6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2012 7:40 AM by tyler93023
tyler93023 Level 1 (0 points)

I'll be in Fuengirola, Spain soon for a full month.  I will only, at best, have a USB internet stick for my Air.    Which means no wifi for our 1st gen iPad (no 3G) and our phones.  


I do have an unlocked iPhone 3GS that I successfully used in Austria as a Personal Hotspot with a sim from "3".


The providers listed on the Apple site are Movistar, Orange and Vodaphone.  



I can't tell from their sites if I can get a no-contract Data Sim with Personal Hotspot.   Anyone have any details on what the carriers offer, and what my options might be?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1
  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,268 points)

    In order to use the personal hotspot option, you must be using a supported carrier. The carrier must support that feature. You must subscribe to a data plan that permits tethering. And, last, but not least, the carrier must have your account properly provisioned for an iPhone.

  • tyler93023 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi KiltedTim -


    Thank you kindly for your reply.


    Yes, I understand all this.  My questions is specifically asking about which carriers in Spain support and allow these features.   And I need to do this without contract, because I will only be in Spain for one month.


    Cheers, Tyler

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,268 points)

    Movistar, Orange, and Vodafone all support the feature. Whether they support or will permit its use on a no-contract SIM is something you will have to ask them.

  • tyler93023 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi KiltedTim -


    OK that helps - they all support the feature, which I see on the Apple page I have already linked to.  


    And I realize I may have to "ask" these carriers, but I can't tell from their websites (Google translated).   I am hoping someone in this community has direct knowledge of this question.  Thanks.

  • wegras Level 6 (15,065 points)

    Look at their web sites if you do not speak Spanish there may be a

    language switch


    in fact if you have google enabled I had the option to translate the vodafone site to English

  • tyler93023 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Peter - Thanks for the reply.  I have been through all three carrier sites, and have not definitively found an answer to my question.   I've been traveling for nine months now through ten countries, and I know that sometimes it just takes someone on the ground who speaks the language to help out on a question.   So in this case, after three hours of searching sites and forums online, I was hoping someone from the Apple community has specific knowledge of my question. Cheers, Tyler