*PLUS the price of (1) recharge voucher for initial talk credit ($24.00). 200 minutes making calls to the US or up to 60 minutes outgoing to French numbers. See per minute rates below!
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Local French cell phone number
Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere
SMS Text Messaging
200 min International or
60 min Domestic
Domestic Talk Rates
€0.15 outgoing to land lines
€0.15 outgoing to cell phones
€0.15 connection fee per call
Free outgoing Lebara to Lebara
International Talk Rates
€0.05 outgoing to U.S. & Canada
€0.05 outgoing to Europe
€0.15 connection fee per call
Text / SMS Rates
€0.10 Domestic outgoing
€0.15 International outgoing
*Please note Texts do not support with Verizon or Sprint.
4.90 Euros 250 MB over 30 days
You also get:
A French number w/ FREE incoming calls from anywhere in the world!
US number add-on - For a low cost you can select this add-on in your cart and a US number will be sent in addition to the international number.
Domestic outgoing rates (calls in France): Calls to non-Lebara cell customers and to landlines are €0.15/min.
NEW! First 10 minutes FREE (Lebara to Lebara)
International calls to U.S. & Canada are €0.08/min. There is a €0.15 connection fee per call.
250 MB Data plan for only 4.90 Euros! – Deluxe rentals only
Calls to your voicemail are €0.15/min
Add more minutes by purchasing a recharge voucher via Cellular Abroad's recharge hotline or from tobacco shops and magazine kiosks within France.
No yearly contract, monthly charges, daily minimum charges, minimum minutes per call charges or credit checks
Coverage throughout Paris, Angers, Bordeaux, Brest, Calais, Cannes, Dijon, Grenoble, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Reims, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, AND more on the Bouygues network (click for coverage map)
From a landline, (NOT from payphones, mobile phones, and majority of hotels) Cellular Abroad can be reached 8am to 4pm PST, 7 days a week with English customer support and recharge services by dialing this number: 00-800-3623-3333. From a cell: (310)862-7100 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Rental Packages
Our Country Specific rental packages include the rental of an unlocked GSM Tri-Band Phone and the purchase of a SIM card specific to your destination country. There are two phone rental packages available: The standard rental package features an unlocked Motorola Wx160 cell phone. Our Deluxe rental package features a Motorola V3 Razr cell phone. The V3 is recommend for people who prefer a slimmer phone and a larger display; additional features include digital camera and Bluetooth. Both phones are compact and light-weight. Please see below for pricing and details.
Included in your Standard France Phone Rental:
Your Standard Italy Phone Rental includes a Motorola V180 quad-band GSM phoneand an France Rental SIM Card with initial credit. This phone is a compact, easy-to-use, flip-style phone with a color display.
What you get:
A Motorola V180 (or comparable model) rental handset, with a battery, fully charged and ready to go
A pre-paid France rental SIM with a local phone number
Recharge credit available direct via SMS from Cellular Abroad
If you receive your cellular rental missing any of the listed items, please contact us immediately.
Cellular Abroad Rental Service for France
Our cell phone rentals for France have been specifically tailored for the American or Canadian traveler going to France and in need of a reliable and low cost solution to make calls within France or calls back home. As the service is pay as you go, there are no contracts to sign nor bills to pay and ordering a phone rental for France is as easy as calling our toll free hot line or ordering online.
Not only are the rates superb (0.08 Euro cents a minute to call the US, plus unlimited free incoming calls) but the coverage, which is on the Bouygues Telecom network, is throughout France. The initial phone rental and SIM card package includes 90 minutes back to the US. If and when you need more talk time, you can either purchase it locally in France as the French locals do or utilize our US-based top up service. Just tell the representative how much call credit you need (available in increments of 10 Euros) and you will immediately have the call credit you need.
Important! If your trip to France is two weeks or longer, we recommend that you consider purchasing one of our France phone packages as purchasing includes free ground shipping and the total price will be equal to or less than renting a phone. Furthermore, you get a new phone that works in 200 countries, including the US and Canada. In fact, the majority of our customers prefer to purchase rather than rent a phone for France.
Would you rather own your phone? This is a better option if your stay is 2 months or longer. Check out our package deals for France! ..
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.
How many minutes do I have? Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $24.00 credit voucher which will start you off with about
200 minutes of calls to the US or 60 minutes of calls within France. Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular
Abroad or from many retailers throughout France.
$24.00 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone).
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 phone?
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 phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
When do I get the phone?
You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
Does the cell phone come charged?
Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
Can I charge this phone on my trip?
Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
How do I return the phone?
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 phone 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.
What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming National Geographic Talk Abroad™ rental that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)