Free Clients in Paris Have Trouble Making Calls, Parisien Says

Subscribers of Iliad SA’s Free mobile-phone service have trouble making primetime calls, Le Parisien reported, citing a survey.

Forty-six percent of the calls made by Free clients in Paris and Lyon between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. don’t go through, reported the newspaper, citing measurements by Paris-based Directique. During the rest of the day, Free’s failure rate is 14 percent, Le Parisien said. That compares with a failure rate of just 1 percent all day long for subscribers of France Telecom SA’s Orange SA, Bouygues Telecom and Vivendi SA’s SFR, the Directique survey showed, according to Le Parisien.

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