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lewton 07.10.2012 10:49

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Anybody knows if Swisscom offers a discount on contract monthly fees if you opt not to take a subsidized phone from them?
E.g. on Orange a 70-francs contract comes at 55 francs/month if you take no phone.
It makes sense that they do this discount, but I can't find anything related on their website. :(

blauburgunder 20.01.2013 14:59

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
I've looked at their plans in depth as well, and from what I can tell they do *not* give you a discount for bringing your own phone. As you point out, Orange does, which so far has tipped the scales towards my going with them.

peterrace 20.01.2013 15:15

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
I also looked at this. Swisscom don't seem to offer, and Orange do. I think Sunrise also give you a subsidised rental for bringing your own phone

ptruong 20.01.2013 19:06

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
This is a great resource - thanks!

Idgie 20.01.2013 19:44

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Has anyone found a site for comparing the tariffs for calls made from abroad when traveling and, more importantly, data transfers abroad?

Yes, I do know that you can buy a prepaid card at most places when going abroad, but this is just not practical when going somewhere for a weekend, plus it is not possible with a locked-in phone.

blauburgunder 20.01.2013 19:46

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
I haven't seen anything like that, would be useful. Although this is precisely why I bought an unlocked phone - I'm just out of Switzerland too much.

I do know that many of the Swisscom packages now include a small amount of minutes and data to be used in the EU each month, at no additional fee.

lewton 20.01.2013 21:01

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Idgie (Post 1773522)
Has anyone found a site for comparing the tariffs for calls made from abroad when traveling and, more importantly, data transfers abroad?

Yes, I do know that you can buy a prepaid card at most places when going abroad, but this is just not practical when going somewhere for a weekend, plus it is not possible with a locked-in phone.

I haven't, but Swisscom includes some roaming usage in its high-tier plans. Check their website.
Also Orange will charge 4 francs/day for some small Internet usage while abroad.

You should check which of the two matches your needs better.


Quote:

Originally Posted by blauburgunder (Post 1773526)
Although this is precisely why I bought an unlocked phone - I'm just out of Switzerland too much.

Recently I got a free Sony Xperia T from Orange. It was the first time in my life I got a subsidized phone from any carrier because I got a crazy-good deal on orange.ch.
So guess my surprise when I realized my Xperia T is not SIM-locked. :eek:

Idgie 27.01.2013 19:25

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Done some research.


1. Calls
I have a Migros mobile contract, and for that, one can sign up for their World Option Flex at CHF 9 per month, which gives you much better prices when calling from abroad. Not for data, though. :( The good thing is that you activate and deactivate by SMS, so that you do not pay the CHF 9 per month forever.


2. Data
Prices go from CHF 7 for 24 hours and 10MB (Europe) or 14 EUR for preferred countries, to CHF 0.20/30kB.

I have not found any good deals.


3. Surprises
Also, you can set your mobile settings to allow only a certain budget for calls from abroad, and / or to be alerted when a certain amount has been used up in any given month. At least, this avoids surprises. I would think that other providers have the same service.


The guy at mobilezone had no clue what I was talking about when I asked him about this, so I thought I should send the link:

http://www.migros.ch/de/supermarkt/m...ment/surf.html

Has anyone found a better deal for data transfers?

alohahw 13.12.2017 17:05

SUNRISE Abo QoQa Mobile for good price!
 
https://www.qoqa.ch/fr

Limited for today and wanted to share -

my friends use it and they love it

unlimited calles to US and CANADA included

Chuff 13.12.2017 17:14

Re: SUNRISE Abo QoQa Mobile for good price!
 
Already posted here https://www.englishforum.ch/2885208-post35.html :)

kristianej 13.12.2017 17:15

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
It seems that they changed the offer, so I was lucky in 2016. I hope that I can keep the same conditions going forward becasue it has been the best internet/phone deal i have ever done.

alohahw 13.12.2017 20:24

Re: SUNRISE Abo QoQa Mobile for good price!
 
Ah my bad:) good to know!

Sultan of Swing 13.12.2017 20:29

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Las (Post 2885467)
I confirmed this.


You cannot use the 2nd SIM in a 4G LTE router as your hotspot.


This reduces the effectiveness of the offer dramatically. It's still a very good offer but not barnstorming as it would have been with the 2nd SIM hotspot usage.


Pity.

Sales Performance, go figure.

I've signed up nevertheless, reckoned I'd use the backup SIM in the smartphone and the primary in a modem.

Sultan of Swing 14.05.2018 17:36

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Sunrise will enhance the offer by doubling the free roaming limit up to 4Gb and extend the free-to-call country list:

Quote:

Dem Abo im Wert von CHF 130.- pro Monat werden Länder für kostenlose Anrufe aus der Schweiz hinzugefügt und das im Ausland angebotene Datenpaket wird verdoppelt: 4GB anstatt 2GB pro Monat! Alles beinhaltet ebenfalls Zone 1 und die Vereinigten Staaten & Kanada – unbegrenzt! Ja, du hast richtig gelesen: Keine Zusatzkosten für ein noch genialeres Knaller-Abo! Ein Leben lang!

Und wie funktioniert das Ganze? Super einfach: Sunrise migriert Dich automatisch. Du lehnst Dich zurück und bekommst bis spätestens 15. Juni eine SMS, dass Dein Vertrag umgestellt wurde. Dann einfach lossurfen und Vorteile geniessen.

Sultan of Swing 11.12.2018 01:11

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Qoqa is back, jetzt zuschlagen!

Sultan of Swing 01.03.2019 15:30

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dawiz 01.03.2019 15:46

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sultan of Swing (Post 3046747)

130 bucks - holy crap. If you routinely go to the US, fine (although Salt charges 89 for the same), but for Europe, nothing beats Swisscom’s 80 bucks (or 60, if you have the inOne thing)

Sultan of Swing 01.03.2019 15:59

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
true that, however 55 is still undefeated.

dawiz 01.03.2019 16:05

Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sultan of Swing (Post 3046754)
true that, however 55 is still undefeated.

If 4gb or roaming is enough - but then there are cheaper options as well. I’m not really a fan of Swisscom but their new subscriptions are excellently priced

Sultan of Swing 01.03.2019 16:13

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If 4gb or roaming is enough

as of today it is unlimited, hence my post.


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