dial *100# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *130# to check your MásMóvil balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Cuenta DIGI (My Digi Account) app (Android/iOS).

Digi Mobil Spain Mi Cuenta DIGI App
© Digi Mobil Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digi Mobil Spain

Digi Mobil has three data-featured prepaid plans:

  • Digi Ilimitado/Unlimited (combo)
  • Digi Combo
  • Add-Ons (data)

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Digi Ilimitado (Unlimited) Plans – Digi Mobil Spain

The Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial *100# to activate Digi Ilimitado:

PriceDataEU/EEA DataLocal Minutes 1On-Net SMS 1Validity
3 EUR3 GB2.5 GB100 minutes1000 SMS30 days
7 EUR10 GB6 GBUnlimited1000 SMS30 days
10 EUR20 GB9 GBUnlimited1000 SMS30 days
15 EUR50 GB13 GBUnlimited1000 SMS30 days
20 EUR100 GB17 GBUnlimited1000 SMS30 days

1 also to Digi Mobil numbers in Italy and Romania

Digi Mobil Spain Digi Ilimitado Unlimited Plans
Digi Combo Plans – Digi Mobil Spain

The Digi Combo plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial *100# to activate Digi Combo:

PriceDataEU/EEA DataLocal Minutes 1International MinutesValidity
5 EUR6 GB4.5 GB100 minutesShared with local call allowance30 days
10 EUR20 GB9 GB400 minutesShared with local call allowance30 days
15 EUR50 GB13 GB800 minutesShared with local call allowance30 days
20 EUR100 GB17 GB2000 minutesShared with local call allowance30 days

1 to Andorra (fixed), Argentina (fixed), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia (fixed), Costa Rica (fixed), Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic (fixed), Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar (fixed), Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan (fixed), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Morocco (fixed), the Netherlands, New Zealand (fixed), Norway, Panama (fixed), Paraguay (fixed), Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia (fixed), San Marino (fixed), Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia (fixed), South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland (fixed), Thailand, Turkey (fixed), the United Kingdom, the United States & Venezuela (fixed)

Digi Mobil Spain Digi Combo Plans
Add-Ons – Digi Mobil Spain

The Add-Ons are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

The Add-Ons can be activated by dialing *100#:

PriceDataEU/EEA DataValidity
1 EUR1 GBShared with data allowanceUntil plan expires
3 EUR3 GB2.5 GBUntil plan expires
5 EUR6 GB4.5 GBUntil plan expires
EU Roaming – Digi Mobil Spain

You can use your Digi Mobil allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Digi Mobil Spain

  • Name: Digi Mobil ES
  • APN: internet.digimobil.es

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Lebara Spain (España)

Lebara Logo
© Lebara

Lebara Spain (España), just Lebara, is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO.

Lebara, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various European countries, Australia & Saudi Arabia.

To learn about Lebara’s frequencies, jump back to Yoigo’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lebara:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lebara SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lebara Spain

Lebara is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO, meaning Lebara uses the Yoigo network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lebara, jump to the Yoigo Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Lebara.

SIM Card Price – Lebara Spain

You can get a Lebara SIM card for 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR, or 20 EUR with the same value in credit or with a plan from Lebara resellers, including grocery stores, gas stations & electronic shops.

The following four Lebara starter packs are available:

PriceCredit
5 EUR5 EUR
10 EUR10 EUR
15 EUR15 EUR
20 EUR20 EUR
Lebara Spain Online Top Up

You will also find SIM cards for the same prices with a plan instead of credit (although you can use your starter credit to purchase a plan too).

Dial *123# or text Mi Número to 22333 to see your Lebara phone number.

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Lebara has no eSIMs.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lebara.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lebara Spain

Lebara top-ups are sold by Lebara resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

The following (online) Lebara top-ups are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR
Lebara Spain Top-Ups

To top up your Lebara SIM card, tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# or call 2222 to check your Lebara balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Lebara (My Lebara) app (Android/iOS).

Lebara Spain Mi Lebara App
© Lebara Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lebara Spain

Lebara has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Todo Includio/All Inclusive (combo).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The Todo Includio (All Inclusive) plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 3535 to activate Nacional:

PriceDataEU/EEA DataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1Local SMSValidityActivation Code
5 EUR6 GB2.75 GBUnlimited100 minutes100 SMS28 daysINCLUDIO5
10 EUR20 GB2.75 GBUnlimited500 minutes100 SMS28 daysINCLUDIO10
15 EUR50 GB4.13 GBUnlimited1000 minutes100 SMS28 daysINCLUDIO15
20 EUR100 GB5.51 GBUnlimited2000 minutes100 SMS28 daysINCLUDIO20
30 EUR150 GB8.26 GBUnlimited2000 minutes100 SMS28 daysINCLUDIO30

1 to Argentina (fixed), Australia (fixed), Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil (fixed), Bulgaria, Canada (fixed), Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica (fixed), Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica (fixed), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel (fixed), Italy, Japan (fixed), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco (fixed), the Netherlands, New Zealand (fixed), Norway, Panama (fixed), Paraguay (fixed), Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (fixed), Romania, Russia (fixed), Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (fixed), Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay (fixed) & Venezuela (fixed)

Lebara Spain Todo Includio All Inclusive Plans
EU Roaming – Lebara Spain

You can use your Lebara allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Guadeloupe
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Lebara Spain

  • Name: Lebara ES
  • APN: gprsmov.lebaramobile.es

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Llamaya

Llamaya Spain Logo
© Llamaya

Llamaya is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO.

To learn about Llamaya’s frequencies, jump back to Yoigo’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Llamaya:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Llamaya SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Llamaya

Llamaya is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO, meaning Llamaya uses the Yoigo network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Llamaya, jump to the Yoigo Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Llamaya.

SIM Card Price – Llamaya

You can get a Llamaya SIM card for 0.01 EUR from Llamaya resellers (MásLife), but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 5 EUR and 30 EUR). LLamaya SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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Llamaya has no eSIMs.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Llamaya.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Llamaya

Llamaya top-ups are sold by Llamaya resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

To top up your Llamaya SIM card, call 2376 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *113# to check your Llamaya balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Llamaya – Área de cliente (Llamaya – Client Area) app (Android/iOS).

Llamaya Spain Llamaya - Área de cliente App
© Llamaya

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Llamaya

Llamaya has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Prepago/Prepaid (combo).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The Prepago (Prepaid) plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 2377 to activate Prepago:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
5 EUR3 GB150 minutes 128 daysLLYALTA3GB
6.90 EURN/AUnlimited28 daysLLYALTAHABLA
10 EUR20 GBUnlimited28 daysLLYALTA20GBILIM
15 EUR30 GBUnlimited28 daysLLYALTA30GBILIM
30 EUR120  GBUnlimited28 daysApp only

1 +unlimited on-net minutes

LLamaya Spain Tarifas Móvil Prepago Prepaid Plans
EU Roaming – Llamaya

You can use your Llamaya allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Guadeloupe
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States 1
  • Vatican City

1 while I know the United States is nowhere near the European Union (or EEA), you can still use your allowances over there

As Movistar does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Llamaya

  • Name: Llamaya
  • APN: internet

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Lobster Spain (España)

Lobster Spain Logo
© Lobster Spain

Lobster Spain (España), just Lobster but sometimes referred to as Lobster Mobile, is a Movistar Spain MVNO.

It targets British expats (not a term I like to use), and it provides support in English.

But does that mean tourists cannot get a Lobster SIM card? No (else it would not be included in this guide 😜).

To learn about Lobster’s frequencies, jump back to Movistar Spain’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lobster:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lobster SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lobster Spain

Lobster is a Movistar Spain MVNO, meaning Lobster uses the Movistar Spain network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lobster, jump to the Movistar Spain Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Lobster.

SIM Card Price – Lobster Spain

You can get a Lobster SIM card for free from Lobster resellers, but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 10 EUR and 24 EUR). Lobster SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

Lobster Spain SIM Card
© Lobster Spain

Be aware that Lobster is not as accessible as most MVNOs mentioned in this guide.

For example, you cannot get a Lobster SIM card in Barcelona, in the north of Spain & in the west of Spain.

There is a single store in Madrid, Spain's capital mind you, selling Lobster SIM cards.

So… why did I bother including Lobster in this guide?

Because Lobster SIM cards are available in plenty of stores in the east, south & other touristy places (like Majorca, Palma de Mallorca & Tenerife).

As Lobster targets British expats (not a term I like to use), its resellers are at the locations where the expats are supposed to be (and there are plenty).

But does that mean tourists cannot get a Lobster SIM card? No (else it would not be included in this guide 😜).

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Lobster has no eSIMs.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lobster.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lobster Spain

You can top up your Lobster SIM card on the Lobster Mobile app (Android/iOS) – the same counts for checking your balance (but you can dial *100# too). Top-up vouchers are not sold.

Lobster Spain Lobster Mobile App
© Lobster Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lobster Spain

Lobster has two data-featured prepaid plans: Plans (combo) & Add-On (data).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Plans – Lobster Spain

The Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Plans can be activated on the Lobster Mobile app:

PricePlanDataLocal/International Minutes 1Local/International SMS 1Validity
10 EURJust Spain18 GBUnlimited 2N/A28 days
12 EURSmall18 GBUnlimitedUnlimited28 days
18 EURMedium40 GBUnlimitedUnlimited28 days
24 EURLarge70 GBUnlimitedUnlimited28 days

1 for local use and to Denmark, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom & the United States
2 for local use only

Lobster Spain Plans
Add-On – Lobster Spain

The Add-On is a 1 GB data add-on costing 3 EUR, valid until your plan expires. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

The add-on can be activated on the Lobster Mobile app.

PriceDataValidity
3 EUR1 GBUntil plan expires
EU Roaming – Lobster Spain

You can use your Lobster allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Lobster does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Lobster Spain

  • Name: Lobster Internet
  • APN: lobster

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Lycamobile Spain (España)

Lycamobile Logo New 2021
© Lycamobile

Lycamobile Spain (España), just Lycamobile, is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO.

Lycamobile, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various other European countries, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda & the United States.

To learn about Lycamobile’s frequencies, jump back to Yoigo’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lycamobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lycamobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lycamobile Spain

Lycamobile is a MásMóvil (Yoigo) MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the Yoigo network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the Yoigo Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Lycamobile.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Spain

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for 5 EUR, 10 EUR, 15 EUR, or 20 EUR with the same value in credit or with a plan from Lycamobile resellers, including grocery stores, gas stations & electronic shops.

The following four Lycamobile starter packs are available:

PriceCredit
5 EUR5 EUR
10 EUR10 EUR
15 EUR15 EUR
20 EUR20 EUR
Lycamobile Spain SIM Cards

You will also find SIM cards for the same prices with a plan instead of credit (although you can use your starter credit to purchase a plan too).

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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lycamobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Spain

Lycamobile top-ups are sold by Lycamobile resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

The following (online) Lycamobile top-ups are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 15 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR
Lycamobile Spain Top-Ups

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Lycamobile SIM Card New 2021
© Lycamobile

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *211# or call 321 to check your Lycamobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Mi Lyca – Área de cliente (My Lyca – Client Area) app (Android/iOS).

Lycamobile Spain Mi Lyca - Área de cliente App
© Lycamobile Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Spain

Lycamobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: Nacional (combo) & Combo.

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Nacional Plans – Lycamobile Spain

The Nacional (National) plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 3535 to activate Nacional:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
5 EURIlimitado 5N/AN/AUnlimited100 SMS28 days705
10 EURDaily 101 GB/day (28 GB)0.15 GB/day (4.2 GB)Unlimited100 SMS28 days800
15 EURDaily 202 GB/day (56 GB)0.3 GB/day (8.4 GB)Unlimited100 SMS28 days802
Lycamobile Spain Nacional Plans
Combo Plans – Lycamobile Spain

The Combo plans are, as the name suggests, combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 3535 to activate Combo:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal MinutesInternational MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
5 EURLyca Globe 56 GB2 GBUnlimited100 minutes100 SMS28 days700
10 EURLyca Globe 1020 GB4.1 GBUnlimited500 minutes100 SMS28 days701
15 EURLyca Globe 1550 GB6.1 GBUnlimited1000 minutes100 SMS28 days702
20 EURLyca Globe 20100 GB8.2 GBUnlimited2000 minutes100 SMS28 days703

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Lycamobile Spain Lyca Globe Combo Plans
EU Roaming – Lycamobile Spain

You can use your Lycamobile allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Guadeloupe
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Spain

  • Name: Lycamobile ES
  • APN: data.lycamobile.es
  • Username: lmes
  • Password: plus

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MásMóvil Spain (España)

MásMóvil Spain Logo
© MásMóvil Spain

MásMóvil Spain (España), just MásMóvil and not to be confused with +(Más)Móvil by Cable & Wireless Panama, owns most Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Spain.

But its main mobile brand is Yoigo – and MásMóvil uses the Yoigo network.

To learn about MásMóvil’s frequencies, jump back to Yoigo’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access for some reason).

This is what you will learn about MásMóvil:

* Coverage
* How to Get a MásMóvil SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – MásMóvil Spain

MásMóvil is a Yoigo MVNO, meaning MásMóvil uses the Yoigo network.

Yes, I know MásMóvil owns the Yoigo brand, but Yoigo is still the network name.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with MásMóvil, jump to the Yoigo Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with MásMóvil (although it will be introduced soon).

SIM Card Price – MásMóvil Spain

You can get a MásMóvil SIM card for 0.01 EUR from MásMóvil resellers (MásLife), but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 3 EUR and 20 EUR). MásMóvil SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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MásMóvil has no eSIMs (but it plans on introducing them soon).

Note that the Spanish mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Spain (Guay Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 20 GB/30 days).

Spain Guay Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

While I did not use the Guay Mobile eSIM when I was in Spain recently, but more than 300 Phone Travel Wiz readers have so far, I did use the Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain (and ten other countries) instead.

Or get the Spain eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 10 GB/30 days).

Spain eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Spain eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

While I did not use the Nomad Spain eSIM when I was in Spain recently, I did use the Nomad Europe eSIM in Spain (and seven other countries) instead.

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Spain eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Spain and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days.

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You can read my experience with the Eurolink eSIM in Spain (Barcelona and Spain) or all the 11 countries I tried it in.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM in Spain Review by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Spain eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Spain (including ones not mentioned above).

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Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with MásMóvil.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – MásMóvil Spain

MásMóvil top-ups are sold by MásMóvil resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Spain.

To top up your MásMóvil SIM card, call 2377 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *113# to check your MásMóvil balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MÁSMÓVIL – Área de cliente (MásMóvil – Client Area) app (Android/iOS link is nowhere to be found 🤷🏿‍♂️).

MásMóvil Spain MÁSMÓVIL - Área de cliente App
© MásMóvil Spain

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – MásMóvil Spain

MásMóvil has two data-featured prepaid plans: Prepago/Prepaid (combo) & Add-On (data).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Prepago (Prepaid) Plans – MásMóvil Spain

The Prepago (Prepaid) plans are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 3535 to activate Prepago:

PriceDataLocal MinutesInternational Minutes 1ValidityActivation Code
3 EUR3 GB100 minutesN/A30 daysMM3GB
5 EUR6 GB100 minutes100 minutes30 daysMM6GB
7 EUR15 GBUnlimited100 minutes30 daysMM15GB
10 EUR40 GBUnlimited400 minutes30 daysMM40GB
15 EUR80 GBUnlimited800 minutes30 daysMM80GB
20 EUR120 GBUnlimited2000 minutes30 daysMM120GB

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MásMóvil Spain Plans
Add-On – MásMóvil Spain

The Add-On is a 500 MB data add-on valid for 30 days, costing 3 EUR. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

Text the MMAMPLIA500 to 2373 to activate Add-On:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
3 EUR500 MB30 daysMMAMPLIA500
EU Roaming – MásMóvil Spain

You can use your MásMóvil allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Guadeloupe
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

As MásMóvil does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – MásMóvil Spain

  • Name: Masmovil
  • APN: internet

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Simyo Spain (España)

Simyo Spain Logo
© Simyo Spain

Simyo Spain (España), just Simyo, is an Orange Spain MVNO.

Simyo is also active in the Netherlands.

To learn about Simyo’s frequencies, jump back to Orange Spain’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Simyo:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Simyo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Simyo Spain

Simyo is an Orange Spain MVNO, meaning Simyo uses the Orange Spain network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Simyo, jump to the Orange Spain Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Simyo.

SIM Card Price – Simyo Spain

You can get a Simyo SIM card for free from Simyo resellers, but you always have to purchase it with a plan (between 1 EUR and 20 EUR). Simyo SIM cards are not sold at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN).

If you are flying into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, click on the link above to read about the SIM card options at that airport to save some time.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)