Activating you French Prepaid SIM card
1) You must be in the EU when you first insert your SIM to activate.
2) Insert your SIM, turn your phone, enter the PIN code; 0000
3) Will automatically receive your French phone number (sometimes takes a bit for your number to come through, but connection should start fairly quickly).
4) You have 15 days after your first call to send back (email or mail) a signed coupon that comes with the SIM (with your name, date of birth and signature). If you don't the line will be suspended.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DATA PLAN APPLIED TO YOUR ACCOUNT BEFORE USING DATA - otherwise you get charged at the higher casual rate per MB
Calls are charged at the one simple rate from €0.19/min to France, anywhere in the EU, US, Canada, Australia, NZ, China, Japan, Russia and India. Calls to another LeFrenchMobile SIM are charged at €0.09/min.
National SMS: €0.08
International SMS: €0.19
Top-up directly online using any international Visa or Mastercard
New Updated and simplified pricing:
The SIMs dataGO is selling have 15 euro preloaded
Convert your credit into a data bundle from your LeFrenchMobile device by texting one of the following codes to 22213
€5 - FR200 (200MB, 15 day expiry): send "DATA FR200"
€15 - FR1GB (1GB, 30 day expiry): send "DATA FR1GB"
€38 - FR3GB (3GB, 30 day expiry): send "DATA FR3GB"
€19 - EU200 (200MB, 30 day expiry): send "DATA EU200"
€59 - EU1GB (1GB, 30 day expiry): send "DATA EU1GB"
Using just the preloaded credit (€15) you can get 1GB for 30 days.
This works out at less than €0.02/MB.
I don't know of a better - easier deal than that.
Always refer to the most detailed and up to date pricing here.
TOPPING UP CREDIT
Top-up vouchers, will be available soon to purchase direct from dataGO.
In addition to that, the main option to buy credit direct from LeFrenchMobile is available here, which is a secure once off top-up option, and they also allow you to pay using a PaySafeCard (more detail on PaySafeCard here), which you can purchase in a range of locations in Australia and Eurozone.
TETHERING (MAKING A HOTSPOT)
Tethering or making a hotspot is allowed.
Credit has no expiry date.
GSM UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz
Make sure your device is unlocked.
Send empty SMS to: 22213 (or call 501)
Subscribe to a data bundle by sending a SMS with the word 'Data' followed by the code for the bundle (eg. Data FR100) to: 22213 (the bundle will be deducted from your credit balance)
These normally need to be entered manually as the following:
APN Name: netgprs.com
Authentication type: PAP, CHAP or NONE
Creating an APN for Android is as simple as:
Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > APN
Tap "Menu" button and select "New APN"
Enter the APN info we provide with the SIM card (Authentication Type = "PAP or CHAP")
Tap "Menu" button and select "Save"
Select the new APN you created
APN settings are:
APN name: netgprs.com
Authentication: PAP, CHAP or none
iPhone users should download the APN configuration setting below:
Please see the full user guide below. If you don't have or lose the user guide, please print a copy of the 'coupon' details which comes with the SIM and is required to be sent to LeFrenchMobile within 15 days of activating the SIM.
You can download a copy of the Coupon to print here: