DON’T FOR­GET

Living France - - The Essentials -

• Re­search broad­band and mo­bile ac­cess in the area be­fore you buy a prop­erty. Check the broad­band speed avail­able at de­grouptest.com.

• A new line in­stal­la­tion only in­cludes one socket. If you need more, it’s cheaper for a lo­cal elec­tri­cian to do the work than the tele­phone en­gi­neer.

• If there has never been a line at the prop­erty you will have to dig a trench from your bound­ary to the house and drill a hole for the ca­ble to en­ter.

• If you change your tele­phone com­pany you can keep your num­ber, but only if you get an RIO code and give it to your new provider – your com­pany will tell you how.

• Calling UK freep­hone num­bers from France is not free. You have to pay to get your call from France onto the UK net­work be­fore that free por­tion of the call starts.

• Re­search providers’ ser­vices be­fore com­mit­ting to a con­tract. 78 Liv­ing France July 2017

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