๐Ÿ—ผ Paris ๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile Plan

๐Ÿ“ฑ The Best SIM Card and eSIM in France

Nowadays, French mobile plans are inexpensive, if you know where to find them. In this article, I will show you the best mobile plans that suit your needs and budgets, considering the duration of your journey, your data, data roaming, payment methods, the SIM format, as well as the coverage and network quality of the carrier you choose. Let’s go!

๐Ÿ“ฑ Which Mobile Plan to Choose

I will now help you to choose your mobile plan that offers:

  • ๐Ÿค‘ Good pricing: from 5โ‚ฌ/month up to 25โ‚ฌ/month
  • ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ No-commitment: you can cancel anytime without a fee
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Different payment methods: you will be able to find a plan with each payment method:
    • ๐Ÿ’ต Cash
    • ๐Ÿ’ณ Credit card
    • ๐Ÿฆ Direct debit (with an EU IBAN only)
  • โœ๏ธ Easy subscription: you will need 3 things maximum: a credit card (cash sometimes), bank account details sometimes, and an address for billing/receiving the SIM card
  • ๐Ÿ’” Easy to cancel: you can cancel easily your mobile plan in 5 minutes
  • ๐Ÿ‚  SIM card or eSIM: the SIM formats associated with the mobile plans are taken into account
  • ๐Ÿ›œ Hotspot allowed: you can share the data by hotspot

You will need to answer a few questions, so I can show you a selection of the best mobile plans based on your needs. Let’s go!

โณ Select how long you need a mobile plan for
๐Ÿงณ 1-31 days
๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ 1+ month
๐Ÿ“ Select all the places where you want to buy your SIM from
๐Ÿ›ฌ SIM card in airports
๐Ÿฌ SIM card in the city
๐Ÿ“จ SIM card by mail
๐Ÿ“ฒ eSIM*
* eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a mobile plan with a QR code without having to use a physicalย SIM card. In recent smartphones only.
๐Ÿ’ธ Select all the payment methods you can pay with
๐Ÿฆ Direct debit (๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ EU IBAN only)*
๐Ÿ’ณ Card
๐Ÿ’ต Cash
* โš ๏ธ For long-term mobile plans only: if you don’t have an ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ EU IBAN, you will have fewer choices. To open a bank account in France, you can read the article The Best Banks in France: Open an Account in 10 Minutes.
๐ŸŒ Select all the countries you want to have data roaming with
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ EU
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
๐Ÿณ๏ธ Others
โž• Select the options you want to have
โ‘ค 5G
โŒš๏ธ Multi-SIM*
* Multi-SIM is an additional SIM using data for a tablet, smartwatch, or additional phone
๐ŸŽ‰ The filtered results*:
* All the mobile plans below include:
๐Ÿ“ž Unlimited calls in France
๐Ÿ’ฌ Unlimited SMS in France

bouygues telecom logo (B&You) ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿฆโ‘คโŒš๏ธ
๐Ÿ›’ only
๐Ÿฅ From 4.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (5 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 19.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (200 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† Great
๐Ÿ’ช Best quality-price ratio

red by sfr logo (SFR) ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿฆโ‘ค
๐Ÿ›’ only
๐Ÿฅ From 4.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (5 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 15.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (130 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ for +5โ‚ฌ/month)
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† Great
๐Ÿค‘ Cheap mobile plans

sosh logo (Orange) ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿฆโ‘คโŒš๏ธ
๐Ÿ›’ only
๐Ÿฅ From 11.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (20 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 20.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (140 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… no. 1 in ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
๐Ÿฅ‡ Best network but outdated onboarding

free logo ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ณโ‘ค
๐Ÿ›’, Free vending machines
๐Ÿฅ From 12.99โ‚ฌ*/mo. (120 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 19.99โ‚ฌ/mo. (300 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ/๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ/๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ/๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท/etc in the 19.99โ‚ฌ plan)
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜† Sometimes weak
โœˆ๏ธ Best data roaming plan, easy-to-get SIM card

free logo ๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ณโ‘ค
๐Ÿ›’ Free vending machines only
๐Ÿฅ From 12.99โ‚ฌ*/1 mo. (120 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 19.99โ‚ฌ/1 mo. (250 GB)
๐Ÿ‚  +10โ‚ฌ the SIM card/eSIM
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง (๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ/๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ/๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ/๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท/etc in the 19.99โ‚ฌ plan)
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜† Sometimes weak
๐Ÿ˜Œ Easy-to-get 1-month valid SIM
๐Ÿ’ก The limit of validity can be extended/removed online

lyca mobile logo ๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ต
๐Ÿ›’, affiliate shops
๐Ÿฅ From 5.99โ‚ฌ*/30d (20 GB)
๐Ÿฆ– Up to 24.99โ‚ฌ*/30d (250 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜† Sometimes slow
๐Ÿค‘ Cheap prepaid mobile plans

bouygues telecom logo (My European SIM) ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿงณ
๐Ÿ›’ Relay newsstands in airports
๐Ÿ’ฐ 39.90โ‚ฌ for 30d (30 GB)
๐ŸŒ Data roaming included in ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“ถ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† Great
๐Ÿ›ฌ Best SIM card sold at the airport

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท The Phone Numbers in France

In France, the phone numbers start differently depending on the type of phone number:

Type:Phone number starts with:
๐Ÿ  Landline01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09
๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile06, 07
๐Ÿค‘ Free number0800
๐Ÿ’ธ Premium rate number08 (other than 0800)

Usually, mobile plans include calls in France for:

  • ๐Ÿ  landline
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ mobile

โ›‘๏ธ Emergency Numbers in France

In France, the emergency numbers are the following:

Type:Phone number:
๐Ÿš‘ Medical emergency (SAMU)15
๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Police17
๐Ÿš’ Firefighters18

๐Ÿ’ธ Scams by SMS or calls

I would like to talk about the different scams you can have in France. They can call you to sell you something.

Moreover, scammers started recently to send SMS for packages to retrieve with a link that looks legit but it is not. I will advise you to:

  • not answer these SMS
  • not click on the link provided
  • check the provider they talk about on the official website.

๐Ÿ”ข How to Keep Your Phone Number

If you want to change your mobile plan to another mobile carrier, you will be able to:

  1. keep your current French mobile phone number with the new mobile carrier
  2. have the previous mobile plan cancelled by the new mobile carrier

They will be done both at the same time!

It is super fast (5 minutes only) and easy to launch the procedure online: all you need to have is to request the RIO code. To know more, the procedure is explained in the next section ๐Ÿ’” How to Cancel Your Mobile Plan.

๐Ÿ’” How to Cancel Your Mobile Plan

If you want to know how to cancel easily your mobile plan or how to keep your phone number when switching mobile carriers, you can read this article:


To summarize:

  • If you want a mobile plan with a good quality-price ratio with a good network, you can subscribe to B&You or RED by SFR.
  • If you want the best mobile plan for travelers, Free might be your choice, with many countries in data roaming. It is the easiest to get when you have just landed in France. However, the network might be weak sometimes.
  • If you just want the best network in France, no matter the price, you should choose Sosh.

Now, you know all the things to subscribe to the best mobile plans in France. Enjoy!

10 replies on “๐Ÿ“ฑ The Best SIM Card and eSIM in France”

I cannot begin to describe the sheer incompetence of SOSH. No end of issues. They want a digital upload of docs, but then by chance a week later when on a text chat they say they want printed documents by post. I send them. They then say they have lost them, and I don’t need to send by post anyway! Then they say the digital documents are in PDF form and they can’t read them…. can I send in jpeg. I do, and then they cancel my application telling me they hadn’t received the documents. They are laughable

Thanks for your feedback.
I would recommend them only for the people who wants the best network, otherwise you have better options.
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Thanks for valuable information. Special thanks for the easy to understand writing.

Curious to know, what do you think about Three Sim for using it in Europe. Are they available in Paris?

Hi Emram,

Thanks for reading my article, hope it helped ๐Ÿ˜Š.
I don’t know Three Sim. It might be from the UK. It is not available in the Paris. However, the plans in France are good and cheap ๐Ÿค‘.

Do you know if any of the SOSH plans have roaming in Switzerland? Their web site suggests some of their plans do but I can’t seem to find one.

Thanks Paul,
I had previously signed up a family member on Free via the web site for an e-SIM. This only worked if you supplied a bank account with IBAN and on the automatically renewable plan (not the 1 month), effectively locking you with the hard to cancel approach until they created the cancel page.
Do you know if this has changed and if you can now signup online with a credit card and for 1 month only?

You can only use the credit card for monthly payment with the Free vending machines in France ๐Ÿ˜ข. As it is easy to cancel now, you can subscribe to Free and if you need to cancel, it will cancel within 10 days.
If you want to use the credit card only, you can use Lyca Mobile, and as it includes data roaming in Switzerland, it would be perfect for you.

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