Mobile Phone Vending Machines
The Charles de Gaulle airport offers mobile phone vending machines in Terminal 2. Purchase a ready-to-use Bic mobile phone with a prepaid SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from Orange France (one of France's largest network operators) for anywhere from $27 to $55. Manufactured by Alcatel, the phones only need activitation and can be used for calls, texting, and listening to FM radio. They will stay charged for four hours of calls or 240 hours of stand-by and are offered in citrus orange (like the Bic pens and razors) and lime green.