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Posted by Mike T-781056 - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by Mike T-781056 - 14 years ago

That's great, thanks

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Posted by gerbil-780940 - 14 years ago

Just go into your local France Telecom and ask for a line to be put in. You can take your actual telephone services from France Telecom or just pay them a bimonthly line rental and take your phone services from another provider. There are a lot to choose from - all with cheaper offers on calls in France and overseas. see http://www.budgetelecom.com/newOne/Fixe/index.asp for a comparison of the main offerings. There are other services specifically oriented towards ex-pats.Complete deregulation of telephone services in France is just starting so you no longer even need to rent the line from France Telecom but can get the complete package from other providers - however, the areas of coverage are starting with the main conurbations.The web site above also has comparisons of the main dialup and broadband services (just put in 20€ monthly spend). Broadband is cheaper in France than in the UK (you can get broadband for less than 15€/month). Some of the phone service providers also provide dialup and broadband and offer reductions if you take both from them. Again the alternatives are cheaper than Wanadoo.You will find various users with their preferred option amongst the cheaper providers, e.g. Free, Tele2, Cegetel, Neuf. You need to check terms and conditions. Some charge a broadband startup fee, some a cancellation fee, and some have a minimum subscription period (Wanadoo are probably the worst)Personally I take the phone/broadband package from Tele2 which doesn't have any conditions and currently offer a broadband modem for 30€. At one time I used to use Wanadoo dialup.