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Default Any experience with Free? - 16-11-2012, 12:23

Seeing how Free has totally disrupted to French telecommunications market with its lower prices, to the extent that Vivendi now wants to sell SFR because it is no longer a "cash cow", I'm surprised that there's nothing in this forum about it. Does anyone here have any experience with Free? What are the costs, benefits, data policies, and expiration?


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Default 17-11-2012, 08:46

Free currently offers pay-monthly contracts only; there are no prepaid services. When they eventually launch a prepaid service, I'm sure it will be a good deal.
   
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Default 17-11-2012, 13:49

Looking at Free's pay-monthly contracts contracts - they are a very very good deal.


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Default 17-11-2012, 20:10

I hope they hurry up with prepaid, then!


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Default 09-01-2013, 15:22

No enough margins or the price will be stupid ^^


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Default 27-08-2013, 12:12

A friend of mine will move to Grenoble for his master studies next month and he is highly interested in subscribing to Free's "Forfait Free" tariff for € 19.99/month.

Can anyone tell me what formalities are required to become a customer? I guess he will need a French bank account? Is there anything else to observe?

Does Free also run shops or are they direct selling online only?

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Default 27-08-2013, 13:21

Yes, you need a French bank account. And no, they don't run shops, at the moment, though I read a rumour earlier this year where they were supposed to open a big shop in Paris...

Maybe, if he's moving just for some months, Joe could be a better choice (he could use his German credit card - it works also with prepaid debit cards)
   
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Default 27-08-2013, 13:37

> Yes, you need a French bank account.

yes

> And no, they don't run shops, at the moment, though I read a rumour earlier this year where they were supposed to open a big shop in Paris...

the Paris shop is open since 15 months

for grenoble, they are a shop too
http://www.universfreebox.com/articl...oble-en-photos


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Default 27-08-2013, 14:00

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> Yes, you need a French bank account.

yes

> And no, they don't run shops, at the moment, though I read a rumour earlier this year where they were supposed to open a big shop in Paris...

the Paris shop is open since 15 months

for grenoble, they are a shop too
Univers Freebox - Région Rhone Alpes - Découvrez le nouveau Free Center de Grenoble en photos
Oh, finally they opened it. I haven't read news about new openings since I read that rumour
   
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Default 27-08-2013, 22:19

Merci beaucoup, tux et willemjns! I've just ordered a Joe SIM. Let's see if they still accept German credit cards, about which I'll report on the relevant thread.


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