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Swiss Lycas are identified as Vodafone NL (+31 ...), that's true, but I don't think that would prevent them from receiving any SMS sent directly to the assigned Swiss number. I don't use it for SMS verifications but it certainly receives generic SMS messages without a glitch.


I just had my Lycamobile activated and then configured Whatsapp (I've an Android Smartphone. While I can send messages on whatsapp, I can't receive any. Most likely I'll do with another SIM for Whatsapp.

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Old 06.05.2014, 15:08
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Re: lyca mobile?

lycamobile automatically renew data bundle from last month, be careful
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Old 08.05.2014, 23:30
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Re: lyca mobile?

I find interesting lyca for people who uses whatsup and such a thing very sporadically....... or is there a better choice?
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Re: lyca mobile?

This is what I was referring to on the M-Budget thread:

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hello there, am using Lyca for 3 years now and am comfortable with it for phone calls....but only problem is you cannot use it for mobile application registrations..it shows some weird number instead of your mobile number..if you have a smart phone and want to manage stuff like banking etc...simply you cannot use it!!
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Swiss Lycas are identified as Vodafone NL (+31 ...), that's true, but I don't think that would prevent them from receiving any SMS sent directly to the assigned Swiss number. I don't use it for SMS verifications but it certainly receives generic SMS messages without a glitch.

In fact, Coop and Lyca are my two main operators in Switzerland. Coop for intra-network calls (unconditionally free for Coop and Orange) and Lyca for all the others, including abroad. Abroad, I mean, calling abroad, for roaming any Swiss operator is useless so I stick to either Irish or local SIMs.
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I just had my Lycamobile activated and then configured Whatsapp (I've an Android Smartphone. While I can send messages on whatsapp, I can't receive any. Most likely I'll do with another SIM for Whatsapp.
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Old 12.11.2014, 14:12
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Swiss Lycas are identified as Vodafone NL (+31 ...), that's true, but I don't think that would prevent them from receiving any SMS sent directly to the assigned Swiss number.
I don't understand what you mean by this? Do you mean you have a Swiss number (+41...), but then the call is forwarded to a Dutch number (+31...)?
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Re: lyca mobile?

I don't have any issues with using SMS verification or WhatsApp or anything on Lyca. Not sure what these lot are going on about. My number is a Swiss +41 one.
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Re: lyca mobile?

I don't have any of these Lyca issues.. I use whattsap daily, mobile banking and various things that send me messages.

My number was ported from Lebara, new Lyca SIM, used the new number until ported.. No issues with any of it.
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Glad to see that those previous reports were incorrect.
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I don't have any of these Lyca issues.. I use whattsap daily, mobile banking and various things that send me messages.

My number was ported from Lebara, new Lyca SIM, used the new number until ported.. No issues with any of it.
I second that... Ported over from Orange at the beginning of this month,no issues at all with WhataApp,Yahoo Mobile, iMessage or internet banking (Credit Suisse, ZKB, BCG and Postfinance).
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Re: lyca mobile?

Seems like bonus credit can't be used to buy data bundles.
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I second that... Ported over from Orange at the beginning of this month,no issues at all with WhataApp,Yahoo Mobile, iMessage or internet banking (Credit Suisse, ZKB, BCG and Postfinance).
Mee too... I just ported from Orange few days ago.
Everything works fine at the moment.
Apart from that Roaming icon that appear on most smartphones.

To activate the data service, i need to enable "Data Connection while Roaming" option. This will be a problem when the phone picks up foreign carrier signal (real roaming).
I just set the carrier to manual for now...
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Re: lyca mobile?

i have lyca mobile since 1 month
i use it in a dual sim phone, i have a sim card with coop for calls
lyca uses swisscom (good for coverage) and i am quite happy, even with the speed, i reached once 16 Mbs, and LTE signal is allowed. i have 2 GB per month, in theory 11.90 chf, but since topping 10 chf gives 2 chf bonus, in the end it costs just 10 per month.
and top up expires after 90 days, that means you have to recharge monthly, but i find this fair with the good tarifs.
i wonder how they get from swisscom so low prices. coop for example wants 25 chf for 1.5 GB
it's also possible to see online how many bytes you still have available
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Mee too... I just ported from Orange few days ago.
Everything works fine at the moment.
Apart from that Roaming icon that appear on most smartphones.

To activate the data service, i need to enable "Data Connection while Roaming" option. This will be a problem when the phone picks up foreign carrier signal (real roaming).
I just set the carrier to manual for now...
on android, if device is rooted, you can use gravity box and mark "ignore national roaming"
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and top up expires after 90 days, that means you have to recharge monthly, but i find this fair with the good tarifs.
ha did not realise that top-up expires with lyca, just looked at their T&Cs and indeed:"4.6 From 5 August 2014 any new top up credit shall expire ninety [90] days from the date of top-up or recharge. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not apply to the existing credit balance in your Account before 5 August 2014."

So that is the sting in their what I previously thought was a great offer of getting an extra CHF250 when you topup CHF200.

So basically the CHF450 can't be used beyond 90 days!
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ha did not realise that top-up expires with lyca, just looked at their T&Cs and indeed:"4.6 From 5 August 2014 any new top up credit shall expire ninety [90] days from the date of top-up or recharge. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not apply to the existing credit balance in your Account before 5 August 2014."

So that is the sting in their what I previously thought was a great offer of getting an extra CHF250 when you topup CHF200.

So basically the CHF450 can't be used beyond 90 days!
exactly
but as i said i think it's fair
they have the lowest data tarifs in switzerland, even without this bonus
for comparison, lebara makes the same offer but their data costs are much higher
it just requires some planning they have to live and survive too

i think that if one needs 10 gb per month the ideal thing is to recharge 100 chf, one gets 220. 135 goes for internet and rest can be used to call basically for free
i am personally fine with 2 gb per month so i recharge just 10 every month

the only critics i have to make, is that dialing *136# to know how much data is left you get often a wrong indication
but one can check online and there it's right
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exactly
but as i said i think it's fair
they have the lowest data tarifs in switzerland, even without this bonus
for comparison, lebara makes the same offer but their data costs are much higher
it just requires some planning they have to live and survive too

i think that if one needs 10 gb per month the ideal thing is to recharge 100 chf, one gets 220. 135 goes for internet and rest can be used to call basically for free
i am personally fine with 2 gb per month so i recharge just 10 every month

the only critics i have to make, is that dialing *136# to know how much data is left you get often a wrong indication
but one can check online and there it's right
One critic i have is that there is no warning that the data bundle is about to run out.. I'm a big data user and my bundle ran out, no warning, everything continued to work but took a huge chunk of balance. But hey ho, it was the bonus money anyway.. and would have run out i guess.

I'm not sure exactly by the way, but think i've been using for more than 90 days and my balance is still ok.. so we'll see.
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No warning?
I received 3 Text messages from Lyca asking me to make sure that i have sufficient credit for the next extention of my tariff package.
There is also information to terminate the package if i dont want to extend it.
*190# is for the cancellation.

Hmmm.. i shouldn't bought that many credit if its going to expires within 3 months . Oh my...
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No warning?
I received 3 Text messages from Lyca asking me to make sure that i have sufficient credit for the next extention of my tariff package.
There is also information to terminate the package if i dont want to extend it.
*190# is for the cancellation.

Hmmm.. i shouldn't bought that many credit if its going to expires within 3 months . Oh my...
It's a different warning .. Yes I get a warning that it's almost 30 days, time to renew the package .. BUT if i finish the package after only 20 days there's no warning, it just starts to charge me xxx per kb or mb.
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*190# is for the cancellation.
really? they say to call hotline to cancel actually...

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it just starts to charge me xxx per kb or mb
and can't you use the 10 gb package? isn't it enough?
in that case you could use the 100+120 chf and you have
220-135=85 chf
0.10 chf per mb
= 850 MB addiitonal
ok not much...

then with 200+250 we have
450-135= 315 chf
= 3.15 GB additional
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Re: lyca mobile?

Crazy. I've been checking the website from lyca and I am not sure if I understood it: Is it for free calling to fixed lines in Germany? http://www.lycamobile.ch/de/internationalrates

And they have 500MB for 3.25CHF........

I think I am buying a simcard. What network do they use?
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