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Guides to Mobile Phone and Internet Plans in France
Getting connected and being able to communicate is important when you move to any new country, and France is no different. Our guides explain how to set up Internet and phone service when you move in France.
Guide to French Mobile Phones
Getting a French phone number is one of the first things you will need to do when you arrive to France. Learn how to get a mobile phone in France in our guide.
Unlocking Your Mobile Phone to Use in France
French cell phones, like the rest of Europe, operate on the GSM cellular network. Whether you are just visiting France or settling in the country, unlocking your phone so that you can use it in France with a French SIM card is a handy and cost-efficient means of of communication.
Find out how and why to unlock your phone to use in France in our guide.
Guide to French Prepaid Phones
If you don't have a phone that you can use in France, you may find it worthwhile purchasing a cheap, pay-as-you-go phone that you can use in the country. Prepaid phones can be invaluable 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 guide explains everything you need to know about using prepaid phones in France.
Guide to French Mobile Phone Plans
So you've decided to sign up for a French mobile phone plan. But which type of plan, and which supplier should you choose? 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.
Installing a Fixed Telephone Line
While no longer a necessity for many people, having a fixed telephone line can be useful if you live in France. Our guide explains how to set up your fixed telephone line in France.
Setting Up Internet Service in France
If you are moving to a new home in France, it's very likely that you will want to set up Internet service. Several telecommunications providers in France offer Internet packages that typically include Internet + a fixed telephone line and/or television. Find out what you need to do to get online in France.
No, we're not talking about a new crafting trend! While the French telecommunications is open to competition, some areas remain under historic operator Orange (formerly France Telecom)'s control. Learn about this particularity to the French telecommunications sector and how it affects your phone and Internet options in our guide to dégroupage.
Internet Offers in Zones Non-Dégroupées
Your options for Internet and phone are limited if you live in a zone non dégroupée. Our guide to options in zones non degroupee explains available plans and providers for Internet and telephones.
Guide to Internet for a Second/Holiday Home in France
Find out what your best options are for Internet when you have a holiday or second home in France.
Guide to Satellite Internet in France
Satellite Internet may be your best option if you live in a rural area in France. Learn more about it and how much it costs in our guide to satellite internet in France.