France SIM GSM 900 / 1800

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France SIM Highlights
  • EUR 10 (US$14.26) starter airtime credit
  • A local phone number while in France
  • FREE incoming calls
  • Voicemail
  • SMS text messaging
  • Low cost international calls
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting France any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The France SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for France is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid France cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a France cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the French themselves use—the local French cell phone system. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, voicemail, WAP (Wireless Internet), and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, having a cell phone in France is affordable for all. Access to customer service from your France cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your France SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 900 and 1800 frequencies. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

Domestic rates are per second for outgoing calls within France from your France SIM card while you are in France. All incoming calls, regardless of where they originate, are FREE with your Mobiho France SIM card.

All domestic calls to fixed lines and mobiles within France are charged at EUR 0.39 per minute (approx. US$0.56).

Text messages are charged at EUR 0.10 per message (approx. US$0.15).

International calls

International calls are calls made while you are in France, calling outside of France, from your France prepaid SIM card.

U.S.A. UK Australia Hong Kong
0.70 EUR ($0.84 USD)*
per minute
0.70 EUR ($0.84 USD)*
per minute
1.60 EUR ($1.92 USD)**
per minute
1.60 EUR ($1.92 USD)**
per minute

International text messages are charged at EUR 0.17 per message (approx. US$0.26)

Adding Airtime

Your SIM card will include an initial airtime credit of EUR 10.00 (US$14.26) to start you off. The initial airtime is valid for 14 days after you make the first call. You can top-up your prepaid France SIM card by purchasing a top-up card (airtime vouchers), not another SIM card. These airtime vouchers are available in several denominations and are available exclusively in Tobacco Retail Stores * throughout France.

  • EUR 10 (approx. US$14.40) – Valid for 14 days after loading
  • EUR 20 (approx. US$28.80) – Valid for 30 days after loading
  • EUR 30 (approx. US$43.24) – Valid for 60 days after loading
  • EUR 50 (approx. US$72.06) – Valid for 90 days after loading (not always available)
  • EUR 100 (approx. US$144.12) – Valid for 120 days after loading (not always available)

To recharge your France service, please

  • Purchase a Mobiho recharge card
  • Dial 551 from France mobile phone and follow the voice prompts
  • Enter your recharge voucher code once prompted


  • Compose a text message with the voucher code
  • Send the text message to 22213

To check your balance please compose a blank text message and send to 22213

Remember: Do not purchase another France SIM card when your airtime credit is depleted, you only need a recharge voucher.

* There are over 20000 of these stores in France, however Mobiho is NOT sold in traditional GSM stores. Please ask the Tobacco shop owner to go through the menu on his cash register in order to find and print a Mobiho airtime voucher.

Service Life

The initial airtime credit of EUR 10.00 (US$14.26) your France SIM card includes will expire 14 days after you make the first call (or send the first text message). If you do not recharge your France service for 4 months * after your credit has expired, your France SIM card will automatically be terminated which means you will need to purchase another SIM card and a new number will be provisioned.

* For a fee of EUR 24 (US$31.25), Mobiho will extend the life of your SIM card to 1 year.

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