Iliad : France's largest 5G network is extended to Lille
07/15/2021 | 05:35am EDT
Paris, July 15, 2021
Free is continuing to roll out its latest-generation network and is extending its 5G network to Lille.
This means that Free's 5G covers 61% of the population in Lille.
With 9,574 active sites in France*, Free currently has the largest 5G mobile network in the country, covering rural areas as well as towns and cities. In the Hauts-de- France region, Free is also the leading operator in terms of the number of 5G sites in service**.
Free is the only French operator to offer a mobile plan including 5G at no extra cost, with unlimited mobile data for Freebox subscribers. Consumers also now benefit from an innovative offer to buy their 5G smartphone at the right price: with Free Flex, they can now spread the price of a phone at no extra cost, via leasing with a purchase option.
Where can you get the Free 5G Plan?
Online at mobile.free.fr
In one of our133 Free storesin metropolitan France. In the Lille area, Free has 3 stores:
Lille: 6 Rue des Manneliers 59800 Lille
Englos les Géants: centre commercial Auchan 59320 Ennetières-en-Weppes
Villeneuve d'Ascq2; centre commercial V2 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq.
Free - the inventor of the world's first triple-play box - is a Fixed and Mobile Ultra-Fast Broadband operator in France, standing out for its innovative, straightforward and attractive offerings. At end-March 2021, it had over 20 million BtoC subscribers (13.4 million Mobile subscribers and 6.8 million Fixed subscribers). Free is a subsidiary of the iliad Group, which was created in France in the early 1990s and now also operates in Italy under the iliad brand and in Poland under the Play brand. In March 2021, the iliad Group launched its BtoB business in France under the Free Pro brand.
*Free: the largest 5G network in Metropolitan France in terms of the number of 5G sites in service: 9,574 700 MHz/3.5 GHz sites (o/w 1,136 3.5 GHz sites) in Metropolitan France as at May 31, 2021 (see ARCEP's 5G rollout update dated June 17, 2021 on arcep.fr).
In the Hauts-de-France region, Free is the leading operator in terms of the number of 5G sites in service, with 873 700 MHz/3.5 GHz sites (o/w 106 3.5 GHz sites) as at May 31, 2021 according to ARCEP's report dated June 17, 2021: https://www.arcep.fr/fileadmin/cru-1624346775/user_upload/observatoire/5G-deploiements/juin-2021/Observatoire5G_Hauts-de-France_17062021.pdf
5G available in Metropolitan France in areas covered by the network, subject to the use of a 5G phone (3.5 GHz and 700 MHz currently in rollout phase). See mobile.free.fr for further information about coverage and compatible mobile phones.
Offer subject to terms and conditions. Free Mobile Plan (5G activation required through the online subscriber space): mobile data in Metropolitan France: for non-Freebox subscribers: 150GB with a 5G or 4G mobile, 3GB in 3G with a 3G mobile; for Freebox subscribers: unlimited 5G and 4G/4G+ and 150GB in 3G with a 5G mobile, unlimited 4G+/4G and 150GB in 3G with a 4G+/4G mobile, 3GB in 3G with a 3G mobile. Speeds reduced in excess of the 150GB and 3GB data allowances. SIM/eSIM: €10. Price for Freebox Pop subscribers: €10 per month reduction for one Free Mobile Plan. Price for other Freebox subscribers (other than Freebox Pop): €4 per month reduction for up to four Free Mobile Plans. Reductions only available for Freebox subscribers as part of a multi-line offer (same bank details and same address). Subscribers canceling their Freebox Pop/Freebox subscription will lose their reductions. Free Flex: a loan is binding and must be repaid. Please check your ability to repay before committing yourself. Lease financing offer with purchase option available to retail subscribers on the Free Mobile Plan or Série Free Plan who reside in Metropolitan France. Subject to Free Mobile's final acceptance of the finance application. Minimum lease term 24 months. For full terms and conditions see in-store or mobile.free.fr.