Callback blocked in France???

Mar 28th, 2007, 03:35 PM
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Callback blocked in France???

I thought I had it all figured out for my trip to France next month. I'm borrowing a Siemens A70 with a French SIM card (SNF) and I was planning on signing up with a Callback Service, (Callback world, Kallback, Telestial etc). I was about to post a question as to which one of these, or others are best. Now I'm not so sure.

I've recently seen a few posts that claim that Callbacks are a problem in France, specifically with SNF, as they may be blocking the service.

Any ideas???

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Mar 29th, 2007, 06:30 AM
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Oops, I mean SFR.
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Mar 29th, 2007, 07:05 AM
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It blows hot and cold....I've had trouble there with SFR and other times I haven't. This past January I didn't but then again I was on Orange FR and not SFR.

Actually, though, callbackworld is pretty expensive to France something like 42/minute....callbackworld works real well with United Mobile, the international card where it's only 14/minute to call the USA. Also with United Mobile you can choose your roaming partner in France if SFR is pulling this garbage.

Alternatively, you can get a calling card say from gives you a local number to call in France and pay domestic French rates for the trigger call and then bizon's rate which I believe is 5/minute to call the uSA however.....

Some mobile providers in Europe block access to these numbers...I know Orange UK blocked access to the UK local number while I was in London last August...I don't know if SFR pulls this garbage or not.
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Mar 29th, 2007, 08:26 AM
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We could not call the France Telecom International CC number, or their "within" France CC number with our SFR SIM Card.

If you are borrowing a France SIM card, make sure it has not expired yet. If you don't "recharge" the calling plan within 6 months of the last expiration (15 days to 120 days depending on which plan your friend last purchased), the SIM will expire & they will give the phone number to someone else.

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Mar 29th, 2007, 09:10 AM
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Actually the reason he's letting me borrow it is so the card will not expire. He returned from France last month.

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