Since the launch of Free Mobile in 2012, non-binding plans have become the sinews of the war for Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile. Here is our comparative guide to find your way and choose the offer that best suits your needs.
Prixtel – Special Series 05 March
Unlimited SMS / MMS
10 GB – 100 GB
RED SFR Package 4G – 40 GB March 11
Unlimited SMS / MMS
Free Special Series 4G Package – 50 GB March 12
Unlimited SMS / MMS
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The packages of the four national operators
Packages without data less than 10 euros per month
The price of entry-level packages, without commitment, has plummeted in recent years. These packages are ideal for people who do not use data on mobile networks (3G or 4G LTE), either for a smartphone always on Wi-Fi, or for a mobile phone that is not a smartphone.
Sosh offers a flat rate of 4.99 euros with 2 hours of unlimited calls, SMS and MMS in France and from Europe as well as 50 MB of usable data in France and Europe. For all Sosh packages the Europe zone also includes the DOM, Switzerland and Andorra.
Find the Sosh offer at 4.99 euros
In this price range Sosh also offers a flat rate of 9.99 euros with unlimited calls, SMS / MMS in France and from / to Europe and DOM, unlimited MMS in France and 50 MB of data usable in France and in Europe.
Find the Sosh offer at 9.99 euros
For Bouygues, it takes 7.99 euros per month to have unlimited calls and SMS in France, in Europe and to the DOM, unlimited MMS in France and DOMs and 20 MB of internet used in France, Europe and in the DOM.
Find the Bouygues offer at 7.99 euros
The smallest package at RED by SFR is the fixed price of 5 euros per month which entitles you to 5 hours of calls to landlines and mobiles, unlimited SMS / MMS and 50 MB of data. The package is fully usable from the European Union and the DOM.
Find the RED by SFR offer at 5 euros
At Free their package is 0 euro for Freebox subscribers and 2 euros for others. With, we have 2 hours of calls to mobiles and fixed from France and 100 destinations, from Europe and the DOM. SMS and MMS unlimited in France and from Europe and the DOM and there is 50 MB of data usable in France + 50 MB usable in Europe and DOM.
Find the Free offer at 2 euros
The choice of FrAndroid
If we had to keep only one package in this category, it would be that of Free Mobile, because it displays the lowest price and it is primarily what we seek for occasional use. The package Bouygues is interesting, but at 8 euros per month it seems more interesting to spend a little more for the packages of the range above.
Packages from 10 to 20 euros with a lot of data
Non-binding plans for less than 20 euros include unlimited calls and a quota of data that varies depending on the operator generally around 20/30 GB, which allows you to watch videos, play games, etc. In addition, as required by European legislation, these packages offer a data quota that can be used abroad.
For Bouygues, for 19.99 euros per month we are entitled to calls, unlimited SMS in France and from / to the DOM and Europe, unlimited MMS in France and to the DOM and 20 GB of data, including 10 usable in Europe and the DOM.
Find the Bouygues offer at 19.99 euros
On the RED side, two offers are available in this price range. The first for 10 euros gives access to unlimited calls, SMS & MMS in France in the European Union and the DOM and 1 GB of data per month in France (often boosted to 30 GB, currently at 40 GB) and 3 GB usable from the European Union and the overseas departments.
Find the RED by SFR offer at 10 euros
The second for 15 euros per month gives access to calls, SMS / MMS unlimited with 15 GB of data (currently boosted to 60 GB). The package can be used from the European Union, Canada, Switzerland, DOM, Andorra and the USA.
Find the RED by SFR offer at 15 euros
In this price range, Sosh offers an offer at 19.99 euros with calls, SMS / MMS unlimited in France and from Europe, with unlimited SMS also to Europe and 20 GB of data usable in France and Europe.
Find the Sosh offer at 19.99 euros
At Free, their second and last offer is at 15.99 for Freebox subscribers and 19.99 for non-subscribers. This offer includes calls, SMS, unlimited MMS and 100 GB of data from France. From abroad and DOM SMS and MMS calls are also unlimited and there is 25 GB of data.
Find the Free offer at 19.99 euros
The choice of FrAndroid
Among the 4 packages offered by operators in this category, the RED packages are the most advantageous, one allows to benefit from a large envelope of data, the other covers an important roaming.
Packages from 20 to 25 euros for intensive 4G internet use
The most expensive non-binding packages on the market offer substantial 4G data envelopes that allow for countless multimedia uses.
The package with the largest data envelope at Sosh is their package at 24.99 euros which includes calls, SMS / MMS unlimited in France and from Europe + to Europe for SMS and to the US and Canada for calls and 50 GB of usable data in France and Europe.
Find the Sosh offer at 24.99 euros
The Bouygues package, also at 24.99 euros offers unlimited calls, SMS and MMS in France and the DOM, with 50 GB of data including 10 GB usable in Europe and DOM. Calls are also unlimited to US, Canada and China mobiles and landlines from 120 destinations.
Find the Bouygues offer at 24.99 euros
For RED, at 20 euros per month, the package offers calls, SMS / MMS unlimited in France and from the European Union and the DOM with 100 GB of data of which 10 usable from the European Union and the DOM. Calls are also unlimited to North American mobiles and landlines from 55 destinations.
Find the RED by SFR offer at 20 euros
The choice of FrAndroid
For intensive use of the internet, it will be necessary to pay attention to the quality of the network and to the 4G coverage above all. At the writing our heart swings towards the RED package and its 100 GB which make it possible to dispense with Box Internet.
For the undecided, adaptive packages without commitment exist. This is especially what Prixtel offers with a package that adapts to the consumption each month with a minimum and maximum price without ever exceeding the maximum price. You have the choice between two packages, the essential and the complete.
The full, for example is between 9.99 euros and 19.99 euros. With this package, usable from France, Europe and the DOM we are entitled to unlimited calls, SMS and MMS with between 5 to 50 GB of 4G, all usable on the Orange or SFR networks. The price will evolve according to your data consumption, if you consume between 6 and 15 GB you will pay 15 euros and above 16 GB up to 50 GB you will pay 19.99 euros without ever exceeding this amount.
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Is it interesting to subscribe to a virtual operator?
The virtual operators, or MVNO, rent the network of one of the four national operators (Orange or SFR most often), to offer mobile offers. Before the arrival of Free Mobile, virtual operators were often the best solution to pay for their cheaper package.
With the arrival of the troublemaker on the mobile market, virtual operators have lost their superb, and it becomes difficult to justify a subscription today, except for some particular niche markets.
For example, if calls from France and to Algerian mobiles are of interest to you, Free Mobile is the cheapest of the national operators by charging this at 64 cents per minute, but among the virtual operators, Lyca Mobile offers calls for only 9 cents per minute (plus 15 cents connection fee).
What roaming in Europe for mobile plans?
Since June 15, 2017, European legislation requires operators to integrate roaming in the European Union for calls, SMS, MMS and Internet, in mobile plans. Unfortunately, homelessness is not necessarily seamlessly integrated, and may depend on package to package.
To understand the law and to know in detail the roaming options, do not hesitate to consult our dedicated file.
Which operator to choose?
Beyond the content of the offers and the prices, the quality and the coverage of the network count. Our file based on data from ARCEP and ANFR gives you an overview of the quality of service of the different mobile networks as well as the coverage of their network. We have also gathered other tools that will be useful in a dedicated folder.
See the best promotions
Finally, before subscribing to a new package, it is always good to check that no promotion is in progress. Strong competition exists between operators who regularly launch waves of very interesting promotions.
Read on FrAndroid: Sosh, Bouygues, RED SFR, Free Mobile: the best offers and coupon codes in 2018