Oh dear - I am having no luck in this bloody place and it is driving me NUTS!!
I have just moved house and want an internet connection. So off I go to the orange shop and get things lined-up, together with a date for an engineer to come and set things up. Engineer, of course, failed to come, and nobody gets in touch with me, so I go back to the shop to whinge (I whinge like a real French person, so I know that the message came across - as did my anger).
So they set up another appointment for me, and guess what? Once again, the engineer fails to come. And one again, nobody from Orange makes any effort whatsoever to get in touch.
So once again I trundle to the shop, go utterly mad with the staff there, and am promised that something will be done within 48 hours.
And they did in fact do something. THEY CANCELLED THE ORDER!!
So I have been trying to get an account with the competition but am having no luck as I am using a non-French bank. Quite why the French (uniquely) need an IBAN number that is specifically French is totally beyond me, but in true French tradition - if it is simple, go ahead and make it complicated!
So my question is: has anyone managed to open a line here without specially using a French bank account? And if so - how?
Thanking you in advance for your help