Telephone and Mobile
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS PAGE – These are located along the motorways to be used for breakdowns, medical emergencies and accidents. (orange boxes)
TELEPHONE AND MOBILE
- International calls from France: dial 00 + country code + number
- Calls to France from European countries: dial 00, the country code for France, 33, then the number. Telephone numbers are written as follows: +33 (0)x xx xx xx xx (do not dial the first 0 in the number).
- Calls to France from North America: dial 011, 33, then the number.
- Calls within France: dial 0x xx xx xx xx
TELEPHONE CARDS: These are available at post offices, railway stations, airports, tobacconists’, cafes, and news kiosks where you see the sign "TELECARTE EN VENTE ICI"
MOBILES: To use a foreign mobile or cell phone in France and avoid huge "roaming" charges you can purchase a SIM card which will give you a French mobile number and allow you to make and receive calls in France. You pay €20 - €30 for a connection to one of the French networks and choose between a monthly contract or pay-as-you go talk card (top ups for €10, €20 , €35) Note: if you want to keep your mobile number and avoid the reconnection charge you must top this up at least twice a year. You can also set up an international SIM "contract" in your home country. (eg. UK www.0044.co.uk)
Toward Bordeaux's Historic Ent...
On the River Front
Place de la Victoire
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