Free offers calls to mobiles until new Freebox arrives

Friday 18 February 2011 | 10:57 CET | News
French ISP Free is having trouble meeting demand for its new Freebox Revolution STB, with an average waiting time of 1.5 months, reports user community website Univers Freebox. The operator has informed customers on the waiting list by e-mail that they will be able to benefit from unlimited calls to mobile numbers in France until their Freebox Revolution arrives. Deliveries were due to begin on 3 January.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Free
Countries: France
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Actually they did begin deliveries at the beginning of January (not on Jan the 3rd, but maybe on 7th), but they went out of stock after only 3 weeks and they are for now delivering this box only to newcomers. I ordered mine on day zero but just one hour too late to be served before the shortage (!), however calls from home to mobile phones in the country (traditionally expensive calls here in France) are now included in my 31,99€/month semi-unbundled plan (like calls to landlines in ~ 100 destinations worldwide). For information, this plan includes of course unlimited DSL Internet, but also ~ 100 TV channels, a digital TV recorded, a bluray player, a 250GB home NAS, 10 GB of personal pages with MySQL and PHP per email account on the ISP servers, and much more. Fully unbundled plans are slightly more expensive at 37.98€. Prices just went 2€ up in February due to a rise of the VAT on Internet+TV plans. My guess is that they got many, many new customers in December and January... especially when I consider the panicked reactions of the competitors SFR and Orange/France Telecom.
Mike R @ 24/2/2011 - 09:46

Not until it arrives.Beginning now and until they cancel their subscriptions.
Pierre S @ 20/2/2011 - 10:10

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