Fixed Phones in France
Fixed phone Line in France! In most areas of France the only phone line available is through France Telecom, although other companies such as UKTelecom offer the option to have the line though them the lines are still maintained by France Telecom. Before you can have any service such as Internet ADSL you have to have a line in place first.Dégroupage (unbundling)
This is where you can choose another provider other than France Telecom, it tends to be in areas of high density such as large Cities
Phone without Fixed Line! It is possible to have phone access in France with out a paying for a fixed phone line using VOIP system but you need high speed broadband ADSL access. With this system all the calls are made through the Modem Router.This system only works if you have a stable and reasonably fast internet access. You should take into account that the internet in France can be unreliable therefore no internet no phone, the same would apply during power cuts. We would argue that for the sake of peace of mind it is better to have a fixed line which costs 16.00€ per month, this does not stop you having free calls though the internet if this is an option you require.