5G: SFR responds to Orange by switching its 4G subscribers for free

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SFR offers 5G to most of its customers.

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A few days ago, Orange announced that, as part of the Paris Olympics, its Sosh and Orange mobile customers in 4G would benefit from 5G at no additional cost from June 3 to September 8. A temporary shift therefore, against which SFR wanted to counter-attack.

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A permanent switch to 5G

In a press release, the company announced that “from mid-June“, without further details, general public subscribers with a 4G data plan at SFR will migrate automatically, free and permanently to 5G. The objective is that by the end of July, all SFR subscribers will definitively benefit from this network, provided of course that you have a compatible device and adequate coverage.

RED by SFR is not affected

All SFR packages not already offering 5G are affected, with or without commitment, except for the most modest at €5.99 per month, consisting of 2 hours of calls and 100 MB of data in 4G+.

SFR mobile plans in June 2024

SFR mobile plans in June 2024.

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Note that RED by SFR 4G customers are not affected by this gift (unlike Sosh with the temporary boost offered by Orange). 5G remains an option, billed at €3 per month. For new RED customers, however, 5G is already included in two of the three packages (130 and 200 GB of data envelope, but not 30 GB). Same thing at SFR, which therefore offers almost no more than that.

It now remains to be seen whether this gesture by SFR will encourage Free, Bouygues or even Orange to follow the trend and generalize 5G to the detriment of 4G, which could thus live its last moments.

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