TELE­PHONE SER­VICES

Living France - - LES PRATIQUES -

Most peo­ple know about the liste rouge, the French equiv­a­lent of ex-di­rec­tory, but are not aware that there are both on­line and pa­per di­rec­to­ries, so you need to is­sue in­struc­tions for both.

An­other ser­vice is the new Bloc­tel or ‘do not call’ ser­vice. In­tro­duced in March 2014, it is free to reg­is­ter for and pro­hibits any con­tact by tele­phone can­vassers with whom you have no re­la­tion­ship. Visit bloc­tel.gouv.fr to reg­is­ter.

I HAVE A CALL PACK­AGE THAT WORKS WELL, BUT COSTS FOR NUM­BERS NOT IN­CLUDED ARE HIGH. CAN I RE­DUCE THEM?

Some of the most un­wel­come sur­prises you may have when the bill ar­rives come from calls to UK mar­ket­ing num­bers. Th­ese are the

WHAT ARE THE FEA­TURES I CAN HAVE ON MY LINE?

There are both free and paid­for op­tions you can se­lect. The most pop­u­lar are: Free 3651 – Choose to with­hold your num­ber 3131 – Find out who tried to con­tact you Num­ber per­ma­nently with­held Reg­is­tered in French di­rec­tory

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