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Old 07.10.2012, 10:49
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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.
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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.
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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
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

This is a great resource - thanks!
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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.
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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.
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Old 20.01.2013, 21:01
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

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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.


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

iCompare appears to have gone the way of the Dodo. Any recommendations on another comparison site for subscriptions.

I know Comparis and Topppreise compare phones, but I'm looking for a comparison of subscription offers.

We are staying with the iPhone because we are Apple fannboyys.
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

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To be honest it is pretty quick to compare offers. Nowadays the majority offers give you unlimited calls and sums and so the important is the bandwidth available and roaming costs. You also save if you don't get the phone included in the deal. That way you have a lot more flexibility as to model and manufacturer of the phone. There is very little lock in nowadays and it is not too difficult to move from a legacy phone if you think for example the profit margin is too high for a catch phone.

I am very pleased with the Europe plus for 69 chf from Salt. 1gb roaming per month included as well as all calls to and from the rest of Europe

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

who needs an app?

https://www.comparis.ch/telecom/mobile
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

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iCompare appears to have gone the way of the Dodo. Any recommendations on another comparison site for subscriptions.

I know Comparis and Topppreise compare phones, but I'm looking for a comparison of subscription offers.

We are staying with the iPhone because we are Apple fannboyys.
You can compare plans on Comparis... https://en.comparis.ch/telecom/mobile
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Is the site down? Would've loved to take a peek, but I get "server not found".

I´m still convinced that pricewise no-one can beat my setup (lemme know if you can) :

First of all I use a dual-SIM phone. Here's why:
  • SIM1:
  • O2 contract in Germany at €9.99/month (3 months minimum, after that it can be cancelled each and every month)
  • This gives 2GB in Germany, of which 1GB can be used outside
  • All calls to Germany included
  • All calls within the country in which the phone is logged into
  • the above refers to EU/EEA/CH, outside of those countries it's much more expensive!
  • SIM2:
  • lycamobile.ch to have a Swiss number
  • allows for free incoming calls in quite a bunch of countries
  • allows for additional data-packages in CH whenever the 1GB from the German SIM is not enough
  • allows for call packages, should you need to call people with a Swiss number, like potential new jobs where foreign numbers looks silly. Also, these packages can be used to call Switzerland from outside of Switzerland if needed.
I can live with the fact that people I call see a German number. It can be circumvented if needed.

Biggest upside: The German card roams in all 3 Swiss networks, so it's the best network coverage by definition

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Is the site down? Would've loved to take a peek, but I get "server not found".
No, it works fine.
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