Calls & Text in France via mobile WIFI device


#1

Can anyone confirm the following:

  1. I will be able to make and receive both calls/texts to/from the U.S when I am traveling in France and I am connected to the Internet via a Internet hotspot or a mobile WIFI device. (I am planning on renting a mobile WIFI device to use while I am in France.)
  2. That I will be able to make calls and text to local numbers in France using Google Hangouts/Voice (which I have set-up on my Moto G5S Sport).

Thank you so much!


#2

I can confirm talking and messaging with my granddaughter when she was in France last year. She was using her G5+ connected to WiFi.

Not knowing anyone in France she had no need to make local calls so we can’t speak to that.


#3

For the most part yes it should work, it is currently recommend to put the phone in airplane mode and manually turning back on WiFi before one leaves the US


#4

Could she receive calls as well. Could you call her from US to France?

Thanks!!!


#5

Thanks. I note that the info from Republic says "you will, generally, be able to make calls and send text messages" Does this also mean that I will be able to receive calls and texts?

My apologies if I am making this too complicated.

Thanks!


#6

Yes, I called her and she called me. Mostly, however, we messaged. She did keep her phone in Airplane Mode with WiFi enabled as @drm186 mentioned.


#7

Thank you so much!


#8

The tricky part for us was knowing what time it was on the continent we were calling. Nothing ruins your night more than a call at 4 a.m. even if it is from a loved one.


#9

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