A subscription is needed to get a ground line service. For a short- or medium stay In France it could be easier to use a cell phone. Usually subscriptions last for two years (24 months), however, there are other options, such as prepaid cards.
The possibilities to access the Internet depend on the type of accommodation: - People living in university residence halls have access to computer rooms, but there aren’t many computers. Wi-Fi is available in all university residence halls. Depending on your needs, subscription rates vary. - People renting an apartment from a private individual can have a phone line through an Internet provider: most of them offer monthly all-inclusive prices with unlimited connection, unlimited ground line calls in France and in many countries in Europe and in the world (USA, Canada, … ), and cable or satellite TV channels.
For students, the most economical option is to take advantage of the various computer rooms that the university and the “Région Centre” put at their disposal throughout campuses. They are all equipped with computers connected to the Internet. They can also use the two computers at their disposal during office hours of the International Relations Office (8:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.).
French postal services (“La Poste”) are in charge of the sending of mails and packages in France and aboard, and offer the following: stamp selling, copy/fax, exchange office. “La Poste” also propose banking services with the name “La Banque postale”. For more information, please visit the website of “La Poste”.