Ski season phone contracts. //

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  Topic Started By:  jonzpellz    On:  Sun 30th September, 2012 at 13:33
jonzpellz
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#1  Ski season phone contracts.  30 Sep '12 at 13:33
Hi. Having just got a job in Val D' Isere this winter and my phone contract running out in the next few weeks i was wondering if anyone had any good ideas about what to do getting a new phone contract for when i'm abroad.
I have seen O2 do a bolt on for going abroad (i have not looked into it properly yet) or is it just worth getting an unlocked phone and buying a French Sim Card.
Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance
JP
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JonnyMars
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UK
#2  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  30 Sep '12 at 15:08
In reply to jonzpellz (Post #1)
personally id just get an unlocked phone, plus if it isnt anything special you wont care if you lose it.

I was in Morzine last season and considered the bolt on options etc but realised its pointless/not worth the money.

I got a payg simcard from http://www.lefrenchmobile.com/ - about 20 quid you get a simcard and some credit on it and you set it up in france in no time at all. benefit of it is that its english run, you can topup online and add data to it plus if you recommend a friend or two you get free credit.

Never had to actually top it up the entire season!

hope that helps

Jonny
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jonzpellz
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#3  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  5 Oct '12 at 14:21
Thanks this helps a lot.
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marcellus
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#4  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  5 Oct '12 at 15:42
In reply to jonzpellz (Post #3)
I'd just go to the Super U or Carrefour, they'll both be doing pay as you go deals with phone, sim card and some credit for an initial €25(ish) and then able to top up on line or in shops.

Also helps that you knwo which calls are from UK and which from Mates in resort.
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AndyN
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#6  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  9 Oct '12 at 20:42
In reply to jonzpellz (Post #1)
I got a french lyca mobile sim last season, can top up on line and was quite cheap.

Depends how much you want to use it. I have French and Swiss payg sims because I live in Switzerland and France, but if you live in the Uk and only need to do mainly texts for the season you might be ok with a UK sim.

French payg sims are cheap and you can get them from supermarkets.
Edited 09/10/2012 @ 20:43 Revision #1
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neilos24
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England
#7  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  9 Oct '12 at 20:47
In reply to jonzpellz (Post #1)
I'm planning on switching to pay as you go and just using iMessage, Skype and what's app to keep in contact, long as your on wireless it's free.

Will top up pay as go with credit for the old text or phone call in emergency
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season junkie
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#9  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  17 Oct '12 at 12:47
Hey,

I just wrote a post about exactly this:

http://seasonjunkie.com/french-phone-deals/

Enjoy your season!

SJ
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rache96
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#10  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  17 Oct '12 at 14:44
In reply to neilos24 (Post #7)
I was recently travelling in France. As I had an unlocked UK phone, I just bought a pay as you go sim card from LeFrenchMobile.
Rates for calls were very cheap and they also offer some special data bundles to use internet at cheaper rates.
Coverage was really good, I was able to use it without problems.

Here is their website www.lefrenchmobile.com

Hope this helps!
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JonnyMars
Member Since: 2011
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UK
#12  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  18 Oct '12 at 16:16
In reply to techmonkey (Post #11)
aye blatant advertising :P however, Its what I suggested too. Its cheap and it works without issue, what more do you want, other than a singing monkey??
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begede
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#14  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  19 Oct '12 at 06:42
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #13)

Originally posted by Dinosaur

Never mind this phone rubbish, I definitely want a singing monkey.

To sing you back to sleep.... you should n't be up that early !
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Skibum
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#15  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  19 Oct '12 at 18:13
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #13)

Originally posted by Dinosaur

Never mind this phone rubbish, I definitely want a singing monkey.

Forget it... what you really want is one that will be quiet... You can't shut the one I've got up...
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WTFH
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#16  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  19 Oct '12 at 19:12
In reply to Skibum (Post #15)

Originally posted by Skibum



Forget it... what you really want is one that will be quiet... You can't shut the one I've got up...

They're easy to shut up, just give them a bottle of wine from your freezer...
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jmonaghan
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#17  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  18 Nov '12 at 11:27
So it is possible to buy SIM Cards in resort, if they don't sell out? And I presume they'll fit into an iPhone, ie - a microsim
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WTFH
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#18  Re: Ski season phone contracts.  18 Nov '12 at 17:43
In reply to jmonaghan (Post #17)

Originally posted by jmonaghan

So it is possible to buy SIM Cards in resort, if they don't sell out? And I presume they'll fit into an iPhone, ie - a microsim

The answer is yes, but e answer for you will depend on which country and which resort you are going to.

Alternatively, get a normal sim and cut it down to size with scissors.
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