The competition has triggered the offers of the big telecos, with low cost proposals from classic operators and also from virtual ones. The basic offers, with internet, landline and mobile with data from five gigabytes per month start at 29 euros per month. The rates, obtained with the help of the OCU comparator, are final, not specific offers during a specific period of time that, once the term has passed, raise costs.
These proposals do not take into account the counter offers made by telecoms to avoid portability or cancellations. Vodafone has even institutionalized the continuity of the offers obtained after a retention. Days before the end of the period of permanence linked to that price, the teleco offers the client, directly on the internet, to continue with essentially the same price and the same services for another period of time, in exchange for signing the corresponding portability.
Several Movistar clients explain to this newspaper that, after contracting an offer for portability to Movistar, they offered them, for six months a price of 55 euros per month with television – football included -, two mobile lines with 20 gigabytes of data and 1,000 mega speed have been renewing the rate when contacting customer service.
That price, absolutely out of the market, has a handicap. From customer service, and to avoid having to make a portability attempt to keep the offer, they proposed to change the landline number and also the installation. The price compensates them, for the moment, the transfer of technicians every six months compensates them. For a similar package, the usual price exceeds 100 euros per month.
Apart from these formulas outside the window, the OCU rate comparator reveals 82 offers that start at any speed on the internet, a landline with unlimited calls to other landlines, as well as at least five gigabytes of internet on the mobile . These are the nine cheapest proposals, although not all are available in all Spanish regions. Installation is always free.
It offers for 29 euros per month for fiber at 50 megabytes (megabytes), mobile with 5 gigabytes (gigabytes) of data and unlimited calls. In the landline, it offers unlimited calls to other landlines and 60 minutes to mobiles. The coverage is from Orange. The rate is valid for 12 months and, in the event of non-compliance, a maximum of 150 euros will be paid. If the gigs included in the mobile are consumed, it will not be possible to continue browsing, unless a specific bonus with extra data is contracted.
The second brand of Movistar gives a price of 30 euros per month in fixed telephony, flat rate to landlines and mobiles, internet of 100 megabytes and coverage, of course, from Movistar. Mobile calls are unlimited, with data of 10 gigs.
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This virtual mobile operator, which uses the Vodafone network, charges 31.8 euros per month for a fixed-rate telephone service to landlines and mobiles, 100 megabytes on the internet, unlimited calls on the mobile and five-gigabyte data. The rate has a permanence of 12 months and, if the mobile phones included are used, it will not be possible to continue browsing, unless a bonus with extra data is contracted.
The fourth Spanish operator offers 100 megabytes fiber for 39.99 euros per month, a landline with unlimited calls to other landlines, a mobile phone with 25 gigabytes and calls also without restrictions. Without going up in price, it also provides an additional mobile line with three gigabytes and unlimited calls. The stay is three months and the coverage is Orange.
The Romanian operator charges 33 euros per month for the fiber package at 300 megabytes, landline with unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles and 500 minutes to international destinations, with unlimited calls also on mobile phones and eight gigabytes of data. The permanence is three months and the coverage, from Movistar.
The OCU comparator shows a rate of 40.99 euros per month (the first nine months the monthly fee will be 15.5 euros), fixed service with flat rate to landlines and mobiles, internet of 300 megabytes, and mobile also with flat rate and 12 gigs. Includes an additional mobile line with 500 megabytes. The stay is 12 months.
They are 39.95 euros per month for a flat rate for fixed telephony to landlines and mobiles, 300 megabytes of fiber, a flat rate for mobile calls and 25 gigabytes of data. The coverage is from Orange. The rate is valid for 12 months and if the included gigs are consumed, it will not be possible to continue browsing, unless a bonus with extra data is contracted.
For 40.9 euros, it offers a fixed-rate telephone service to landlines and 1,000 minutes to mobiles, 100-megabyte fiber, mobile with unlimited calls and 10 gigs of data. The rate is valid for 12 months.
The price is 45.5 euros per month with a fixed service with a flat rate to landlines and 60 minutes to mobiles, 300 mega fiber and mobile with unlimited calls and 10 gigs of data. The coverage is from Orange.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.