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

Hi,

Me and a Swiss guy have been busy beavering away, and we've developed a new mobile phone and contract comparison solution for the Swiss market.

If you've just arrived, then I think it could really help you out finding a good phone and contract.

It's called iCompare and is available online and on your iPhone or Android:
http://icompare.ch, iPhone, Android

If you've just arrived, then I think it could really help you out finding a good phone and contract. I remember when I first got here and it was so difficult to know which provider I should go with, and it's an important decision, since you'll be locked in for 1-2 years if you get a contract.

I tried Comparis, but they really concentrate on insurances (it's the place to go for health insurance) - iCompare is specialized for mobile and we aim to be fair independent.

I'd be really interested in any feedback that anyone could give, so we can improve and provider an even better service to the expats.

Thanks,
Rich
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Old 12.09.2012, 19:48
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Great website, i signed up just to say that!
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Old 12.09.2012, 22:03
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Hey Hybrid - thanks for the feedback - really great to hear that!

We're working hard to get in support for the rest of the providers. We also want to soon have international and roaming which is important for us expats!
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Nice site, although I couldn't see any data only tariffs (for dongles, iPads etc..)
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

No, we don't support the tablet/internet devices (or the tariffs for these) yet.

But we have got all the phones, and we'll have the iPhone 5 and it's tariffs available for comparison as soon as it's out.

There's still a lot for us to do... check back now and then and hopefully you'll see some progress!
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

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Hey Hybrid - thanks for the feedback - really great to hear that!

We're working hard to get in support for the rest of the providers. We also want to soon have international and roaming which is important for us expats!
This is what I was going to ask about as well. For me, what I really want to compare are tariffs between service providers, if I am going to be calling a particular country often.

In my case, I want to know who has the best deal/plan if I am routinely calling the US.
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Old 14.09.2012, 15:51
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Yeah, my parents live in New Zealand so I know what it's like to have to call international. We're working on it and I'll update the post when I have any news on international support.
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Hi,

Just arrived in CH too.

Here's how I'm preparing my final choice:

1. I bought a prepaid card from SwissCom, Coopmobile (using Orange network) and Lebara (using Sunrise network). With each of those SIM cards, I check the quality of each network at different locations, and I test the speeds of Internet with Speed Test (app available for Android and iPhone).

2. Once I know the best network essentially for Internet, I will choose the best offer based on Internet maximum GB available per month, average download speed and price. Why Internet as most important? Because nearly all my calls are now VOIP and I use Internet a lot for surfing and mail on my smartphone.

3. As of today, the best combination seems to be the new sunrise24.ch offer: 49 SFR flat fee per month for unlimited calls to all networks in CH and fixes lined, and unlimitied SMS and Internet. The other providers are nowhere near, mostly double price. I get 3 to 6 Mbps download and upload on Sunrise network on average.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Hey--just wanted to thank you for this great website, post and the conversation that followed. All have been incredibly helpful for me as I'm moving to CH later this week and was looking for a place to start to figure out which phone to get. Best of luck moving the website from beta to a full launch!
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Very nice website indeed, congratulations!

Another feature you might look to in the future for the "Handy & Tarif" is that the user only should enter his usage needs and based on his selection a full list of posisble handy's + associated costs. This model is used a lot on comparison websites in Holland and has proven to be very succesful.

If already implemented, and I simply didn't find it, I apologize
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Re: Which mobile phone provider? Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange....

Hey, good job on the website, it seems to work pretty well and shows a lot of useful information.
Unless I am mistaken though, the calculation of one-off costs shown as a per month cost is confusing as although I am looking at a 24 month contract & tariff, the one-off cost has been divided by 12 months. (If I am locked into a 24 month contract, and paying 240chf up front for the phone then i equate that to 10chf per month for the phone, right?)


The next tweak you need is a way to extract the information on the random rebates that sunrise and orange offer online - 2x25chf with sunrise, vs 40 or 80chf with orange... all very confusing.
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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....

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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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
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Re: SUNRISE Abo QoQa Mobile for good price!

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

Ah my bad good to know!
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