Loss of Freeview/Freesat in France, is the time now?

One of the biggest concerns facing British expats living in France is the potential loss of Freesat (Freeview in the UK) television. Rumours have been spiralling since October last year that Freesat will become a thing of the past in France… There is an alternative though.

New ebook

Your guide to the French telecom market

Moving to France or within it has all the same stresses as moving within the UK, as well as others, and with phones and broadband becoming ever more important this knowledgeable and informative book helps to simplify the whole process.

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UK TV in France

Many English-speaking are interested in watching British TV programs – and those those from the UK are keen to continue to watch their favourite shows. Find out what you need to do to get access to everything from BBC1 to the plethora of pay-to-view channels

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Your telecoms provider

Choosing who you use for important services when you relocate to France or purchase a second home is often done under pressure of time and the opportunity for making a poorly researched decision is high.


Getting the most from your broadband

To get the most out of your broadband service, it helps to know how to troubleshoot problems and get repairs completed quickly. Set out below are two areas where a little knowledge can make a big difference to your enjoyment of your broadband service.


Broadband you can rely on

How do you make sure you get the best from the French telecom services? Read the first part of The Definitive Guide for the Everyday User by French telecoms and IT expert Bob Elliot

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Social networking: making the right call

With more and more of us using social networking as a convenient means of keeping in touch with friends and family, UKTelecom’s Bob Elliott looks at the costs and processes involved in getting broadband in France

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French television channels

This short guide will help you get to know what each of the main French television channels has to offer and also provides an introduction to some of the most popular programmes currently shown in France.

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How to get UK TV in France

The majority of people who have moved to France, or perhaps have a holiday home here, will want to be able to keep up with their English language television and radio. Here’s how…

Online shopping

Shopping online – courses en ligne

More and more of us are turning to the Internet to save time and money in the shops, whether we’re looking to buy books, clothes or food. Here is some helpful vocabulary so you can make purchases from the comfort of your home in France.

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Enjoy life in France with the right technology

Without doubt there are many wonderful things about living in France. One possible downside is the cost of keeping in touch with friends and family in other countries. Here, Bob Elliott of UK Telecom discusses how to minimise such costs, while ensuring a good service…

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How to save money on your telephone costs and have a better service

The time when there were few choices of companies to buy your telephone line and other services from has long passed, but with so many suppliers offering different deals it has never been harder to ensure that you have value for money. With the poor exchange rate and low levels of interest many peoples’ budgets are being squeezed and the search for good savings is more challenging than ever before.

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Upheaval in Broadband market brings big risks

Following the acquisition of Telecom Italia by the Iliad Group (trading as Free) late last year, 150 resellers have had to find a new provider for their customers. This has affected the English speaking expat market particularly hard, with many experiencing difficulties with the change to a new service.