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Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

My partner is visiting from Australia in 2 weeks' time, and wants to be able to use his mobile to skype home with his daughters.

What are the best options?

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

I just got a SMS today from yallo saying they just launched a prepaid internet tariff. Quite good prices.

150 mb for 6 chf / month
500 mb for 12 chf / month

https://www.yallo.ch/kp/dyn/web/pub/...r2?cont=offers
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

I got a 2nd SIM from Aldi (Sunrise) for 19.90, with 20 chufs worth of credit.
Send SMS to their data number for 30 days of internet - 400MB for 9.90.
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Old 24.05.2012, 22:39
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

For skype, definitely a good wifi spot.
Maybe YOU can offer him one.

3G or EDGE is not good enuf.
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

I have Sunrise 3g and I use Skype video driving...so not necessarily true


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Maybe YOU can offer him one.

3G or EDGE is not good enuf.
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

I know this is an old topic but it's all I could find when I searched.

I have a friend who is stuck for the next 2 months in a crappy data contract and as she has a dual SIM phone I want her be able to get something temporary on a pay as you go that she can use for inexpensive but reasonably large volumes of mobile data.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

Lyca https://www.lycamobile.ch/de/bundle/hello-swiss-m/
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

Double this - Lyca offers excellent rates.
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

...and the SIM card is free with Lycamobile.
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

Thanks guys for the tips much appreciated... the Lyca deal for 9chf with free SIM was just ridiculous, my friend ordered it immediately!
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

Am I right in thinking that you need to use these deals within the month and excess can't roll over to the next month?

In other words, it will cost you 9.CHF for the first month and then whatever the (higher, normal) rate is for subsequent months (which you may, or may not choose to pay)?
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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

Yes, no benefit gets carried forward and when this plan expires buy it again online for CHF 19.- rather than automatic renewal which they say would be at standard price.



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Re: Cheap Pay As You Go SIM for data usage

If your friend uses video streaming, I would recommend a Yallo prepaid SIM (you can order these free at the moment) with the Yallo Surf Unlimited add-on (40 francs per month). My experience with visitors is that they always use much more data than they anticipate, so unlimited works out cheaper.
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Yes, no benefit gets carried forward and when this plan expires buy it again online for CHF 19.- rather than automatic renewal which they say would be at standard price.
How's like the coverage of Lyca in Switzerland? Which main provider network use?
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How's like the coverage of Lyca in Switzerland? Which main provider network use?
Swisscom...
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