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Default Lycamobile France user experience - 13-09-2013, 16:56

A few months ago i ordered a free sim with 1 euro credit from the Lycamobile France website at www.lycamobile.fr

Although the website says 'Only avaliable to customers with a French residential address' i ordered the sim and received it after several weeks. Maybe because i added my country (like DE or UK) in front of the postal code?

Last week i acivated the sim on the website from outside of France, but with the French address where i would be staying. After that the sim was working but could not get any network here at home.

However when i got off the plane in France and switched on my phone it did work and soon i received a welcome SMS with my French Lyca number.

Since then it worked without any trouble. Calls to fixed numbers in 50+ countries worked at 1 eurocent a minute (15 eurocent connection charge).

Data worked with these settings:
APN: data.lycamobile.fr
Username: lmfr
Password: plus
Make sure that 'DATA ROAMING' is switched ON. By the way: data worked without calling customer service.

To test i used only 80Kb, but they charged 2 eurocent for that. Do they use 250Kb increments or so with the publiced rate of 9 eurocent per Mb? I didn't test the 'Unlimited data' offer, which Lycamobile have at the moment.

When i accessed 'Mon Lycamobile' (like this: 0xxxxxxxxx) it says that my 'balance expiry date' is November 2021 ....
   
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Default 13-09-2013, 18:37

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To test i used only 80Kb, but they charged 2 eurocent for that. Do they use 250Kb increments or so with the publiced rate of 9 eurocent per Mb? I didn't test the 'Unlimited data' offer, which Lycamobile have at the moment.

When i accessed 'Mon Lycamobile' (like this: 0xxxxxxxxx) it says that my 'balance expiry date' is November 2021 ....
DATA depuis la France: 0.09 euro/Mo en France. Facturation par palier de 100Ko ( confirmer).


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Default 13-09-2013, 19:11

According to the website, you should have received unlimited data if you topped up in the calendar month. I'm assuming you arrived in September, had you topped up in September?

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A few months ago i ordered a free sim with 1 euro credit from the Lycamobile France website at www.lycamobile.fr

Although the website says 'Only avaliable to customers with a French residential address' i ordered the sim and received it after several weeks. Maybe because i added my country (like DE or UK) in front of the postal code?

Last week i acivated the sim on the website from outside of France, but with the French address where i would be staying. After that the sim was working but could not get any network here at home.

However when i got off the plane in France and switched on my phone it did work and soon i received a welcome SMS with my French Lyca number.

Since then it worked without any trouble. Calls to fixed numbers in 50+ countries worked at 1 eurocent a minute (15 eurocent connection charge).

Data worked with these settings:
APN: data.lycamobile.fr
Username: lmfr
Password: plus
Make sure that 'DATA ROAMING' is switched ON. By the way: data worked without calling customer service.

To test i used only 80Kb, but they charged 2 eurocent for that. Do they use 250Kb increments or so with the publiced rate of 9 eurocent per Mb? I didn't test the 'Unlimited data' offer, which Lycamobile have at the moment.

When i accessed 'Mon Lycamobile' (like this: 0xxxxxxxxx) it says that my 'balance expiry date' is November 2021 ....
   
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Default 13-09-2013, 20:26

@Ronwi: I did not top up at all. Just testing with the 1 euro free credit on the SIM.
   
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Default 14-09-2013, 00:30

Thanks for responding.

I'm going to France in November, would be curious to know if the unlimited data really works as advertised. If you top up (apparently as little as 5 EUR should work) let us know how it works.


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Default Re: where can you purchase Lycamobile SIM - 04-10-2013, 01:26

I will be flying into Paris at CDG and was wondering where you can purchase the Lycamobile SIM?
   
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I will be flying into Paris at CDG and was wondering where you can purchase the Lycamobile SIM?
you can use their store locator online:
http://www.lycamobile.fr/fr/Recherche-de-distributeur


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you can use their store locator online:
http://www.lycamobile.fr/fr/Recherche-de-distributeur
I tried using the store locator, but nothing comes up for Paris. I am not sure if it's not working or I am not using it correctly. I put in a zipcode of 75009 which is near my hotel but nothing comes up.
   
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I tried using the store locator, but nothing comes up for Paris. I am not sure if it's not working or I am not using it correctly. I put in a zipcode of 75009 which is near my hotel but nothing comes up.
If the other Lycamobile web sites are anything to go by, it doesn't work, and they're unlikely to fix it.


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Default 09-10-2013, 10:11

I have a spare Lyca SIM card pack - only used to see if working - 7.30 euros credit (of 7.50) left after test outgoing call.

[Just got back after a trip to Paris and my Europasim had expired ]

Yours for 9 euros (cost price) plus postage - PM me if interested / Steve


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