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Old 25.01.2012, 16:23
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Re: just internet at home

There are several side costs in Switzerland for getting the internet via phone line. One has to buy a phone, also for WiFi one has to buy the Router can be expensive in Switzerland, if you are yet to arrive Switzerland you might think about bringing these with you, particularly the Router.
We got a router via ricardo. Swisscom charged X amount for the connection, I think around 50 but do not have the paperwork to hand. Swisscom would have charged something like 150 or 250 if we needed one of their people to set it up for us, but my OH is a technician so able to do it. After placing the order they gave us a date 2 weeks in advance for the connections.
On the date, we could not connect and then found although the landlord told us there was a connection, it was not in our apartment, but another part of the house, so then had to get an electrician to do the job. To get a lower price searched for a local Electrician and did not say it was urgent. Think he came the next day just after his lunch and price very reasonably/friendly for Switzerland. If we had gone to main town it would have been high, as then would have pay travelling time etc.
It is something that we will bear in mind when leaving the apartment as a bargaining tool.

We had originally got annual contract for mobile/dongle with Swisscom for chf 59.00 a month. 40 for the sim and 1 for the dongle, unfortunately we do not have speed where we are. Phoned Swisscom and they said we could return within 14 days and we got the chf41.00 back for the sim/dongle no problem.
We have a pay as you go Orange dongle, but again do not have reception where we are, so extremely slow.

Happy to finally get the fast internet via the phone line. The lan-line phone is rarely used
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