Ask any local in Paris what Bouygues Telecom is and they'll not only answer you correctly, but some of them might even have a SIM card from the company. Bouygues Telecom is the third-largest telecommunications company in all of France, making it a popular option to get a new phone plan whilst you're in Paris. One of the best parts about what they offer is that their reach actually goes beyond France. You'd still be able to use your SIM card within the whole of the European Union. So whichever neighboring European country to go to next, you won't need to switch your SIM card to that of a local one.
Oh if only the name of this telecommunications company applies to that of the price of their SIM cards. Oh well, business is business and that applies to Free too! Though the company is fairly new in the telecommunications game, it has already garnered massive popularity. This is probably because of two things. One is that most of their packages are affordable, the most common of which is a €20-a-month postpaid deal with unlimited calls, texts, and internet data. Not bad, right? The second is that it's very easy to get a SIM card yourself because the company has countless vending machines for it throughout the French capital.
Perhaps one of the best things about LeFrenchMobile is that it operates just as well online as it does in their offices in Paris. This means that even before you get to France, you could already buy the SIM card that you'll be using here. And honestly, this is a lot easier for you in the long run. Imagine if you have to purchase the SIM card in the destination already? You'd have to line up, wait your turn, and you would have missed either half a day or a whole day of your trip. You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?
Similarly to Free, O2 also operates within the entire European Union. Actually, the company even prides itself on being one of the biggest telecommunications operators in Europe. So whichever deal or package you get, you'll be able to use it anywhere in the continent. And that just makes everything easier and hassle-free. But with such scope, expect it to have some shortcomings. for instance, the internet data they offer aren't as big as the ones offered by local French companies. This most likely means that you might have to pay more and more often than you probably realized.
Orange is, without a doubt, the biggest telecommunications company in France. Many people have likened it to Verizon in the US in terms of popularity, efficacy, and high regard by the millions of customers in the country. It doesn't hurt that it's also the oldest business of its kind in France too. But its main drawing points are always the great deals and packages they offer. Their SIM cards give you unlimited internet data, calls, and texts. And many of which can reach even beyond France and into many other European countries as well.
The second-biggest telecommunications company in France is Société Française du Radiotéléphone, or more commonly referred to as 'SFR.' Similarly to Orange, many attribute its massive popularity to the great deals they offer. As well as packages that can still be used wherever in Europe. One of their best deals is their prepaid SIM card that costs only €20 with unlimited calls and texts. The only catch, however, is that the internet data is only up to 40GB. Still, such a deal is great for those who travel with a certain budget. You can't get a bargain like this in any other company of the same caliber!
Traveling to France soon? You might want to brush up on the many telecommunications companies that operate here. Some can give you the local SIM card you need to stay connected with people even when you're in a totally different country!
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