Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27.10.2017, 20:41
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: France
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chasestatus has no particular reputation at present
SIM card for frontaliers

Hi All

This is my first post on here; we arrived yesterday and are still finding our feet.

We actually live in Annecy, just over the border, but will be spending a lot of time in Geneva. We are hoping to find a good phone operator that will provide a flexible SIM card, i.e. a French card I can use to call Swiss numbers, without charging the earth for the privilege.

Might there be any frontaliers out there that can advise on this?

Thanks a lot!

dg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28.10.2017, 09:45
FrankZappa's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: France, near Geneva
Posts: 840
Groaned at 8 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 2,655 Times in 690 Posts
FrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: SIM card for frontaliers

Welcome to the forum!

I use B&You from Bouyges, which is fine for me, but I'm not a big phone user ... You might like to consider the double SIM option (Google "double SIM frontalier"). Then you can go low cost in both countries. The nice ones switch automatically as you cross the border, so you're never roaming.

PS I live close to Annecy too, so PM me if you have any specific questions.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FrankZappa for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 28.10.2017, 19:09
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: France
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chasestatus has no particular reputation at present
Re: SIM card for frontaliers

Thanks very much for the 'double SIM' tip. I am looking into this now, although a lot of the info is of course in French. My wife is French so she will help look into the details.

Concurrently I have found an interesting app called Toolani, which effectively treats all international calls as local french calls. We have already bought a French SIM so, as long as we make the call to Suisse through the app, it will be priced as a local call.

It seems a bit too good to be true at this stage, and I will update the forum if there are indeed any hidden fees (for example I still don't know how much it will cost me to RECEIVE calls in France from Suisse).

Good to chat - I look forward to discovering more on here.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11.11.2017, 14:24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Geneva
Posts: 52
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
hoblos has no particular reputation at present
Re: SIM card for frontaliers

my 20 euros a month unlimited 4G (100 GB) with Free.fr works in France and in Geneva. Try that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
france, frontalier, mobile phone, roaming, sim




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SIM card for Italy? avonlea General off-topic 0 27.06.2016 13:44
There are frontaliers and ... frontaliers... Odile Swiss politics/news 34 21.08.2015 19:51
settings for yallo sim card I7210I TV/internet/telephone 0 16.07.2015 13:56
SIM card for Blackberry intern TV/internet/telephone 2 22.03.2011 08:20


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0