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best internet only SIM card

Hey,

I would just need a 5GB (or something) surf-SIM card. Best pay as you go of course.

http://shop.m-budget.migros.ch/de/mo...et-mobile-one#

looks very good but actually I do not need the 500mb and the 500 sms. Internet only please
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Hey,

I would just need a 5GB (or something) surf-SIM card. Best pay as you go of course.

http://shop.m-budget.migros.ch/de/mo...et-mobile-one#

looks very good but actually I do not need the 500mb and the 500 sms. Internet only please
Lyca mobile is probably your best and cheapest option, you can get 5GB pay as you go (30 day) for CHF24.90 or you can get lower option 3GB for CHF19.90 or upper option 10GB for CHF45.

Note: not sure if you can use it for tethering or use the sim on tab! But the simcard is free (normally CHF40) and if you get free bonus credit when you top-up

Good luck
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Re: best internet only SIM card

I have the same problem.
Now i have an orange sim card and i need more GB of traffic (i have only 1 or 2 gb monthly for 10 chf).

what you can suggest me ? i think it's too much 3GB for CHF19.90.. is it possible switch to the new operator and mantain the actual number ?

swisscom, sunrise etc. are just for abbo\business ?
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Re: best internet only SIM card

You can't tether with Lyca in an iPhone. Orange Unlimited Surf seems good for tethering- it's 35 CHF per month, 1 month contract.
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You can't tether with Lyca in an iPhone. Orange Unlimited Surf seems good for tethering- it's 35 CHF per month, 1 month contract.
how is that even technically possbile that you can't thether with a SIM card that can go online? I am an IT guy myself and I only heard of companies "forbidding" to thether but they can't do anything if you put the SIM card into a UMTS/USB stick and then the usb stick into an wlan router (like this).
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Re: best internet only SIM card

That might work. All I know is that it doesn't work in an iPhone, even with the correct APN settings. They must be rejecting packets that have the additional hop through the phone.
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That might work. All I know is that it doesn't work in an iPhone, even with the correct APN settings. They must be rejecting packets that have the additional hop through the phone.
Hmm, again, I am not sure if that is technically possible. A router replaces the IP header and therefore it is not possible for "outsiders" to see that there are actually several people using the same connection. I can't imagine that the iPhone is different - but I might be wrong and I couldn't also find out anything with a short Google search.
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Hmm, again, I am not sure if that is technically possible. A router replaces the IP header and therefore it is not possible for "outsiders" to see that there are actually several people using the same connection. I can't imagine that the iPhone is different - but I might be wrong and I couldn't also find out anything with a short Google search.
Destination ip, tcp stack fingerprinting, packet inspection for ttl, Mac address or, the phone simply reports it.
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Re: best internet only SIM card

Apple have added means to let carriers block tethering in the past so I just put it down to that. With another SIM I tried I got the whole "please contact carrier to enable portable hotspot" popup which I believe is just that. With Lyca it just doesn't work and without jailbreaking the device I can't do much more in terms of investigation.
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Re: best internet only SIM card

Can I just buy the SIM in some shop? I dont want to order this online as I am worried to be spammed with ads from them.
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Hey,

I would just need a 5GB (or something) surf-SIM card. Best pay as you go of course.

http://shop.m-budget.migros.ch/de/mo...et-mobile-one#

looks very good but actually I do not need the 500mb and the 500 sms. Internet only please
Try this: 1Gb / CHF 5.9
http://www.lycamobile.ch/de/gro%C3%9...tenb%C3%BCndel

5Gb / 24.90

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Re: best internet only SIM card

could you use a card like this in a dongle to give yourself mobile wifi?
We have a 3 dongle we use this way in the uk ,so maybe i could try this in switzerland by changing the sim?
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Re: best internet only SIM card

I have a TP-LINK that I use as a mobile hot spot with a Sunrise or TIM internet only SIM card (depending on whether we are in CH or I).

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Re: best internet only SIM card

You can get yallo and not spend anything on calls sms. i think prices are
150mb 5fr
500mb 10fr
1gb 15
2gb 25
5gb 45
10gb 80

Actually they have an offer valid until 23rd of January that if you get 1 months of 2gb subscription, they give you next two months for free:

http://offers.yallo.ch/xmas-promotion/
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Re: best internet only SIM card

The cheapest I have found so far (and have been using for the last two years) are Lebara. Prices before rebates are shown here: http://www.lebara.ch/de_CH/-cbb_HAqF...a-Surf-Options

The rebate system works as follows: Charge your prepaid account with 100.-- via their online chargeup option and receive an additional 120.- of free credit. This effectively cuts their prices by more than half.

Lebara are a subsidiary company of Sunrise.
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Re: best internet only SIM card

I am only interested in 500mb per month max - lycamobile seems to be the best (cheapest) option here.
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You can't tether with Lyca in an iPhone. Orange Unlimited Surf seems good for tethering- it's 35 CHF per month, 1 month contract.
Is there a data limit per day?
I am using Sunrise24. The speed is almost 0 beyond 300M/day.
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