Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (
-   Europe (
-   -   Cell Phones in France (

buyfromme Mar 26th, 2005 02:51 PM

Cell Phones in France
We're spending a month in France in May. I'm seeing lots of "deals" on-line to lease before we leave. Should we wait until we get to France. Will we get a better price?
Thanks for any help on this.

ira Mar 26th, 2005 03:46 PM

Hi buy,

You have 3 responses to your first question.

If you click on your name, you will find both of your posts.

crepes_a_go_go Mar 26th, 2005 05:55 PM

I spent six weeks in France last spring and I bought a cellphone there when I arrived. I bought one at Orange for 89€. Incoming calls are free and for your outgoing, you buy a mobicarte for however much money you want to spend. The bigger card you buy, the less per minute the cost. I generally put about 30€ per recharge on my mobicarte. Best money I ever spent - wish I had bought one the very first time I went to France five years ago.

ezlivin Mar 26th, 2005 09:24 PM

Over the last 5 years, we've been using a tri-band Siemens that our local Cingular wireless threw in with our plan subscription. I had them provide me the "unlock" code and my wife and I use the phone on travels to Europe and Asia with pre-paid local SIM cards. I would have gladly bought a phone on EBay back then, knowing that having your own phone would be so handy for travelling.

orval Mar 27th, 2005 08:26 PM

What three frequency bands does your phone have?

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:02 AM.