I am flying into Paris this coming Tuesday morning (very early), picking up my rental car, and driving to a rental near Parthenay. I'm going to want to get a SIM card for my Ipad (2), a cheap phone and a preloaded card of some sort as quickly as I can. I've listed them in descending order of importance - it would be great to get all three taken care on that day, but if I can't I would at least like to get that Ipad set up.
So my question is - I have researched what I need to do and am familiar with the major providers, which are Orange and SFR. My thinking is to stop at one of those branches either in Tours or Poitiers and get taken care of. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this "plan" (such as it is?)
The reason for wanting to find a preloaded $$ card is that I don't have a chip and pin credit card. I'm prepared to deal with cash mostly, as well as my regular credit cards with larger merchants, but since I'll be driving around for 3 weeks, I'm concerned about getting gas at unmanned kiosks and such. I understand one can get cards like this (you certainly can in the US - at any general merchant, basically), and if anyone has any suggestions on where I could get one quickly and with the least hassle, I'd appreciate it.Edited: 10 September 2012, 01:46