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Re: SALT overdose.

Hi guys,

I also have SALT (former Orange) and my signal is sometimes poor (2-3 lines). Is it possible that the signal is limited by my device (3y old htc)? Will a newer phone get better reception?
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Old 27.08.2015, 12:33
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Hi guys,

I also have SALT (former Orange) and my signal is sometimes poor (2-3 lines). Is it possible that the signal is limited by my device (3y old htc)? Will a newer phone get better reception?
Nope. A 15 years old legacy phone with an antenna would typically have a better GSM reception that most modern smartphones - most users base their purchase decision on screen quality and size... nobody cares about the phone bits. I remember switching to my first iPhone in 2008 or so and recognizing ho much worse it was as a phone than my previous ericsson...

So logically do all producers throw in pretty much the same rather cheap 2/3/4G modules.
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Old 27.08.2015, 20:46
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Re: SALT overdose.

Hi,

for me the internet connectivity is important on the phone. It is my portable hotspot. My corporate iphone is on Swisscom and my private Android phone is on SALT and I commute from Basel to Zurich each day. I have never had a trouble with SALT connectivity and I can use my laptop from Basel to Zurich using the phone as a modem easily...except in tunnels. Swisscom seems to much weaker for typical usage.

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Old 28.08.2015, 18:46
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Re: SALT overdose.

...and you can call UK landlines for CHF0.03/minute.

https://www.salt.ch/en/prepay/
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Re: SALT overdose.

They were looking good for a while but the new abos launched last week seem to be a CHF20 a month increase on what was there before.
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Re: SALT overdose.

I've put in the work to find out the missing information on the SALT website - let me share it here in case it's useful. If you call a 0900 number, whatever tariff is set by the owner of the number, SALT will add 0.80 CHF per minute to the cost of the call. This is true as of today: 01/09/2015.
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Re: SALT overdose.

Update one week after my question: So I signed up for a contract, the shop assistant was well trained, could explain the details of their products and contracts. The process of setting stuff up was extremely fast and painless. Walking with my phone through Zurich did I get 4G pretty much everywhere without any issues. So I was pretty happy...

However, it always boils down to your exact location and in my exact flat is the connection terrible. My Sunrise prepaid has full connection and Salt is switching from one bar on 3G to Edge and back... so I am most likely going to try out their six weeks return policy soon.
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Re: SALT overdose.

Hi guys

I am also considering switching from Swisscom to Salt.
For now I am using the Infinity XL contract (169chf/month) from Swisscom and the coverage is mostly good but you get some dead spots even in the city! In my office and at home i get only 1 bar of 4G. (Zürich city).

Now with the new contracts from Salt I can get the same benefits for just 89/month!
I will get a prepay card and test it for the next 1-2months to see what the coverage is .
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Old 07.09.2015, 12:52
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Did some hiking recently with friends near lake Seealpsee. Me and my wife were able to watch youtube with salt while our friends had no internet at all with their swisscom.
Sitting there I wouldn't need or want to watch youtube videos. Are you sure you're not missing the point of hiking?
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Re: SALT overdose.

Hi,

I moved to SALT (79 CHF Month including extra SIM card) from Swisscom a few weeks ago.

What made it a really good deal is that with the unlimited 4G data plan, I could cancel the home internet connection (saving an additional 49 CHF per month) and instead buy an extra SIM card (10 CHF month) and the wifi router (Huawei E5180 - 120CHF one time)

I have been running Swisscom and Salt in parallel to test the speed, and so far have experienced that SALT is so much faster (14 Mbps compared to 6 Mbps)

If you are thinking about doing the same, you need to first check your home coverage:
https://www.salt.ch/en/coverage/


In addition, it is worth noting that Swisscom have a normal 2 month cancellation policy, and Salt only provides a 6 week free return policy. So it is important to agree with them to test it before they made the switch.
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