Freebox Revolution Light vs SFR Starter: which is the best box at €30?

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The Freebox Revolution Light and the SFR Fibre Starter both cost €29.99/month, with no price increase planned after six months. These are triple play internet offers that provide access to fibre and TV. They have similar general characteristics, but differ in certain details. Find out in this comparison which one best suits your needs.

The SFR Fiber Starter

This is SFR's entry-level offer. It is based on the SFR Box 7 and allows you to benefit from fiber with speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s for downloading and 700 Mbit/s for sending. This is high enough for most daily uses, including 4K streaming. On the other hand, you will have to make do with WiFi 5 technology. That said, SFR optionally offers a WiFi repeater that can help you extend the range of your wireless connection to every room in your home.

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The SFR Fibre Starter gives you access to 160 TV channels thanks to its 4K HD TV decoder. It also lets you make unlimited calls to landlines in 100 destinations when you are in mainland France or the French overseas departments.

The subscription is billed at €29.99/month and you will have to commit for 12 months. As a bonus, the operator with the red square will not charge you any service opening fees.

The offer in brief:

  • Up to 1 Gbit/s downstream speed
  • Up to 700 Mbps upload speed
  • Wi-Fi 5 modem
  • 160 TV channels included via the SFR Box 7 TV
  • Unlimited calls from mainland France and the French overseas departments to landlines in 100 destinations
  • 12 month commitment
  • Price: €29.99/month

The Freebox Revolution Light

This is a fairly recent internet offering from Free which also allows you to benefit from good speeds at home. Indeed, the Freebox Revolution Light promises up to 1 Gbit/s in transmission and 600 Mbit/s in sending. If your home is not eligible for Free fiber, this offer is also available in ADSL2+/VDSL2 version. On the other hand, do not expect speeds as high as inoptical fiber.

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Where the Freebox Revolution Light really stands out is in its TV offering. In addition to giving you access to 230 channels, the subscription will also give you 6 months of Prime Video free of charge, as well as more than 500 films and series accessible for free with OQEE Ciné. In addition, you will also be entitled to unlimited calls to landlines in more than 110 destinations.

The Freebox Revolution Light also costs €29.99/month. However, this is a no-commitment box that you can cancel at any time without charge.

Other specific features of the Freebox Revolution Light: it includes 250 GB of physical storage and a Blu-Ray player.

The offer in brief:

  • Up to 1 Gbit/s downstream speed
  • Up to 600 Mbps upload speed
  • 230 TV channels included + Prime Video offered for 6 months
  • OQEE Free Cinema
  • Unlimited calls to landlines in over 110 destinations
  • Without engagement
  • Price: €29.99/month

Which 30 euro box to choose?

Between the two, the choice will depend on your needs and habits. The speeds are similar, although the SFR Starter is a little faster in sending.

Where the difference is most noticeable is in the television offering. The Freebox Revolution Light is clearly better with its bouquet of 230 channels and its six months of Prime Video offered, not to mention the free access to the OQEE Ciné platform from Free. If you like to entertain yourself in front of your television, this is the best option.

In addition, the Freebox Revolution Light also has the advantage of being without commitment, compared to 12 months of commitment for the SFR Fibre Starter. That said, this should not be a problem if you are convinced by the SFR offer and are ready to stay longer.

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