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Forum: France 22-05-2014, 10:05
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By scirocco
So if I'm reading you right, a data only SIM...

So if I'm reading you right, a data only SIM would be fine? (because for voice calls you'll leave your "good" phones with their US SIMs in them)? And voice call rates are pretty much irrelevant?
...
Forum: France 02-02-2014, 05:37
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By scirocco
The link doesn't say how much calling within...

The link doesn't say how much calling within France is included. If it was unlimited it would be reasonable. 2 hours calling to all international numbers from France and all neighbouring countries...
Forum: France 01-11-2013, 00:56
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Thanks for the feedback bluespruce, sorry that...

Thanks for the feedback bluespruce, sorry that you got ripped off as well but I'm personally pleased to know it wasn't just me doing something wrong.

Although I did wonder if it has got some sort...
Forum: France 22-09-2013, 10:22
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The Ebay seller emy351 sells Orange France...

The Ebay seller emy351 sells Orange France recharges. She will send you the recharge code by email and you can use the phone menu to add the credit - you don't have to wait for a piece of paper to...
Forum: France 07-08-2013, 08:13
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I was partly mistaken. What happened for a few...

I was partly mistaken. What happened for a few days last week was that I roamed the Orange France SIM into Italy using an add-on roaming pack. Incoming international calls were deducted from the...
Forum: France 06-08-2013, 06:45
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Orange are often not the best value for money...

Orange are often not the best value for money (especially now they are not selling the Internet Max product), but something to bear in mind is that their coverage is the widest. If you are a business...
Forum: France 06-08-2013, 03:59
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The data options you will see on a new prepaid...

The data options you will see on a new prepaid Mobicarte are 10MB for 90 euro cents per day and 50 MB for 2 euros per day.



Receiving international calls is not free. I'm not sure of the rate,...
Forum: France 02-05-2013, 11:26
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Woody1, suggest you check your Orange account. If...

Woody1, suggest you check your Orange account. If you had Internet Max previously and never de-activated it (other than running out of credit) it will still be in your list of currently subscribed...
Forum: France 25-04-2013, 05:14
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Yes, I'm also seeing that it is no longer there...

Yes, I'm also seeing that it is no longer there in my suivi conso>mes options>mes bons plans. I see two daily options, 10MB per day for 0.9 euros per day, or 50MB per day for 2 euros per day. 6 euro...
Forum: France 15-01-2013, 09:44
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I think that what myself and other posters are...

I think that what myself and other posters are saying is that it is NOT normally the same. You would think it SHOULD be, but it isn't. That's the problem.

Here's a screenshot of my "Mon Plan...
Forum: France 12-01-2013, 00:02
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I've never been able to figure out why there is a...

I've never been able to figure out why there is a difference. The date in My Plan changes all the time. Today it is telling me I need to recharge in exactly one month to keep the number alive,...
Forum: France 23-12-2012, 11:19
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
No, it's still six months. However, the clock...

No, it's still six months. However, the clock doesn't start ticking on the number expiry until the credit has expired. From your number expiry date of 1/5/2013 your credit must have expired at the...
Forum: France 27-10-2012, 03:56
Replies: 174
Views: 23,125
Posted By scirocco
I'm not sure what you mean by "we". You don't...

I'm not sure what you mean by "we". You don't speak for me. Many of the posters and readers on this forum are based outside France and Europe. For many of us, convenience and ease of obtaining the...
Forum: France 03-10-2012, 10:40
Replies: 174
Views: 23,125
Posted By scirocco
My understanding is that the restriction (which...

My understanding is that the restriction (which applies for quite a few things, not just telephony) is based on the country of the issuing bank, not the billing address.
Forum: France 19-08-2012, 07:55
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
There is some information available from the #123...

There is some information available from the #123 menu.

#123# (call)
Select 5 (suivi conso)
This will give you the amount of credit left and the date of expiry of the credit. But it doesn't...
Forum: France 28-07-2012, 12:18
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The Mobicarte requires a minimum top-up of 10...

The Mobicarte requires a minimum top-up of 10 euros every six months after the credit has expired to prevent the number from expiring. If you are in France and can buy a recharge, suggest you buy a...
Forum: France 18-07-2012, 10:47
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
1. Buy a card from the UK Ebay Seller? Yes, this...

1. Buy a card from the UK Ebay Seller? Yes, this will work, she sells Orange France recharges.
2. Can I add Euros via my Orange Web Login? No, not unless you have a French credit card.
3. Can I...
Forum: France 24-06-2012, 10:11
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
You can use internet straight away, but the cost...

You can use internet straight away, but the cost will be deducted from your credit balance at whatever the base data rate is. The cheap Internet Max rate isn't guaranteed to kick in immediately...
Forum: France 09-06-2012, 04:47
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The number will remain active for six months from...

The number will remain active for six months from the date of the last recharge of ten euros or more. The credit will expire, of course, but that can be recharged any time as long as the number is...
Forum: France 13-05-2012, 08:27
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
That's the PUK code for the SIM (Personal...

That's the PUK code for the SIM (Personal Unlocking Code). If you have the PUK code option turned on in your phone the phone will ask you to enter the password each time you turn it on.

Your phone...
Forum: France 09-05-2012, 12:13
Replies: 10
Views: 3,463
Posted By scirocco
What carrier do they use?

What carrier do they use?
Forum: France 28-04-2012, 09:35
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Other people in the thread have said that the SMS...

Other people in the thread have said that the SMS with the password for the Orange account was free. I thought I had been charged 0.5 euro for it, but I may be mistaken. If you look at p41 of the...
Forum: France 27-04-2012, 12:17
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Glad you got it working. The Mobicarte tariff...

Glad you got it working. The Mobicarte tariff sheet is linked below, but basically it's a caller pays system, so you pay nothing for incoming calls, even international. For calls to mobiles or...
Forum: France 25-04-2012, 01:17
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Yes, like the seller says, just dial a phone that...

Yes, like the seller says, just dial a phone that you can get to that shows caller ID. The ebay seller sets the cards up with international access switched on, so it should not be a problem to do so....
Forum: France 17-03-2012, 05:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,598
Posted By scirocco
Yes, I was a little inaccurate. The wasted money...

Yes, I was a little inaccurate. The wasted money is €10 for say 10 months inactivity and €20 for 12 months (assuming you only recharge with the minimum).

I guess my point was that with Orange, for...
Forum: France 15-03-2012, 11:21
Replies: 14
Views: 3,598
Posted By scirocco
It's actually worse than Orange, because Orange...

It's actually worse than Orange, because Orange only costs 10€ per year, 20€ per 18 months, because the €10 Orange recharge you do after 11 months and 29 days is not wasted money, it can actually be...
Forum: France 07-03-2012, 13:10
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I think he is an Orange reseller. There is...

I think he is an Orange reseller. There is probably a tick box that they have to set when doing the activation confirming that they have seen high quality ID e.g. a passport or bank account/credit...
Forum: France 07-03-2012, 11:39
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Search on Ebay France for "orange prepaid 15"....

Search on Ebay France for "orange prepaid 15". The seller ibiza2004 has nearly 2700 feedback.



On my Mobicarte (when used outside France) I can get the number as follows:

Dial #123#
Reply...
Forum: France 07-03-2012, 10:00
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The seller should provide you the number written...

The seller should provide you the number written down. When I bought my SIM I got the number written on a piece of paper like I posted back in post 72 in this thread. Did you get anything like that?...
Forum: France 01-03-2012, 04:49
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I think what has happened is that you have...

I think what has happened is that you have accepted one of Orange's sales SMS's offering to sell you some access (in this case their "International Internet Pass", 25 euros for 50MB over 7 days). As...
Forum: France 09-02-2012, 08:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By scirocco
It's really only 10 euros for the year to keep...

It's really only 10 euros for the year to keep the number alive. Only the first 10 euro recharge (after six months away) is wasted. If you do the second of the 10 euro recharges just before you...
Forum: France 05-02-2012, 10:26
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
No, ebay UK.

No, ebay UK.
Forum: France 03-02-2012, 11:18
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Glad to hear it worked for you. There is an Ebay...

Glad to hear it worked for you. There is an Ebay seller who sells Orange recharges (also on ebay as emy351). elaine.mahy@gmail.com She will accept Paypal transfers. 10 euros per 6 months will keep...
Forum: France 03-02-2012, 11:10
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Get rid of the full stop (period) at the end of...

Get rid of the full stop (period) at the end of the address and you should find it will work.

Having said that, I'm surprised to hear that Orange France would accept a scan of a passport via...
Forum: France 03-02-2012, 04:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By scirocco
The credit expires quickly, but the number...

The credit expires quickly, but the number remains valid for 6 months, provided you charge initially with 15 euros. If you top it up with 10 euros every 6 months it will remain valid indefinitely.
Forum: France 30-12-2011, 06:21
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Take care when purchasing from Ebay. A good many...

Take care when purchasing from Ebay. A good many of the recharge vouchers for sale are collectors items where the credit has already been used. If you don't read French, look for the usual "Item...
Forum: France 21-12-2011, 10:42
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
What sort of SIM did you buy? If you purchased a...

What sort of SIM did you buy? If you purchased a pre-activated SIM it would already have been allocated a phone number. The ebay seller that I used writes the number on a paper docket that he sends...
Forum: France 24-10-2011, 11:20
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
Good news. Come to think of it, I didn't receive...

Good news. Come to think of it, I didn't receive the password straight away either, because I was messing round in the #123 menu for a couple of days before I tried the Orange Portal. So maybe the...
Forum: France 23-10-2011, 04:16
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I'm not sure what's wrong, but I have the...

I'm not sure what's wrong, but I have the following suggestions:

1. Check on the handwritten information the ebay seller has sent you. There was some sort of password on that but it was probably...
Forum: France 17-10-2011, 18:48
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I have read somewhere that the 500MB is not...

I have read somewhere that the 500MB is not rigidly enforced, but I can't provide a link. 500 MB is quite a lot even if you are tethering a couple of laptops. There is also plenty of wi-fi in Paris,...
Forum: France 11-10-2011, 22:35
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I don't know whether there is a delay between the...

I don't know whether there is a delay between the entry of your details and the "system" allowing you to access the Internet Max option, or whether the local sales guy just got entering your details...
Forum: France 09-10-2011, 12:27
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The credit expiry time is related to how much...

The credit expiry time is related to how much credit you buy. 15 euros will expire within one month. If you want two months you have to buy 25 euros or more. The time is calculated from the "last...
Forum: France 16-09-2011, 02:33
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
The way it works for my account (a standard...

The way it works for my account (a standard prepaid Mobicarte) is:

Start from login page "espace client" (client area)
Click on "mes options / bons plans" (my options / good plans)
You will see...
Forum: France 30-07-2011, 01:31
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I won't post the seller's name or a direct link...

I won't post the seller's name or a direct link to the product, because that's probably against the forum rules, but simply go to Ebay France http://www.ebay.fr/ and search for "orange prepaid 15"....
Forum: France 21-07-2011, 12:54
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
A few more clarifications: 1. You don't...

A few more clarifications:

1. You don't absolutely have to set up an account on the Portail Orange website; if you prefer you can use the #123 menu from the phone in your home country to activate...
Forum: France 20-07-2011, 14:20
Replies: 236
Views: 72,467
Posted By scirocco
I visited France last month for about 25 days and...

I visited France last month for about 25 days and used the Orange data network for calls and data for an iPhone 4, using a prepaid Mobicarte. Coverage was excellent and data speeds were usually at...
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