How to unlock your mobile security door in France
Posted On July 4, 2021
Mobile security doors are an effective way to protect your privacy, but French officials have been cracking down on the devices in the past two years.
What you need to know about unlocking your mobile in France.1.
The law applies to your mobile phone as well as to your phone’s SIM card.2.
You must provide proof of your identity and contact details before you unlock your door.3.
French officials use the mobile phone’s data connection to determine the authenticity of the device, so you can’t use it as a fake device.4.
If the doorbell rings, you need a key to unlock it.5.
If you don’t have a SIM card and your mobile is unlocked, the device is considered stolen and you will be fined 50 euros ($60) for each day it is not paid for.6.
The cost of a mobile phone in France varies depending on where you live, but it is usually 50 euros for a SIM-only phone and 75 euros for one with a micro SIM card (see table).7.
The average monthly bill for a mobile is €50 ($56) in France, and you may need to pay the remaining 30 euros ($36) when your bill is due to be paid.8.
French law requires you to unlock a mobile device when you’re leaving the house and you can only unlock it with a key that has a unique number.
The number must be at least 6 digits long.9.
The French National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) says the mobile phones have the capability to be used to communicate with criminals, although this has not been proven.10.
Some of the devices have GPS chips to allow the phone to calculate routes and to track a user’s movements.
The GPS data is sent to the authorities so they can access your location.