Cell phone jammer frequency bands in France
Wireless communications in France are doing well. The country is fully covered by GSM service and 3G mobile internet. The fourth generation of mobile communications, or 4G, is also spreading fairly quickly. Wi-Fi networks are also common, and you can find free hotspots in most public places, such as airports, hotels, libraries, and restaurants. You can find free Wi-Fi even in most of Paris' parks. France uses GSM 900/1800, the so-called European GSM standard, and the most widely spread frequency for 3G is 2100 MHz.
There are four major mobile operators in France: Orange France, Boyges Telecom, SFR GSM and Free Mobile. Now we'll take a look at each of them in particular. The last one came recently, and it has revolutionized mobile communications in France, as it offers subscription packages that are 2 times less expensive. Also, if you're traveling to France, you should know that mobile service is very cheap if you have a credit card tied to your phone number. In this case, the carrier will withdraw money directly from there, offering a substantial discount.
We'll start with orange. Founded in 1999, the company is a UK mobile operator. Now it has 20.7 million active users and growing. It has the best coverage and good network quality. Despite having a broad audience and a fairly solid profile, the company encountered several key technical issues in 2012 that resulted in poor acceptance by most users within a few hours. You can see their overlay above the segment.
The next mobile operator is SFR GSM. This service provider has the highest quality of service and the highest price. It is worth mentioning that all its users except the small-packet users can use SFR Wi-Fi hotspots free of charge, which are widely distributed, especially in big cities, providing huge data transfer speeds. SFR GSM covers approximately 98% of the French territory and has its own GSM network, you can see their coverage map below.
Boyges Telecom is the last of the old French GSM service operators. It has decent coverage and network quality, but despite that, it has a low number of active users. That's 11.7 million. They specialize in mobile coverage, wireless mobile internet and IP TV. In 2009, the company was forced to dismantle several base stations due to a court decision. The company was sued for radiation from a 19-meter antenna.
Finally, and the most promising mobile operator in France is Free. First of all they have the best prices, which is why they have amassed a huge user base, they have more than 5 million users within a year of the company going public. Honestly, they dropped the price twice. That mobile operator doesn't have an office, you can only order a SIM card on their website, and your phone number isn't tied to a SIM card. The Free's wireless coverage is still small, but it's growing, and you can see the map below.
As a conclusion, we can say that France has built a decent mobile communication network and that the price revolution initiated by free operators will work best for French smartphone users.