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Old 23.11.2012, 11:46
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Smart phone bills?

Just wanted a quick straw poll on how much people are typically paying here for the bills associated with smartphones....

Recently we became an Iphone family - one of them plus a non-Apple phone with web access only (no apps).

The phone bills jumped quite a bit (not a surprise) but we are now paying around CHF400 per month for both phones with some international travel included in that, probably would be closer to CHF250 per month without that element.

I don't really want reduction tips - I don't want to be rushing from coffee shop to coffee shop to use google maps - but just interested if CHF100 - 150 per month per phone is typical or not for such phones here?

(PS Neither phone is used for streaming or downloading files - only FB, web, maps, etc etc)
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Old 23.11.2012, 11:49
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Re: Smart phone bills?

This is really heavy. You probably do not have a subscription, but "pay-as-you-go" for both data and calls/SMS.

Do you have a breakdown of the costs? I.e. how much is for calls, how much for data?
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Old 23.11.2012, 11:53
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This is really heavy. You probably do not have a subscription, but "pay-as-you-go" for both data and calls/SMS.

Do you have a breakdown of the costs? I.e. how much is for calls, how much for data?
Nope - have a subscription too (that's included)

How much does yours cost per month?
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Re: Smart phone bills?

maps... google maps? that uses huge amounts of data.

get tomtom - its free if you have cydia
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:03
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Re: Smart phone bills?

I pay between 50 - 100 CHF per subscription. 70 on average. 100 is in case of traveling abroad.
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:03
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Re: Smart phone bills?

i don't make many calls and mainly just use data. i pay around 10 chfs a month for data with coopmobile.
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:04
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Re: Smart phone bills?

I'm on a Swisscom unlimited usage contract (internet, SMS, Calls) and pay 99 a month flat rate.

Obviously if I'm outside of Switzerland, or calling abroad then I'll end up paying a lot more.
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:06
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Re: Smart phone bills?

I pay 124.50CHf per month. With an additional 4chf on top if i need roaming. This 4 chf covers me for a month.

I have unlimited internet, calls and texts.

The unlimited package also covers calling & texting most of europe. I call/text ireland more than any other country inc switz so this plan works well for me.

Also, my husband is a pay as you go customer. He buys about 20chf credit per month because if he needs to call home, use internet etc he uses my phone.

he saves alot of money now by using my phone also we canceled our landline number so saved there too.
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:08
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i don't make many calls and mainly just use data. i pay around 10 chfs a month for data with coopmobile.
So you're monthly bills are around CHF10 total? I guess that the data limit is pretty low for that?
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:26
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So you're monthly bills are around CHF10 total? I guess that the data limit is pretty low for that?
it is 300mb. i normally use only 150mb a month.

i never really noticed google maps using a lot of data. the only time i went over the limit was when i tethered my laptop to my phone data plan. i pretty much used the entire month's allowance in a day.
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I don't really want reduction tips - I don't want to be rushing from coffee shop to coffee shop to use google maps - but just interested if CHF100 - 150 per month per phone is typical or not for such phones here?
Seems like a lot unless it includes roaming or international calls.

I pay CHF 75 for unlimited domestic calls, unlimited messages + unlimited data at 1 Mbps.

EDIT: Link to the Swisscom plan I'm on.

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Old 23.11.2012, 13:06
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Re: Smart phone bills?

Just bought the iphone 5 4g from EE UK with unlimited call and text and 3 gig and roaming is inclusive in my tariff £51 a month tho!
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Old 23.11.2012, 13:11
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Re: Smart phone bills?

Wow. That seems expensive. I have a smartphone I use for 2 hours every day browsing the net. I am on pay as you go with Orange and it costs me 15CHF per month. Generally make calls through skype so even with a few calls don't pay more than 30CHF a month including some international trips.
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Wow. That seems expensive. I have a smartphone I use for 2 hours every day browsing the net. I am on pay as you go with Orange and it costs me 15CHF per month. Generally make calls through skype so even with a few calls don't pay more than 30CHF a month including some international trips.
its discounted to £31. means i can roam here as and when i want and when i move back home I get the full benefits of 4g.

u tariff seems cheap, but i know what i^m like, get bored at work go one facebook,instagram etc etc. next thing u know uve got a 100 chf phone bill!
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Old 23.11.2012, 13:15
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Re: Smart phone bills?

Great data, guys - thanks - big variations from mine right down to CHF10-15 per month, amazing

Mine and the missus international travel do make a difference, but seems like there is an opportunity to save a bit.

(PS Since moving to Basel and sneaking across the border NOT to bring in a sneaky chicken, we probably get roaming charges from being 10 minutes away from home too!)
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Old 23.11.2012, 13:27
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Just bought the iphone 5 4g from EE UK with unlimited call and text and 3 gig and roaming is inclusive in my tariff £51 a month tho!
you might be in for a shock. from what i can see, the roaming is just for calls and SMS - data isn't mentioned and could be quite expensive when roaming!

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfserv...TICLE_ID=55649
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you might be in for a shock. from what i can see, the roaming is just for calls and SMS - data isn't mentioned and could be quite expensive when roaming!

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfserv...TICLE_ID=55649
I have it all confirmed in an email, the roaming data limit is also smaller on the roaming tariff by 2 gigs. also they offer you different tariffs when u call them to what is online. however i am still weary as they all sound like idiots when you talk to them.

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfserv...TICLE_ID=55647
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Re: Smart phone bills?

I travel a bit and on those trips grab a lot of large emails. My bill was therefore between 350-750 CHF a month. I upgraded to the top subsciption with Swisscom at 169CHF and now I have unlimited everything included. It really does end up cheaper in the long run.
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75CHF a monthly with Swisscom = free calls and sms to any network and landlines, unlimited internet.


I only ever pay more if i am abroad.


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Old 23.11.2012, 13:53
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Re: Smart phone bills?

But this is with 1 Mbit/s download and 0.5 Mbit/s upload...is it enough? I am just curious...


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75CHF a monthly with Swisscom = free calls and sms to any network and landlines, unlimited internet.


I only ever pay more if i am abroad.


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