Numericable aligns (almost) with the rates of Free mobile
While Stéphane Richard, CEO of France Telecom, declared this weekend in the columns of the JDD that Orange would never align with the prices of Free, Numericable for its part, has just unveiled a new offer in an attempt to compete the all-unlimited package presented by Xavier Niel.
So, after Sosh, Red from SFR, B & You from Bouygues Télécom, Virgin mobile and Zero plan, Numericable is the latest player in the market to try to match the prices of Free Mobile.
The cable operator thus unveiled on Monday a new mobile plan without commitment at € 19.90 per month with unlimited calls, SMS and internet up to 3 GB. In a press release, Numericable specifies, with irony, that the offer is available for the first 60 million customers, ie almost the entire French population …
If by this offer, the cable operator seems to respond effectively to the tariffs offered by Free Mobile, some limits however deserve to be underlined. Indeed, the unlimited calls are restricted to 99 correspondents and two hours accumulated per call. Finally, unlimited MMS is not included in the package unlike that of Free Mobile.
As a reminder, Numericable, which has 200 stores across France, launched last May a first unlimited offer for 24.90 euros per month for its private customers, and 49.90 for others.
Along with this price battle, many controversies continue to swell around the Free Mobile network. Indeed, according to an article from Les Echos, a growing number of Free antennas are said to be out of service. For its part, Free affirms that it does not encounter any collection or interconnection problem with Orange with whom it signed a roaming contract last March.