Advice please on International SIM Cards - going to France/Europe :)

We use Lebara too, the GBP20 per month plan, can cancel at anytime. We have found it to work well.

Thank you for info

Thank you for info

Thank you for info

We arrived last week from Canada to France and our host took us to a convenience store to purchase a SIM card for our stay. We would have done it at the airport as so many recommended we do, but he found a good spot for us to go. He speaks French well so that was helpful as we have only basic skills so far and would need to use our translator app on our phone.
A few tips and how we sorted it out:

  • if you only speak English and not the local language and don’t have the help of your Pet Parent do at the airport as your more than likely to have someone speak English
  • We used Orange as the provider, $30 for 2 GiG of data with text and calling options…very cheap compared to Canada’s rates!
  • only issue was, no where in the instruction manual or at the convenience store said you need to use “Safari” not “Google” as your search engine…I kept trying to use Google as I usually do and I thought I had no WIFI connection when we left the home so I was very frustrated and confused
  • so we did not have use of WIFI for 3 days and in vain tried to contact someone via phone, email with not luck at Orange and the store we purchased it from…no one spoke English
  • we found an “Orange” store about 20 min away and they fixed us up no problem
  • sooo…I would next time buy right from the cell phone provider if possible when your not familiar with the local language and NOW know to try both Google and Safari!
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