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SALT overdose.

Well seems the people at salt.ch finally around to revising the prepaid
tariffs and its not good news.

1) costs of local calls up .30/min to .49/min
2) costs of data daily charge doubled 1-2francs /day (in some ways
this actually might be an ok deal, previously was 1f for 20mb of data daily, now claiming unlimited 4G)


Here is the presser:

https://www.salt.ch/media/press/file..._prepay_en.pdf


Overall gee thanks salty bastards. For raising the costs, killing off interesting
features, and generally botching the entire dull transition up over the last 6 months.
In huge parts of BERN and countryside I get only 2G coverage
with 3G being not to bad rest of the country and 4G being local spots only.

You would think a new owner of a swiss company would get the idea to increase competition you need to streamline your offerings,
and cut prices to be competitive. Guess not... saltyswissifiedmobile.ch BLECH

Just leaves a bad taste in your mouth...

HURK....
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Old 10.08.2015, 20:53
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You would think a new owner of a swiss company would get the idea to increase competition you need to streamline your offerings,
and cut prices to be competitive.
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Old 10.08.2015, 21:39
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Re: SALT overdose.

On a sweet note, I have had Orange overdose before but my doctor said that there was no problem with huge amounts of vitamin C, only deficiency or lack of it might be a problem
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Old 11.08.2015, 10:33
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In huge parts of BERN and countryside I get only 2G coverage
with 3G being not to bad rest of the country and 4G being local spots only.
I have a Coop Mobile pre-paid SIM card (using the Salt network), and I generally have no problem with 4G in Bern. They are using the same 1800MHz freq for 2G and 4G so the coverage should be very similar. Where exactly in Bern don't you get 4G coverage?
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1) costs of local calls up .30/min to .49/min
Not true.
Before it was CHF 0.30 per MINUTE.
Now, it is CHF 0.49 per CALL (up to 60 minutes).
So, any call of 2 minutes or longer will actually be cheaper than before.
Just very short calls (up to 1.5 minutes approx.) will be more expensive than before.

Also, for data they still have two options for people who don't use extremely high amounts of data.
Internet Plus - CHF 5.- per month, 200 MB
Internet Max - CHF 15.- per month, 1 GB.
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Old 11.08.2015, 11:32
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Re: SALT overdose.



Actually, looking at http://cellumap.com/ the LTE coverage for Salt (Orange) in Bern looks generally good.
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Re: SALT overdose.

We live in Zurich and have problems with txt messages. Some come through straight away, others can be 30 - 60 mins after they are sent. Think I will move to an Aldi prepaid when this one expires
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Re: SALT overdose.

New Salt subscription plans.

Plus Swiss includes unlimited data and calls within Switzerland for 59.-/month without mobile (49 if under 30).

http://www.xavierstuder.com/2015/08/...x-abonnements/
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We live in Zurich and have problems with txt messages. Some come through straight away, others can be 30 - 60 mins after they are sent. Think I will move to an Aldi prepaid when this one expires
In Zurich are you using SALT / Orange?

In my experience Sunrise are worse & can take 24 hours to deliver an SMS!
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Re: SALT overdose. no more 30 day contracts

ITs just keeps getting worse.

Salt.ch new tariff selection has killed on the 30 day sim contract.
so they have gone back to the 12-24 months only. what a bunch
of absolute morons. 30 day sim only available on SURF sim package.
All the new contracts are 12 months or 24 months.. stupid stupid stupid.

Again their prepaid offerings are high price thats not worth it.
I think you will find people are not too stupid and will avoid the 1-2 year
lock in's when other companies are offering 30 day contracts.

FU SALT you absolute pile of shite.

I really hate to be negative but everything they have done is to
extract as much $$$ out of their customers as fast as possible.
The CEO's own blog says as much...
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Re: SALT overdose.

I thought the new pre paid plans would be cheaper for most people as explained above.

Haven't looked at the new post paid plans but will do so now. With regards to 30days vs 1-2years . I always have a 1 or 2 year plan for the discounts that come with them.
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Old 24.08.2015, 23:09
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ITs just keeps getting worse.

Salt.ch new tariff selection has killed on the 30 day sim contract.
so they have gone back to the 12-24 months only. what a bunch
of absolute morons. 30 day sim only available on SURF sim package.
All the new contracts are 12 months or 24 months.. stupid stupid stupid.

Again their prepaid offerings are high price thats not worth it.
I think you will find people are not too stupid and will avoid the 1-2 year
lock in's when other companies are offering 30 day contracts.

FU SALT you absolute pile of shite.

I really hate to be negative but everything they have done is to
extract as much $$$ out of their customers as fast as possible.
The CEO's own blog says as much...
Well, in all fairness: Swisscom's always been 12/24 months-only, except for some data deals. At least Salt lets you cancel the contract for free within the first 6 weeks and if you don't get a phone with it, early termination costs 100 CHF. Not free, but still not too bad - with SC, you'd be paying the remainder of the subscription fee if you choose to quit early.

Sunrise has the most customer friendly contracts, but they also have the worst customer service, are (now) considerably more expensive than Salt and they have the worst 4G coverage of the three.
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Old 25.08.2015, 17:33
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Re: SALT overdose.

Ok, I am getting set up in Switzerland and tried half the afternoon to sort out internet, mobile, TV and what not bundle prices. Am I missing the point or is Salt still about half the price of Swisscom?

59 CHF a month for unlimited calls anywhere in CH, SMS and surfing.

Swisscom would cost me some 99 CHF plus some data packages you have to pay and use within 30 days like in the 90s... so I am ending up at 129 CHF a month...

Looking at their own coverage map should they be all fine along lake Zurich. Any thoughts?
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Ok, I am getting set up in Switzerland and tried half the afternoon to sort out internet, mobile, TV and what not bundle prices. Am I missing the point or is Salt still about half the price of Swisscom?

59 CHF a month for unlimited calls anywhere in CH, SMS and surfing.

Swisscom would cost me some 99 CHF plus some data packages you have to pay and use within 30 days like in the 90s... so I am ending up at 129 CHF a month...

Looking at their own coverage map should they be all fine along lake Zurich. Any thoughts?
go for it - 59 Fr. gives you a truly unlimited package. Swisscom charges 99 Fr. per month by with that subscription, they limit downloads to 20 mbit/s (which isn't slow) and they will reduce data speeds if you use too much data (usually after about 10 gb per month). Swisscom includes 1gb of data and unlimited calls / sms within Europe for 30 days per year - which isn't much and for the 480 Fr. you save on Orange per year you can get a a crapload of data and voice within Europe, should you even need it.

Coverage in the Zurich area is fine.
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Re: SALT overdose.

I know that a long time back their network was rather patchy... but I like their promise that you can cancel a contract within the first six weeks. By then I know if the coverage is good at my flat or not...
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I know that a long time back their network was rather patchy... but I like their promise that you can cancel a contract within the first six weeks. By then I know if the coverage is good at my flat or not...

They've come a long way since and have aggressively expanded their 4G network. They're aiming at 96% 4G population coverage by the end of the year (Swisscom's at 97 now).
According to the Connect network test, they're among the top networks in Europe and are only a few percent behind Swisscom.

But if you're unsure, you can always get a prepaid card to try things before you sign a contract. Costs 10 bucks, includes 20 Fr credit. For 15.- you can get 1gb of data allowance to test-drive the network. That's what I'm doing right now.
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Re: SALT overdose.

What do you smoke guys?

You want 1-month contract?
Unlimited calls in Switzerland?
Some more features?

Pay 39.- CHF per month and get finally salty das-abo and stop crying. If you don't like it - quit it within a month at any point.
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Re: SALT overdose.

before you sign any contract. choose company other then swisscom
and get a prepaid sim card on salt/sunrise etc and give that a go
at your home, on the train and around where your working and
traveling. (we all know swisscom generally works everywhere)
but they are not worth the extra cost. so check out coverage
with data and voice texts for week before signed contract.
sunrise have 30 day contracts easy to cancel with 30 days notice.
I have used that last year for a few months.

Best luck.. enjoy the fresh air.
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we all know swisscom generally works everywhere
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.
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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.

Whether you have good enough coverage with a provider largely depends on where you live and work. I never had decent Swisscom reception at work in Basel, but most people will. Where I live, I can't get a dependable 4G signal (it's pretty much EDGE-only here) from any of the networks, so there's no point In fretting. I will just switch to the cheapest one once my contract is up in November.
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