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Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

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Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

I'd like to know if it's possible to buy a prepaid or "pay as you go" French micro sim card that I can use in my iPhone 4 while I'm travelling in France?

Roaming costs on my UK card will be too expensive and I'll be in France for about 2 weeks - so would like to be able to browse the internet / read emails etc. while I'm there. I won't really use it much for phone calls.

Could someone kindly recommend a specific place to get this card from and how it works? My French is so-so but I don't know the French telco companies and don't know where to start looking! Thanks :-)

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1. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Just to add - my sister actually lives in France but her French is terrible and she knows nothing about phones and stuff so it would be really difficult for her to do the research. However, if I need a French address or anything like that in order to get the micro sim card (to register), she can do that for me.

I'll be in France for 10 days only.

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2. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

This is a useful page for sorting out what will work for you:

http://www.prepaidgsm.com

Also,

http://prepaid-wireless-internet-access.wetpaint.com/page/France+-+Orange or the Tiny version: http://tinyurl.com/patw3d

Finally, a micro SIM is simply a regular SIM chopped down to size. You can buy a little gadget to cut them on eBay... you can even use a kitchen knife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3YmDNekVs

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3. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

This is a useful page for sorting out what will work for you:

http://www.prepaidgsm.com

Also,

http://prepaid-wireless-internet-access.wetpaint.com/page/France+-+Orange

Finally, a micro SIM is simply a regular SIM chopped down to size. You can buy a little gadget to cut them on eBay... you can even use a kitchen knife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3YmDNekVs

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4. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Forgot to add... nothing special about an address... your hotel or whatever will do.

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5. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Aweseom & thank you :-)

(your first link doesn't work but the rest helps enough)

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6. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

I don't know if this is an issue with your provider in the UK, but does the phone does need to be unlocked first?

If you can't get a card for some reason, of course, you can always use the wi-fi, though that requires finding good wi-fi spots.

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7. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Sorry... a bit dopey here on a Sunday morning as you may have guessed from the duplicate post... that URL should be http://www.prepaidgsm.net rather than .com

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8. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Will be in Paris for 1 week, and want a sim for our iPhones to keep in touch while I go to the meeting, and my wife enjoys Paris. We also want to access the internet to find restaurants, use maps etc.

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9. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

Find a RELAY shop or a Tabac and pick up a Lebara SIM. Almost anywhere these days can cut them if your phones require a microSIM. There are phone stores on every street so if the place you buy the SIM can't cut it you won't have trouble finding someone who will.

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10. Re: Micro Sim Card? iPhone 4

You could rent an iPhone SIM from Cellhire for $89 which has a data allowance (2GB) and voice capability. The problem is, most solutions are only for voice or only for data it's hard to find one that does both and even harder to find one with a microSIM for iPhone. This one from Cellhire does the job but it's rental only: cellhire.com/products/…france