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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

well I have a good HIFI system so I use that. And Swisscom radio simply does not sound as good as from cable.
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Seems rather expensive though to pay for radio. I mean you could listen to the radio for free on a radio or on the internet.
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well I have a good HIFI system so I use that. And Swisscom radio simply does not sound as good as from cable.
But this for example is a free solution for you maybe: http://www.srf.ch/radio-srf-1/player
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Old 16.10.2015, 19:57
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Nobody needs cable television any longer, there are various other providers, with different packages and different prices to choose from, or you could install a satellite dish, or you could watch TV through the internet, or you could avoid watching TV altogether.
Firstly, as a satellite user for over 20 years, both analogue and now digital, I suspect this mode has had its day for expats.

Already punters in Spain have lost reception due the change in the footprint. In Switzerland that reception is weaker and Channel 4 HD is lost most nights.

Meanwhile both UPC and Swisscom offer ever more UK channels. The offer is nearly the same as by Freesat (Sky obviously is another story).

After being frustrated by recording nothing, I now use UPC for TV almost exclusively.
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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

well as I said I have a good quality HiFi system and FM radio is high quality.
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But this for example is a free solution for you maybe: http://www.srf.ch/radio-srf-1/player
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Old 17.10.2015, 08:43
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Firstly, as a satellite user for over 20 years, both analogue and now digital, I suspect this mode has had its day for expats.

Already punters in Spain have lost reception due the change in the footprint. In Switzerland that reception is weaker and Channel 4 HD is lost most nights.

Meanwhile both UPC and Swisscom offer ever more UK channels. The offer is nearly the same as by Freesat (Sky obviously is another story).

After being frustrated by recording nothing, I now use UPC for TV almost exclusively.
Although I said there are various packages and providers to choose from, I don't think that any of them are of any value and the Swiss prices are definitely not worth paying, especially as most of the channels contain huge amounts of commercial advertising.
In our case, we don't watch television, I haven't watched any live television on a set or online for over 15 years. We have two sets, one is in use for the VCR and DVDs.
All other content can be watched online, via catch up services or recorded and uploaded content on other websites.
The only acceptable packages are ones that come free with internet and phone services. Why pay extra?!
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Old 17.10.2015, 09:04
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Although I said there are various packages and providers to choose from, I don't think that any of them are of any value and the Swiss prices are definitely not worth paying, especially as most of the channels contain huge amounts of commercial advertising.
In our case, we don't watch television, I haven't watched any live television on a set or online for over 15 years. We have two sets, one is in use for the VCR and DVDs.
All other content can be watched online, via catch up services or recorded and uploaded content on other websites.
The only acceptable packages are ones that come free with internet and phone services. Why pay extra?!
I don't see how somebody who hasn't watched TV for "over 15 years" can have an opinion about the quality of programming!

I think CHF85 a month (plus the monthly fixed charge of CHF24) for all the main UK channels including BBC 1 & 2 and ITV 1 in HD, an HD recorder, on demand free movies (MyPrime) and on demand new moves at CHF 5 - 9 per 48 hours, plus 250Mbps internet and landline with unlimited phone landline calls is good value...
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I don't see how somebody who hasn't watched TV for "over 15 years" can have an opinion about the quality of programming!
I think CHF85 a month (plus the monthly fixed charge of CHF24) for all the main UK channels including BBC 1 & 2 and ITV 1 in HD, an HD recorder, on demand free movies (MyPrime) and on demand new moves at CHF 5 - 9 per 48 hours, plus 250Mbps internet and landline with unlimited phone landline calls is good value...
All of that should be included free of charge in the fixed monthly charge of Fr.24.--!! I guess what it boils down to is how much television is watched in a particular household. The more television is watched, then the more the fee is 'justified', the more occupants there are the better value. I personally feel it is a huge amount of money. All channels which advertising though, should be free of charge as they make their money from the adverts.
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Old 17.10.2015, 09:19
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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

True alot of the channels are shit.One can filter them out. But there are some good senders-and quite a few. The free packages are useless
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Although I said there are various packages and providers to choose from, I don't think that any of them are of any value and the Swiss prices are definitely not worth paying, especially as most of the channels contain huge amounts of commercial advertising.
In our case, we don't watch television, I haven't watched any live television on a set or online for over 15 years. We have two sets, one is in use for the VCR and DVDs.
All other content can be watched online, via catch up services or recorded and uploaded content on other websites.
The only acceptable packages are ones that come free with internet and phone services. Why pay extra?!
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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

is that Swisscom or Cablecom? Most people buy the bundle-3 in one. Which at 100 CHF with Swisscom is not bad. Incidentally the connection fees go up to 34 CHF a month-with Swisscom no charge.
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I don't see how somebody who hasn't watched TV for "over 15 years" can have an opinion about the quality of programming!

I think CHF85 a month (plus the monthly fixed charge of CHF24) for all the main UK channels including BBC 1 & 2 and ITV 1 in HD, an HD recorder, on demand free movies (MyPrime) and on demand new moves at CHF 5 - 9 per 48 hours, plus 250Mbps internet and landline with unlimited phone landline calls is good value...
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True alot of the channels are shit.One can filter them out. But there are some good senders-and quite a few. The free packages are useless
Though the free packages are free of charge (and that's how it should be for all channels that have advertising) and so are already providing you with a bonus. One can only properly watch one channel at once in any case! How many channels does one really need/can one really benefit from?
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Old 17.10.2015, 10:30
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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

well I'm a multi tasker. I split my screen in 4 and watch 4 channels
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Though the free packages are free of charge (and that's how it should be for all channels that have advertising) and so are already providing you with a bonus. One can only properly watch one channel at once in any case! How many channels does one really need/can one really benefit from?
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Though the free packages are free of charge (and that's how it should be for all channels that have advertising) and so are already providing you with a bonus. One can only properly watch one channel at once in any case! How many channels does one really need/can one really benefit from?
Get with the program, this is the 21st Century. Don't watch any live TV? Your opinion is superfluous then. Free channels thrown in with a package usually cover only concentrated mainstream boring stuff. The good channels you pay for, and if you're paying, you want at any given moment for there to be a choice of at least 3 programs. I've got 12 british channels and that barely covers it, I have 7 film channels, that helps, although not everything is in English.

I agree Netflix etc are changing the situation a lot but think how many subscriptions you'd need to get the content TV packages give you? For me that's a lot more plus needs a VPN for the latest series.

So far NetPlus has provided a pretty good offer and I may go for more packages.

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Get with the program, this is the 21st Century. Don't watch any live TV? Your opinion is superfluous then. Free channels thrown in with a package usually cover only concentrated mainstream boring stuff. The good channels you pay for, and if you're paying, you want at any given moment for there to be a choice of at least 3 programs. I've got 12 british channels and that barely covers it, I have 7 film channels, that helps, although not everything is in English..
But free channels and packages are free of charge and/or included with internet deals. You can really only properly watch one channel at the same time.
Television used to be free. I don't see why one now has to pay for it!
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Old 21.10.2015, 23:59
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But free channels and packages are free of charge and/or included with internet deals. You can really only properly watch one channel at the same time.
Television used to be free. I don't see why one now has to pay for it!
You don't!!
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Hi Guys

I'm choosing between the two (Swisscom and Cablecom) and am leaning towards paying more for Swisscom because it has the faster internet connection and (allegedly) better customer service.

However, having read the other threads on this topic, there seems to be a running assumption that Cablecom has the faster internet. This does not appear to be the case from the websites:
  • CABLECOM - Fastest Speed 250 Mbits/second
  • SWISSCOM - Fastest Speed 1 Gbits/second (fibre optic) or 300 Mbits/second (if you don't have fibre optic availability)
On this basis, I don't understand all the comments of why Cablecom is faster.

In summary the pros and cons appear to be:
  • Swisscom: PROS - very good internet speed and better customer service. CONS - cost.
  • Cablecom: PROS - cost (cheaper). CONS - poor customer service (and rarity of English speaking assistance).
Any further insight (particularly on the internet speed point), would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Cablecom has the better price offer
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. You can really only properly watch one channel at the same time. !
That's true but I don't know of anyone who only ever watches one channel all the time. It's nice to be able to change the channel and watch something different from time to time.
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You don't!!
No I don't and wouldn't, as it is a complete waste of money. The only acceptable package is a free one included with something else like internet or telephone line.

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That's true but I don't know of anyone who only ever watches one channel all the time. It's nice to be able to change the channel and watch something different from time to time.
But do we need to be able to choose between hundreds or even thousands of channels in dozens of languages? I think paying for that choice is also excessive, especially when there are free channels and packages available.

Moreover so much content is available online now too, also for free!

People complain that prices of other things go up year after year, like health insurance etc. but they seem to have the money to spend on something like television, which is basically available for free anyway! It doesn't really make sense.
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No I don't and wouldn't, as it is a complete waste of money. The only acceptable package is a free one included with something else like internet or telephone line.


But do we need to be able to choose between hundreds or even thousands of channels in dozens of languages? I think paying for that choice is also excessive, especially when there are free channels and packages available.

Moreover so much content is available online now too, also for free!

People complain that prices of other things go up year after year, like health insurance etc. but they seem to have the money to spend on something like television, which is basically available for free anyway! It doesn't really make sense.
You are establishing a reputation for posting either the blinding obvious, or puerile tosh.

For a self-confessed non-TV watcher of 15 years, you have a lot to write, but little to say on the subject.

I am more than happy to pay or BBC TV in HD and I find the offers to view this in Switzerland quite reasonable. Obviously on planet Plumtree the world rotates in another direction...
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I am more than happy to pay or BBC TV in HD and I find the offers to view this in Switzerland quite reasonable. Obviously on planet Plumtree the world rotates in another direction...
You and others are happy to throw a lot of money away! The charges are very high. Money can be spent more wisely. Unless you have an enormous income, it really isn't worth it. Not everyone has such a huge income to be able to spend so much on something that is available for free in another format.
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Re: Swisscom vs Cablecom

I want opinions from people who understand the plight of paying-for-TV bunch, who somehow like to watch live channels on their TV sets.

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Been with Swisscom for a long time, Vivo M. But Swisscom can only support 40mbps max at this address, while Cablecom claims they can support 250mbps. Price wise the Internet+TV+Phone+CableFees is same between Cablecom and Swisscom, with the speed upgrade to 6x if I change to Cablecom.

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