Over the past few months I have been all over Europe and been testing SIM card purchasing for smartphones and tablets.
In France and Spain, Orange previously had been a bit of a challenge. Not any more.
In Madrid obtaining a Nano SIM for the iPhone 5 at Vodafone was impossible but Orange had them. Same for the iPad Mini with a cut down one.
In France here in Marseille the experience was rapid, even when transacting a multi-SIM purchase of both Nano and Micro SIMs us recharges.
As a long time SFR customer since December there have been nothing but issues with SIMs previously used, APN settings and recharges even with valid coupons.
After years of Orange being more pain, it seems the have upped their game, if only in Marseille.
Ask for Mark, Chantel or anyone in the Veiux Port store and be satisfied when you walk out. But don't expect this service at the Paris Shop near Madeleine. There getting just one SIM can take all day
-- Andy Abramson