France  telecom market is in Western Europe with 4 France Telecom Companies and 62.9 million mobile connections and has the third largest telecoms market in Europe.

France prices comparing to those in the EU: Compared to all EU28 countries, prices for mobile broadband and telephony in France are, across the offers studied, less than half as expensive as on EU average. No offers were found to be more expensive than the EU average.

Price Trends – Relative to 2017, averaging over the usage baskets shown, prices in France fell strongly. In contrast, for consumers requiring 0.5 GB data and 100 calls with 140 SMS, prices rose somewhat (by 3%).

For 5 GB (data only) Sim card you will have to pay €9.36 (€16.02 is EU average).

Regulatory AgencyARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes )

France Telecom Companies

orange

Orange

38% market share

sfr

SFR

22% market share

bouygues

Bouygues Telecom

16% market share

iliad

 

Iliad

15% market share

France, as member of EU, implement “roam like at home” rules which mean that when you use your mobile phone while travelling outside your home country in any EU country you don’t have to pay any additional roaming charges.

You benefit from these rules when calling (to mobile and fixed phones), sending text messages (SMS) and using data services while abroad. These rules also apply when receiving calls or texts while roaming even if the person you are calling is using a different service provider.

You pay exactly the same price for using these services when travelling in the EU as you would if you were at home.

Mobile users must be aware that outside EU countries, on the ships, cruisers, planes etc. there are still roaming charges and they can be very high. We can help you to avoid them and find best solutions for your needs.

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FRANCE TELECOM NEWS

FRANCE OPERATORS IN FIXED TELEPHONY:  Bouygues Telecom,Orange, Free (Iliad), SFR Group

 


MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS

Mobile subscribers: 57 Million (Postpaid) and 14.5 Million (Prepaid)Several Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) operate in France (such as: Coriolis, Prixtel, La Poste, NRJ Mobile etc), though collectively they represent just over 10% of the market. France has the third largest broadband subscriber base in Europe.

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