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Cell Phone Rental w/ SIM Card for Spain
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Standard GSM Cell Phone Rental Rates - voice and text only
1-7 days 8-14 days 15-28 days 29-42 days 43-56 days
$49.95 $69.95 $89.95 $109.95 $129.95
*PLUS the price of (1) recharge voucher for initial talk credit ($39.00).
This gives you up to 4 international hours (depending on the number of calls) and unlimited minutes of local calling. See call rates below.
Departure Date? Return Date?

Compare prices with our Phone & SIM purchase packages for Spain.

Deluxe Cell Phone Rental Rates (WiFi-enabled phone)
1-7 days 8-14 days 15-28 days 29-42 days 43-56 days
$69.95 $89.95 $109.95 $129.95 $149.95
*PLUS the price of (1) recharge voucher for initial talk credit ($39.00).
This gives you up to 4 international hours (depending on the number of calls) and unlimited minutes of local calling. See call rates below.
Departure Date? Return Date?

Information and Talk Rates Chart

The Spanish Government now requires passport information be sent to activate your Spanish SIM.

Key Features
  • Local Spanish cell phone number
  • Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere
  • Voicemail
  • Low outgoing rates
  • No contract
Initial Credit

€9.00 Euros
FREE local calls
400 minutes of international calls*

Calls within Spain

Free incoming
Free outgoing
(€0.15/connection per outgoing call)

International Call Rates

Free incoming
€0.01 per min outgoing*
(€0.29/connection per call)

Text / SMS Rates
Free Incoming
€0.28 per message outgoing local and €0.71 international
Data/Internet Rates
€0.30 per 10MB of 3G speed data

*Rates do not include tax charge of 18% which is added to the total cost of each outgoing call

You also get:

  • A Spain pre-paid SIM card and Spanish cell phone number-you'll have the number before you depart!
  • Complete with initial airtime worth 9 Euros-that's up to 400 minutes of international calling (depending on the number of calls made) and over 1 hour of calling within Spain.
  • Unlimited free incoming calls from anywhere in the world
  • Purchase more talk time easily Orange retailers and convenience stores throughout Spain
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges, daily minimum charges, minimum minutes per call charges or credit check
  • From a landline, (NOT from payphones, mobile phones, and majority of hotels) Cellular Abroad can be reached 8am to 8pm EST, 7 days a week with English customer support and recharge services by dialing this number: 00-800-3623-3333. From a cell: (310)862-7100 or email us at

Please visit our Spain Pre-Paid SIM Card page for further information including exact rates.

Our Rental Services
Our Country Specific rental packages include the rental of an unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone and SIM card specific to your destination country. There are two phone rental packages available: The standard rental package features an unlocked Motorola V180 cell phone. Our Deluxe rental package features the BLU Speed WiFi-enabled phone. Both phones are compact and light-weight. Please see below for pricing and details.

Cellular Abroad Rental Service for Spain

Rent a cell phone for your trip to Spain and enjoy the convenience and security of a cell phone while avoiding the high cost of roaming with a US number. Rates are phenomenally low – just €0.08 to call locally, and €0.08 to call back to the U.S. (plus a €0.16 connection fee) - it comes loaded with over $18 of credit, which is 2 1/2 hours of calls locally or up to 4 hrs calling home. Furthermore, all incoming calls are free from everywhere; local or international.

As the service is pay as you go, there are no contracts to sign or bills to pay and you are in complete control of your expenditures. You can even go online and check your call history

As this is a pay as you go service, there are no contracts to sign or bills to pay. GSM service covers 99.15% of the geographic territory in Spain. You can purchase additional talk time locally in Spain or through Cellular Abroad’s toll free, 7 days/week US based top up service.

Important! If your trip to Spain is for over two weeks or you are a frequent overseas traveler, we recommend that you consider purchasing a Spain phone/SIM package. The phone will work in over 200 countries, including the US and Canada. The cost is comparable to a rental and we even offer free ground shipping.

"The phone worked great! We used the phone in Spain for a week with no problems. You probably knew it would - but I get a lot of people that promise me things that don't happen."
KM, Avon MA

About this service

Activating Your Service
You must activate your service before you depart!


  • Orange Spain cell phone number
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number

If you are activating more than one SIM card, please send separate emails.

Once you arrive!
Power on your phone and make or receive calls!

Your initial call credit and any additionally ordered credit has been loaded.

If you purchased a data bundle it is live and ready to go. Make sure your phone's Access Point Name (APN) is set to: OrangeWorld

  • Username: orange
  • Password: orange

iPhone - Settings>Cellular>Cellular Network Data>Access Point Name

Android - Settings>Wireless and Networks>Mobile Settings>Mobile Networks>APN - create new and save

SIM Insertion
The SIM card has been inserted for rental and purchase orders.

If you purchased the SIM card only - Snap out the SIM chip from the SIM card and insert the chip into your GSM Phone with the metal portion facing down as to make contact with the contact prongs.

PIN and PUK codes
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) code prevents unauthorized access to the SIM card in your phone.

If you enter the PIN code incorrectly 3 times in a row, the SIM card will be blocked.

To un-block the SIM card, you will need to enter the PUK (Personal Unlock Key) code.

Please consult your manual for how to disable the PIN-check feature.

Dialing information
Your Spain Cell Number to USA: 001 - area code - phone number

US to Spain Cell Number: 011 - 34 - your Spanish phone number

Your Spain Cell Number to Spain: Direct Dial Spanish phone number

Spain to Your Spain Cell Number: 0 - Your Spanish number (minus the 34 country code)

Checking Your Credit
Dial *111# SEND to display your current credit and remaining data balance

The first five credit checks are free. €0.08 will be billed per check thereafter.

Purchasing More Talk Time
We offer $49 bundles good for 60 minute to Spanish numbers or back to North America and 1.5GB. You can reup this bundle at anytime

We can add bundles directly to your account.

  • Call 001 310-862-7100 from your handset - not Toll Free
  • Call 00-800-3623-3333 from a landline - Toll Free
  • Or email
  • 8am to 4pm PST, M-F

If you wish to purchase call credit locally within Spain, you can find Orange scratch off recharge voucher codes in Spain at gas stations, supermarket call shops, tobacco shops, news agents, VIP stores, Telecor, "el Correo" (post office) or The Phone House.

Dial 242

When you first call 242 you are asked (in Spanish) to select your default language

Press 5 on your keypad to select English.

Confirm your selection with 1

Customer Service
Contact Cellular Abroad

  • 8am to 4pm PST, M - F
  • From your handset 001-310-862-7100
  • Toll-free from a landline 00 800 3623 3333
  • Email

Detailed Rates:
All incoming calls or texts are free from anywhere. Even if you have zero credit you are still able to receive calls.

Rates are per minute.

Domestic Calls

Approx. in $US (Value rounded up)

Calls to Spanish numbers

US$ 0.00 per min
($0.20 connection fee per call only)

Texts to Spanish numbers

US$ 0.35 per message

International Calls

Approx. in $US (Value rounded up)

US, China fixed / mobile

US$ 0.02 per min
(US$ 0.35 connection charge)

Europe fixed / mobile

US$ 0.02 per min
(US$ 0.35 connection charge)

Text (Any Destination)

US$ 0.70 per message

Service Life
Your SIM Card lasts for 12 months from the day of activation. Service is extended another 12 months from the last time call credit is added.

Helpful Tips
  • Would you rather own your phone? This is a better option if your stay is 2 months or longer. Check out our package deals for Spain!
  • Traveling to multiple countries? You may want to consider a Talk Abroad™ rental package.

  • Travelling in a group? You can save big on our dual phone rental package.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $39.00 credit voucher which will start you off with about 400 minutes of calls to North America, or 70 minutes of local calls.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $39.00 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
  • Multi-Country Travel
    You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming National Geographic Talk Abroad™ rental that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)

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