Forfait mobile : les forfaits Sosh 20 Go et 50 Go en promotion! Is it prepaid? Looks like they have a 50GB data plan for 20 euros? How's the coverage? I'm on my computer now and have been a free mobile customer for 3 years. In short, for Refer to the brochure or online map. There are other MVNOs too, but they don't offer good data rates so far. On the other hand you get your number, before you depart and your card is activated to use your service as soon as you arrive.
Triple-cut mini, micro, nano SIM are available. The bonus of that is that the card will work straight away and has 5 EUR of credit.
If you buy from anywhere else, you will have to send in a copy of your ID and it can take several days to be able to access data. Be warned that Orange Boutiques may be crowded and you can't just grab an item off the shelf and activate it yourself. It may take an hour or more of waiting before you get assistance to set things up.
If you don't know French, it can be a bit daunting as it seems every menu presents options you can purchase. It is definitely over-complicated, just as every French site. To add credit to your SIM, buy one of the classic recharge vouchers " Les recharges classiques " from a tabac shop, magazine shop, or grocery store the big ones like Monoprix, Franprix, etc.
These are common everywhere, including airports and train stations at CDG international terminal, you can buy them at the Relay newspaper stand at the RER-B station. To add credit, dial then find the " recharger " option and enter the digit code. If you plan on going to a boutique to buy a SIM, you can purchase these packs called recharges there too. It's recommended that you load the recharge options page on your phone beforehand so you can show them exactly what you want.
Some stores have employees who are not familiar with the packs or may not even know that data is available for pre-paid so it is helpful to show them the site, particularly if your French is not very good. To obtain your free password you need to dial They offer different recharge schemes that give data for a certain period and validity of the SIM for a longer period:.
Their promotions are not permanent and you'll pay 6 to 10 times as much when they are not on. Furthermore, French recharges can't be seen as top-ups as they are more like packs or plans that start from the moment you have recharged. They are not like value topped up on an prepaid account to be used anytime in the future. It's sold for Orange Holiday is available for purchase on location in France or online with worldwide shipping through other official resellers including Orange USA via Amazon.
If you still got an old active Mobicarte or need a refill for an existing Holiday SIM, they offer now two different recharges Orange Holiday:. This plan is for mobile phones and may or may not work on other devices.
VoiP services will fail to initialize properly. As for VPN, it may or may not work. Supposedly you are to be notified by SMS as soon as it is activated but users have never received this in the 5 years they had their plan.
The safest way to confirm an option is by looking at your account online. Mobicarte SIM card credit expires, if no recharge is applied during this period. After registering your SIM for the first time and topping it up with credits, the SIM number will stay in operation for max. You can check the expiration date online when you create an account, but you will probably also get an SMS stating the expiration date.
Expiration of recharge credits depends on the amount. Topping up further extends existing credit to match the new credit. Also, recharge codes have a time limit before they must be added up to 2 years, read the ticket. The page must be accessed over cellular and not WiFi. Hi I have had this Free mobile offer since it started and have absolutely no problems or complaints with it!! As I have Free as my internet too I pay nothing as long as I keep under the 2 hours of usage a month.
It only takes a minute to sign up. I bought a SIM card for I used my credit card and they didn't take down any of my personal details. Mobile internet in France. Does one need an address in France to get a sim card? Is it possible to buy the Free. DUTR Forumite Connexion via Google, Facebook, Twitter ou Github. GreenLeaf I think I remember the CEO of Free saying that until Apple starts paying there workers fairly and stops using child labor that they will not be providing Apple products.
RollerGirl I have looked through this thread but can't find out any information on the cost of using internet on the Many thanks, in advance Like. TomTom see page 27 onwards for data costs abroad with the Thank you Like. Crossfamily Hi, I had intial problems just with my sim card a new one was sent and I have been with Free now for just on 2 months and could not be happier.
I have travelled to quite a few areas and not had any probs with reception at all. Would have no probs telling you to swap over. MelaNice pennychanteuse, plenty of people have posted quite honestly how their Free experience has gone. Chris Like. I'm also looking into going for the iPhone 4S with Free Mobile, but worried about taking this 'risk' given I haven't heard fab feedback about this network.
Crossfamily Hi, I have a Iphone 4 and it works fine I have had no problems at all. Hope this helps. AlexMCai I have tried free. Thank you for answers! FR , Read your terms of service or download it from the website to find out how to un-suscribe Like. Crossfamily Hi Alex, MelaNice kindly posted just the other day, here is a link.
AlexMCai I had orange before and it worked everywhere with no problem as it uses monaco telecom antennas AlexMCai what is the address of free? AlexMCai i have LeighA We've had nothing but problems with free. ChristopherL In which locality do you experience those issues EmondA?
MelaNice Like. LeighA Thanks for your suggestions, MelaNice. Or, waiting for a call and the line goes straight to VM. Then to check VM there's no service! And we don't receive text messages from abroad which isn't great. Andrea Like. AlexMCai i rather pay more as having 0 service just got a new number from mc telecom Like. CH In addition to EmondA's points: the data plan does not work in certain European countries which is ridiculous.
I think it is too early for anyone to give you practical feedback on this. That is simple enough to ensure you have no surprises building up during your absence from the country. ChristopherL I'll bet you anything you like that you cannot use a non-French bank I already tried. Coelliot 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?