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Hi guys!

I just arrived in Switzerland and I realized that having internet at home is not as simple as it looks...

I am placed in Lausanne, and I would like to have internet at home. I don't want a fix phone, just internet. Nevertheless, it seems that with ADSL I need to pay, a part from the internet price, the telephone line to Swisscom. That is to say, 25 CHF.
Then I checked cablecom, which you just have to pay 30CHF to have internet and you don't have to pay the 25CHF to have the telephone line from SwissCom.
However, you have to pay 27CHF to have cable access at home.

What is the cheapest way to have JUST internet at home in Switzerland???

If I also want to watch the normal TV, not digital one, do I also have to pay the 27CHF to receive the TV at home???

Thanks in advance!
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Re: just internet at home

Use the search function.

PS: you have no choice, you must pay either phone line 26chf something or TV line (26chf something).
Best for you is internet with citycable.
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Re: just internet at home

I'm in the same situation as you. Just moved here and was hoping to be able to get "naked DSL"...however there is a slight work-around with Swisscom.

If you have a mobile phone subscription with them, and the per month rate is over CHF 26, you aren't required to get a fixed line.

So I'll probably get their DSL + NATEL PRO package.

I've also placed an inquiry to VTX which is based in Pully. They are offering the same speed internet (20,000/2,000) as Swisscom but at CHF 38/mo. including modem rental. Whether I can get it as a package with an Orange mobile phone (as VTX is a reseller for Orange) we shall see. Really disinterested in a fixed line.

I'll keep you posted.

P.S. Cablecom is a no go for my address in Lausanne...don't know about yours.
P.P.S. I'm foregoing TV altogether and just using the internet for media content.
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I'm in the same situation as you. Just moved here and was hoping to be able to get "naked DSL"...however there is a slight work-around with Swisscom.

If you have a mobile phone subscription with them, and the per month rate is over CHF 26, you aren't required to get a fixed line.

So I'll probably get their DSL + NATEL PRO package.

I've also placed an inquiry to VTX which is based in Pully. They are offering the same speed internet (20,000/2,000) as Swisscom but at CHF 38/mo. including modem rental. Whether I can get it as a package with an Orange mobile phone (as VTX is a reseller for Orange) we shall see. Really disinterested in a fixed line.

I'll keep you posted.

P.S. Cablecom is a no go for my address in Lausanne...don't know about yours.
P.P.S. I'm foregoing TV altogether and just using the internet for media content.
so why not citycable?
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Re: just internet at home

Keep in mind, that the phone line or cable line costs might be included in the nebenkosten of your rent... If you are renting might worth asking the landlord. By me its part of my rent.
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Also, unless your "tv cable plug" is leaded, you already paying for it...
check your Electricity bill...
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I'm in the same situation as you. Just moved here and was hoping to be able to get "naked DSL"...however there is a slight work-around with Swisscom.

If you have a mobile phone subscription with them, and the per month rate is over CHF 26, you aren't required to get a fixed line.

So I'll probably get their DSL + NATEL PRO package.

I've also placed an inquiry to VTX which is based in Pully. They are offering the same speed internet (20,000/2,000) as Swisscom but at CHF 38/mo. including modem rental. Whether I can get it as a package with an Orange mobile phone (as VTX is a reseller for Orange) we shall see. Really disinterested in a fixed line.

I'll keep you posted.

P.S. Cablecom is a no go for my address in Lausanne...don't know about yours.
P.P.S. I'm foregoing TV altogether and just using the internet for media content.
Hey yeah nice offer! I didn't know about it.
I have been checking and it looks like a nice deal.
Nevertheless, with citycable (in lausanne) it's cheaper as you pay 27 + 30 = 57 CHF monthly for the internet + HD TV with so many international channels. Which is good for me too.
Now I have to check if it works in my apartment...
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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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