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Mobile phone plan Zurich?

We' e just arrived in Zurich. We need to get mobile phones. Just wondering if we are better off getting prepaids or getting a contract? I thought I'd look for suggestions
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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

I suppose again we will have to drag it out of you: what do you want?

Just voice telephone, SMS, MMS, Data (internet)

https://en.comparis.ch/telekommunikation.aspx

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=mobile
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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

All of the above. But mainly data and sms
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All of the above. But mainly data and sms
i would always go for prepaid...much more cost efficient.
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i would always go for prepaid...much more cost efficient.
That, most people overpay mucho with contracts. Plus, prepaid is much more flexible - you can always get a contract if you want, but getting out of one is usually just a tad (coughcough) difficult.
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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

Then buy an ALDI pre paid SIM card https://en.comparis.ch/telecom/mobile/handy-abo-internet.aspx

But the Aldi network is crap, as they use Sunrise. So better to use Migros or Coop.

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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

I used to be on Sunrise and the internet speeds were crap. Now I switched to Salt (former Orange) and getting 20mbps for 4G instead of 0.3mbps...

pretty cheap too at 5 CHF for 200 mb of data each month.
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Then buy an ALDI pre paid SIM card https://en.comparis.ch/telecom/mobile/handy-abo-internet.aspx

But the Aldi network is crap, as they use Sunrise. So better to use Migros or Coop.
I used to use a dual SIM phone with Aldi (Sunrise) and Coop (Salt/Orange) - always had more connection problems with Coop.
Now I just use the Aldi SIM.

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I used to be on Sunrise and the internet speeds were crap. Now I switched to Salt (former Orange) and getting 20mbps for 4G instead of 0.3mbps...

pretty cheap too at 5 CHF for 200 mb of data each month.
Aldi (Sunrise) offer 500 MB for 9,90 or 1 GB for 14,90

All-in package (Smart 1000) gives 1GB data, 1000 SMS and 1000 minutes of calls, for 27,90 per month (30 days), but only for use within CH.

https://www.aldi-mobile.ch/optionen/smart1000.html
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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

im on sunrise.
used to be on prepaid, but now im on the mtv contract
45fr/month
unlimited calls to all landlines cellphones etc all over switzerland
5GB of data LTE after i spend that free 3G data, free sms worldwide, 100mb roaming when in 42 countries (useful if you travel)

i find that i was spending about 20fr per 2 weeks on 1Gb data so this contract solution was much better for me.
good luck
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Re: Mobile phone plan Zurich?

Greetings everyone!
I have arrived in Zurich about 2 weeks ago and have been looking for a local mobile phone connection. Lyca is recommended to me by a few people simply because they use SwissCom. Is Lyca a reliable option? Need some help on this please.
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