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  • #54456
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    I often see property listings as having telephone, satellite and broadband connected.

    How does this work when purchasing? Does one simply take over the existing contract and everytihng carries on as before? Does the property retain the same telephone number? Or as in the UK a new number is given and everything needs to be re-connected with the appropriate fees?

  • #87400
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    you can normally take over the same number/account.

    or it means that it has been set up with these services. So no setup costs if you buy the property

  • #87403
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    Don’t forget that you maybe more than likely to be responsible for any outstanding debt attached to the line, calls, admin or any other creative cost that they can load onto the service/account.

  • #87405
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    @dragonmate1 wrote:

    I often see property listings as having telephone, satellite and broadband connected.

    How does this work when purchasing? Does one simply take over the existing contract and everytihng carries on as before? Does the property retain the same telephone number? Or as in the UK a new number is given and everything needs to be re-connected with the appropriate fees?

    this is Spain and Telefonica well what can we say about them…..

    its not too straight forward to have the line disconnected, you may find when you move into a place that the line is already connected because it was too much hassle for the previous owners to disconnect – if its a rental place you should just be able to take over the existing line

    If its not connected then there can be a fee of around 100€ to connect it and if there isnt a line at all then the cost will depend on the work involved so best to check with Telefonica, some areas have alternative suppliers but not many

  • #87407
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    In the case of satellite it’s more the availability of the signal in the location and there already being a dish (and probably a receiver). In the case of Sky, this could save you 5-600 euros. You’d have to arrange your own subscription (if you want one) or get an installer to do it for you.

  • #87411
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    Of course it also means they are there!!

    Don’t take telephone lines for granted – they are in limited supply.

    I know of one development where there is only a handful of lines for about 200 hundred houses – so a few have and the rest don’t and if it gets disconnected then someone else can claim the vacant line.

    There’s all types of radio/mobile/sat phones out here but they have limitations and telefonica give you these when they can’t give you a fixed line.

  • #87420
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    And don’t trust that you will be able to get broadband..even if telefonica say you can…the exchange maybe able to, but whether your home can is another matter….say she using dial up!!

  • #87422
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    How true that is. On applying for adsl, they will get you to sign a contract as you need a line with them. Then the technician comes out says sorry mate no more space and you are left with the contract and a line thats pretty much useless.

    Its happened to me! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    You can take over whats int he proeprty just get your lawyer to handle the transfer of it as part of his fees! Make sure you dont have anything outstanding though and thats what most clients do with no severe problems I can remember

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