Bonbon Mobile offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to France. Plans start from US$4.50 (~€4.20) and give you 4G coverage from Orange, Bouygues & SFR.

If you're planning a trip to France, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Bonbon Mobile eSIM.

You can get a Bonbon Mobile eSIM from US$4.50 (approximately €4.20) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in France for up to 7 days. The Bonbon Mobile eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to France and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Bonbon Mobile service in France, including how you're able to get it and the best Bonbon Mobile eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Bonbon Mobile eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in France (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$4.50 (~€4.20) for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 4G coverage (Orange, Bouygues & SFR)
Voucher Code: Save 5% on all Bonbon Mobile eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code

Bonbon Mobile Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in France, you can get a Bonbon Mobile eSIM from only US$4.50 (approximately €4.20) for 7 days usage.

To get a Bonbon Mobile eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Bonbon Mobile eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Bonbon Mobile eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Bonbon Mobile in France:

valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Bonbon Mobile eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.

See all Bonbon Mobile eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Bonbon Mobile eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in France. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in France and turn your cellphone on.

Your Bonbon Mobile eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Bonbon Mobile eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Bonbon Mobile

The main disadvantage of Bonbon Mobile is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in France when you're using the Bonbon Mobile eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in France, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in France (starting with +33), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in France.

Bonbon Mobile Coverage

If you're using a Bonbon Mobile eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in France. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
Orange4G LTEFrance
Bouygues4G LTEFrance

There's no international roaming available on a Bonbon Mobile eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of France. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Bonbon Mobile eSIM can only be used in France. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Eurolink or Discover Global eSIM. These eSIM plans will work in France, as well as a number of other countries.

Eurolink eSIM

Airalo's Eurolink eSIM will also work in France, giving you 4G & 5G coverage from Orange, SFR & Bouygues. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 38 other countries. The Eurolink plans start from US$5 for 1GB of data:

valid for 7 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 90 days
valid for 180 days

Discover Global eSIM

Airalo's Discover Global eSIM will also work in France, giving you 4G coverage from Orange. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 84 other countries. The Discover Global plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

Discover GlobalNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 15 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 30 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 60 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone20GBUS$89.00
valid for 180 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Bonbon Mobile, please see the Airalo website.

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