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SIM Card for France

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SIM Card for France

It sounds like getting a France SIM card from France is cheaper than getting it from a company like telestial.

Question is: i can have a friend get one for me in May however I won't actually use it until mid June/July. I'm assuming it will work since i won't activate it until i'm there & nothing expires. what is the highest capacity (minutes) sim card i should get? Thanks

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11. Re: SIM Card for France

According to the site you posted


i should get one of the following:

Virgin Mobile (3+6 months validity)

Tele2 (31 days/6 months)

NRJ Mobile(6 months)

Breizh Mobile (2+8months)

I'm thinking I should compare their rates. But ALL incoming calls (while in France) are free.

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12. Re: SIM Card for France

What is the french name for the SIM card so I can tell my friend exactly what i need? And the recharge cards are "mobicarte"?


Toronto, Ontario
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13. Re: SIM Card for France

I have found this site:


It says that you can rent a free SIM card at CDG Terminal 2A.

Has anyone tried it?

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14. Re: SIM Card for France

I had a very bad experience renting SIM card with Fonquest at the CDG airport. They charged you 800 Euro up front for deposit without letting you know. It was in the fne print on the back on the contract. Then they charge you questionable phone charges without detail billing to substantiate the charges.

I've search the Paris forum and found out that many people have similar problems with this company. So be careful! Don't fall into their trap!

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15. Re: SIM Card for France

Acually, the GSM number pertains to the SIM card, not the handset. Just remember that buying a SIM card in France will need you leaving a copy of your passport to the reseller : it's for identification purposes.

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