Best value mobile phone contract for expats in France

When moving to a new country, one of the most important things to sort out is your mobile phone contract. Using your foreign network abroad can be expensive so it will help you save quite a lot of money. Additionally, an employer may be hesitant to call a foreign phone number, so it will make life easier when searching for a job.

Free Mobile

My mobile phone contract

The phone network that I use is Free and it’s the best value contract I’ve ever had anywhere. As with most things you get on a budget, there is a bit of give and take when it comes to the quality of the service you receive. In this case however, I feel that the positives far outweigh the negatives.

The pros

At just €20 (€19.99 to be precise) per month there aren’t many contracts out there that come cheaper. To make things easier we’ll just do a list what you get for this minimal cost:

  • Unlimited calls, unlimited texts, and 50GB of data while in France.
  • Unlimited calls to landlines in 100 different countries and mobiles in the USA, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaï.
  • When in the European Union, the USA, Canada, or Israel, you also get 35 days per year per destination of unlimited calls, texts, and 3GB of 3G data.

Another massive bonus is that there is no commitment with this contract. You can cancel at anytime without a cancellation fee.

If even €20 per month is too much for you, there is an even cheaper option available. For just €2 per month you get 2 hours of call time, unlimited texts, and 50MB of data within France.

The cons

Overall, the only major downside to taking a contract with Free is that coverage can sometimes be a little lacking. On the other hand, I’ve never really had a problem getting signal and I can almost always get 4G internet when in the city with 3G at the very least elsewhere. The only place where I really struggle for signal is in the Metro.

How to get a Free mobile phone contract

There are two easy ways to get a mobile phone contract with Free.

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