Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Feb 2015
Total posts 34
Looking for some options for SIM cards and plan in Europe. I will be spending 30 days across France, UK, Switzerland & Spain. Need at least 15-20GB and don't really care about phone calls and SMS. 30â¬ Is the budget
Will be landing into CDG so pick up at the airport would be awesome but in Paris is fine.
Suggestions please, but I don't want to use Telstra roaming or the like.
Thanks in advance.
Member since 13 Jul 2012
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Member since 31 May 2019
Total posts 6
Any European SIM will give you free roaming across all EU and Switzerland within your allowance. â¬30 will be plenty for 20GB... I'd suggest Orange or Bouygues. Both will be sold in CDG arrivals and have people that speak English. Just remember to start with parle vous anglaise or you'll get the usual French service death stare.
Air France - Flying Blue
Member since 07 Nov 2018
Originally Posted by pb2492
Just start by 'Hello, how are you, could you please assist me in English ?' and you will be fine.
You can also buy the Forfait Free 19.99E + 10E for the Sim card.
This gives you 100GB in 4G in France and 25GB in Europe, Australia, NZ and USA + many more countries. Also got calls to landlines back to AU.
You can buy this Sim Card using self serve machine across Paris, just need a credit card and your address. You can also set a set expiry.
Just look up on this website and you will be able to locate the machine : http://mobile.free.fr/couverture/borne_interactive.html and fill in the city or postal code.
SFR. Orange and Bouygues also provides holidays prepaid sim card that are good value, you can find them anywhere.
Originally Posted by thibault
Hey thank you, i did see this one online... the problem was registering where i needed a French address... did you use before? Shall i just put my hotels address?
Originally Posted by moecat
You can use your hotel's address - no issue with that.
Yes, I am French and I use it extensively back in France and here as well.
It uses Optus in Australia and Vodaphone in NZ.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 1
I've used these the last two trips to Europe. Buy beforehand, put in the phone once in Europe - magic! Data allowance is generous, connections good, very reasonable prices. Highly recommend. https://www.simcorner.com/shop/europe.html
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Sep 2015
Total posts 12
"Parlez vous Anglais" might work better. Even better "On parle Anglais?"
("Anglaise" is a form of embroidery which is probably not what you were after.)
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