Note: Because many of our customers have struggled with registration issues with the Orange France SIM Card, we strongly recommend you consider ourSFR International SIM Card for France. The SFR International SIM Card for France is a native French SIM Cardand only charges 39 US cents per minute to call back to the USA from France but has the ability to be used all over Europe at inexpensive rates.
Country-Specific SIM Card For France
This Orange SIM Card For France Includes:
A France prepaid SIM card
Free inbound calls
Voicemail, WAP, and Text Messaging
No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
Know Your Phone Number In Advance!
We are now offering a limited number of France SIM cards that are pre-activated and have the SIM card's phone number printed on the outside of the SIM card packaging.
Domestic rates are per minute for outgoing calls within France from your France SIM card while you are in France. All incoming calls regardless of where they originate are free with your Orange Orange France SIM card.
Your Orange SIM card allows you to choose from between 2 calling plans however the default Classique plan is usually best. Per minute airtime rates, which vary depending on which airtime voucher you purchase, are as follows:
15 Euro Reload
30 minutes and 100 SMS messages - 0.50 Euro
25 Euro Reload
60 minutes and 200 SMS messages - 0.42 Euro
35 Euro Reload
90 minutes and 300 SMS messages - 0.39 Euro
There is no Peak or Off-Peak time from your cellular phone with the French Country Specific SIM.
International rates are per minute for international outgoing calls originating from your cellphone in France with a France SIM card, while you are in France. All incoming calls regardless of where they originate are free with your France SIM card.
|Destination||Airtime Rate (normal)||Airtime Rate (w/ Bounce Back)|
|USA||0.70 Euro||$0.44 / min|
|UK||0.70 Euro||$0.46 / min|
|Hong Kong||1.60 Euro||$0.45 / min|
France Bounce Back: Over 50% savings !
If you are interested in buying this SIM card for France, we would like to introduce you to our new call-back service which helps yousave 50% on calls back to the US. Just add this service to your FranceSIM card and start saving whenever you call back to the US.To learn more about this service please clickhereor call us now at 800-872-7626 and ask forBounce Back.
Orange airtime credit will expire every 2 months, however incoming calls can be received for up to 8 months. If the credit is not used in the 2 months, it is lost. If the Orange is not reloaded at least once every 8 months then the SIM card and accompanying phone number will expire.
If you did not purchase a preactivated SIM your France cell phone number will be dynamically assigned to your cellular phone once you arrive in France by simply following the instructions outlined below: Be sure that battery is charged
Insert the a la carte SIM card into the mobile phone*
Turn on your phone
Dial 225 to receive your phone number and call credit
You are now ready to make and receive calls**
Customer service for your France Orange prepaid SIM card is available 24 hr./day by dialing 722 at any time from your France cellular phone or 0892 701 722 from a landline phone in France.
*You will need to snap out the thumbnail sized France SIM card along the perforated edge of its holder and then insert the France SIM card into your international cell phone with the gold contacts of the France SIM card facing the metal contacts of your international cellular phone.
**When calling overseas from the United States to your France cellular phone number callers will need to dial 011 followed by the country code 33 and then your France cell phone number, omitting the first 0 (zero). To call abroad from your France cell phone simply dial 00 followed by the country code and phone number.
To credit your France SIM card with additional airtime, you will need to purchase Orange recharge cards. These scratch cards may be in purchased in 10 Euro denominations at most convenience stores, tabac shops and petrol stations throughout France.
Orange recharge cards are available at face value and so a 15 Euro airtime voucher will cost you 15 Euro and subsequently will credit your Orange SIM card for 15 Euro.
To charge the France SIM chip with an airtime voucher proceed as follows:
Rub off the gray protective layer.
A long 10-14 digit number will be revealed.
Dial 224 from your own mobile phone.
Follow the instructions you hear.
|Amount Spent||Airtime Received||Month Validity|
|100 euro||150 euro of airtime||6 months|
|90 euro||125 euro of airtime||6 months|
|80 euro||110 euro of airtime||5 months|
|70 euro||95 euro of airtime ||5 months|
|60 euro||80 euro of airtime ||4 months|
|50 euro||65 euro of airtime ||4 months|
|40 euro||50 euro of airtime||3 months|
|30 euro||35 euro of airtime ||3 months|
|20 euro||20 euro of airtime||2 months|
|10 euro||10 euro of airtime||15 days|
To receive an SMS with your remaining call credit simply dial 221 and send from your mobile phone.
VoiceMail:Dial 225 for your phone number and call credit (prompt is in French only but you will receive a text message that will allow you to read your balance)
Dial 777 for voicemail (in French only)
Press 8: to listen to the message once again
PressF61: to erase it
Press63: to save for 7 days
Press9: to jump to the following message
The France Orange can be used outside of France in 19 countries split into two zones:
Zone 1:UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, West Indies, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland
Incoming Calls 0.65 Euro
Outgoing Domestic Calls 1.00 Euro
Outgoing International Calls 1.00 Euro
Zone 2:Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Morocco, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia Republic, Malta
Incoming Calls 0.75 Euro
Outgoing Domestic Calls 1.00 Euro
Outgoing International Calls 1.50 Euro
Unfortunately, you will not be able to use this SIM to make calls back to the US from any country except France. From zone 1 you can make international calls to any other country in zone 1, or to France, but in zone 2 the only international calls you can make are back to France.
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