/ What's the best way to access mobile internet in France?
I'm heading to France for a month would like mobile access to the internet. In Italy, I've previously used a pre-loaded mobile data sim purchased for 20 euros, which worked well. However, I'm struggling to find a similar deal for France. Best option i've found so far is a mobile sim which costs £6.99 for 30 days but £1.99 per MB of data, which could prove costly!
Any recommendations of other options would be much appreciated.
EE sent me a text the other day for an offer with my UK phone that allows up to 20mb per day for £2 per day
Depending on how often you want to access the internet, fee wifi at Macdonalds (and other such places) could be an option
If i were you i'd check the t&c's carefully before getting any French SIM.
Admittedly it was a few years ago, but last time i got one i was not aware that from the day you activate the SIM you got x number of days to send the provider a copy of your passport and proof of address (french) otherwise it'll get de-activated.
It may have changed now though.
No, that was still be the case last week ;-)
It was 15 days, although was able to register by emailing them the info plus a photo of passport, so not too contorted.
I used these guys - deals seem to have changed a bit in the last month or two as they've expanded beyond France, but might be something there? They were easy to deal with - a couple of hitches (email with SIM PIN didn't arrive automatically, iPad set itself up with wrong APN settings - there's now a note about needing to write them down) but both were fixed quickly with an email to their customer service.
Oops, meant to say that it seemed fine to provide a UK address, rather than a French address.
> i was not aware that from the day you activate the SIM you got x number of days to send the provider a copy of your passport and proof of address (french) otherwise it'll get de-activated.
> It may have changed now though.
What a faff. Thanks for the advance notice!
Great! Thanks for the advice regarding registration too.
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