OK, bouncing off of WIBO's suggestion, I checked out SFR's current deals as well as those of the other two major phone companies. SFR has a phone for 25 euros, including the SIM and 5 euros worth of time. No ups, no extras. Out the door for 25 euros. Additional minutes via cards that are sold lots of places, cigarette shops, supermarkets, etc. Don't think you'll find a better deal. If you are interested, PM me.