Guides to Mobile Phone deals and Internet Plans in France

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Moving to France soon? Just bought a second home in Brittany? Planning to study in Paris or a road trip along the French Riviera? Whatever your reason for going to France, it's a good idea to arrived prepared and aware of how to get a French phone and internet plan that will fit your needs. Follow our guides to find out more.

Guides to phone deals in France

Setting up a Mobile Phone Deal in France

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One of your top priorities, once you arrive in France, is to get yourself a French phone number, which will significantly ease administrative procedures, and will be very certainly cheaper than relying on your current non-French plan - although you might be able to get away with it for a short period of time since roaming charges in Europe have now been scrapped.

More information on how to get a mobile phone in France in our guide.

How to unlock a Mobile Phone to Use in France

You may need to unlock your phone before you can start using a French SIM card while in France.

Find out how and why to unlock your phone to use in France in our guide.

Getting a Prepaid Phone Plans in France

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For lower budgets or people not planning a long term stay in France, an easy and cheap solution can be to invest in a pay-as-you-go plan. Prepaid phones are very handy for short stays, but if you're staying in France for an extended period of time, you are probably better off with a phone plan (forfait).

Our guides explain everything you need to know about using prepaid phones in France, as well as how to get set up with an international SIM card if you have a higher budget and wish to get online on your phone in various countries (if you're planning a trip across Europe and Asia for instance).

How to choose the best mobile phone deals in France?

With so many phone offers on the market, it might feel a little overwhelming and difficult to choose the right cell phone provider and offer in France.

Our guide to mobile phone plan options in France explains the various types of plans available, their advantages and disadvantages, and is full of other helpful tips for choosing the right plan that meets your needs. You can also learn more about unlimited data phone plans in France, and also make sure to check out this page for the current best phone deals in France.

Mobile offers available on 20/06/2024
Offer Included services Price
free
Forfait Série Free 140Go
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  140 Go data 4G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 18 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€10.99/mois for 12 months
Then €19.99/month
Subscribe online
bouygues
Forfait Bouygues 20Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  20 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 20 Go in EU/DOM
  • 12-month contract
€11.99/month
📞 09 77 55 72 27Subscribe online
bouygues
Série spéciale B&You 130 Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  130 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 35 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€11.99/month
Subscribe online
bouygues
Série spéciale B&You 300 Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  300 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 35 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€14.99/month
Subscribe online
sfr
Forfait SFR 20 Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  20 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 20 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€15.99/month
📞 09 77 55 72 27Subscribe online
orange
Forfait Orange 100Go 5G
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  100 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 100 Go in EU/DOM
  • English-speaking customer support
  • No contract
€16.99/mois for 6 months
Then €31.99/month
Subscribe online

Rappel gratuit Orange
orange
Forfait Orange 2h 20Go
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  20 Go data 4G in France
  • 2h calls calls/SMS/MMS
  • 20 Go in EU/DOM
  • English-speaking customer support
  • No contract
€16.99/mois for 6 months
Then €19.99/month
Subscribe online

Rappel gratuit Orange
free
Forfait Free 300 Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  300 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 35 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€19.99/month
Subscribe online
bouygues
Série spéciale 130Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  130 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 50 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€19.99/month
📞 09 77 55 72 27Subscribe online
sfr
Forfait SFR 200 Go 5G
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  200 Go data 5G in France
  • Unlimited  calls/SMS/MMS
  • 100 Go in EU/DOM
  • No contract
€19.99/month
📞 09 77 55 72 27Subscribe online

How to set up a Fixed Telephone Line in France?

If you feel the need to get a fixed-line for your home or second residence in France, follow this guide to learn how to set up your fixed telephone line in France.

Changed your mind about a French plan? Find out how to switch phone operators here, and how to cancel a French phone plan here.

Guides to broadband deals in France

 

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How to choose the best internet provider in France?

Another priority for you when settling in France might be to find an Internet contract in France. French providers will often offer packages including Internet + a fixed telephone line and/or television (these are known as "triple play" offers). This said, if you don't want to get a landline along with your Internet deal, you can also get an Internet contract with no landline deal, too. Find out more about how to get Internet in France.

Fibre internet offers available on 20/06/2024
Offer Included services Price
orange
Série Spéciale Just Livebox
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  Up to 400 Mbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 400 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  12-month contract
  •  English helpline
€19.99/month for 6 months
Then €33.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27

Subscribe online Subscribe online
bouygues
Bbox Fit Fibre
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  Up to 400 Mbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 400 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  12-month contract
€19.99/month for 12 months
Then €32.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27 Subscribe online
orange
Livebox Fibre
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  Up to 500 Mbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 500 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  140 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  12-month contract
  •  English helpline
€24.99/month for 6 months
Then €42.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27

Subscribe online Subscribe online
red
RED Box Fibre
Valid on 06/06/2024
  •  Up to 500 Mbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 500 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  No contract
€24.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27 Subscribe online
sosh
Boîte Sosh Fibre
Valid on 06/06/2024
  •  Up to 300 Mbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 300 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  No contract
€25.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27

Subscribe online Subscribe online
bouygues
Bbox Série limitée Fibre
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  Up to 1 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 700 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  180 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  No contract
€29.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27 Subscribe online
sfr
Box Fibre Starter
Valid on 31/05/2024
  •  Up to 1 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 700 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  160 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed lines
  •  12-month contract
€29.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27 Subscribe online
free
Freebox Pop Fibre
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  Up to 5 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 700 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  230 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  No contract
€29.99/month for 12 months
Then €39.99/month
Subscribe online
free
Freebox Révolution Light Fibre
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  Up to 1 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 600 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  230 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  No contract
€29.99/month
Subscribe online
orange
Livebox Up Fibre
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  Up to 2 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 600 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  140 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  12-month contract
  •  English helpline
€29.99/month for 6 months
Then €51.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27

Subscribe online Subscribe online
bouygues
Bbox Must Fibre
Valid on 17/06/2024
  •  Up to 1 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 700 Mbit/s in up speed
  •  180 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  12-month contract
€34.99/month for 12 months
Then €39.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27 Subscribe online
orange
Livebox Max Fibre
Discount until 21/08/2024
  •  Up to 5 Gbit/s in down speed
  •  Up to 1 Gbit/s in up speed
  •  140 included TV channels
  •  Free calls to fixed + mobile lines
  •  12-month contract
  •  English helpline
€34.99/month for 6 months
Then €57.99/month
📞  +33 9 77 55 72 27

Subscribe online Subscribe online

Getting Internet for a Second Home in France

If you aren't going to be living in France all-year-round and rather only visiting France during holidays, for instance, follow our guide to find the best options to get Internet for a second home in France.

I am not eligible for fibre optic. What are the alternatives?

If you are not eligible for fibre optic, there are different ways to access the Internet.

First, internet providers still sell ADSL services for the moment, even though the copper network is being closed down in France in favour of fibre optic technologies.

Secondly, if there is a good 4G or 5G network coverage in your area, you could be interested in the 4G/5G routers sold by the main operators (Free, Bouygues, Orange, SFR). These routers convert the 4G/5G signal into Wifi. They represent an alternative solution for those who do not have access to traditional technologies.

Thirdly, for homes located in rural areas, a viable solution to get online is via satellite technology, thanks to providers such as Nordnet. Find out everything about this in our guide to satellite Internet in France.

Guides to package offers mobile + internet in France

Choosing a "Quadruple Play" offer enables customers to save money on their monthly bill. All major providers sell bundle deals with internet + fixed line + TV + mobile plan. These packages can be customized to suit your needs and budget and offer customers discounts on mobile plans. With a Bouygues subscription, you can even get discounts on a second mobile deal. Bundle deals also allows you to combine several subscriptions with the same supplier on a single invoice.