Communications in France

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Official Language
Other Languages Spoken
The regional languages (Breton, Corsican, Catalan, etc.) are only spoken locally and by a minority of French people.
Business Language
According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Getting Some Knowledge
Use the travlang website. You can also use the ContexTrans website for translation services.
Free Translation Tools
Voilà : Translator of words, text and web pages
Educnet : Portal for free translation tools
Foreignword : Translator of words and text
Google : Translator of words, text and web pages

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Quality of Communications
The means of communication in France are extensive and cover the whole country. However, the use of mobile phones or Internet may be difficult in rural areas.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From France, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in France, Dial +33
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
0 + number of the region + 8 other figures
Mobile Telephone Standards
GSM, EDGE, GPRS, Radiocom 2000, UMTS, WCDMA.
National Mobile Phone Operators
Orange ;SFR ; Bouygues

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Free, France Télécom, Club Internet, etc.
Access in Public Places
Cybercafés are found in towns. More and more bars are offering Wifi access.
Access in Hotels
Apart from some exceptions, only hotels in big cities have an Internet connection.

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