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renting cell phones to use in paris

 
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melinda



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:51 pm    Post subject: renting cell phones to use in paris Reply with quote

my cell can't be changed over to work in france so I am researching a short term rental of cell phones.....does anyone have any suggestions re companies....there are several listed online but u never know how reliable they are......one of the sites said it would be cheaper to actually buy a phone instead of renting (then could be used again down the road)
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jinnan



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long do you plan to be in Paris for?

If you need to buy a new phone, you can get a very cheap one from any of the shops around the Barbes-Rochechouart metro station for about 20 euros.
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melinda



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually after much research I did determine that it was cheaper to just buy......so i have ordered a phone that can be used in europe with a french sim card
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you get an unlocked quad band phone (like the one you probably already bought), you can get cheap SIM cards from a lot of places. To me the biggest question is whether I am going to be making a lot of calls myself, or do I just need to be available for others to call me easily. I'm in the latter category, so I usually get a SIM card with free incoming calls and free incoming text messages. I've found this place to be pretty good: https://www.telestial.com/

Also, if you have an old phone with T-Mobile, once you have fulfilled your contract, they will send you the unlock code so you can use it as your international travel phone. This assumes your old T-Mobile phone was quad band, but mine was, and I take it when I travel internationally.
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melinda



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got my phone and sim card from the exact place u suggested....with a paris number so i can get free incoming calls.....just hope i can figure out how to use it as the booklet's not much help...thx
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