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. If topping up with one of the data packages above, the validity is extended by 12 month counted from the end of the validity of the package.
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. 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. The process should take about 30 seconds from start to finish. The top-up should then be applied to your SIM and you will be ready to go. You will automatically have a personal account called Espace client on the orange. For your first visit click on " identifiez-vous" on the top right corner of their site.
Once done, you can edit your personal information, email address etc. You can even set up an Orange France email address if you like. It's important to note that you can't top-up online using most credit cards that are not registered in France. But you can buy top-ups in the boutique using foreign credit cards.
From all allowances can be used for roaming in the EU too at domestic French rates under the Roam like at home provision. Their prepaid SIM is simply called la Carte. The start-up price is officially 9. There is also a starter called la Carte Connect which may be harder to find. When you buy it in their shops, let them activate it there showing your photo ID. Bought online or at other shops, you can activate it on their website or by calling for free in French only. They can be bought online too, but you need at least an European credit card with a chip for payment.
Send the digit recharge code as an SMS message to and activate it immediately. These Recharges Internet are also available as Pass Internet. Thus it can be debited from your general balance and activated by texting the activation code to Tethering and modem use is now allowed. No international roaming. The classic line doesn't include data.
So it's not mentioned any further. This means that unless you pay the high price for the tourist plan, data roaming is not available even in the EU.
For lower prices with EU roaming, look elsewhere. Their prepaid line is available in their stores store locator with 12 months validity after the last top-up. The bonus credit can be used for international calling. When topped up after the validity of the old package has expired, the new top-up will be effective right away giving more validity.
All of their other options are not accessible to foreigners without a French bank card or account. Tethering is allowed on this offer. Also, unlike the XL cards, this SIM is sold ready to use at third-party stores in airports or ordered online for delivery worldwide, but you have to verify your ID within 30 days of first use or else the SIM shuts off after. All international roaming has been blocked on their prepaid offers except for the Vacation SIM. Mobile phone plans are discounted when you purchase an Internet plan with Free.
As of , Free Mobile has 6 main offers for Internet, know as its Freebox :. The Free internet boxes require a one-year contract where you pay a reduced tariff during the first year, after which the price increases , except for the Delta and Delta S boxes which don't come with a commitment. It comes with the following:. The Crystal Freebox package comes with Internet and a fixed telephone line and includes:.
As far as tariffs go, prices vary from one box to another and depend on how long you have been subscribed. Participez aux discussions Recevez des notifications. OK En savoir plus. Toggle Navigation Menu. Promotion : jusqu'au 15 juillet J'en profite.
Or my favorite, if I need to call in about my Freebox, I call with my cell and then I do not have to pay for the call!!
My Solution: check voice mail more often the call is dropped Why: I don't really know why, but this rarely happens and this happened with bouygtel as well.
So when you try to make a call if there is a high demand at that moment we Free people get but to the back of the line, but again I had this problem with bouygtel but maybe a little more often now.
I hope this helps. Thanks for your suggestions, MelaNice. We're in Nice. As for "fighting the power" other companies have already dropped their rates. In addition to EmondA's points: the data plan does not work in certain European countries which is ridiculous. Then however I get stuck with a screen that says 'SIM verrou'? I have checked on my account page on the Free site and it shows that all should be well and the account active.
How do I get thru this screen? The phone was originally purchased on a 'pay as you go' SFR plan - is this where the problem is? Do you need to buy a new phone to use with the Free SIM? Cheers all! Looks like your phone is SIM locked. There is a great place halfway down the Boulevard Carnot in Cannes on the right as you head toward the town who will unlock it for between 15 and 30 Euros depending on the brand. I still have a couple of questions: 1 I take it the SIM card will work in an unlocked MIFI router and sharing the connection shouldn't be an issue as long as you stay within the 3GB download limit?
Presumably using their hotspots have no impact on your 3GB data allowance? Has anyone cancelled yet and is it straightforward to stop the direct debit payments?
Many people have asked for such a solution. As a Freenaute, you already get WiFi hotspot codes. I don't know how you receive similar codes if you are a SIM-only customer.
Maybe you don't? I would share exactly the same presumption. ChristopherL, thanks for the reply. I've already jumped the gun on the Mifi router by purchasing one locally I'm not in France yet. I will try and setup a direct debit to my account at home - at least I can deal with my local bank in English rather than struggle with our French bank when it comes to cancelling. I'll bet you anything you like that you cannot use a non-French bank I already tried.
The reason is that Free is very heavily automated and their systems expect the bank details in strict RIB format. You are right, it's national bank account numbers only they don't accept an IBAN number with a country prefix. I just have to wait and see what the next steps are when the SIM arrives in post.
Hey guys, I'm moving to France for a year in a couple months and I think I'm going to bring my Galaxy S2 over and sign up with Free Mobile, my question is, can I sign up for the sim now so I have it when I get there or do I need to wait till I'm in France to sign up for this service?
I'd call but my French isn't the best and long distance charges would kill me. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance. Hi, you can sign up for it before you leave for France.
I ordered mine on 15th June, got billed for it on the 18th, and it was marked shipped the next day but still no sign of it, I'm starting to get a little worried its gone missing in the post. Much better to do this online than calling - it is all very straightforward. Hi, does anybody have an email contact for Free. My sim card never arrived and my French is definitely not up to a technical conversation.
As far as I am aware there isn't a direct contact email address,take a look at these links and see if you can find a solution. Looking at the dates you mention I would suggest maybe waiting another week or so,failing that I reckon a possible way forward would be a telephone call to the number by someone who could explain the situation.
Hi all, I've been with free for 6 months and have never been able to receive SMS from overseas. Does everyone else have this problem? Ive contacted free a few times and they have not been able to offer me any solutions.. They can't call me from abroad either. I haven't as yet attempted talking to Free yet but have been summoning up courage to call the support because techy stuff in french isn't exactly my forte.
Very disheartening to hear that Free can't rectify it for you. What to do. Any ideas anyone please? I have had my Free sim card I don't want to be caught out again. I had a mobicard for years and never had any trouble. Hi, I have the same problem. Mine lost service after a week in the uk, don't know if this is normal Came back as soon as we hit Calais. Discussions General Free Mobile Recent Discussions. Free Mobile Umbrella Company in France for IT contractors and freelancers.
If you are concerned about setting up as self-employed in France, there is an easy alternative. ChristopherL It's a great offer. LeighA My boyfriend signed up with Free this morning. Abroad to abroad calls are 2. Incoming calls when abroad are 0. Drumcondra Hi. To keep your existing phone number you need a RIO which you can get from your old operator.
Ras The biggest crime of the other mobile operators in France, in my opinion, is the expiration of pre-pay credit, and the expiration of the line. Ras I meant the mobile cellular data. Thanks Like. ChristopherL Free are very easy to find. Their mobile deal is explained here ;. ChristopherL Free are using Orange infrastructure so your experience with Orange should prevail. MelaNice I would also be interested in hearing if anyone has completed the process and what that experience was like.
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