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Bonjour! There are countless reasons to visit France on holiday. It is one of the most beautiful and stunning countries in the world, and it has a rich historical and cultural heritage to offer. What makes it even more special, is that has the most diversified natural environment out of all countries in Europe. The tourist attractions showcase the narrative of human history, all the way from from the prehistoric locations of Cro Magnon, to the Roman remnants of Provence. France has one of the greatest motorways in the world, connecting all main towns and cities. It also houses perhaps the most advanced rail networks in Europe, making it very easy to explore locations all across the country. If you want an adventure of a lifetime, France is without a doubt, the place to go.
Considering the diverse landscape of France, it is natural for coverage to vary across the country. Thus, it is essential to look into the various network providers available to find the ones with the best coverage to ensure that you stay connected throughout your travels. You can find all the important information right here.
Best network providers in France
France has four main network providers: Orange, SFR, Bouygues, and Free. There is a significant difference between these when it comes to using the internet. For instance, on main roads and motorways, Bougyues, SFR, and France have rates around 76 to 78 percent for the download of web pages under 10 seconds. On the other hand, with Free, the rate drops to a meagre 18 percent.
Similarly, this issue persists with TGV trains too. Orange boasts a 72 percent success there, while Free offers just 13 percent in comparison. Generally, Free doesn’t have the best reputation as the quality of the internet it provides in Paris’s Metro system and RER trains is significantly low. Hence, while all the other networks are highly recommended, in case you will be travelling around a lot in France, Free might not be the best option.
None of the networks can guarantee complete coverage throughout France, thus, neither of them are entirely reliable for a holiday. This is a bit of a concern, as you don’t ever want to get stuck somewhere in a foreign country without the means to connect to the rest of the world.
Our data plans:
|Carrier||Small plan||Medium plan||Large plan|
|Free||€2 – 50 MB||€13.99 – 80 GB||€19.99 – 100 GB|
|SFR||€5 – 2 GB||€5 – 5 GB||€20 – 25 GB|
|Bougyues||€10 – 1 GB||€20 – 2 GB||€40 – 5 GB|
|Orange||€20 – 2 GB||€30 – 10 GB|
How do I get these local plans?
In case you wish to get connected soon after landing, it is crucial to know what options you have out there, and how you can avail them. You can purchase a SIM card from the official store of a network provider, a supermarket, or any other authorized reseller.
For this purchase, you will need your passport or any other form of ID. So, make sure that you don’t put these back inside after landing!
Benefits of using an eSIM/devices that support eSIMs
An eSIM could be a good option to consider if you want to get connected instantly after landing. An eSIM takes just a minute to activate, so, you don’t need to be concerned about the time spent setting it up at all! The process for adding data is also very convenient, as all it takes is an email sent our way for that to get done.
eSIMS are generally more affordable than the options mentioned above. Furthermore, instead of relying on a network from a company you are travelling to, you can depend on a network back home in the US that is reliable and trustworthy. Besides, you can never be sure about airport kiosks anyway. They might end up being closed, or they might appear as shady and suspicious. Thus, this is the safest option possible to avoid any potential frustration regarding network connection when you land. After all, holidays are all about living stress-free!
As easy as it gets!
All it takes to get an eSIM with US Mobile is:
1. Check if your device is eSIM compatible.
2. Sign up and sign in to your dashboard.
3. “Add a line” and choose your plan.
4. Install your digital eSIM and you’re good to go!
US Mobile Plans
OR you can get any US Mobile international plan! If your phone is eSIM compatible, you can get one of our plans. Smart coverage is on our eSIMs, thus, you will have the ability to connect to all of the networks available. Through smart coverage, our eSIMs switch to the carrier with the strongest network in a given area. You can check the plans out in more detail here: https://www.usmobile.com/international-roaming-phone-plans
Here are the plans available in France:
1 GB – $55 GB – $15
If you are travelling, look no further!
If you are looking for network options for your holiday in France, have no worries. This is where your search ends, right here with US Mobile. All you need is an eSIM compatible phone, and then you will surely have an adventure to remember. Besides, who doesn’t love the thought of cruising on River Serine without a single worry? Au Revoir!