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Old 14th February 2020, 03:07 PM
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Question Free.fr 4G is it any good?

I've found free.fr are doing a 4G router with 250Gb/Go per month and I'd love some users reviews.

is it any good?
Are there other options?

And lastly, could I use the SIM when I'm in the UK (shame to waste the data)

Oh, I'm not too concerned about signal strength as I have external 4G antennae which can pick up and boost signal from 10km away

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We have no fixed lines at all. We used Free 4G in a hotspotted phone for everything until recently i.e. calls, internet, VPN and catch-up services. The only problem we had in 3 years was sometimes on catch-up the signal might break up, so we downloaded and then watched our French and British TV programmes.

A couple of months ago we swapped to RED by SFR as we realised we only needed less than 60Gb a month, rather than 100Gb and saved a whole 7 euros a month. No big deal but...

Both companies allow you a reasonable amount of data, but not all of your normal amount, when abroad in Europe. I can't remember now how much but it was fine for our needs when in Spain.

This week we swapped from the phone to a 4G router which our Leclerc is selling at under 60 euros. It's a TP-Link MR6400 and was once much dearer. The bonus is the router does keep a strong signal in bad weather and we can have smart lights wirelessly connected to Alexa at the same time.

Having lived in a UK black spot for even 3G internet before coming to Europe I thoroughly appreciate the services provided cheaply provided here.

Hope that helps.

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Having lived in a UK black spot for even 3G internet before coming to Europe I thoroughly appreciate the services provided cheaply provided here.
For comparison - for my accommodation in the UK I got a contract with 3 for a Huawei router and unlimited 4g internet (potentially 5g but not where I work) for 17 a month
Of course I may well live to regret it if I don't stick the UK out until the contract ends... you can use it at no extra cost in France but only as a visitor, if your usage pattern leads them to believe that you no longer live in the UK their 'fair usage' policy kicks in and I think you pay extra or get blocked or something.

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For comparison - for my accommodation in the UK I got a contract with 3 for a Huawei router and unlimited 4g internet (potentially 5g but not where I work) for 17 a month
Of course I may well live to regret it if I don't stick the UK out until the contract ends... you can use it at no extra cost in France but only as a visitor, if your usage pattern leads them to believe that you no longer live in the UK their 'fair usage' policy kicks in and I think you pay extra or get blocked or something.
Thanks. I had discovered the UK SIM roaming restrictions when in France/EU, hence the wish to look at a French SIM. It's a quite hidden restriction so I think needs needs to be highlighted more.

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We used to have satellite internet- very expensive and unreliable and slow. About 18 months ago we switched to Free mobile 4G internet connection. VERY good signal and reliable. No problems. €32.99/month first year then as we use unimited it's €42.99/month now.

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