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Re: just internet at home

Thought to revive this topic as I am currently asking this question.

I have been to both shops Citycable and Swisscom in Lausanne.

Citycable: Basically the best package from Citycable is the "Citypack Standard" which is 69 CHF (for internet, TV and telephone). There is another one called "City Preso" which is 30 CHF BUT one must add aniother 27 CHF (for TV) and 5 CHF (for Wifi) which makes altogether 62 CHF. So just 7 CHF cheaper than the standard package but the speed is lower (8000 kbit/s) and no telephone.

Swisscom: as I am not the mobile subscriber, the best deal is internet (10000kbit/s) for 49 CHF plus mandatory fixed line 25,35 CHF, that makes altogether 74,35 CHF. There is no TV line included.

I haven't asked about Cablecom.

My situation: It is said that TV is included in my rent. I am not sure whether it means the basic infrastructure for installation already done or the monthly subscription. So just assume I don't have a TV line and I do want to have a TV line other than internet. Of course the internet remains the most important criteria (as it might actually be included in the rent - I shall ask my landlord again)

Both Swisscom and Citycable told me the infrastructure is already existing in my apartment. Please see the two pictures below. And they said the subscription can be done almost immediately after I sign the contract (but I read here it takes up to two weeks? Is it only for people who have no infrastructure at all?)

So my question is...is Citycable the cheapest (and best) option in Lausanne if one just needs internet primarily= CorsebouTheReturn can you vouch for the service as I see you have been using it? And can anyone comment about Cablecom as I couldn't find their office in Lausanne. Are those shops open on Saturday by the way?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 11.04.2012, 22:03
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Re: just internet at home

Normally in Switzerland (to my knowledge anyhow) you don't have a choice of cable providers. So you can either use CityCable or one of the ADSL providers.

Sunrise offer a package where you don't have to pay the fixed line costs.

For phone you could setup a VOIP account, then you will never have to change your number even if you move to another part of Switzerland or even abroad potentially.

For 9chf a month you can have free international calls (fixed line) plus mobiles in US and Canada with switzernet

http://switzernet.com/public/060801-web/index.php

or pay as you go with many companies including https://www.netvoip.ch/ where one account gives you 3 phone numbers and upto 5 devices per number. See VOIP thread
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Thought to revive this topic as I am currently asking this question.

I have been to both shops Citycable and Swisscom in Lausanne.

Citycable: Basically the best package from Citycable is the "Citypack Standard" which is 69 CHF (for internet, TV and telephone). There is another one called "City Preso" which is 30 CHF BUT one must add aniother 27 CHF (for TV) and 5 CHF (for Wifi) which makes altogether 62 CHF. So just 7 CHF cheaper than the standard package but the speed is lower (8000 kbit/s) and no telephone.

Swisscom: as I am not the mobile subscriber, the best deal is internet (10000kbit/s) for 49 CHF plus mandatory fixed line 25,35 CHF, that makes altogether 74,35 CHF. There is no TV line included.

I haven't asked about Cablecom.

My situation: It is said that TV is included in my rent. I am not sure whether it means the basic infrastructure for installation already done or the monthly subscription. So just assume I don't have a TV line and I do want to have a TV line other than internet. Of course the internet remains the most important criteria (as it might actually be included in the rent - I shall ask my landlord again)

Both Swisscom and Citycable told me the infrastructure is already existing in my apartment. Please see the two pictures below. And they said the subscription can be done almost immediately after I sign the contract (but I read here it takes up to two weeks? Is it only for people who have no infrastructure at all?)

So my question is...is Citycable the cheapest (and best) option in Lausanne if one just needs internet primarily= CorsebouTheReturn can you vouch for the service as I see you have been using it? And can anyone comment about Cablecom as I couldn't find their office in Lausanne. Are those shops open on Saturday by the way?

Thanks for your input.
The picture on the left is a power socket and a phone socket. The other picture (taken from above) is a cable outlet which I assume is connected to City cable. You just need to plug your router into this for internet. There is a separate outlet for TV which plugs directly into your TV. For HD TV you need to have a box.
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Re: just internet at home

I don't need telephone line at all, just internet and TV line. So am now hunting for the best deal for Lausanne...
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The picture on the left is a power socket and a phone socket. The other picture (taken from above) is a cable outlet which I assume is connected to City cable. You just need to plug your router into this for internet. There is a separate outlet for TV which plugs directly into your TV. For HD TV you need to have a box.
Yes, according to both Swisscom and Citycable I have already all I need. Just need to register and I can online instantly....not sure how true is that though. But as said my concern now is more into finding the cheapest reasonable deal. Anyone here use Cablecom in Lausanne? I haven't ask them yet...
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Re: just internet at home

I actually have both Citycable and Cablecom. Citycable for internet, tele-reseau (the mandatory tv charge unless you go digital with swisscom) and telephone. I then have Cablecom, with a box for HDtv + recorder for more channels and canal+. Citycable does have their own HD box and recorders if you want that, but I believe they have less channels available.

You're basically paying for Citycable tv because you are paying for tele-reseau with your electricity bill. If you want to get out of paying 25 francs per month, you need to go Swisscom.

We had Swisscom for about 2 years, until we switched to Cablecom (and eventually Citycable to get the full package). The 2 reasons we switched from Swisscom to Cablecom was there were less HD channels available to us, and the speed we were paying for, was not the speed we were getting because we were "too far away from the main line".
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You're basically paying for Citycable tv because you are paying for tele-reseau with your electricity bill. If you want to get out of paying 25 francs per month, you need to go Swisscom.
Are you actually having the package "Citypack Standard" from Citycable which is 69 CHF per month with internet speed 10'000Kbit and TV+telephone inclusive? The other option is to do everything separately: Internet 30 CHF + TV 27 CHF + 5 CHF Wifi which is altogether 62 CHF and lower internet speed (8000Kbit).
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Re: just internet at home

I can vouch for Citycable, they're reliable, the modem/router is good and the speed is there. And their TV offer (which you get whether you want it or not if you need cable internet) is pretty good, even for expats.

Cablecom *don't* provide cable internet in Lausanne, the local utility chose to go their own way on this. Cable is still cheaper than A/VDSL here.

There's also the dongle from sunrise/orange/swisscom (or just get a data plan and tether with your phone) but that REALLY depends on where you live if you want a decent speed. I live in a building surrounded by stone and I can't even get a phone signal unless I'm standing by the window, so UMTS/HSPA isn't an answer.
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Re: just internet at home

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Thought to revive this topic as I am currently asking this question.

I have been to both shops Citycable and Swisscom in Lausanne.

Citycable: Basically the best package from Citycable is the "Citypack Standard" which is 69 CHF (for internet, TV and telephone). There is another one called "City Preso" which is 30 CHF BUT one must add aniother 27 CHF (for TV) and 5 CHF (for Wifi) which makes altogether 62 CHF. So just 7 CHF cheaper than the standard package but the speed is lower (8000 kbit/s) and no telephone.

Swisscom: as I am not the mobile subscriber, the best deal is internet (10000kbit/s) for 49 CHF plus mandatory fixed line 25,35 CHF, that makes altogether 74,35 CHF. There is no TV line included.

I haven't asked about Cablecom.

My situation: It is said that TV is included in my rent. I am not sure whether it means the basic infrastructure for installation already done or the monthly subscription. So just assume I don't have a TV line and I do want to have a TV line other than internet. Of course the internet remains the most important criteria (as it might actually be included in the rent - I shall ask my landlord again)

Both Swisscom and Citycable told me the infrastructure is already existing in my apartment. Please see the two pictures below. And they said the subscription can be done almost immediately after I sign the contract (but I read here it takes up to two weeks? Is it only for people who have no infrastructure at all?)

So my question is...is Citycable the cheapest (and best) option in Lausanne if one just needs internet primarily= CorsebouTheReturn can you vouch for the service as I see you have been using it? And can anyone comment about Cablecom as I couldn't find their office in Lausanne. Are those shops open on Saturday by the way?

Thanks for your input.
I am a happy CityCable customer. Bill comes together with electric so that is welcome. When I went in, they "turned on the internet" with the same caveat about taking a while to become active and by the time I got home it was operational.

I took the a la carte service you mention. I find the the 8000 speed to be plenty for HD internet feeds, downloads, etc. My major gripe is with paying the 27 CHF for TV I don't have...but no wi-fi cost as I have my own router.
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Are you actually having the package "Citypack Standard" from Citycable which is 69 CHF per month with internet speed 10'000Kbit and TV+telephone inclusive? The other option is to do everything separately: Internet 30 CHF + TV 27 CHF + 5 CHF Wifi which is altogether 62 CHF and lower internet speed (8000Kbit).
No I have the Citypack Premium with 20'000Kbit. Everything else is the same. Its really your choice for which speed internet you want.
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I am a happy CityCable customer. Bill comes together with electric so that is welcome. When I went in, they "turned on the internet" with the same caveat about taking a while to become active and by the time I got home it was operational.

I took the a la carte service you mention. I find the the 8000 speed to be plenty for HD internet feeds, downloads, etc. My major gripe is with paying the 27 CHF for TV I don't have...but no wi-fi cost as I have my own router.
May I ask if you have considered the Citypack Standard? I mean the price difference is just 7 CHF (ok, 12 CHF if you don't need Wifi) but you have no telephone line and only 8'000 speed. Well you said 8000 is enough for you, I am wondering if the TV part of 27 CHF is just the same as in Citypack Standard...
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Re: just internet at home

Stay away from M-Budget DSL, even if their "naked" option sounds tempting. Lousy service and long downtimes.

There's also http://dsl.monzoon.net/start which offers a prepaid DSL connection, but I have no experience with it.
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May I ask if you have considered the Citypack Standard? I mean the price difference is just 7 CHF (ok, 12 CHF if you don't need Wifi) but you have no telephone line and only 8'000 speed. Well you said 8000 is enough for you, I am wondering if the TV part of 27 CHF is just the same as in Citypack Standard...

The TV part doesn't change no matter what Citycable deal you choose. It's standard across the board, and all the better for it.
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What is the cheapest way to have JUST internet at home in Switzerland???
use a neighbour's wifi.
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Stay away from M-Budget DSL, even if their "naked" option sounds tempting. Lousy service and long downtimes.

There's also http://dsl.monzoon.net/start which offers a prepaid DSL connection, but I have no experience with it.
Thanks but I think I have narrowed my choice to either Swisscom or Citycable. It seems to me many people have good experience for Citycable in Lausanne....any other point (maybe negative) about Citycable compared to Swisscom?
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