I am an Indian citizen and have been living in Paris, France since May 2014. At the end of April 2015, I will be leaving France. How early or late should I go about disconnection of utilities (electricity, internet)?
Should I wait until the last week or should I start disconnecting by "disengaging my contract" with various utility companies online immediately? My fear is that if I disengage my contract right NOW, I will be without utilities in April. However, I also fear that if I wait too long, then if there is some back-and-forth documentation that I need to deal with, I will fail to complete it.
I currently have an EDF account for electricity and the contract runs until end of April as per my online account. My internet/telephone is managed by Orange France and it is "sans engagement".
Unfortunately don't have any French speaking friends who can do this on my behalf and my French is not up to scratch and I generally fail in getting through the company switchboard's automatic message system which is in French. If you are thinking how I got it connected in the first place: my landlord was my "French intermediary" but he is not in the country until late April.