Until now, changing the SIM card at Free Mobile only cost 5 euros. But from today it's 10 euros. Free multiplies the note by two, however, is the new tariff that it practices really worse than those of the competition?
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The operator with the most aggressive prices on the market, Free Mobile, was also the most accommodating with regard to SIM card renewals that he charged, until now, only 5 euros. But that was before and unfortunately, it will not have lasted since, now, if you find yourself obliged to request a new SIM card, it will cost you double.
It doesn't matter if it's a renewal in case of loss or theft of your smartphone or a format change when you switch to a nano SIM. From now on, when you go to your subscriber area or to a terminal to change your SIM card, you will have to pay 10 euros. But is it really that expensive compared to the competition's offers? Well not necessarily.
A simple quick tour of the operators' sites shows that in reality, Free is only aligning itself with its competitors and that it is far from being more expensive. At Orange, for example, if you find yourself having to change your SIM card, in the event of loss or theft of your telephone, it will cost you 20 euros which will be deducted from your bill.
At SFR and SFR RED, it will also be 10 euros, except in the event of your phone being stolen. That said, it will still be necessary to prove it by filing a complaint with a police station or a gendarmerie before contacting the operator's customer service by telephone. On the Bouygues Telecom side, it will also be 10 euros if you go through telephone customer service or go to the store. On the other hand, if you use the website or an automatic terminal, it will only be 5 euros.
So, does Free really abuse?