Belgian Telecom Regulatory Authority Study: French telecom operators are the cheapest in Europe
For postpaid mobile phone, French offers tend to be a lot cheaper than other offers for small and medium callers: a low-use customer consuming a small amount of data would for example pay €8.27/month in France while he would spend €20.55 in Germany. For high-use customers, only British offers are slightly cheaper than the French ones: an intensive voice use paired with an intensive data consumption will cost €25.45 in the UK and €26.90 in France, which is less than half of what it would cost in Germany (€63.95).
Concerning landline telephone, French offers remain the cheapest for low and medium consumption (about €30) whilst being average for high consumption (about €38 in a range of prices going from €35 to €40).
As for mobile internet (for digital tablet users), France stands out in offers allowing a very high data consumption pattern (between 2 and 5 GB): a French consumer will spend about €15.03 on average while a Belgian will have to spend more than twice as his neighbour (€33.53).
However, the most striking performance of French operators in offering low prices lies in triple-play offers, as French offers are the cheapest, all profiles and speed combined. While a French consumer would spend less than 40€ a month for an internet speed higher than 100Mbps, the same pattern of consumption would cost more than 70€ in the other four countries and up to 93.99€ in the Netherlands.