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Cell Phone Service

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Reston, Virginia
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Cell Phone Service

I am looking at renting a cell phone for visiting Chamonix and am told it would be a Mobiho service on GSM. Does anyone know if this service has reliable coverage in Chamonix and on the surrounding slopes? Or if not, do you have a recommendation for what carrier to look for?

I would hate to rent a cell phone only to discover that service is spotty or non-existent in Chamonix. Thank you.

Destination Expert
for Chamonix
posts: 1,508
reviews: 6
1. Re: Cell Phone Service

I normally get 3 different services in Chamonix SFR , which I use, and 2 others. All have good signal strength.

I doubt there will be an issue as when you see the amount of people using mobile phones on the slopes it must be OK

Solihull, United...
posts: 43
reviews: 11
2. Re: Cell Phone Service

In England I have Orange, and my wife has One to One. Does anyone know if either (or both) of these cover Chamonix area?

Chamonix, France
posts: 112
reviews: 28
3. Re: Cell Phone Service

I use Orange here in Chamonix. It is fine in town and up the mountain.

Bucks, UK
posts: 4,434
reviews: 5
4. Re: Cell Phone Service

Check if your phone is set up for international roaming (they generally are these days). Orange has its won network in France, 1-2-1 will probably have an agreement to piggyback on a French network, so it will work, but it may say Bouygues.fr or similar when the phone switches on, rather than 1-2-1. She'll still be billed by 1-2-1.

5. Re: Cell Phone Service

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