How do you top up a SFR sim card online

Sep 16th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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How do you top up a SFR sim card online

I have a dilema, I had planned on buying a Lebara sim card at the airport today when I landed in Paris...However we had hours of flight delays and no real sleep in 30 hours so we took our shuttle transfer to our apartment in Paris and thought we would purchase one at a tobac shop when we where more functional. Then after a bad flight things didn't turn out as they should at our rental. The apartment has a code to the front desk we were given in advance and a code to the safe that was suppose to contain our signed agreement, information and the key to our room if we arrived late. since the front lobby is unmanned on Sundays after noon....and we were much later than this, Everything was as should be except the key to the room was missing from the envelope. We had a number to call for emergencies however the front desk did not have a courtesy phone to use and we had not yet purchased a sim here we were walking around Paris exhausted on a Sunday with limited shops open looking for a Sim card...lets just say we took what we can get and I know we overpaid so please no comments on this. The only card we could find was a SFR and the store operator spoke limited English but was very kind and activated it for us, so the good news was I made a call to the landlord he let us in the apartment. So my questions is thIs...does anyone know how to register the card online so I can add minutes? I have been doing google translate and trying to figure out but I am completely lost and exhausted and since I paid 25 euros for a sim with 5 euros I just don't want to go through the process of getting a new card and number once I run out of minutes on this card. All help is appreciated and I am sorry in advance for the many typos and runon sentences and other errors contained in this post.
klieghj is offline  
Sep 16th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I just don't want to go through the process of getting a new card and number once I run out of minutes on this card

However, that´s exactly what I would do. The Lebara SIM is typically 10€ with 7.50€ talk credit. In spite of the problems you have had, you´ll probably save money overall picking up a new Lebara SIM.

But either way, you should easily be able to top off any SIM as almost any tabac or magazine store (or any SFR boutique in the case of an SFR SIM) call sell you a ticket with a special code set that allows you to top off the phone. Simply call the recharge number (it´s 2323 with Lebara) and enter the code.

One of the advantages (probably the only advantage) of paying all of that money to SFR is that there are a number of company boutiques that can help you.
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Sep 17th, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Sarastro -- Good advice -- once this one runs out I plan to purchase a Lebara SIM.
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Sep 17th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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In Spain, not sure if this applies to Paris, but you can even top up cards at supermarkets and gas stations, Everyone is in on the deal anymore! They will ask you for the number and company and you will receive an SMS with the new amount OR sell you the minutes and give you a receipt with a PIN that you enter to activate the numbers you just bought onto your phone.
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