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Moving to Madrid
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If you're just moving to Madrid, we have some information and companies we recommend for all your basic needs. Want to know about your utilities for your home or apartment? Look at the sections for Water Supply Companies, Electricity and Gas and Fuel providers.

Need to know the best way to communicate with new friends in Madrid or abroad? Here are the links and recommendations for the Post OfficeTelephones, Mobile Service, Internet Service or Satellite TV.

Madrid also has a wide range of companies for Moving Services or Insurance Providers.

Apps you might want to download to make your life in Madrid easier

Transport apps:
Cabify: Taxi service.
You book your cab in advance or for immediate use, the estimated price appears on screen after you’ve selected the route and you’re directly billed to your credit card or pay-pal account. You may chose your vehicle (normal, luxe, group…).
http://www.cabify.es

Hailo: Taxi service.
You book in advance and the amount is charged to your credit card. 
https://www.hailoapp.com/es/

Respiro Car Sharing: car rental per hour.
Once you’ve registered, you reserve a vehicle several weeks or just a few minutes in advance. Gas and insurance are included in the price. 
http://www.respiromadrid.es

Bluemove Car Sharing:
Car rental per hour.
Same as Respiro.
http://bluemove.es

UBER : connecting private drivers with potential clients.
You select your route and know the fare in advance, usually cheaper than a cab. Great app although very controversial in Madrid at the moment.
https://www.uber.com/cities/madrid

Eysa Mobile : parking meter payments.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you pay for your parking on line. 
https://www.eysamobile.com

Bici Mad : public electrical bicycle rental system.
http://www.bicimad.com

Truecalia : reselling train tickets.
Ideal if you travel alone, you may by unused tickets form other travelers and make great savings.
http://www.truecalia.com

 

Eysa Mobile, an app for Madrid car-drivers

Who's never been short of cash to pay at the parking meter? Or stood in front of the parking meter not remembering the car's registration plate, or whether the car was parked on a green or blue zone... Well, for all of those, Eysa Mobile will be a life-saver.
Just download the app, fill in all required information including registration number and credit card details.
The app gives you a credit that you can recharge any time after it's consumed. Very easy to use, it became one of the most downloaded apps in Madrid in just a few months.
https://www.eysamobile.com