The Various Modes of Communication in Spain

It is a well known fact that languages are what make the world go around. Yet, it is still a mystery today, why hundreds and thousands of people around the world speak various languages, and Spain is no exception to the rule. The country has four ‘official’ languages besides Spanish, and they are: Catalan, Valencian, Castilian and Gallegos. Every one of these languages is unique within itself with different pronunciation, grammar and spellings. However, Castilian is actually the standard bearer for the Spanish language. And Valencian is a native language, known as the same Catalan mentioned above. Gallegos (also known as Galician), on the other hand, is a Romance language spoken by about 3 million people in Galicia, in the north-west corner of Spain.

Spain’s communication extends unto its Postal Service, which covers over 6,000 offices all over the country, including small villages, railway stations, ports and airports. Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao are the primary offices in Spain; then, there are 24 hour services to be found in international airports. The postal services offered in Spain are broad and are very necessary for Spain to remain a competitive entity worldwide Radio Spain.

Surfmusic is a website with enough live radio stations to impress the average American. Radio stations boast over 17 million listeners in Spain and are rapidly growing each and every day. It is safe to say that the Spanish people in Spain love their music (from pop to hip hop) and have every intention on sustaining its listening audience for years to come.

Spain, in addition, has a public telephone service that is either coin or card operated. The cards can be purchased in post offices and tobacco stores. Phone cards are the most convenient and cheapest method of communicating in Spain through the public telephone service; especially, after 6 p.m. The international calls are suitable as well, there are several calling card companies to choose from that operate using pre-paid cards, with cheap rates between midnight and 8 a.m., and the reduce rates apply all day on the weekends.

Broadband has found its way into areas of the Costa Blanca and Spain. WiMax broadband has made it so that no landlines are necessary because it connects to nearly all remote areas wirelessly. WiMax is the Comcast of Spain, for it provides internet access at fast speeds, cable and satellite TV connections, and can also be used for either free telephone calls; therefore, Spain’s communication channels are alive and well for many years to come.

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