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Brand new flat. Completely unfurnished.

I want to start setting up to get an internet connection to minimise the amount of time I have to wait without it in the flat.

What's the best way to go about this? Best / fastest provider?
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Old 07.04.2011, 10:39
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Re: Internet connection

Do you have the landline number of previous tenant?
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No I don't. I can ask but I think that it might be a first time let.
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Do you have the landline number of previous tenant?
There probably wan't a previous tenant if the flat is brand new!

You go to the local TV electrical shop and they will arrange evrything with Swisscom for you. You might want to look at the tarrifs of the different providers. Be aware that usually you have to sign up for a 12 month rolling contract.
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No I don't. I can ask but I think that it might be a first time let.
Hm brand new flat as "recently built" or just like "made new" (like painted, etc...)

Because they ask approx 200chf just for connecting 2 cables down the "building".


You might want not to go to the local TV electrical shop because they will charge you.

It's a very easy operation, especially if there's not many flats in the building.
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There probably wan't a previous tenant if the flat is brand new!
Well depends what it means for "brand new".
Just trying to help the guy saving 200chf approx.
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So, just how do you get Swisscom to bring their services into the flat? Do you think the landlord will let him do the wiring from the cellar to his appartment?
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(to all the above ).

Just check with Cable com that the building has been prewired and then get their modem and plug it in. Sorted!
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So, just how do you get Swisscom to bring their services into the flat? Do you think the landlord will let him do the wiring from the cellar to his appartment?
By magic. You really stupid with your useless comments!

I already asked him what does he means by "BRAND NEW".
If it has been renovated then the cabling is already there! One has just to do the "raccordement in the common room"

Anyway i'm tired to try to help retards, OP call Swisscom, ask electrician to do the wiring, pay 200chf + easily lot of chf for the wiring, probably 200chf/ hour.

Enjoy!
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(to all the above ).

Just check with Cable com that the building has been prewired and then get their modem and plug it in. Sorted!
If he receives cable internet.
If he only receives ADSL he will need the phone line.
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If he receives cable internet.
If he only receives ADSL he will need the phone line.
Which part of my post can't you read???

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(to all the above ).
Just check with Cable com that the building has been prewired and then get their modem and plug it in. Sorted!
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To all those people that know everything and then fall flat on their faces...

You go to the local TV electrical shop and they will arrange evrything with Swisscom for you.

Swisscom will not make a connection until an electrician has seen the installation.

We had a recent thread about connecting Cablecom, Cablecom sent a technician who condemned the wiring.
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Best / fastest provider?
Basically there's 2 or 3 options
- Cablecom
- DSL (Swisscom, Orange?, Sunrise?)
- Fiber to the home by Swisscom or ewz.Zürinet (depending on the Kreis you live in, you can check the availability online)

If you simply want the best value for your money, Cablecom should be best. Combine internet, phone line and digital TV and you can save some money.
If you're a gamer and interested in low latency, FTTH is definitely your best bet. And then, there's DSL. I don't see any real advantages here (enlighten me) besides Swisscom etc. having a better rep than Cablecom.
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Re: Internet connection

If you go to www.upc-cablecom.ch and look for an appropriate internet package, click order and it asks for your address and informs you if the cables are already installed and ready to go.

We did not wait in for delivery and they simply popped a card in the mailbox for us to visit the post office and collect. Did so, plugged it and and instant internet access!

Seemed far too easy but so far so good...no problems to report!

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