At the time of purchase in the boutique, you will need to provide a passport or driving licence which is a requirement under French law. It takes on average 24 hours to fully update the system with your details and during that time you will not be able to top-up. However at least 2 GB will work as soon as you walk out of the shop and the rest will be added soon. Data feature packages There are three values of recharges for domestic use incl. To obtain a recharge you must again visit the Orange Boutique or some Bureaux de Tabac or Relay and ask for a rechargement for the pochette.
There may be some faffing about whilst they work out amongst themselves exactly what you want, but show them your SIM or documentation with your Orange internet number and they will soon get there. Often they will print out a sheet of paper for you which contains a telephone number for you to ring to activate the top-up and a digit top-up number.
Topping up is also possible online once your new SIM card has been fully registered go to the 'mon espace' section on the orange. This seems to be possible now for at least some non-French credit cards as well. It's also possible to top-up using vouchers for the standard prepaid phone service called Mobicarte.
You can then convert the account balance online to Pochette packages. The Orange site is far from user friendly, so this is not recommended unless you are well versed in French. Top-ups are often available on eBay and may well prove to be a good option for you to save messing about in shops upon arrival. But you will pay a premium for this option in so much as you will be paying extra for the time of the seller to obtain the vouchers etc.
Note, you can also buy pre-activated SIM cards on eBay. However for email, browsing and almost everything else it works just fine. On the other hand, tethering is not restricted and VoIP is allowed. It seems the data SIM card stays valid for one year, vs. Currently it's a Huawei E also called Airbox. This allows you to set up WiFi for multiple devices, i. Cost is Authentication: the blurb inside says you need to provide authentication, i.
If you buy from an Orange boutique, they should activate it for you. If you get it from elsewhere, then you will have to mail off copies of your ID docs. The device is locked to Orange France and won't be of much use elsewhere, unless you get it unlocked, but for less than 1 EUR you will be able to purchase an unlock code on eBay. Recharges In order to top-up by phone, call from a mobile or landline.
Free from Orange lines, a fee may be charged from others. You will be immediately asked by a female voice in French to enter your Orange number. This is the telephone number assigned to your SIM and normally begins with 06 or You will then be presented with two options, the first to top-up by credit card. Ignore this, the second option is to top-up using vouchers. Press 2 on your keypad.
The same voice will ask you for your digit voucher number. Enter that and depending on which service you got connected to, you may have the number read back to you with the option to confirm or try again.
You will then have a confirmation in the same voice but with a triumphant timbre to it. Search Search. Activate in your customer zone. Good to know.
The amount of the option chosen will be deducted from your call credit. Setting and application is required before using the 4G prepaid sim.
Register Choose A Destination Order Sim and advise us your travel date. We will activate the Global roaming sim or the Three Sim just before your arrival.
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