Free Mobile is finally changing its famous package to 2 euros. An option at 2.99 euros per month allows you to enjoy unlimited telephone calls and 1 GB of mobile data. A formula especially interesting for small consumers.
As promised last year, Free Mobile is finally significantly changing its “small” 2-euro package. More precisely, the operator now offers its subscribers a paid option called Booster which enriches the famous economic formula. Billed at 2.99 euros per month, it allows you to make unlimited phone calls – instead of the 2 hours included in the basic package – and to benefit from a volume of 1 GB of mobile data – instead of the meager 50 MB current. In detail, these supplements can be used in mainland France and Europe – with unlimited calls to the overseas departments (excluding Mayotte) –, SMS and MMS remaining unlimited in mainland France – only SMS to the overseas departments. All under the usual conditions, that is to say without commitment, and only in 4G. Please note that this option is available as of today, September 20, 2022.
Booster option: an economical formula for Freebox subscribers
If not amazing, this development remains interesting, especially for Freebox subscribers who can take advantage of the basic package for zero euros – only one subscription per household, however. In fact, for barely 3 euros per month, they can benefit from unlimited calls and a sufficient volume of data to check emails, exchange from time to time on social networks or occasionally use GPS guidance. However, this “boosted” formula will not suit everyone, in particular users who make heavy use of mobile data – for example to watch streaming videos away from a Wi-Fi network. But it seems perfectly suited for use in a family setting, to maintain contact with children.
It is therefore a safe bet that many Freebox subscribers will adopt this option to improve their daily lives. For the others, the “increased” plan will cost 4.99 euros per month, which puts it exactly at the level of the competition, in particular Bouygues Telecom and SFR which offer similar offers for around 5 euros per month via their B&YOU and RED The advantage of Free Mobile is that it does not increase the price after a few months in return for additional data or services, a common practice with certain operators… Unfortunately, unlike what happened a year ago or two, you can’t find a super advantageous package at these prices anymore. Some people probably remember the offers with unlimited calls at 5 euros per month with 20 GB of data at B&YOU or RED, or a package at 3 euros per month with 5 GB of data at Cdiscount Mobile, but this era seems to be over. Too bad, because these volumes of data are more than enough for intermediate use – which corresponds to what most users require. To maintain their income and their margins, operators – both traditional and virtual – now seem to prefer to offer more expensive formulas, with more data, even if they are useless for many…