A reader over at Smartphone France has tipped them details of pricing for the Lumia 710, which is heading to Orange FR. As is the case with Rogers in Canada, which we covered earlier today, the 710 will be aggressively priced and will be fairly cheap to purchase SIM-free (for the quality of the handset).
- €1: packages from €49/mo
- €49: packages from €39/mo
- €89: packages from €29/mo
- €109: M6 or smart packages from €21/mo
- €149: any package for less than €21/mo
- €229: SIM-free
While the handset is still not yet available, the above photo is proof of it circling around. If you're looking for the Lumia 800, take note that Orange France is running a deal where the carrier pays for the first 5 apps purchased from the Marketplace.
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Just wanted to note that right now the mobile phone market in France is really evolving.
A new mobile operator, Free Mobile, just arrived in the market with very agressive prices (all unlimited for 20€/month without any subscription).
The three "historicals" mobile operators, including Orange, are trying to justify their very high prices (all unlimited for 80€/month with a 2-years subscription) with claims of increased service (they have a lot of shops everywhere) and subventionized phones (whereas with Free you're paying the full price for the handset).
This low price is a consequence of this battle, and in the landscape of mobile communications in France today, it's not that interesting.
Фантастический, Fantastiskt, Fantastic!
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