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Default "Unlimited" data-only SIM - 09-08-2012, 16:46

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French sim card with unlimited data in France

$7 a day for "unlimited" data in France, no voice, on the SFR network (picture shows SFR packaging and I chatted with them and they confirmed SFR).

But each card only last 3 days so you have to buy in increments of 3 days.

Still a better deal than most prepaid data in France, unless you have to have voice.

Tempted to try it as I have a trip coming up in 2 weeks and hadn't thought about bothering to get a French SIM because there are no good values.
   
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Default 09-08-2012, 16:54

It's just an SFR data SIM plus a "Pass Internet 3G+ Illimité 24H + 24H offertes" recharge. (6€ per day)
   
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Default 09-08-2012, 16:57

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It's just an SFR data SIM plus a "Pass Internet 3G+ Illimité 24H + 24H offertes" recharge. (6€ per day)

OK but I didn't see that option anywhere on the SFR site or on these forums. Frankly, it seems to be a better deal than the Mobicarte. Actually, I'm paying $7 a day, which is less than 6 Euro a day. But you can't recharge it.

Oh well good to know. They said they will take care of activation.

Went ahead and ordered 2 SIMs for $42 total. That includes free shipping if you order 2 or more kits.

They ship out of Sweden! The guy I chatted with says 3-7 days to ship by post. They offer a UPS Express shipping option of 1-2 days for $30.

Their site redirects to some payment processor when you choose to pay by credit card (also Paypal is available). This is typical of overseas businesses. The $42 include VAT over there.
   
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Default 09-08-2012, 22:17

Uhm, I was wrong.
They exploit this offer on the activation of the sims:

http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/offres-deta...lus?vue=000mg0
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(1) 48H de connexion Internet continues à compter de la première connexion + 24H sur demandesi identification du client sous 15 jours à compter de l’activation de la ligne (suivant les modalités indiquées dans le Guide d’Utilisation ou sur sfr.fr). Si non identificationpréalable du client dans un délai de 15 jours à compter de son activation, SFR se réserve le droit de suspendre la ligne. Offre valable pour l’achat entre le 19/06/2012 au 27/08/2012 d’une Clé Internet 3G+ avec l’offre Pass Internet 3G+.
That's why they send you lots of sims.
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 04:47

So it's about 10 Euro for 3 days unlimited.

Eh, not as good as Italy or the UK but better than Mobicarte isn't it?
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 13:21

The one recharge method they didn't mention was recharge with a slip. Am I correct that after day three you not only have to go through the registration stuff, but also basically need a French bank account to recharge it?
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 14:31

Or you could have a trip in France
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 14:39

So it's like the Free service which is only available to those with French bank accounts?
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 15:47

No, if you go to France, you can top-up there. But online you can use only French credit cards.
   
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Default 13-08-2012, 15:52

But the top ups for these have a very short duration right, like other Frech SIMs?

It's not like a TIM SIM which lasts 12 or 13 months since last activity?
   
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