The provider’s PAYG customers will be able to top-up while being in France and thus lowering their roaming costs.
The fruity operator presented a new deal for pay as you go customers that travel for business or pleasure to France. The offer gives any Orange UK pay as you go SIM card owner a possibility to get a top-up in France for €39.99 (ca. £34). Such top-up will give an allowance of 120 minutes, 1000 texts and 1GB of data to be used in France or when calling the rest of the world. However, you only have 14 days to use it up. Should this be not enough, you can obtain an additional top-up for €30 (ca. £25) which will give you the same allowance as the previous one.
The top-ups will be widely available in France as you will be able to get them in Orange stores, supermarkets, petrol stations and newsagents all over the country.
Definitely it is a step forward to minimizing the costs incurred due to roaming fees, but still the top-up value seems a bit high for the allowance offered. Nevertheless, at least Orange UK pay as you go users will not have to worry about the state of their PAYG accounts while in France, because they will always have an opportunity to top it up virtually anywhere.