Why should they be taken your money and the line. Can you imagine how many such defunct numbers are there as people might have travelled six months and a day after.
Once a number is allocated it should be your and when you want to use to load up the credits.
Ofcourse, it is more expensive to use the UK phone ( though EU is onto it)
THe subject on the forum was not comparisons about the tariffs. Its was about the telphone company helping them selves to your money.
Another way to rip non Spaniards.