MOBILE phone operator, Free, has rattled its competitors with the launch of 4G data services without additional cost to its customers.
The company is offering a 20gb per month service of 4G use for €19.99, and if people are an existing subscriber to the Freebox service then the cost falls to €15.99.
But to use the service your mobile phone has to be able to receive 4G, should your phone not be capable of doing such, then you will have to access 3G and be limited to 3gb per month.
The 4G service coverage is limited to the major cities, so you will need to check local coverage, and Free's network is not as widespread as France's main operators Orange, SFR and Bouygues.
However, Free's announcement did cause the shares of all three larger mobile operators to fall, while the shares in Free parent company Iliad climbed 0.66 per cent.