France SIM Card
200 minutes within France or USA/Canada or 60 international texts
Unlimited incoming calls/text
Unlimited calls and text from Lebara to Lebara
Add-on a US number $19 for 6 hours of incoming calls
Add-on 3GB of 3G data and unlimited local calling and texting $69
(Add-ons available upon checkout)
*Plan and add-ons last for 30 days from your arrival in France.
France SIM Card
Swapping out your current Verizon, AT&T or other SIM card with a Lebara French SIM card is an easy way to save huge on voice and data roaming costs when traveling to France. As long as your cell phone is unlocked and has the GSM bands, simply purchase a standard, micro or nano SM card, depending on your phone's requirements, put it in your cell phone and you are ready to make and receive calls. If you opt for the data package, you will also have browsing capabilities on your device.
Lebara uses the Bouygues network; one of the largest and most reliable carriers in France. The initial SIM card offers unlimited free incoming calls and texts and includes 200 minutes of calls within France or to the US and Canada. In addition, all calls and texts messages are free to other Lebara customers.
For an additional $69, you can add unlimited calls and texts to all French numbers, 3GB of mobile data at 3G speeds and 200 minutes of international calls. Please note that this service is good for 30 days upon initial usage. You can extend the plan for another 30 days for an additional $69.
Please make sure that you order the correct SIM card size for your device. If you need a micro or nano SIM card, we will also include a set of SIM card adapters and a SIM tool so you can easily swap out your current SIM card and insert the French SIM.
US Number Add-on
The Lebara SIM card includes a French phone number. Although convenient for the locals, your contacts back home would have to call a French number to reach you. We offer a US number add-on. The US number add-on, available during check out, adds a US based phone number to your SIM card. You will still also retain your French phone number. This feature is available for $19 and offers 6 hours of incoming calls to a US number. Each additional bundle is $19. Alternatively, can forward your current phone number to the new US number allowing your contacts to call you on your usual phone number. The US number add-on is an exceptional value and eliminates the need for anyone to pay expensive roaming fees that North American providers charge for using their services abroad.
Having internet access on your smartphone is a great way to conveniently check your emails, upload and send pictures of your trip and utilize useful trip planning tools such as Google Maps, Google Translate or Skyping back home. Free wifi is seldom available in France and is never secure. Your can add on 3GB of data at 3G speed good for 30 days from your arrival in France. This is plenty of data for the vast majority of travelers and significantly less expensive than buying an international data bundle through your current provider. In addition, it offers unlimited calling within France. You can add on another 30 days and automatically reload another 30 days of the unlimited local calling and texting plan for $69.
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For France Compare to Your Current Carrier?|
|Outgoing Local||Unlimited 30 Days||$1.29||$1.29||$1.29||$1.49|
|Calls to N. America||$0.22||$1.29||$1.29||$1.29||$1.49|
|* AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile's rates exclude tax which is approximately 20% of the value. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster.
** T-Mobile does not offer 3G speeds in France.
Data Plan - 3GB at 3G Speeds
Many travelers need to be able to access the internet when in France. International data plans with carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and others are expensive or unavailable. Trying to find free WiFi is time consuming and not always available. The SIM card offer a 3GB add-on which give 3G speed and lasts for 30 days from arrival in France.
The coverage is on Bouygues, one of the largest carriers in France. Use Google Maps to see where you are and how to get to where you need to go. Find out if the bistro you want to go to has positive reviews and upload pictures and videos to Facebook or simply browse the web and check your emails.
Don't want to wait in line at the Louvre to buy tickets? Buy them online at www.louvre.fr/en. Add the data plan to your cart or mention that you want to add a data plan if speaking to a customer service representative
One recharge will give you about 200 minutes of outgoing calls to the US/Canada or 65 international texts messages or a combination of each.
If you are planning on being in France for more than 30 days, we can extend the unlimited local calling and texting and 1GB service for 30 days for an additional $69.95.
Will the SIM card work with my phone?
As long as your phone has the international GSM bands (virtually all do) and is unlocked, it will work. Be sure to select the correct SIM card size for your phone.
How much does it cost to make a call within France?
The SIM card includes unlimited calls to French numbers while in France.
Can I use the SIM card outside of France (Does it roam)?
While the SIM card does indeed roam, it is impossible to add more credit outside of France from a local store. You will need to purchase additional talk time from Cellular Abroad.
Can I get more data?
It is not possible to add more than 3GB of data within a 30 day period.
Will the phone work in the United States and Canada?
Yes, the phones work almost anywhere in the world, even the US and Canada. As long as you have GSM coverage, the phones will work. If you want to use this as your primary phone in the US or Canada, you might want to consider purchasing a local SIM card in order to get better rates.
How good is the coverage in France?
Coverage is exceptional. There are, of course, areas where there is limited coverage but as a rule of thumb, where there are people or roads (excluding isolated country roads), there is usually coverage.
Where can I get more talk time?
You get unlimited calling within France so you only need more call credit for the international calls/sms. Additional credit is available through Cellular Abroad.
Will it work as soon as I land in France?
Yes it will work. Be sure to follow our activation instructions before you leave for your trip. You will receive the instructions together with your SIM card.
How much will it cost people in the USA/Canada to call me on my France number?
That depends on their plan. If this is a concern to you, add a US number to your plan. This is an exceptional value and a very popular feature of our products.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. You can simply forward your current number to your new US number (if you add the plan). Please ask your current carrier how to do this. More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.