Local France Phone Numbers

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Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse among others - $2.95 per month*

  • Choose from over a dozen different French prefixes
  • Use your France virtual number for incoming and outgoing calls - Compatible with any device
  • Our inventory covers all the large and small cities in France
  • "Orange" which is based in France has over 250 million customers
  • You'll need proof of address in the French city you want a number*
  • *National France numbers can be obtained by being registered under any France address (without any docs)

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Our coverage of France

  • We cover all the major cities in France
  • Keep in mind if you're porting in a phone number it's not required for that city/area code to show up - contact us for more details.
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Buy a France virtual number

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3 core options with every France phone number

  • These settings can be changed anytime via your FlyNumber panel
  • 1. Forward the France FlyNumber to any regular phone number
  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • More info on call forwarding

  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system
  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the France phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on the phone system

  • 3. Set the France virtual phone number directly to VoIP
  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the France phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your France FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Set your France DID phone number to one of our "easy setup" voip providers
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on using VoIP

Buy a France virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

3.) Configuration Options

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Example use cases for a French virtual phone number

  • Did you start a business in France?
  • Your website | Online forms | Business cards | Advertising | Marketing material
  • Do you own a bakery in Paris? - Use our cloud PBX (Phone system) to route calls to the proper people at the proper times.
  • Post apartments, services or products on Le Bon Coin? - Keep your personal number anonymous with a French FlyNumber
  • Privacy concerns? - Buy a French phone number and use it anywhere online (or offline)
  • On the job hunt in France and need a phone number to post on your resume? - (You’ll at least need to provide a French address to register this under)
  • Travel anywhere in the world and still receive your French mobile calls - Set the “Call Forwarding “ setting on your mobile phone to the France FlyNumber (do this before you fly out) - You now control where the calls go through our website panel
  • Family in Marseille? Old friends in Toulouse? - Get yourself a local French number so people can reach you no matter where you are or what device you’re using
  • Buy or rent apartments on SeLoger? (real estate website) - Use a French FlyNumber to keep you personal and business calls separate
  • A "2nd phone line" - Use a France virtual number as a 2nd and distinct phone line from your current service - independant of your personal phone number

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Technical info on French phone numbers

  • France phone numbers follow a standardized format and are regulated by the Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP). The country code for France is +33, and the phone numbers have a total of 10 digits, including the area code.
  • Country Code: +33
  • Format: +33 X AB PQ MC DU
  • X: Geographic zone (1-5)
  • AB: Area code (01-09)
  • PQ: Local exchange
  • MC: Line number
  • DU: Last two digits
  • Geographic Zones:
  • Zone 1: Paris and Île-de-France (area code 01)
  • Zone 2: Northwest France (area codes 02)
  • Zone 3: Northeast France (area codes 03)
  • Zone 4: Southeast France (area codes 04)
  • Zone 5: Southwest France (area codes 05)
  • Non-Geographic Numbers:
  • 06 and 07: Mobile phone numbers
  • 08: Special service numbers (e.g., toll-free, premium rate, shared cost)
  • 09: Non-geographic numbers for Voice over IP (VoIP) services
  • Dialing from abroad:
  • To call a French phone number from outside the country, replace the initial '0' with the country code '+33'. For example, if the French number is 01 23 45 67 89, you would dial +33 1 23 45 67 89.
  • Dialing within France:
  • When calling a French number from within France, use the full 10-digit number, including the initial '0'.

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The history behind French phone numbers

  • The history of France's phone numbers can be traced back to the early days of telephony, with developments occurring alongside the evolution of telephone services globally.
  • Early beginnings (late 19th century): As with other countries, France began implementing telephone services in the late 19th century. Initially, telephone numbers were assigned manually, and switchboard operators connected calls.
  • Introduction of area codes (mid-20th century): As telephone networks expanded in the 20th century, France introduced area codes to manage call routing more effectively. These area codes were often based on the geographic regions of the country.
  • Transition to an eight-digit system (1985): Prior to 1985, France's phone numbers consisted of seven digits. In 1985, France shifted to an eight-digit system to accommodate the growing demand for telephone lines. The new system added a digit to the beginning of each number, and the first digit represented the geographical area.
  • Adoption of the ten-digit numbering plan (1996): In 1996, France adopted a ten-digit numbering plan, known as the "numéro en dix chiffres." This plan standardized the length of all phone numbers, including those for landlines and mobile phones. The first two digits were the area code, and the remaining eight digits were the local number. This transition also included the use of "0" as a trunk prefix for calling within France, which was followed by the area code.
  • Use of non-geographic numbers (late 1990s and early 2000s): In the late 1990s and early 2000s, France introduced non-geographic numbers for services such as toll-free numbers, premium-rate numbers, and shared-cost services. These numbers usually started with a specific set of digits (e.g., 0800 for toll-free) and did not correspond to any particular geographic location.
  • Emergence of mobile phone numbers (1990s onwards): With the growth of mobile phone usage, France started assigning separate blocks of numbers for mobile phones, which typically started with "06" or "07" (e.g., 06 xx xx xx xx or 07 xx xx xx xx). These numbers were not tied to a specific geographic area, unlike landline numbers.


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  • Stay in touch with family and friends by giving them a phone number "local to them"
  • For example you have friends or family in the U.S. but now live elsewhere, you can give them a US FlyNumber that forwards directly to your smartphone
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Why choose FlyNumber?

  • You "own" the France phone number, you can port out if necessary
  • No obligations | Cancel anytime | Never any hidden fee's | No contracts
  • You're billed based on the phone number, not users or agents
  • Detailed call logs that you can export to CSV, we don't retain the logs past a certain point
  • Logs include multiple responses - Ok (connected), declined, timeout, internal server error, request terminated and more
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  • Easily add multiple phone numbers to your account
  • Starting at $2.95 a month for U.S numbers as well as Canada, the U.K. and others

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