Telephones in Spain
The ICS recommends that all students come to Seville with a working smartphone so that they may communicate easily with the program office, local friends and family in the U.S.
Before departing the U.S. you should compare data plans so that you can have unlimited access to internet services while you are abroad.
Those students who do not acquire a data plan can take advantage of the free wifi that is available at the ICS, in all ICS homestays and in cafés throughout the city.
All students should download the application of “whatsapp” on their smartphones before leaving the U.S. Whatsapp is very widely used in Seville, Europe and many parts of the world to message people.
Through this application you can send text messages as well as photographs, audios and videos to anyone in the world instantly and completely for free as long as you both have internet access.
If needed or preferred, the ICS can provide you with a local cell phone with calling and texting capacity only.
This type of phone has a “pay as you go” rate. At shops, supermarkets and newsstands throughout Seville you can recharge your phone.