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Emergency Numbers in France
From mobile phones
Dialling into France
Dial 00 and then the international code 33, drop the first 0 on the area code number.
Dialling Home from France
Dial 00, then the international code (44 for UK, 34 for Spain etc.). Drop the first 0 on the area code number.
Off-peak rates apply on weekdays between 19.00 and 08.00,
all day Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.
Save on International Calls
You can make substantial savings on international calls
by using the cheap dial-up service Telerabais. From their listing simply
punch in the number of the country you want to call, wait to be connected,
then add the country code and proceed as normal, dropping the 0. Press
the hash-key and you will be put through. There is a different call-up
number for fixed lines and mobiles.
French mobile phones operate on the European GSM standard so US mobiles won’t work in France unless you have a tri-band phone. Be warned, call charges are pretty exhorbitant and if you are going to be in France for any length of time, investigate buying a French SIM card which will give you a local phone number and pre-paid recharge cards (mobicartes). SIM cards are available from France Télècom-Orange outlets and SFR in main towns. You can buy Mobicartes in supermarkets and tabacs.
Explore all the possibilities of phone cards for ease
Pre-paid phone cards (cartes à codes) are on sale at tabacs, newsagents and post offices and can be used on any public or private telephone.