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Old 23.04.2009, 22:54
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French mobile PAYG Internet

Does anyone know whether it is possible to get a French mobile PAYG Internet sim card and USB stick. I am going camping in France in May and need to be in touch of the office for some of the time.

Can I get one mail order before leaving Switzerland?

Any suggestions welcolme.
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Old 23.04.2009, 23:28
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Re: French mobile PAYG Internet

Buy one when you get to France. Easier.
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Re: French mobile PAYG Internet

If I had paid more attention in high school when Mr. Mondamert talked about Le Malentendu, my French would be better and I could help you out by translating this Web site for you:

http://www.orange.fr/bin/frame.cgi?u...OFFRESBOUTIQUE

Click on "Clé 3G+ : internet everywhere" under "les offres mobiles."

They do have a USB stick and an "offre sans engagement" which to me sounds like an offer without a contract.

Click on "decouvrir" for more info.
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Old 24.04.2009, 14:08
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Re: French mobile PAYG Internet

Beware: pre-paid devices (including USB sticks) are usually SIM locked for 2 years after you buy them. That means, if you buy a pre-paid USB stick in France, it will most likely be locked only to be used with SIM cards from that particular French network for the next 2 years.

I'd suggest buying a un-locked USB stick on eBay and then just buy a pre-paid SIM when you get to France.

PS-I have a new unlocked E172 USB stick I'd be willing to sell for 100 CHF (SIM card and airtime not included), if you're interested, PM me
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Re: French mobile PAYG Internet

Orange has the best coverage in France, go to the Carrefour just over the border and buy a sim that comes pre-loaded with €20... dead easy.
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Orange has the best coverage in France, go to the Carrefour just over the border and buy a sim that comes pre-loaded with €20... dead easy.
I guess what I am looking for is a Giga byte limit on a card, but that doesn`t appear to be available. It looks like EU 20 doesn`t last too long, especially when I am looking for a card for a week.
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Re: French mobile PAYG Internet

Can't help on how long it would last, but you're right probably not long at that rate, would googling for inet cafe's work?
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