5G has been present in France since November 18. The French operator Free Mobile integrates this new very high speed network automatically and at no extra cost to its highest package (19.99 euros). But be careful, this option is not activated by default. To enjoy 5G on your smartphone, you will first have to do a little manipulation.
Activate 5G on your Free Mobile plan
Free never does anything like everyone else. As usual, the operator always offers more than its competitors. Its package at 19.99 euros per month (15.99 euros per month for Freebox subscribers) offers 5G at no extra cost with 150 GB of data.
You will understand, Free tape strong. But that’s not all, the operator has just announced that its very high speed network already covers 40% of the population. Be careful, the 700 MHz frequencies used by Free carry further (crosses buildings more easily) but offer slightly lower speeds.
But rest assured, sites with the 3.5 GHz band are gradually starting to roll out. At the time of writing, several hundred 5G antennas in the 3.5 gigahertz band are already available. Deployments are set to evolve rapidly in the coming months.