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The primary telephone service provider in Catalunya is Telefónica. To have your service connected or disconnected, you will have to visit the local office or alternately, you can contact the company via their website at http://www.telefonicainenglish.com.

The company also has an English-language call service that is open for inquiries between 10:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday. The number to call is 902 118 247.

You should be aware that while telephone services in Catalunya, as well as the rest of the country, are of reasonably good quality, it could take a very long time for you to get your telephone service connected due to the long waiting list in most neighborhoods. Even if the property owner claims that there is an existing telephone line in the house that you are considering buying or renting, it may not be activated at present, and activating it may take a long time because of overloading of the current telephone networks in the area.

If they say 10 - 15 days, give it a month and then call back. Some people have been waiting up to three years to get their connection, with no apparent reason.

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