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Swisscom infinity XS

Hi,
My wife needs the Swisscom infinity subscription and I was considering the XS option.
I am looking for the opinions of people who have used it as to whether it is sufficient for everyday use of a normal smartphone user. This is the 200kbit/s upload and 100kbit/s download speed. If you did switch to the Small option (1Mbit/s Upload and 500kbit/s download) was there really such a big difference and was it worth the extra 192.-/year??

Please .... no comments about orange or sunrise. They have no coverage where we live.

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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

You've got the upload and download speeds the wrong way round.
In any case 0.2 Mbit/s is virtually unusual in smartphone terms, unless all she will do is check emails and surf (slowly). The 1 Mbit/s option is obviously a lot better, but then you're paying CHF 75 for a painfully throttled service

Since signal is an issue, perhaps a better option would be to use one of the virtual providers who use the Swisscom backbone.

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Lycamobile: http://www.lycamobile.ch/de/
Cablecom:http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/mobile/
M-budget Mobile: http://shop.m-budget.migros.ch
Mucho: http://muchomobile.ch/
TalkTalk: http://www.talktalk.ch
Tele2:http://www.tele4u.ch
Telebroke Mobile:http://www.telebroke.com

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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

Bigger is always better, I know ...
Yes, sorry the speeds are reversed as you pointed out.
As I siad, I am only interested in Swisscom and experiences of real usage. I know that "The 1 Mbit/s option is obviously a lot better", but what I am interested in is...... is 0.2Mb/0.1Mb/s satisfactory for most usage based on your experience and not based on the marketing hype of big numbers?

p.s. as a real world ex-orange subscriber I know that what they offer as a real world data rate is probably well below this infinity XS - irrespective of how much marketing they invest in.
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Bigger is always better, I know ...
Yes, sorry the speeds are reversed as you pointed out.
As I siad, I am only interested in Swisscom and experiences of real usage. I know that "The 1 Mbit/s option is obviously a lot better", but what I am interested in is...... is 0.2Mb/0.1Mb/s satisfactory for most usage based on your experience and not based on the marketing hype of big numbers?

p.s. as a real world ex-orange subscriber I know that what they offer as a real world data rate is probably well below this infinity XS - irrespective of how much marketing they invest in.
No, it'll be like going back to dialup. Web content is quite bandwidth hungry these days. The minimum for light use I would consider would be the 1Mb download option, but even this is likely to be too slow.

If it's going to light use then it would be better to go with a capped service which offers full speed, rather than an all you can eat service which has throttled speeds.

That said I'm happy-ish with my infinity contract which gives me 14Mb/s, which gets me an easy 7Mb/s in the vast majority of locations
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

Not really the same as dialup. It would be almost 2x full rate ISDN. Which was vastly better than dialup.
Mobile content is also not the same full web content where the average page size is way smaller than full web pages.

I'm sure you are having a blast on 14Mbit/s and I am sure Swisscom are loving you every month when the bill is paid.

But the purpose of this thread is if anyone has any "real experience" on the XS option or jump from XS->Small option.

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Not really the same as dialup. It would be almost 2x full rate ISDN. Which was vastly better than dialup.
Mobile content is also not the same full web content where the average page size is way smaller than full web pages.

I'm sure you are having a blast on 14Mbit/s and I am sure Swisscom are loving you every month when the bill is paid.

But the purpose of this thread is if anyone has any "real experience" on the XS option or jump from XS->Small option.
Why not consider Lycamobile? Its Swisscom 4G where you rightly pay for what you use, as opposed to the flawed Swisscom model of unlimited drip-drip data. CHF 5.90 per GB at 4G speeds, its a no brainer. The only slight inconvenience is that its pre-pay as opposed to post-pay, but just load up a few hundred francs and you're good for however long it lasts.
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

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Not really the same as dialup. It would be almost 2x full rate ISDN. Which was vastly better than dialup.
Mobile content is also not the same full web content where the average page size is way smaller than full web pages.

I'm sure you are having a blast on 14Mbit/s and I am sure Swisscom are loving you every month when the bill is paid.

But the purpose of this thread is if anyone has any "real experience" on the XS option or jump from XS->Small option.
The late nineties just called, they want their internet connection back.

You really haven't defined exactly what the phone is going to be used for with regards to Internet connection

If it's just using things like the SBB app then edge will do. Seriously, if it's low volume data then go for a cheap capped service, and avoid Swisscom.

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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

Is the Cablecom mobile service based on the SwissCom network? Was it not on Orange's?
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

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You've got the upload and download speeds the wrong way round.
In any case 0.2 Mbit/s is virtually unusual in smartphone terms, unless all she will do is check emails and surf (slowly). The 1 Mbit/s option is obviously a lot better, but then you're paying CHF 75 for a painfully throttled service

Since signal is an issue, perhaps a better option would be to use one of the virtual providers who use the Swisscom backbone.

Swisscom:
Lycamobile: http://www.lycamobile.ch/de/
Cablecom:http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/mobile/
M-budget Mobile: http://shop.m-budget.migros.ch
Mucho: http://muchomobile.ch/
TalkTalk: http://www.talktalk.ch
Tele2:http://www.tele4u.ch
Telebroke Mobile:http://www.telebroke.com
Cablecom uses Orange, TalkTalk uses Sunrise
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

I have had XS for a couple of years now, never gone over my limits although I can't say I am a heavy surfer with my mobile - email, occasional surfing and GPS
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

XS is just a pain if you have tried something else before. It's terrific to attract people to swisscom but then i'm sure 99% upgrade within a few weeks.
It's just frustrating to have such a slow connection even for basic internet browsing, plus the frustration reachs its maximum when you really need/want a fast answer like "until what time is this shop opened", or the SBB app, or even google maps.
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

Thanks for all the replies. So it looks like two two other options are :

Migros M-Budget One - But you can only transfer a Swisscom prepaid number to this contract. They do not accept Swisscom normal subscribers. Yes you could hop into another contract and then into M-budget, but that is a lot of messing.

Lycamobile -39EU, which costs 39 CHF for unlimited Swiss mobile/fixed as well as unlimited European fixed + 1GB of data. Nice offer. It also seems that people are happy with the service now. Previously subscribers complained about issues with SMS and bad call connections.
- HOWEVER does anyone know if international data roaming is possible with Lycamobile. I see nothing on their website about it. Call roaming is possible but no details/prices on data roaming.
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Re: Swisscom infinity XS

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I am familiar with the notion that not all infinities are equal, or, more strictly, that infinite sets come in different cardinalities. I do hope that a mathematician will one day name the cardinality of an infinite set "Infinity XS".
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