To call a French number from an International phone:
Dial: 0033 (or + 33 for a mobil phone) + the number after removing the first zero
For example to call the School: 03 26 77 47 47 becomes 0033 3 26 77 47 47 or +33 3 26 77 47 47
To call a French number from a French phone:
Dial the 10-digit numbers, including the first zero.
To call from France:
Dial the following number: 00 + Country Calling Code + number
To be able to easily call and be called, to keep in touch with friends or in case of emergency, it might be very useful to have a mobile phone.
You sometimes have to check with your home phone operator that you are able to make international calls.
The easiest way to control your expenses is to buy a SIM Card (about 15€) that you can recharge with prepaid card to top up.
You can also choose to buy a SIM Card + mobile phone at an interesting price to use with prepaid credit or with a monthly subscription.
In France, the three main companies are Bouygues, Orange and SFR. You can’t miss their shops when going to the city centre or in the periphery shopping areas. To recharge your phone, you can either buy prepaid card from the newsagents or do it using your credit/debit card.
With the arrival of mobile phones, public pay phones are sometimes a little bit more difficult to find than by the past years, but you can still find some around the city and in the campus. Using one requires a phone card or “télécarte” of 50 units (7.50€) or 120 units (15€) which may be purchased at the Post Office or newsagents.