Welcome to Vodafone Community
Question 1) Is it the case that when you buy a pay-as-you-go Sim Card there is a phone number included? 2) Can I transfer my present number to the new Sim/phone? Are Vodaphone in France!! I live and would prefer a French number.
All PAYG SIM's come with a number attached, you can't have a service without a number,
From your other questions on the forum.
Vodafone have roaming agreements with French networks.
As you are resident in France and not the UK, this means you will need to make all enquiries for your French number with a French network.
If you were a UK resident, you would be able to take out a PAYG number with a UK number and +44 UK code.
Having a French number is not something Vodafone UK will be able to help you with.
If you have a PAYG number already, it should be possible to transfer it to a new SIM if you need a different one. A Vodafone shop will be able to do this for you.
If you want a French number, you'll need to buy a local SIM there. Obviously, you wouldn't want to transfer a UK number to it and I'm not sure that would be possible anyway. I'm not sure if Vodafone operate in France but, even if they do, it would be a separate company and there's no connection with Vodafone UK, so you'd have a completely different account.
Thanks for that... answers all my questions!! As I live in France and would prefer to have a PAYG Vodafone sim which I cannot buy in France or have Vodafone send me one direct from the UK.....I suppose there is no reason why I shouldnt/couldnt order one from Vodafone, have it sent to a UK address and then have it forwarded on to me in France and then activate with my mobile while in France? The UK address I would use for the ordering would also be the billing address for top-ups?!? Any thoughts? Andrew
I would suggest having the sim.card activated before it leaves the UK and any roaming bar is lifted.
Current Phone >
Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.
Previous Phone >
Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G - SM9860.
If you are intending to use a Vodafone UK card in France, it might be worth mentioning that Global Roaming has a fair usage policy and is only intended for short periodic periods abroad, not for long terms use. You need to refer to the Terms and Conditions on the link below.
Since you live in France, you really need a French SIM card and a French number.