International package: Comparison of mobile offers for the foreigner, International package: the 5 best packages for traveling

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Another tip to prepare your trip well: don’t forget to Check if your mobile phone is compatible with the network of your destination country. Sometimes there is a frequency difference that is not supported by all phones. This is particularly the case for the following countries that use The 1900 MHz frequency : Argentina, Canada, Chile, United States, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic. You can check this on the manufacturer’s sheet provided when purchasing your laptop.

International package: comparison of mobile offers for foreigners

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More and more operators offer Mobile packages to travel abroad. Today, calling and receiving calls to the four corners of the world without breaking the bank is possible. Whether you are a real globetrotter or an occasional traveler, there are now offers adapted to each need. Discover our guide for the best mobile packages to travel abroad.

  • The essential
  • Some international internet packages have a Data envelope abroad almost identical to their envelope allocated for France.
  • In 2023, only a few packages automatically include calls or data to Destinations outside Europe.
  • Out of Europe, mobile rates depend on the country in which you are and the destination you communicate.
  • Mobile operators offer International Options allowing to receive and make calls from abroad and/or use mobile Internet.

Top International Package at SFR, Orange, Bouygues and Free

The SFR, Bouygues, Orange or Free packages are for the vast majority of us usable from the European Union and the DOM countries. But what about other destinations ? Here are the adapted offers for trips outside Europe among the 4 major operators.

The SFR International Package Offer

Details of the SFR international packages – September 2023

International call package Calls/SMS/MMS from abroad Mobile Internet from abroad Price
Package 210GB 5G SFR
09 71 07 91 59 Subscribe online
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra and towards France and the EU, the French overseas departments, Switzerland, Andorra 100GB/month Since the EU, the French overseas departments, Switzerland, Andorra € 31.99/month for 1 year, then € 44.99/month
24 -month commitment
Package 240GB 5G SFR
09 71 07 91 59 Subscribe online
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra and towards Metropolitan France, EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra, USA, Canada and China 100GB/month Since the EU, the French overseas departments, Switzerland, Andorra € 64.99/month for 1 year, then € 64.99/month
24 -month commitment

Unlimited and international SFR plans are no longer available the operator has withdrawn from its catalog its two high -end packages and who were very turned abroad. Today, the two most high -end plans of the operator are the 140 and 150 GB offers, still offering 100 GB usable abroad.

THE Unlimited 5G package of SFR (now more available to subscription) was one of the most complete for Use your phone both in France and abroad. This offer suited those who often travel to Europe or North America and who need to communicate and use the Internet regularly. It was a 5G compatible package, which offered (subject to having a compatible smartphone and being in a covered area) optimal connection quality. The package was without commitment or subject to a 24 -month commitment (with smartphone) and still represents a budget of € 65 per month during the first year.

The international range of SFR also had the International 5G package. It was the most high -end package of the operator, which mainly suited those who very often travel to countries outside Europe, and who are ready to devote a substantial budget to their offer. This SFR international package was without commitment or subject to a 24 -month commitment with a smartphone.

The international package catalog at Orange

Details of the International Orange Package – September 2023

Package Calls/SMS/MMS from abroad Mobile Internet from abroad Price
200GB 5G orange
Subscribe
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra towards EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra. 120GB from Europe, DOM, Switzerland and Andorra 32.99€/month for 1 year, then € 44.99/month
Without engagement
240GB 5G orange
Subscribe
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra towards EU, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra. 140GB from Europe, DOM, Switzerland and Andorra 64.99€/month for 1 year, then € 64.99/month
Without engagement

Those who travel outside Europe and wish to subscribe to Orange can turn to the Orange 240GB 5G package. It includes unlimited calls to fixed and mobiles in the United States and Canada but does not allow you to use your package Since its destinations, however. This orange package also offers access to 5G subject to being in a covered area and having a compatible smartphone.

The Bouygues Telecom international package offer

Details Bouygues International Package – September 2023

International package Calls/SMS/MMS from abroad Mobile Internet from abroad Price
200GB 5G package
09 71 07 91 44 Subscribe online
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since Europe, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra and towards Metropolitan France, Europe, Dom, Switzerland, Andorra 100GB from Europe, DOM, and Switzerland. 31.99€/month for 1 year, then € 44.99/month
1 year engagement
240GB 5G package
09 71 07 91 44 Subscribe online
Unlimited calls/SMS/MMS Since Europe, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra, USA, Canada towards Metropolitan France, Europe, Dom, Switzerland, USA, Canada, China, Brazil, South Korea, Water, Israel, Japan, Russia and Turkey 130GB from Europe, Dom, Switzerland, USA, Canada, China, Brazil, South Korea, Water, Israel, Japan, Russia and Turkey and Turkey 54.99€/month for 1 year, then € 69.99/month
1 year engagement

If you travel in North America, THE 200GB and 240GB packages Bouygues are interesting alternatives. With these packages, it is possible to benefit from a new smartphone at an advantageous price at the time of subscription. This implies a duration of24 -month commitment (12 months without smartphone).

Free International Package of Free

The Free Package is certainly the international offer that offers the best value for money. Indeed, this package can have been used for many destinations (Europe and outside Europe), costs less than 20 € per month, and is not accompanied byNo commitment.

Note nevertheless that the quantity of data included from abroad amounts to 35GB per month, which will not suit the daily and intensive use of the Internet.

The best international packages for Europe and the DOM

Despite the end of the roaming fees, The use of mobile internet from Europe is still limited. In some operators, the Data volume available from the EU will be deducted from your volume available in France, while others include an additional volume of data usable only from the EU. Anyway, once the limit is included in your affected package, Your Internet connection will be slowed down, even blocked, either surcharged.

If you travel regularly to Europe and use a lot of mobile Internet, it will then be better to take out an offer adapted to your needs. Go to our mobile package comparator to sort all the mobile packages on the market according to your preferences. Here is a selection of interesting international phone packages for Europe:

For about one Twenty euros per month, These packages offer you a substantial internet envelope and allow you to call and send unlimited SMS to mainland France and Europe. It remains to be seen whether you prefer a formula with or without commitment.

Find the best mobile packages on selectra desire to change their plan before your departure abroad ? Discover our comparator of the best mobile offers on selectra.

Use your international mobile package from abroad

Make calls or consult the Internet from abroad can quickly reserve surprises when receiving your invoice. For this reason, it is important to choose your package and inquire about the conditions of use beforehand.

The information to be taken into account before traveling abroad

Depending on your operator, you may need activate the international option From your customer area before your departure. This is necessary if you want to continue to make and receive calls. Within the European Union (EU) and the DOM, you can call and receive calls, SMS and MMS as in France. You also have the possibility ofActivate or block mobile internet from abroad. Three options arise:

  1. Block mobile internet.
  2. Activate it for be able to use it from abroad (under the conditions set by your operator).
  3. Activate it, but block internet access from a certain amount of out-of-formed.

On the other hand, for trips outside Europe, invoicing varies. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is therefore advisable to consult The grid of call prices and the Internet from abroad On your operator’s website. For regular travelers, there are also many international mobile offers at advantageous prices.

Conditions for using an international package in Europe

Since June 15, 2017, roaming costs, also called Roaming, have been eliminated within the European Union and DOM. Now, surcharged calls, SMS and MMS are just an ancient history. You can Use your mobile plan to travel everywhere in the European Union As if you were in mainland France.

However, use outside mainland France has its limits, even in Europe. Indeed, So -called “abusive” uses Mobile plans from abroad are surcharged. Use is considered abusive as soon as your use abroad has exceeded that of your use from France, over a period of 4 consecutive months. Beyond this limit, you will have to pay for the costs of offset.

To avoid additional costs in the event of a long stay in Europe, the easiest way will then be to take out a mobile offer in the country in which you are.

Conditions of use of an international package outside Europe

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Apart from Europe, homeless costs are still relevant. The issue and reception of calls, as well as sending SMS and MMS is surcharged. If there are packages including certain destinations outside Europe, in most mobile offers, international prices depend on the country in which you stay, but also the destination to which you communicate. The reception of SMS remains free.

Mobile Internet outside Europe is also surcharge and prices easily reach exorbitant amounts. However, your operator has the obligation to notify you by SMS and to block your package beyond € 60 of off-form. To avoid savory invoices, it is advisable to Block by default mobile Internet from abroad and consult your operator’s pricing grids before your departure.

Another tip to prepare your trip well: don’t forget to Check if your mobile phone is compatible with the network of your destination country. Sometimes there is a frequency difference that is not supported by all phones. This is particularly the case for the following countries that use The 1900 MHz frequency : Argentina, Canada, Chile, United States, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic. You can check this on the manufacturer’s sheet provided when purchasing your laptop.

Choose an international mobile plan according to a targeted need

Depending on your needs, you may seek a particular international package: go around the world, travel only to the Europe zone, go to a particular country.

The best international mobile package without obligation

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You prefer to subscribe a non -binding offer To be able to change the package if necessary, without termination fees ? Although the non -binding packages are not the most complete offers for a Use from abroad, You might find your happiness.

  1. At Sosh, All packages can be used normally from Europe, DOM, Switzerland and Andorra (except special series). You benefit from the same internet envelope as in France, as well as unlimited calls, SMS and MMS, to mainland France and Europe/Dom/Switzerland/Andorra. Only downside, if you go to a distant destination (excluding Europe), you will not be able to go through Sosh.
  2. At Red by SFR, The operation is similar insofar as you can call and send SMS/MMS unlimited from Europe and the French overseas departments (Switzerland and Andorra are not included), while the internet envelope accessible from abroad decreases by compared to that of metropolitan France.
  3. At Prixtel, same principle, your package can normally be used from Europe and the DOM ! Only difference: the price of your package varies depending on your consumption. The quantity of data accessible from abroad also varies.
  4. Chez Bouygues, The B & You range offers non -binding packages that can be used from Europe and the DOM. As with Red and Prixtel, the Internet envelope is not the same abroad as in mainland France.

What is the best world package for a globe tour ?

The Free Package € 19.99/month can be ideal for those who envision a world tour. Indeed, an internet envelope of 35GB can be used from countries of 5 continents (list of countries valid in September 2023):

  • Europe & Dom : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, , Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, meeting
  • Africa : South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia
  • America : Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States, Mexico
  • Asia : Armenia, China (excluding Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao), Georgia, India,
    Israel, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey
  • Oceania : Australia, New Zealand

Nevertheless, calls, SMS and MMS are only unlimited from Europe, the DOM, the USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Israel.

Is there an unlimited international package package from abroad ? No, No French package has unlimited data abroad. The international mobile package with the largest data envelope abroad is the Bouygues 240 GB package with 130 GB of use abroad. Moreover, no more packages offer unlimited data in mainland France.

USA package: suitable international packages

If all packages can be used from European Union and DOM countries, there are few that can be used from more distant destinations. However, certain offers allow use From the United States, It is even one of the only destinations outside Europe favored by certain operators.

To find an international package adapted to use in the USA, consult the packages outside Europe of SFR, Bouygues and Free listed above in this article.

Since February 2022, American operators have ended their 3G networks. For free customers with a 4G/5G smartphone, so it is only possible to emit or receive SMS, using iMessage on iPhone or chat functionality on Android. For calls, you must use a telephony application using the Internet such as WhatsApp, Messenger or Skype.

You are looking for a package with good international services ? Contact one of our selectra advisers so that it helps you find the mobile offer that best suits your needs, and will save you from paying off -package.

International paid options for travelers

You plan to travel abroad but you do not intend to take out a package international ? Operators offer suitable paid options for travelers.

SFR STAY Packs

THE SFR stay packs can be used from abroad and valid for 7 days:

Details of the SFR stay packs – valid in September 2023

Country of use Pack content Price
Africa (South Africa, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal) 30min + 30 SMS + 10MB 25 €
60min + 60 SMS + 20MB 35 €
Americas (Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic) 30min + 30 SMS + 10MB 25 €
60min + 60 SMS + 20MB 35 €
Asia/Oceania (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet) 30min + 30 SMS + 10MB 25 €
60min + 60 SMS + 20MB 35 €
Canada 1000min + 1000 sms + 1GB 35 €
United Arab Emirates 1000min + 1000 sms + 1GB 30 €
Eastern Europe (Albania, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine) 30min + 30 SMS + 10MB 35 €
Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) 1000min + 1000 sms + 1GB 25 €
Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Türkiye) 30min + 30 SMS + 10MB 25 €
60min + 60 SMS + 20MB 35 €
USA 30min + 30 SMS + 200MB 25 €
60min + 60 SMS + 400MB 35 €

Orange international pass

Orange also offers adapted formulas for those who travel occasionally. THE Orange international pass are valid 31 or 7 days.

Details of the orange pass – valid in September 2023

Country of use Pass contents Price and validity
Escape 1 2h + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
10GB + 30min + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
Escape 2 2h + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
5GB + 20min + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
Escape 3 2h + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
1GB + 20min + 50 SMS € 29, 31 days
Whole world pass (except Europe, DOM, Switzerland, Andorra) 15min 15 €, 7 days
30min 25 €, 7 days
50Mo 25 €, 7 days
60min € 45, 7 days
USA, Canada 60min + unlimited SMS € 12, 31 days
10GB + unlimited calls + unlimited SMS € 29, 31 days

Find the details of the countries included in the different Escape pass On the Orange website.

The Internet Pass Voyage Bouygues

For his part, Bouygues Telecom offers the Internet Pass Voyage. The one includes 1GB of Internet for 20 € Valid in 110 countries. Find the list of countries included in this pass on the operator’s website.

The international option travels for the Free 2 € package

L’Travel option Allows customers of a Free € 2 package to be able to communicate from abroad (excluding Europe and DOM because these destinations are already included in the package), without which communications would be blocked.

However, calls, SMS and MMS are billed on the counter according to the destination you are. At the time of activation of the travel option, an advance on consumption of € 10 must be paid.

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What a choice for cross -border workers ? (Switzerland, Andorra, Luxembourg. ))

If you are likely to Cross a border several times a day or a week To get or work in a country other than France, it is important to inquire about its mobile plan and the services included internationally. Indeed, The end of roaming costs in Europe made it possible to prevent consumers from paying overload during certain trips, but Certain destinations although they are on the European continent, remain subject to risks of out-for.

Precautions are also important to take into consideration for the French living near a border. Even if you stay in France, your phone may be likely to Connect to a relay antenna belonging to the mobile network of the border country and so generate off-format Without realizing it.

International telephone packages for border workers France – Switzerland – Andorra

For French cross -border workers with Switzerland or Andorra, There are mobile offers to meet the needs in terms of calls, SMS sending or internet navigation to operators. Here are some interesting offers:

Mobile packages for border workers France – Monaco – Luxembourg – Belgium – Germany

For French cross -border workers with Monaco, Luxembourg, Germany or Belgium, It is important to point out that These territories are members of the ratified agreement on June 15, 2017 concerning the abolition of the additional costs of roaming in Europe. By moving very frequently in these countries from France, you are not at risk of off-form (within the consumption limit of the data included in your mobile offer).

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Updated August 31, 2023

Free package: the one with the most destinations

The Free Package at € 19.99 per month includes communications and the use of Internet data for more than 70 destinations without additional cost.

Abroad the free package allows you to use 35 GB of data, more than 1 GB of data per day.

250 GB 5G 35 GB in Europe

Unlimited calls, SMS and MMS

Included United States, Canada, Switzerland

Access to application Free Ligue 1

Package € 9.99/month For Freebox Pop or € 15.99/month For other subscribers to a freebox

SIM card : 10 €

Non -binding package see the offer

On this package, international destinations are divided into two groups:

    Internet destinations included only

South Africa Åland

China island Christmas

Cyprus Cocos Islands

Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Islands Cook

United Arab Emirates

Féroé Fiji islands

Haiti Heard-et-Macdonald Islands

Honduras Hong Kong

Hungary Islands Islands Islands British Islands in the United States

Northern Mariana Islands

Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island

Philippines Pitcairn Islands

Saint-Martin Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Vatican Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines

Sierra Leone Singapore

Vietnam Wallis-et-Futuna

35 GB Internet included (calls, SMS/MMS off -package)
All inclusive : 35 GB Internet, calls, SMS/MMS

In destinations with only the Internet included you can still communicate in without hors-formed through internet messaging applications like What’s App or Facebook Messenger.

Orange, SFR and Bouygues: offers with more international data

If Free Mobile is the operator who includes the most countries in his package at € 19.99 per month, the other operators offer packages with more data abroad:

100 GB 5G France and Europe
15 € 99 /month
During 12 months

Unlimited calls, SMS and MMS

Package € 10.99/month For subscribers to an SFR Box

SIM card : 1 € only

Non -binding package see the offer
100 GB 5G 50 GB in Europe
15 € 99 /month
During 12 months

Unlimited calls, SMS and MMS

Multi-Sim option at 2 €/month

Package € 10.99/month For subscribers to a Bbox

SIM card : 5 €

Commitment on 12 months See the offer
100 GB 5G France and Europe
16 € 99 /month
During 12 months

Unlimited calls, SMS and MMS

Multi-Sim option at 5 €/month

Package € 9.99/month For livebox subscribers

SIM card : 10 €

Non -binding package see the offer

Orange and SFR offers are without commitment, and only Bouygues Télécom’s offer has a 12 -month commitment.

For a price contained these packages allow you to benefit from another mobile network than that of Free when you are in France and from 50 GB to 100 GB when you are in a country of the European Union.

All like the free package these packages also give you access to other destinations such as Switzerland, the United States and Canada. If you travel to one of these particular countries you can consult our dedicated comparators:

  • Package for traveling to Canada
  • Package for traveling to the United States
  • Package for traveling to Switzerland
  • Package for traveling in the European Union
  • Package for traveling to the United Kingdom

These comparators allow you to find packages with even more gigas, as well as to select specific options such as 5G packages or Double-Sim.