We tell you all you need to know about staying connected and where you can get free wifi while in Paris!
WANT MORE FREE PARIS RESOURCES?
If you're booked at an Airbnb or a hotel, you probably have a wifi connection. Most hotels and apartments will have wifi connectivity. But what about while you're walking in Paris?
There are free wifi zones in the city- the Champs-Elysées, the area around the Notre-Dame, some of the parks in Paris are "free wifi zones". Public libraries also have free wifi and some musuems and cafés offer them as well. However the connection is often poor and it is difficult to connect!
You can also find "co-working spaces" - one of our favourite places is cool café called Hubsy in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. Here you can drink unlimited outstanding coffee and lattés while you work for only 5€ per hour! You're paying for your time rather than the drinks. You can search the web for other coworking cafés too!
To learn more about wifi in Paris and staying connected read an article by a great blogger Heather- one of our partners here at INSIDR. Read the article about CONNECTIVITY IN PARIS.
HOW TO USE YOUR OWN MOBILE PHONE IN PARIS
To be able to use your own phone for calling and wifi in Paris, you'll have to check first if it's unlocked and compatible with tri-band/GSM. If this is done, you can buy a sim card in Paris - available at mobile stores suchs as SFR boutique, Orange and Free.
Local calls are affordable but if you call internationally and use mobile data, it will become very expensive. Data is not cheap!
For more cell phone information in France, another of our great partner bloggers, Adele, wrote an article about WIFI AND CONNECTIVITY IN PARIS.
HOW TO AVOID ROAMING FEES IN PARIS
The best method to avoid roaming fees while travelling is to go to settings on your phone, turn off 'mobile data' and 'data roaming'. Also turn off any applications that use data in the background or sync automatically and download offline apps for Paris!
If you're travelling to Paris on a budget but still want to stay connected, the best, cheapest and easiest way is to rent one of our INSIDR smartphones! With low costs and direct delivery you can have a cellphone rental in Paris that will make your stay stress-free. You will have unlimited data and connectivity with high speed 4G data all over Paris. With our 'Community' app on all the phones you are directly in contact with over 60 Parisians to give their expertise and advice on making the most out of your stay in Paris!