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At the moment I am dividing my time between France and the UK. I have internet and land line in France via Orange which I have turned off when I'm not here. This may seem a basic question, but does anyone know whether it costs to access wifi from my own Livebox on my UK mobile phone? I have roaming switched off as I know that costs a bomb! Thanks for any help.

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If I understand correctly you want to use your Livebox to use internet on your mobile when you are in the UK. That is not possible.

I'd suggest you look at cellular service providers who offer roaming inside europe for an affordable price.

For example my bouygues contract allows me to use my phone 35 days a year in the EU for free with a data cap of 3 gb and unlimited calls+sms to france.

You could check other options as well. i'm sure there are better deals.

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Using your own wifi is free while you're in France. With your Orange wifi turned on, go to settings -> wifi -> network on your UK phone, then select your network (name of your livebox). It will probably ask you to enter the password which is a long series of letters and numbers which came with the Livebox (be sure to enter exactly the way it is, paying attention to capitalization, spaces, dashes etc). Once the link is established you should see the wifi bars on your phone indicating that you're connected to wifi. No need to roam!

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Hello all,
At the moment I am dividing my time between France and the UK. I have internet and land line in France via Orange which I have turned off when I'm not here. This may seem a basic question, but does anyone know whether it costs to access wifi from my own Livebox on my UK mobile phone? I have roaming switched off as I know that costs a bomb! Thanks for any help.
are you aware that 3 in the uk now make no roaming charges on their uk phone to communicate with the uk when in france , neither to receive or send

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are you aware that 3 in the uk now make no roaming charges on their uk phone to communicate with the uk when in france , neither to receive or send
OP wants to use the internet

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OP wants to use the internet
clearly...but any smart phone will provide the internet ...to a tablet or computer if you want !

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Thanks to all. In case I wasn't clear I was asking about whether I would be charged for accessing wifi from my French Livebox on my UK mobile when I'm in France. Have typed in the security code and it's working fine!

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