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Breitband-interGGA vs swisscom

Hey all
Currently have a swisscom fixed line and standard dsl as swisscom only go upto 4 mb/s in reinach I found out about a company called InterGGA that offer upto 60mb/s for very good rates through Breitband.ch but:

1) how this works, do you need some sort of other equipment to get this?
2) does anyone have any experience using this service?
3) from the website, it seems that you can simply cancel at one months notice?

Would plan to keep my Swisscom phone but switch Internet, but before I do just want to make sure i've checked all the fine print. In the end, swisscom is slow but reliable...

Any thoughts or experiences anyone could share?

Mo
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Old 06.08.2011, 16:37
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Hey all
Currently have a swisscom fixed line and standard dsl as swisscom only go upto 4 mb/s in reinach I found out about a company called InterGGA that offer upto 60mb/s for very good rates through Breitband.ch but:

1) how this works, do you need some sort of other equipment to get this?
2) does anyone have any experience using this service?
3) from the website, it seems that you can simply cancel at one months notice?

Would plan to keep my Swisscom phone but switch Internet, but before I do just want to make sure i've checked all the fine print. In the end, swisscom is slow but reliable...

Any thoughts or experiences anyone could share?

Mo

Well, first of all you need an InterGGA / cable TV socket in your apartment. Which company do you get cable TV from?

Apart from that: you'll get a cable modem from InterGGA which you plug into the cable TV socket. If you choose to get telephone from them as well, you also plug your telephone in the cable modem.

InterGGA are more or less known for their good service. I never had them as a provider, but our neighbors in Therwil did and they never complained.

Swisscom is generally more reliable as their phone line is a dedicated line, while the TV cable is shared among all participants in your building. That said: if you can live with short outages once in a while, I wouldn't see why you shouldn't go with InterGGA for phone, internet and TV - their rates are competitive and the cable speed is excellent. Swisscom doesn't offer anything even remotely comparable in terms of performance and pricing.

According to InterGGA's ToS / AGB, the contract is for a minimum of 12 months, after which you can cancel it with one month's notice.

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Re: Breitband-interGGA vs swisscom

Thanks so much for the advice!
I've got satellite tv so don't use any cable company, but see a socket in my wall, so presume it's easy enough to just connect their cable modem to this.

Think I'll go ahead and take the plunge
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Thanks so much for the advice!
I've got satellite tv so don't use any cable company, but see a socket in my wall, so presume it's easy enough to just connect their cable modem to this.

Think I'll go ahead and take the plunge
I'd give the landlord a call and ask him if the building is hooked up to InterGGA - I'd say most of the households in that area are, but just because there's a socket in your living room doesn't mean the owners of the building ever had the cable hooked up.

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Re: Breitband-interGGA vs swisscom

Hello- New to Switzerland, but we just signed for an apartment in Adliswil (Zurich), and I have been looking at the breitband.ch website (found through comparis.ch- amazing tool), and I was wondering how do you find out about availability in a location, or is it available nationwide? Is there an online tool, or is email (don't have a phone yet) my only option? Also, I didn't see anyone who has posted any experiences with this service yet (maybe the OP has some experience at this point?)- and I was looking for a reference. Breitband seems much less expensive than cablecom or swisscom, so I am all about the savings, but I want to find out if I can get it and if it's any good.

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