Communications

Communications


Telephone:

  • Phone calls 
    - In France, phone numbers have 10 digits starting by 0. When in France and calling a French number, simply dial the 10 digits, regardless of the region you are calling.
    - To call France from Canada, dial : 011 (international access code) + 33 (country code for France) then the phone number without the initial 0
    - To call Canada from France, dial 00 (international access code) + 1 (country code for Canada), followed by the area code and phone number.
    - International calling cards are sold in newsstands, tabacco shops and some stores.
    - To call collect from Canada to France, dial 3006 and follow the  instructions. To call collect from France to Canada, dial 08 00 99 00 16.

  • Public phones
    - They work with calling cards known as "télécarte",  available in cafés-tabac,  post offices, some newsstands and some stores.

  • Phone directories
    - You can look up phone numbers of businesses, hotels, shops, restaurants and such on the Yellow pages at: http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/ and persons on the « White pages » http://www.pagesblanches.fr/

Cell phones:

France and Europe use the GSM 900/1800 networks which are incompatible with the North American  GSM 1900 network.. Check with your local service provider about compatibility or packages offered.

Internet:

Access to Internet is easily available throughout France.

  • In internet cafés, called "cybercafés" (rates may vary from 3 to 5 euros per hour).
  • At the FranceTélécom and Orange's Netanoo stands, accessible with the local calling cards. ("télécarte")
  • Wireless access is on the rise and is available in many hotels, cafés, and public places.
     In Paris, the Pass Paris Wi Fi   provides wireless access from 260 Parisian sites.