News JVTech The price of your Internet and mobile packages are exploding: Orange, Bouygues, SFR… they are all increasing, except one!
Published on 20/12/2022 at 07:35
While France can boast of low prices for mobile and Internet offers, it is an almost inevitable increase that the French will experience from 2023.
A real trend in France: rising prices, on mobile plans this time
You know, it’s inflation. Many products and services are increasing around us, and it’s not the first or the last time that you will come across news like this in the coming months. In France, we can boast of having the lowest prices in all of Europe. The influence of Free and its historic price drop in 2012 has made it possible to keep prices more than respectable. For example, if you live in Strasbourg and you cross the Rhine to go to Germany, boom. The packages are directly twice as expensive.
A great story, but inflation is there, and it did not come alone. The conflict in Ukraine and the many bridges cut with Russia have caused a quite drastic increase in energy costs in many countries, including France. However, the operators dealing with offering a network connection for calls, SMS and cellular Internet need energy in large quantities to function.
According to a fairly simple equation, operators must raise their prices if they wish to maintain their margin. A much lower margin than in other European countries, but which could be slightly truncated to avoid this increase. What do you think ?
How many more euros on our mobile and Internet packages?
A little thought of you, yes you, who are a student, or you who have an ultra slow Wi-Fi connection and often rely on your phone’s 4G to keep you going. Unfortunately, small extra euros will sneak like magic into your favorite subscriptions. Here’s a little recap of what to expect, per operator, depending The Parisian.
Orange: €1 or €2 more
At the most popular operator in France, everyone will undergo an increase, starting with those who have both an Internet box and a mobile plan on the same account. These will see 2€ add in their total, where those with only a simple mobile plan will have to pay 1€ more.
Bouygues Telecom: between €1 and €3 more
For Bouygues, it is very variable. Without going into the details of all the offers, most should increase by 1€, except the lines Bbox Fit which will go up by 2€, and mobile plans B&You will go from €4.99 to €7.99. A sharp increase that hurts the wallet.
SFR: 1€ more maximum
SFR also adds its grain of salt, but the addition is less salty than the competition, with an increase of 1€ maximum on the packages. Indeed, the planned price changes vary between €0.69 and €0.99 more.
Free treat us: no increase
Free plays the communication card and scratches its margin a little to be the only operator to keep the same rates through inflation and rising energy costs. A decision to be welcomed and which respects their commitment not to touch prices for a period of 5 years.