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SIM Cards in France: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

France – known for the Eiffel Tower, food & culture.

It is also known for its considerable influence over the world, like many French-speaking African nations.

France is the largest country in the European Union and the second-largest in Europe (or actually the largest when overseas departments are included – French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte & Réunion).

Most will probably visit Paris when visiting the country. Others want to see the Alps. While many prefer to enjoy the beaches.

France has a lot to offer – too many to list here (but there are plenty of full-time travel bloggers who can give you amazing travel tips).

What I can offer you, however, is the most in-depth guide to French SIM cards (in English, at least).

But having such a guide is necessary because you have more than ten different SIM cards to choose from when in France.

But why should you even consider a French SIM card? That is because international roaming can be expensive.

While French SIM cards are not the cheapest in Europe, the mobile data rates are low, and the prices are much lower than international roaming rates.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in France?

You can get a French SIM card for 2.99 EUR (3.20 EUR) or 14.90 EUR (15.95 USD) from Orange or 10 EUR (10.70 USD) from SFR, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile in their stores. Tourist SIM cards are also available at Relay stores, tobacco stores & various airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

Those prices are not too bad, right? At least you are not in New Caledonia, where SIM cards cost at least 30 USD 🤐 (check out my SIM card price look-up tool for comparisons).

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in France. Let's get started, shall we?

Buying a SIM Card in France Guide (logos of Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, La Poste Mobile, Lebara, Réglo Mobile, Lycamobile, Syma Mobile & Vectone Mobile)

Original publication: 26th of January 2022. Last updated: 1st of February 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in France?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in France, I recommend going with Orange or Free Mobile. Orange has, overall, the best mobile operator, and its Mobicarte Vacances (Monde) and Orange Holiday tourist SIM cards are fantastic. Free Mobile is the cheapest mobile operator with 210 GB (!) for 20 EUR.

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So, who are all these mobile operators and what options are available for you?

France has four mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to tourists:

  • Orange France
  • SFR France (Société Française du Radiotéléphone)
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Free Mobile France
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Anyone living in or visiting France can buy a French SIM card with no real restrictions, but you do have to comply with the French SIM card registration regulations.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Which, in this case, is only showing your passport (or European Union ID if you have one) at the point of sale.

Where Can You Buy a French SIM Card (+Costs)?

You can get a French SIM card in Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile stores. Resellers, like kiosks and tobacco stores, also sell SIM cards. Some French airports sell (tourist) SIM cards (at inflated prices).

You can expect to pay the following for French SIM cards:

  • Orange France: 2.99 EUR & 14.90 EUR
  • SFR France: 9.99 EUR
  • Bouygues Telecom: 10 EUR
  • Free Mobile France: 10 EUR

The following French mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Orange France: 14.99 EUR (Mobicarte Vacances), 29.99 EUR (Mobicarte Vacances Monde) & 39.90 EUR (Orange Holiday)
  • SFR France: around 40 EUR (at airports)
  • Bouygues Telecom: 39.90 EUR (Bouygues Telecom My European SIM)

Note that SIM cards can be more expensive than those listed above when purchased at an airport.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date EUR (Euro) to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) exchange rates.

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For your convenience, below are some exchange rates between EUR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 EUR = 1.05 USD
  • 10 EUR = 10.70 USD
  • 100 EUR = 107 USD

But for any other currency, the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for France

In recent years, (travel) eSIMs have become extremely popular.

Especially after Apple made iPhones (14- & 15 series) sold in the United States eSIM-only, forcing its users to use eSIMs – even when abroad.

As a result, the adoption of eSIM technology by mobile operators worldwide rose impressively quickly.

Currently, Orange France, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile France offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

But if you purchase an eSIM from any of these mobile operators, you must comply with France's SIM card registration regulations.

Suppose you do not wish to do so for privacy reasons (for example) or want to be connected immediately without paying for an overpriced SIM card (or eSIM) sold at a French airport. In that case, you may consider getting a travel eSIM for France.

In my France eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

Surprisingly, travel eSIMs can be cheaper than a French SIM card or eSIM in specific scenarios.

Moreover, Europe-wide and global eSIM options are also available at competitive prices (without having to deal with expensive international roaming rates).

In this France SIM card buying guide (the one you are reading), I will stick to the local SIM cards and eSIM, but you can read my France eSIM buying guide for more information about travel eSIMs covering the country.

But here is a quick overview already + applicable discount codes if you are interested in purchasing a travel eSIM for France:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls
  • Nomad: France, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)

Here are some discount codes to sweeten the deal:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

Once again, check out my France eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

The eSIM guide is as comprehensive as this SIM card buying guide, but it solely focuses on travel eSIMs (while the guide you are reading focuses on local SIM cards and eSIMs for prepaid users (where applicable).

French Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Orange France, SFR France, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile France, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

With that said, let's see what France offers us.


Orange France

Orange Logo
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Orange France, just Orange, is the largest mobile operator in France.

It is also the mobile operator with the best network performance.

Orange, as a company, is active in other countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe & the Middle East.

Orange uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Orange:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Orange SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Orange France

Orange has the best coverage throughout France.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

It also has the best 5G NR reach with Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile France, but 5G NR is not available to prepaid customers (yet), so it is irrelevant.

Below is Orange's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Orange's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Orange France

You can buy an Orange SIM card for 2.99 EUR with unlimited local minutes and unlimited local SMS between 21:00 and 0:00 (Mobicarte Mini) or for 14.90 EUR with 10 GB for 30 days (SIM Prépayée Prêt-à-Surfer – a data-only SIM card 1) in Orange stores. Orange Toursts SIM cards are also sold at airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

1 officially, this SIM card is not for smartphone use. If the salesperson asks you for what device you need it for, which they usually do not do because they cannot be bothered, tell them it is for a tablet or laptop with 4G/LTE connectivity

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Orange Tourist SIM cards – Mobicarte Vacances, Mobicarte Vacances Monde & Orange Holiday.

These SIM cards are available at Orange stores, but also from Relay stores (mostly at airports, like Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), or busy subway/train stations, like Paris Gare du Nord) or some tobacco stores.

The following Orange tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal/EU MinutesInternational MinutesLocal/EU SMS 1Validity
14.99 EURMobicarte Vacances100 MB120 minutesN/AUnlimited14 days
29.99 EURMobicarte Vacances Monde10 GB 2N/AN/AUnlimited14 days
39.99 EUROrange Holiday20 GBUnlimited120 minutesUnlimited31 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to France (NOT from France to other EU/EEA member states)
2 for worldwide use, although the data allowance may be less in some countries (50 MB, 1 GB, or 5 GB)

Below is an overview of all Orange SIM cards:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal/EU Minutes 1International MinutesLocal/EU SMS 1Validity
2.99 EURMobicarte MiniN/AUnlimited 2N/AUnlimited 26 months
14.90 EURSIM Prépayée Prêt-à-Surfer 310 GBN/AN/AN/A1 month
14.99 EURMobicarte Vacances100 MB120 minutesN/AUnlimited 114 days
29.99 EURMobicarte Vacances Monde10 GB 4N/AN/AUnlimited14 days
39.99 EUROrange Holiday20 GBUnlimited120 minutesUnlimited31 days

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to France (NOT from France to other EU/EEA member states)
2 for between 21:00 and 00:00
3 officially, this SIM card is not for smartphone use. If the salesperson asks you for what device you need it for, which they usually do not do because they cannot be bothered, tell them it is for a tablet or laptop with 4G/LTE connectivity
4 for worldwide use, although the data allowance may be less in some countries (50 MB, 1 GB, or 5 GB)

Call 225 to hear your Orange phone number.

You have to make a call 225 to activate your Orange SIM card.

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It is also possible to get an Orange eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for France, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Orange.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my France eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my France eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

For now, I will continue with Orange.

Note that Orange offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Orange France

Orange top-up vouchers are sold in Orange stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout France.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpCreditActive ValidityPassive Validity
5 EUR6 EUR6 days1 month
10 EUR12 EUR12 days6 months
15 EUR20 EUR20 days6 months
25 EUR33 EUR2 months6 months
35 EUR47 EUR3 months6 months
50 EUR70 EUR4 months6 months
75 EUR105 EUR6 months6 months
100 EUR150 EUR1 year6 months
Orange France Les Lecharges Mobicarte Top-Ups
© Orange France

To top up your Orange SIM card, dial #123# or call 224 and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial #123# to check your Orange balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Orange et moi France (Orange and me France) app (Android/iOS).

Orange France Orange et Moi France App
© Orange France

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Orange France

Orange has four data-featured prepaid top-ups that act as plans:

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Les Recharges Mobicarte – Orange France

Les Recharges Mobicarte are combo plans/top-ups with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Max Top-Ups are available:

Top-UpCreditActive ValidityPassive Validity
5 EUR1 EUR6 days1 month
10 EUR2 EUR12 days6 months
15 EUR5 EUR20 days6 months
25 EUR8 EUR2 months6 months
35 EUR12 EUR3 months6 months
50 EUR20 EUR4 months6 months
75 EUR30 EUR6 months6 months
100 EUR50 EUR1 year6 months
Orange France Les Recharges Mobicarte1
Max Top-Ups/Plans – Orange France

The Max Top-Ups/Plans are combo plans/top-ups with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Max Top-Ups are available:

PriceDataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSActive ValidityPassive Validity
5 EUR20 MB120 minutesUnlimited7 days1 month
10 EUR500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited10 days6 months
20 EUR30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited31 days6 months
30 EUR70 GBUnlimitedUnlimited31 days6 months
Orange France La Recharge Max
Orange Holiday Top-Ups/Plans – Orange France

The Orange Holiday Top-Ups/Plans are combo plans/top-ups with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS for the Mobicarte Vacances Monde & Orange Holiday tourist SIM cards.

The following Orange Holiday Top-Ups are available:

PriceDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSActive ValidityPassive Validity
20 EUR5 GB60 minutes500 SMS14 days6 months
40 EUR20 GB60 minutes1000 SMS31 days6 months
Orange France Orange Holiday Top-Ups
Internet Mobile Top-Ups/Plans – Orange France

The Internet Mobile Top-Ups/Plans are data plans/top-ups (without 5G NR access).

The following Internet Mobile are available:

PriceDataActive ValidityPassive Validity
5 EUR1 GB7 days1 month
10 EUR5 GB14 days6 months
25 EUR40 GB1 month6 months
40 EUR90 GB1 month6 months
Orange France La Recharge Internet Mobile
Les Recharges Prêt-à-Surfer Top-Ups/Plans – Orange France

The Les Recharges Prêt-à-Surfer Top-Ups/Plans are data plans/top-ups (without 5G NR access) for the Prêt-à-Surfer data-only SIM card.

The following Les Recharges Prêt-à-Surfer Top-Ups are available:

PriceDataActive ValidityPassive Validity
10 EUR5 GB14 days12 months
25 EUR15 GB1 month12 months
40 EUR35 GB1 month12 months
Orange France Les Recharges Prêt-à-Surfer Top-Ups
© Orange France
EU Roaming – Orange France

You can use your Orange allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Croatia
  • Cyclades
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Rhodes
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tenerife

As Orange does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Orange France

  • Name: Orange France
  • APN: orange OR orange.fr

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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SFR France (Société Française du Radiotéléphone)

SFR Logo
© SFR

SFR France (Société française du radiotéléphone), just SFR, is the second-largest mobile operator in France.

SFR is also active in Belgium, the Caribbean (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy & Saint Martin), Luxembourg, Mayotte & Réunion.

SFR uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about SFR:

* Coverage
* How to Get an SFR SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – SFR France

SFR has, together with Orange France and Bouygues Telecom, the best 4G/LTE availability in France.

4G/LTE is available anywhere in populated areas.

Below is SFR's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see SFR's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – SFR France

You can buy an SFR SIM card, called Carte Prépayée SFR, for 9.99 EUR with 5 EUR credit and 50 MB for 30 days in SFR stores. SFR SIM cards are also sold at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) at higher prices.

Back in 2015, the SFR SIM card at the airport cost 40 EUR and gave you 2 GB of data and some other perks I forgot about 💀.

In 2018, you got 5 GB, 60 local/international minutes, and some local/international SMS for 14 days, costing 35 EUR.

In 2022, I assume the price and benefits changed again, but I do not know what it is. You can let me know though.

Moving on… Call 963 to activate your SFR SIM card.

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While SFR has eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for France, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from SFR (in some cases).

Especially when getting a Europe-wide eSIM if you do not stay in just France or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My France eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data + calling feature – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my France eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with SFR for now.

Note that SFR offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – SFR France

SFR top-up vouchers are sold in SFR stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout France.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpDataValidity
5 EURN/A5 days
10 EURN/A14 days
20 EUR10 GB30 days
SFR France Top-Up Cards
© SFR France

To top up your SFR SIM card, text the VoucherCode to 952 or call 952 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text 123456 to 952.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Call 950 to check your SFR balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the SFR & Moi (SFR & Me) app (Android/iOS).

SFR France SFR & Moi App
© SFR France

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – SFR France

SFR has three data-featured prepaid plans:

All SFR plans can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 987.

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Monde (World) Plans – SFR France

The Monde (World) Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Text the Activation Code to 987 to activate Monde Plans:

PriceDataLocal/International MinutesValidityActivation Code
5 EUR300 MB50 minutes5 daysMONDE5
10 EUR500 MB100 minutes14 daysMONDE10
20 EUR4 GB200 minutes30 daysMONDE20
SFR France Monde Plans
Illimité (Unlimited) Plans – SFR France

The Illimité (Unlimited) Plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 987 to activate Illimité plans:

PriceDataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
5 EUR2 GB60 minutesUnlimited7 daysILLI5
10 EUR10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited10 daysILLI10
20 EUR50 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysILLI20
30 EUR80 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysILLI30
40 EUR100 GB 2UnlimitedUnlimited30 daysILLI40

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to France (NOT from France to other EU/EEA member states)
2 5G NR access

SFR France Illimité Plans
Internet Plans – SFR France

The Internet Plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 987 to activate Internet Plans:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 EUR300 MB5 daysWEB5
10 EUR2 GB8 daysWEB10
25 EUR20 GB30 daysWEB25
35 EUR70 GB30 daysWEB35
SFR France Internet Plans
EU Roaming – SFR France

You can use your SFR call and SMS allowances (NO free data roaming) in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Croatia
  • Cyclades
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Rhodes
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

As SFR does not have dedicated EU/EEA call and SMS roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – SFR France

  • Name: SFR webphone
  • APN: sl2sfr

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom France Logo
© Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom is the third-largest mobile operator in France.

It currently has the best 5G NR network performance (but not the fastest speeds – that title belongs to Orange France).

But… you cannot use it anyway as a prepaid customer (yet) 😖.

Bouygues Telecom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Bouygues Telecom:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Bouygues Telecom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom has, together with Orange France and SFR France, the best 4G/LTE availability in France.

4G/LTE is available anywhere in populated areas.

Below is Bouygues Telecom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Bouygues Telecom's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Bouygues Telecom

You can buy a Bouygues Telecom SIM card, called Carte XL, for 10 EUR with 4 EUR credit in Bouygues Telecom stores. Bouygues Telecom tourist SIM card, the My European SIM, is also sold at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

The Bouygues Telecom My European SIM card costs 39.90 EUR with 20 GB, unlimited local/EU minutes, unlimited local/EU SMS, 25 EUR international call credit to French Overseas Departments for 30 days.

Bouygues Telecom France My European SIM Card
© Bouygues Telecom

The eligible French Overseas Departments are French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy & Saint Martin.

Moreover, unlike the Bouygues Telecom Carte XL SIM card, the My Europe SIM can be used in the EU/EEA for data roaming instead of only voice and text roaming.

Oh yeah, you have to call 654 to activate your Bouygues Telecom SIM card.

Bouygues Telecom France My European SIM Card Benefits
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Furthermore, the My Europe SIM is also available as an eSIM (the regular Bouygues Telecom Carte XL is not).

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for France because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Bouygues Telecom.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for France in my France eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs which allow for (limited) calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my France eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Bouygues Telecom for now.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

Note that Bouygues Telecom offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom top-up vouchers are sold in Bouygues Telecom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout France.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 EUR1 month
10 EUR2 months
20 EUR3 months
40 EUR6 months
Bouygues Telecom France Cartes Prépayées Classiques pour des Communications Longue Durée Top-Ups

You can top up your Bouygues Telecom SIM card online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards or on the Espace Client (Bouygues Telecom) app (Android/iOS).

Bouygues Telecom France Espace Client App
© Bouygues Telecom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Cartes Prépayées XL pour des Communications en Illimité (XL Prepaid Cards for Unlimited Communications). It is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Note that Bouygues Telecom does not allow for free EU/EEA roaming for prepaid customers (the tourist SIM card does allow for EU roaming).

You may want to consider the Bouygues Telecom My European SIM (e)SIM (card) for EU/EEA roaming (or another mobile operator).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

The My European SIM does provide better value than the most expensive Cartes Prépayées XL pour des Communications en Illimité plan.

Anyway, the following Cartes Prépayées XL pour des Communications en Illimité are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesInternational CreditLocal SMSValidity
5 EUR500 MBUnlimited3 EURUnlimited3 days
10 EUR1 GBUnlimited5 EURUnlimited10 days
20 EUR2 GBUnlimited10 EURUnlimited1 month
40 EUR5 GBUnlimited25 EURUnlimited2 months
Bouygues Telecom France Cartes Prépayées XL pour des Communications en Illimité Top-Ups
EU Roaming – Bouygues Telecom

You can use your Bouygues Telecom My European SIM card (tourist SIM card) in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Croatia
  • Cyclades
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Rhodes
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tenerife

As the Bouygues Telecom My European SIM card does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Bouygues Telecom

  • Name: Bouygues Telecom
  • APN: mmsbouygtel.com

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Free Mobile France

Free Mobile France Logo
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Free Mobile France, just Free Mobile, is the smallest mobile operator in France.

However, it is the cheapest option out there (of the Big Four).

Free Mobile basically singlehandedly managed to drop telecommunication prices in France by around half due to its pricing strategy (19.99 EUR for the most expensive plan).

Not only has that plan remained at 19.99 EUR since 2013 (based on the founder's tweet from that time), it has also added more features to that plan.

It went from 20 GB of data included to 210 GB nowadays – and much more.

Moreover, it may have been the first mobile operator to allow free 4G/LTE access, but it certainly was the first allowing 5G NR access for free and to prepaid customers too.

If you understand French, this tweet is apparently funny – but my French is a bit too basic to laugh at it 🥲.

Anyway, while Free Mobile is the cheapest, its coverage still lacks behind the competitors (will be discussed later), so does its speed (including 5G NR).

But you will not have any issues with Free Mobile in most cases.

Free Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No – being worked on (since late 2021)

This is what you will learn about Free Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Free Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Free Mobile France

Free Mobile has the worst coverage in France.

However, it still has extensive coverage throughout the country.

Below is Free Mobile's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Free Mobile's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Free Mobile France

You can buy a Free Mobile SIM card for 10 EUR at Free machines in Free Mobile stores.

Although some call the Free machines vending machines, they look like the image below – not the typical vending machine I think of when I hear the word vending machine.

Free France Self-Service Machines
© Free Mobile France

The machines are in French, but they display easy-to-understand graphics.

You may ask a staff member to help you out… but they usually do not want to.

I will make a video on using the machine when I revisit France 🇫🇷🥳.

Unlike the other mobile operators of the Big Four, Free Mobile SIM cards are activated instantly upon purchase (no wait needed), and you do not need to call or send an SMS to activate it on the network either.

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It is also possible to get a Free Mobile eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for France, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Free Mobile.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my France eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my France eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

For now, I will continue with Free Mobile.

Note that Free Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi) yet.

After years delay, compared to its competitors, Free Mobile announced that it wants to finally (bring) VoWiFi to its customers.

However, it is unknown how long it will take before the feature is available.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Free Mobile France

Free Mobile top-ups are sold at Free machines in Free Mobile stores, kiosks & electronics shops throughout France.

To top-up your Free Mobile SIM card, follow the instructions given on the Free machine.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Free Mobile – Mon Compte (Free Mobile – My Account) app (Android/iOS).

Free Mobile France Free Mobile - Mon Compte App
© Free Mobile France

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Free Mobile France

Free Mobile has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Forfait Mobile Free. It is a combo plan with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

It acts as prepaid and postpaid plans, depending on what type of SIM card you chose when you bought it at the Free Machine.

And make sure to select forfait sans engagement (non-binding agreement/contract) on the machine!

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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You can activate a plan on a Free Machine, online, or on the Free Mobile – Mon Compte app:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSValidity
2 EURForfait €250 MBShared with data allowance120 minutesUnlimited1 month
12.99 EURSérie Free 80 Go140 GB18 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
19.99 EURForfait Free 5G250 GB 135 GB 2UnlimitedUnlimited1 month

1 with 5G NR access
2 besides EU/EEA roaming, it can also be used in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa & the United States

Free France Forfait Mobile Plan
EU Roaming – Free Mobile France

You can use your Free Mobile allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Åland Islands
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • Croatia
  • Cyclades
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Rhodes
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tenerife

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Free Mobile France

  • Name: Free
  • APN: free

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Lebara France

Lebara Logo
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Coverage – Lebara France

Lebara is an Orange France MVNO, meaning Lebara uses the Orange France network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lebara, jump to the Orange France Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lebara France

You can get a Lebara SIM for free but requires a plan from any Lebara resellers, including grocery stores, gas stations & electronic shops.

Lebara France SIM Cards
© Lebara France

Registration can be done by the Lebara resellers or online.

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Lebara has no eSIMs.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for France because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Lebara.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for France in my France eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs which allow for (limited) calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (up to 35 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my France eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Lebara for now.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lebara.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lebara France

Lebara top-ups are sold by Lebara resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout France.

The following (online) Lebara top-ups are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR
Lebara France Top-Ups

To top up your Lebara SIM card, dial *133*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *133*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *133# to check your Lebara balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lebara France

Lebara has two data-featured prepaid plans: Forfaits Mobile Mensuels (combo) & Pass Internet 4G+ (data).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Forfaits Mobile Mensuels (Monthly Mobile Plans) – Lebara France

The Forfaits Mobile Mensuels (Monthly Mobile Plans) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Forfaits Mobile Mensuels can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSInternational Minutes 1Validity
3 EURN/A120 minutesN/AN/A30 days
5.99 EUR1 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days
10.99 EUR40 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days
11.99 EUR10 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
15.99 EUR90 GBUnlimitedUnlimited240 minutes30 days
20.99 EUR150 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
25.99 EUR250 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

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Lebara France Forfaits Mobile Mensuels1
Pass Internet 4G+ Plans – Lebara France

The Pass Internet 4G+ plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 22241 to activate Pass Internet 4G+:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
4.99 EURPass Internet XS1 GBShared with data allowance30 daysWEBXSWEBXS*STOP
9.99 EURPass Internet S3 GBShared with data allowance30 daysWEBSMLWEBSML*STOP
19.99 EURPass Internet M10 GBShared with data allowance30 daysWEBMEDWEBMED*STOP
29.99 EURPass Internet L20 GBShared with data allowance30 daysWEBLRGWEBLRG*STOP
49.99 EURPass Internet XL40 GBShared with data allowance30 daysWEBXLWEBXL*STOP

Pass Internet 4G+ auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 22241.

Lebara France Pass Internet 4G + Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Lebara France

  • Name: Lebara
  • APN: fr.lebara.mobi

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Lycamobile France

Lycamobile Logo New 2021
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Coverage – Lycamobile France

Lycamobile is a Bouygues Telecom MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the Bouygues Telecom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the Bouygues Telecom Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile France

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for 5 EUR to 50 EUR with the same value in credit or with a plan from Lycamobile resellers, including grocery stores, gas stations & electronic shops.

Lycamobile France Stores
© Lycamobile France

Registration can be done by the Lycamobile resellers or online.

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Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for France, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Lycamobile.

Especially if you get a Europe-wide eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported European countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my France eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Bonbon Mobile (France only), Eurolink (39 countries in Europe) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: France & Europe (32 countries) – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: France & Europe (32 countries) – all variants in both options include unlimited data + up to 120 Europe-wide calls – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: France, Europe (30 or 35 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my France eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for France Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Bonbon Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

For now, I will continue with Lycamobile.

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lycamobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile France

Lycamobile top-ups are sold by Lycamobile resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout France.

The following (online) Lycamobile top-ups are available:

  • 5 EUR
  • 10 EUR
  • 20 EUR
  • 30 EUR

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *131*VoucherCode# or call 321 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *131*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *131# or call 321 to check your Lycamobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile France

Lycamobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: Forfaits (combo) & Pass National (combo).

I will list all the prices in EUR (Euro).

To convert EUR to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Forfaits (Plans) – Lycamobile France

The Forfaits (Plans) are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Forfaits can be activated online:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSInternational Minutes 1Validity
4.99 EURPass Budget5 GBShared with local data allowanceUnlimited300 SMS50 minutes30 days
5.99 EURForfait Small OL SIM20 GB7 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days
7.99 EURForfait 40 GB40 GB9 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days
9.99 EURForfait Lyca S10 GB10 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
9.99 EURForfait Lyca S Plus100 GB11 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days
14.99 EURForfait Lyca M90 GB17 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
19.99 EURForfait Lyca L130 GB22 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
24.99 EURForfait Lyca XL250 GB27 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited 230 days

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2 +240 Mins to Philippines Smart, Tunisia Super on net +Unlimited mins to China

Lycamobile France Forfaits
Pass National Plans – Lycamobile France

The Pass National plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Pass National:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSInternational Minutes 1ValidityActivation Code
9.99 EURPass National S410 GB9.25 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedN/A30 days*139*4099#
14.99 EURPass National Bonanza35 GB13.9 GBUnlimitedUnlimited120 minutes 230 days*139*112#
19.99 EURPass National L Plus70 GB18.55 GBUnlimitedUnlimited120 minutes 230 days*139*3021#
24.99 EURPass National XL150 GB23.15 GBUnlimitedUnlimited120 minutes 230 days*139*3025#
29.99 EURPass National XXL250 GB27.8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited120 minutes 330 days*139*3030#

1 120 International minutess to 50 countries
2 240 Mins to Philippines Smart, Tunisia Super on net +Unlimited mins to China
3 360 Mins to Philippines Smart, Tunisia Super on net + Unlimited mins to China

Lycamobile France Offline Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile France

  • Name: Lycamobile
  • APN: data.lycamobile.fr
  • Username: lmfr
  • Password: plus

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The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in France

Getting a SIM card from Orange or Free Mobile would do you well when considering a French SIM card.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.