Orange Holiday Sim Card

Travelling to France later this year. Has anyone tried using an Orange Holiday Sim Card while travelling in Europe. I have Moto G4 (GSM) so I think it should work, but wanted to see if anyone had tried it and what their experience was with it.

Thanks,

Aaron

Two resources from @RolandH (fellow Ambassador)

Hi @aaronc.jbk05d,

I have not tried Orange Holiday SIM card, and had never heard of them before your post.

I used Lebara when I was in France last month and I was very pleased with everything from the convenience of buying the SIM card in a shop in the train station, to activation online, to coverage, call quality, and data availability. Pricing was reasonable and the cost of the SIM card itself was applied as a credit on the account for additional purchases. (I’m not sure if that’s all the time, or if it was a limited offer.)

:fr: What part of France will you be visiting?

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Great and thanks for the information. From the forums here and online info it seems that it should work.
Best,

Aaron

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Great and thanks! Those are helpful and it seems like they should work.

Best,

Aaron

A fellow Community member who moved to France has another suggestion here: Moving overseas. Can I use my RW Moto G4 with a new SIM?.

Orange is apparently still the predominant service provider in France, however, it looks like they’ve got some competition and that’s a good thing. It’s often possible to acquire a SIM for use where one is traveling while still home in the U.S., however, my experience is one will generally get a better deal by waiting until one arrives wherever they’re traveling.

That was a helpful thread as well. I did have a follow on questions about APN settings changes. Are these accessible now or only when I put in the local SIM card when I get to France? I could not locate them on my Moto G4 at present. Any help or direction would be great. If it would be better to repost this new question I can do that.

Best,

Aaron

The Republic Wireless app manages APNs when one has a Republic SIM resident in their phone. Typically, one is prompted to update APN settings when activating an alternative SIM (domestic or international). The update might be over the air (OTA) or received as a link in a text message from the provider whose alternative SIM one chooses to use.

My apologies for the above long-winded response. tl;dr, don’t worry about APNs until activating the foreign SIM.

That makes sense and it seems pretty easy to change those settings once I put in the new SIM card. I just wanted to make sure I was not missing where to do it or there was some issue with the phone.

Thanks to everyone for the help. I will post an update when I return from the trip.

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Did you end up using the Orange Holiday sim, and if so, how did it work for you? I have Moto X.

We’re going to Italy in 3 weeks and I’m thinking of getting it off of Amazon before we leave. I’d like to have a working phone the moment we touch down for our layover in Germany (and it sounds like it’s difficult to buy a sim card in the Berlin airport).

Which Moto X do you have?

this should work if it the Moto X4 pr Moto X Pure (Moto X3), but the Moto X1 and Moto X2 can not use a SIM from another carrier as they are locked to Republic with a custom ROM

It’s the X4. Definitely not a locked version.

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It worked great on our trip to Paris last year. Very easy to put SIM card in and then just powered it on. The orange network popped up and was great for our stay. I recall you had to register the card to add minutes and data. The only caveat would be the length of the stay as the card we had only was valid for two weeks. Overall it was a lot easier than I expected. If for some reason it does not work there are phone card machines and kiosks at most airports. Seems like Berlin might be different, but Paris and London both had plenty of options.

Enjoy the trip!

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I had a moto g4 which worked fine. It seems the moto x depends on the model.

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Thanks so much for the quick answer!

Forgot to add I used the moto g4 on a trip to London with 3wireless sim card which worked great as well. Travelling is so much easier than it used to be.

Have fun!

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