Hello! I have all but sorted out the mechanics of holding on to a US phone # while in France (w/ some EU travel) for 1+ yr while having a local number at the same time. Wife and I will be bringing unlocked iPhones (VZW & AT&T). The original plan was to port US numbers to Google pre-departure but it appears doing so after arrival may be best due to 48-hr activation time on Orange SIMs. I’m aware a Holiday SIM card can be obtained online prior but it doesn’t suit our long term needs. Here’s where things get a little murky and I haven’t been able to confirm:
- Without a French bank account, a standard Orange SIM is not an option.
- Prepaid Orange SIMs are incompatible with VoIP and VPN.
Can anyone confirm/deny? Suggestions for an alternative?
Many thanks for your input.