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Orange SIM card on Le Puy camino

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Frances (2017), Primitivo (2019), CF/del Norte ‘21
Forgive me if this has been covered many times before, but I am wondering how well an Orange Sim card will work in my iPhone along the rural areas of the Le Puy Camino. If Wi-Fi is limited or unavailable is this a reasonable approach or should I get a burner phone?
Thank you in advance…
 
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amandurr

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Time of past OR future Camino
2022
Hi Richmond - I've been using an Orange e-sim and it has been great. I lost service briefly in Nasbinals, but so did everyone else :) I've found the data more reliable than wifi, and it has been super helpful being able to text/call with a French number!
 

biarritzdon

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No problem in 2019, there is Orange shop
In the middle of town
 
Time of past OR future Camino
Le Puy route 2014; Le Puy route continuation 2016; Le Puy route 2017; Le Puy route 2019 [incl. Célé]
Forgive me if this has been covered many times before, but I am wondering how well an Orange Sim card will work in my iPhone along the rural areas of the Le Puy Camino. If Wi-Fi is limited or unavailable is this a reasonable approach or should I get a burner phone?
Thank you in advance…
I am using Orange network [via Le French Mobile] ... it hasn’t missed a beat so far and I am deep in the Cévennes ...
 

lisagb

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Time of past OR future Camino
2021
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Forgive me if this has been covered many times before, but I am wondering how well an Orange Sim card will work in my iPhone along the rural areas of the Le Puy Camino. If Wi-Fi is limited or unavailable is this a reasonable approach or should I get a burner phone?
Thank you in advance…
Orange holiday card last fall and it worked just fine. You’ll get a French phone number. Made it so easy. Have fun!
 
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Zordmot

3rd CF in May 2022
Time of past OR future Camino
April-May 2022
Forgive me if this has been covered many times before, but I am wondering how well an Orange Sim card will work in my iPhone along the rural areas of the Le Puy Camino. If Wi-Fi is limited or unavailable is this a reasonable approach or should I get a burner phone?
Thank you in advance…
Hello Richmond, I walked the CF this Spring and had good luck with an Orange SIM card. I got mine at an Orange shop which was a positive experience. I’d recommend that because the assistance given was very helpful and friendly. They put the SIM card into my iphone 11 and there were a couple of issues immediately between the SIM and my phone but they hung in there and quickly resolved those issues for me. They answered all my questions and I experienced no disruption of service or any problems during my Camino.
 
Time of past OR future Camino
Frances (2017), Primitivo (2019), CF/del Norte ‘21
@amandurr and @lisagb, your replies answer a critical aspect of the question, which is that the Orange SIM card will give me a French phone number. This will make calling gîtes (and any other in country phone calls) much simpler. Also knowing that Orange store employees handle the glitch issues is reassuring. The actual SIM card switch looks simple enough, but I will gladly let experts ply their trade.
Thanks so much for the advice!
 

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