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The digitec items are "grey market" imports, meaning they are not destined for the Swiss market. Digitec imports them from the US and thus they come with a US power adapter, but for the price Digitec will throw in a 2-pin charger.

I paid $249+tax+customs on my 32 GB model - saved myself a good, oh, CHF 15, and had to provide my own charger

I'd go for the digitec offer if I was doing it again.

The language can be changed on the tablet - no bother.
Thx for the useful info. I will habe to learn german.
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Hi folks,

I am thinking about buying a nexus 7 32GB and I found a very good price in digitec (CHF 289 = 240€)
That's cheaper than in Germany and the rest of the EU. How could it be possible?
I was planning to buy one in France for holidays, but now I see that it wouldn't worth at all!.

One other question about the nexus 7. If I buy it here in digitec, can I use other language diffrent from german? I would love to have it in french or english.

Thanks
You'll find that a lot of electronics are cheaper in Switzerland than in other European countries. I'm not sure if it's because of the 8% tax vs ~20% tax, or for other reasons. Take the iPad mini for example: 379chf on Swiss store vs 329eur on the German store. 379chf is roughly 315eur.

As for a good deal on these things, Interdiscount has their occasional 10% off everything 1-day sales, like last Thursday, where the nexus 7 32GB is 270chf.
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You'll find that a lot of electronics are cheaper in Switzerland than in other European countries. I'm not sure if it's because of the 8% tax vs ~20% tax, or for other reasons. Take the iPad mini for example: 379chf on Swiss store vs 329eur on the German store. 379chf is roughly 315eur.

As for a good deal on these things, Interdiscount has their occasional 10% off everything 1-day sales, like last Thursday, where the nexus 7 32GB is 270chf.
Great!

I am going in holidays in a couple of days, so I am buying the nexus 7 when back.

How could I know about the 10% in interdiscount? web? could i buy the nexus 7 directly in the physical shop? I have an interdiscount here in Wädi...

Thanks again
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12% off Interdiscount items today!

http://www.interdiscount.ch/idshop/p...ifi/detail.jsf

Don't forget to print your coupons :-)
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Old 11.12.2012, 11:15
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12% off Interdiscount items today!

http://www.interdiscount.ch/idshop/p...ifi/detail.jsf

Don't forget to print your coupons :-)
Am I right in assuming that this offer tablet doesn't have full mobile connectivity without a usb stick/dongle, and only connects when in range of a wifi router (if it's not marked as 3G)?

Only now trying to familiarise myself with the tablet market and terminology.
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Am I right in assuming that this offer tablet doesn't have full mobile connectivity without a usb stick/dongle, and only connects when in range of a wifi router (if it's not marked as 3G)?

Only now trying to familiarise myself with the tablet market and terminology.
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this version doesn't have 3G, but the version with 3G will be available in some days/weeks...
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12% off Interdiscount items today!

http://www.interdiscount.ch/idshop/p...ifi/detail.jsf

Don't forget to print your coupons :-)
I have just reserved one on the internet page.
I will pick it up this evening directly in the shop!

The price is very very good!
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Re: Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official

It looks like the internet site from interdiscount is down.

oh, i've received two emails with the reservation, because I had the "internal server error" and I pushed update.

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this version doesn't have 3G, but the version with 3G will be available in some days/weeks...
Since most providers got rid of their cheap(ish) prepaid data options for tablets, 3G support has become secondary for me. I'm not willing to pay 49 fr per month on top of my mobile subscription. Tethering is your friend.

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Since most providers got rid of their cheap(ish) prepaid data options for tablets, 3G support has become secondary for me. I'm not willing to pay 49 fr per month on top of my mobile subscription. Tethering is your friend.
I agree. I am not interested in the 3G version. I am using the device mostly at home and if I want connection once a month on the airport or train, etc, i will use thetering like you.

I still haven't a thetering device, but I will get one.
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I agree. I am not interested in the 3G version. I am using the device mostly at home and if I want connection once a month on the airport or train, etc, i will use thetering like you.

I still haven't a thetering device, but I will get one.
I was in a Microsoft store in the US, looking at the Surface. The sales guy told me that Microsoft won't be releasing a 3G device as, according to him/Microsoft over 75% of the 3G enabled devices tend up being used purely with wifi.

Tethering is the way forward.
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I was in a Microsoft store in the US, looking at the Surface. The sales guy told me that Microsoft won't be releasing a 3G device as, according to him/Microsoft over 75% of the 3G enabled devices tend up being used purely with wifi.

Tethering is the way forward.
What's the best way to do tethering? What mobile phones have this functionality or it's just a matter of smartphones?
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What's the best way to do tethering? What mobile phones have this functionality or it's just a matter of smartphones?
All major mobile OSs - Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 - support tethering. Some providers ban tethering in their TOS, like Sunrise.
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All major mobile OSs - Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 - support tethering. Some providers ban tethering in their TOS, like Sunrise.
I thought that thetering couldn't be "blocked", like with a wireless router you can always use one connection with more computers...
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I thought that thetering couldn't be "blocked", like with a wireless router you can always use one connection with more computers...
They have ways of detecting it. I use a T-mobile PAYG sim when I'm in the UK, and it routes any tethered devices to a payment portal where you have to pay an addition few pounds for access.
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I thought that thetering couldn't be "blocked", like with a wireless router you can always use one connection with more computers...
it's not blocked (in Switzerland), it's just banned.
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Re: Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official

Thanks for the info.

Is there a way to get a list of which providers support thetering and which not?
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Thanks for the info.

Is there a way to get a list of which providers support thetering and which not?
Sunrise doesn't, Swisscom does. I don't know about Orange.
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Re: Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official

Orange doesnt....at least according to this article.

I guess VOIP is banned to by Sunrise. However, both bans are basically toothless. In order to verify if you are tethering, they would have to monitor your usage which may violate the privacy laws
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Orange doesnt....at least according to this article.

I guess VOIP is banned to by Sunrise. However, both bans are basically toothless. In order to verify if you are tethering, they would have to monitor your usage which may violate the privacy laws
Doesn't say anything about orange banning tethering there
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