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lyca mobile?

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Is a good carrier? Which network do they use?

Is it really free calling to lyca in other countries in Europe? It looks crazy that they offer that.
http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/Unlimited-Texts-

And then free internet with every CHF 5 charge?


http://www.lycamobile.ch/


What I don't understand is how to get the sim card. Do I go directly to interdiscount and say that I want a sim card?
Everytime that I have to ask something in interdiscount the guy tells me that they don't have anything to do with the things in internet........

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Re: lyca mobile?

Apparently, that's a new batch of offers as previously there were other conditions.

I topup once a year so can't comment on bonuses after regular topups. I did get an extra CHF130 on my CHF100 last time.

They use Swisscom. Internet is working but not very well. For the price (6pr/MB), however, it's acceptable.

They used to have a Free SIM offer on their site but I can't locate it now. I got mine in a small Iranian shop, I'm sure you can spot their logo in many others in or around Zurich.

One good thing with Lyca is that they have operations in many countries and offer heavily discounted rates for intra-network calls between those countries. For example, calling Swiss Lyca from their Irish or French network is just 1c/min.
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Re: lyca mobile?

They have the sim cards at most post and kiosk shops but I guess you can find a store using this online tool: http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/storelocator

Over all, the offers are very good ones, especially the unlimited data. The issue I found is that all the offers are valid only until 30/11/2013. So my question is what happens after that? ie if I topup in January 2014 will I still get the unlimited data? somehow I do not think so ...
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They have the sim cards at most post and kiosk shops but I guess you can find a store using this online tool: http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/storelocator ...
Did you try yourself your link?? I doesn't do anything for me.
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Did you try yourself your link?? I doesn't do anything for me.
it used to work, now for whatever reason it does not. I would pop into your nearest bigesh coop and see what they have.
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Re: lyca mobile?

Remember .. Even pre pay sims require ID.. Permit/passport/ID card.

I went with Lebara which uses Sunrise network.. I paid 50chf and somehow got 90chf credit. I'm not a heavy user but still have 78 left after nearly two months.
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Re: lyca mobile?

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Hi

Is a good carrier? Which network do they use?

Is it really free calling to lyca in other countries in Europe? It looks crazy that they offer that.
http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/Unlimited-Texts-

And then free internet with every CHF 5 charge?


http://www.lycamobile.ch/


What I don't understand is how to get the sim card. Do I go directly to interdiscount and say that I want a sim card?
Everytime that I have to ask something in interdiscount the guy tells me that they don't have anything to do with the things in internet........

Thanks
I called the customer service last month, a guy told me that the unlimited data for any topup is misplaced. However, it is still there.
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Re: lyca mobile?

I just went with Lyca and have no complaints so far. I did a 5chf top up and got the data - it is 3GB and you get a message to let you know when you have nearly used it. Customer services are really helpful too.
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Re: lyca mobile?

How did you know you got 3G free data usage? Tks
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Re: lyca mobile?

I just switched from swisscom to lycamobile on a pair of data-only Sims I use in a pad and laptop. Was costing me 40 CHFs per month for 2x 500 mb, now costing 12 CHFs for 2x3 GB (although it's free this month!).

As far as I can tell so far the service is identical to swisscom during my commute across Zurich. No problems with reception or congestion.
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How did you know you got 3G free data usage? Tks
Hi Freeworld - it says so on there website!

http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/Unlimited-Texts-

Terms and conditions:
Customer have to top-up during the month to enjoy the Unlimited FREE Data offer and its valid for calendar month only. Unlimited usage is subject only to a variation of speed from 3G to 2G for usage beyond fair use limit of 3GB during the month per SIM for fair use reasons to permit unlimited access.
Offer Valid until 30/11/2013

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Re: lyca mobile?

Glad to see that those previous reports were incorrect.
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Re: lyca mobile?

Half-price Lycamobile cards (9.95.- with 20.- credit) at Interdiscount:

http://www.interdiscount.ch/idshop/p...tid=0000577543

However, I've noticed that if ordering online, the card is free. How much credit do you get initially then?
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Re: lyca mobile?

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Half-price Lycamobile cards (9.95.- with 20.- credit) at Interdiscount:

http://www.interdiscount.ch/idshop/p...tid=0000577543

However, I've noticed that if ordering online, the card is free. How much credit do you get initially then?
I got 2 CHF
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Re: lyca mobile?

New offer:

No roaming charges when you use your Lycamobile abroad in 17 destinations.

You need to have a qualifying bundle (e.g. EU19).

Phone and SMS only. Data roaming requires a separate (paid) add-on.

http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/roaming-sim-card
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Re: lyca mobile?

Very cool...I'm going to the USA in about 6 weeks and its nice to know that I can go there and will not roam
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Re: lyca mobile?

the one thing to be careful about when roaming in the usa is that
your phone selects the right carrier. I believe the roaming partner in the usa for lyca is t-mobile usa. If your on other carriers i might charge you roaming rates or just not work. So if your in USA and can't get a signal don't worry its just poor T-mobile coverage not your sim card. I used their sim card last year lycamobile.us in usa it was ok service for the price. Your swiss lyca well PLEASE let us know the results of your roaming. I am sure all of us are curious to know the results.

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Re: lyca mobile?

togglemobile.co.uk has been offering free roaming in EU+CH+US+Australia (and some others) for quite some time now.

You can use up to nine numbers simultaneously (for example Swiss and US), incoming is free, outgoing 3p/minute.

In the US they (also) use the T-Mobile network.

I´ve been using them for ~2 years now, and it works just fine

Oh - I think Togglemobile is a Lycamobile brand.
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Re: lyca mobile?

I have used toggle mobile whilst in usa, and again their roaming partner is t-mobile USA so getting a good signal was always an issue outside of the huge
west coast cities.. Anyway the only issue I have with toggle mobile is their stupid topup system that hates foreign credit cards. In the end I just spent the money on the card and gave up..

if you can overcome the stupid top up issues (the single point of failure for me) if you don't have a uk credit card then your good to go. their customer service was more then useless when asked why their system kept refusing any of my no uk credit cards... good luck..

How did you topup? What what kind of credit card (country??)
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Re: lyca mobile?

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New offer:

No roaming charges when you use your Lycamobile abroad in 17 destinations.

You need to have a qualifying bundle (e.g. EU19).

Phone and SMS only. Data roaming requires a separate (paid) add-on.

http://www.lycamobile.ch/en/roaming-sim-card
Does anyone know where the details of this paid add-on are?

Does this mean that if I take my Lycamobile CH SIM to Italy, and roam on Hutchison 3 (which is the Lycamobile IT host network), then I can buy and use one of the data-packages advertised on Lycamobile IT?
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