what are the packages of the low-cost operator of Orange worth?

Sosh is the low cost and non-binding subsidiary of the operator Orange. The brand is distinguished by a mobile offer, Fibre/ADSL that is simpler and more economical than with the incumbent operator.

Who is Sosh?

With a view to competing with the emergence of low-cost virtual operators, and in particular to contain the rise of a Free Mobile, Orange launched its own brand in 2011 low-cost called Sosh centered on non-binding offers. The services of the latter are then exclusively accessible through a web portal. Originally designed for mobile plan offers, the brand developed its activities towards fixed internet from 2013 with Livebox offers.

Sosh’s mobile, fiber and ADSL offers

Mobile offer

The Sosh packages are deliberately less numerous than at Orange and generally revolve around the same offers in order to maintain consistency in its range and to better follow the competition, in particular at Free. There are usually two or three scalable packages placed in a limited series, often between 5 and 150 GB, with prices ranging from 4.99 to 17.99 euros per month. The big advantage compared to Orange is that the prices remain fixed even after the first year and can be considered as long-term packages.

However, even if benefiting from the operator’s network is a plus, we note that the prices are usually higher than with other brands. low-cost such as RED or B&You, it is even more visible with third-party operators such as Cdiscount Mobile, Auchan Télécom or NRJ Mobile.

At Sosh, it is of course possible to afford a mobile with or without a plan, refurbished or new. The prices generally remain at the maximum adviser rate, but it is not uncommon to be able to take advantage of certain promotions depending on the commercial periods. About fifteen brands are available there with recent models or not.

It is always possible to spread the payment over several installments free of charge with a first payment on order and with a fixed sum taken between 4 and 24 times.

Internet offer

For 10 years now, Sosh has been offering, in addition to mobile plans, a subscription without engagement to fiber or ADSL called “the Sosh box”. It is simply a redesign of the Livebox Fiber offer at Orange at a lower price, ie 19.99 euros per month for one year, then 10 euros more thereafter. The price difference between the two offers does not, however, justify the cut in terms of fiber speed, the Sosh box being limited to 300 Mb/s for uploading and downloading where a basic Livebox offer at Orange goes up to 500 Mb Otherwise, there is always TV and fixed telephony included in the offer. Sosh offers exclusively use Livebox 5, there are no short-term plans yet to upgrade to the 6th generation of the famous box.

The quality of the Orange network in 4G and finally in 5G!

If there is something that cannot be faulted by Sosh, it is the quality of its mobile network, which is necessarily provided by Orange. The operator’s national coverage is ensured by more than 28,000 sites and more than 91,000 antennas spread over the entire metropolitan territory and delivering all possible frequencies. If we stick to the official figures, Orange is therefore in the lead in this area ahead of its direct competitors. The historical implementation definitely helps.

Operators 700MHz (B28) 800MHz (B20) 1800MHz (B3) 2100MHz (B1) 2600MHz (B7)
Orange 13,480 27,768 21,840 16,057 12,270
SFR 6,404 24,028 16,296 12,619 10 130
Bouygues Telecom 10,604 24,188 16,375 11,356 10,088
Free 23,611 0 19,432 5,986 18,798

But what about average speeds? According to Arcep, Orange is once again well ahead, with not only 4G coverage of 99% of the population, but also and above all average speeds well above the competition:

  • 89 Mb/s average download rate
  • 16 Mb/s average upload speed

According to the latest nPerf barometer dating from 2022, Orange is also in first place ahead of Free in terms of speeds observed:

  • 89.23 Mb/s average download rate;
  • 13.10 Mb/s average upload speed.

Sosh: 5G is finally here!

Sosh has been an operator since June 2023 finally offering 5G after almost three years of waiting. For the moment, it is a single 140 GB package billed at 20.99 euros per month. An offer which certainly has the merit of existing, but which will struggle to convince as competition from MVNOs has already been fierce in this sector for some time now. The advantage here is to be able to have the antenna network of Orange which, as said above, is still far ahead of what SFR, Free and Bouygues Télécom can offer, in particular concerning 5G.

It should be noted, however, that virtual operators like YouPrice have recently proven that it is possible to offer significantly cheaper 5G packages (with the Orange network) by promoting flexible offers. Sosh, like other low cost operators, would do well to adopt this trend.

The best packages of the moment

If Sosh has not convinced you, you can consult the best mobile plans of the moment thanks to our comparator.

B&You mobile plan
40 GB

Unlimited calls

40 GB in France

14 GB in Europe

Pricetel 4G package
Oxygen 20 to 60 GB

Unlimited calls

20 GB – 60 GB in France

15 GB in Europe

RED 4G Package
100 GB

Unlimited calls

100 GB in France

19 GB in Europe

All mobile plans

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