For 30 Euro a month, French residents will be able to add VoIP to Tiscali ADSL service.
As someone who has friends in France due to my passion for wine, I'm thrilled. Now if they only bring down the price for Wi-Fi over there....
The bottom line is Vonage has set the ball in motion globally, with their pricing plan last year. Now around the world other carriers are following suite.
While different than in the USA, the subscriber still needs to have a phone number from French Telecom, it also appears that a subscription agreement with a set length of time is required and that the service must be purchased as part of a bundle--cable tv, high speed internet and the phone service. Given how satellite had a lead in penetration in the countryside, and as the carriers are getting deeper into the rural areas of France with high speed---Montpeyroux here I come to visit my winemaker friend and expanded family soon, the announcement will change a lot. There are many French internet users who want high speed. They also want to save money.
The clunky google translation is here.