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Portable WiFi Hotspot Rental for France
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Information

The WiFi hotspot rental for France is ideal for anyone traveling to France who needs any easy and affordable way to access the internet around the clock. The portable hotspot is a wireless hotspot that allows you to access the internet with any WiFi enabled device. Since it is portable, you can access the internet anywhere without having to be plugged into an outlet. In addition, you can use up to five devices simultaneously. For example, one person can be retrieving emails on a PC while another could research a bistro in Paris on their iPad.

Rental Rates

Rental Rates per day/week
  1–14 days 15–21 days 22–28 days 29–42 days Up to 4 months

$4.95 per day

$99.95
(As low as
$12 per day)
$129.95
(As low as
$11 per day)
$149.95
(As low as
$8 per day)
$239.95
(As low as
$4 per day)

How does it work?

The MiFi is a portable device about the size of a small cell phone. With the proper data plan, which is included as part of the rental, you can get unlimited access to the internet. The MiFi creates your own personal hotspot which allows you to log on with any wifi enabled device such as an ipad or iphone, a PC or a Mac or any Smartphone.

Log on exactly the same way that you would access a wifi hotspot at home by entering the secure password (located on a sticker on the back of the MiFi). This instantly provides access to emails, phone calls with Skype, Facebook and web browsing. Since the device is so small and portable, you can turn it on and put it in your purse, backpack or pocket.

Cellular Abroad's MiFi rental for France is the convenient and affordable solution for staying in touch in France at any time and any place. The rental comes preconfigured and ready to go. Broadband coverage in France is exceptional and you will enjoy speeds of up to 2.5 Mbps.

Where does it work?

This France Wireless hotspot also works in 28 European countries, as well as in the United States:

Countries where coverage is available
France Greece Romania
Belgium Hungary Russia
Bulgaria Italy Slovakia
Croatia Latvia Spain
Czech Republic Lithuania Sweden
Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland
Estonia Moldova Turkey
Finland Netherlands United Kingdom
France Norway United States
Germany Poland  

Features

Your MiFi rental comes with the following features:

  • MiFi Device with pre-installed France SIM card
  • Can connect up to 5 WiFi compatible devices simultaneously
  • International charger and plug adapters
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • 10M (30 ft) range of network coverage
  • Travel Pouch

Bandwidth

With you rental, you get UNLIMITED bandwidth. You can surf the web as much as you want:

  • UNLIMITED emails sent or received*
  • UNLIMITED Web browsing*
  • UNLIMITED Streaming videos*
  • 2.5 Mbps maximum downspeed* (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 0.9Mbps maximum upspeed* (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 3G/HSDPA available in most major towns and cities*

*IMPORTANT: 3G speed is only available for the first 500MB of data usage. When you have used more than 500MB of bandwidth, you will only be able to have 2G quality service for the rest of your trip.

How much 3G speed data usage do I get?

Even if you use all of your 3G speed data allowance, you will still be able to browse at 2G speed for the rest of your trip, or until you reach the thirtieth day of your trip when the service automatically reactivates for another 30 days. Here is a chart that explains how much the 500MB of 3G speed data credit is worth:

ACTIVITY AVERAGE SIZE PER 500 MEGABYTES
Web browsing 100KB per page 5,000 webpages
Emails (text only) 4KB per email 125,000 emails
Emails (HTML) 15KB per email 30,000 emails
Emails (with small attachment) 100KB per email 5,000 emails
Emails (with standard resolution photo attachment) 1MB per email 500 emails
Video Streaming (low quality) 10 minutes 5 videos
Video Streaming (high quality) 10 minutes 1 videos
Audio Streaming (low quality) 10 minutes 250 minutes

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period. (See 'Plans' tab)
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental MiFi?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your MiFi device to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a MiFi device on time.
  • When do I get the MiFi?
    You will receive your MiFi device rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the MiFi device come charged?
    Yes it does, but itís always best to test the battery and charge device before your departure.
  • Can I charge this device on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the device in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the device?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the device arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $29.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
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