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I have found an apartment for sublet which unfortunately does not have a wifi connection. A person is willing to sell me SALT subscription plan which entails unlimited 4G for 30CHF/month. I have a mobile phone which supports only 3G and I am wondering whether purchasing this SALT subscription and using hotspot for my laptop and iPad would be a good idea. In particular, how is the 4G speed for laptop browsing?

I mostly browse academic articles and sometimes watch youtube videos with occasional Skype calls. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Not a good idea, find an other trustworthy company. Salt can be a PITA.
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Not a good idea, find an other trustworthy company. Salt can be a PITA.
Thanks for the heads up Miostar. Can you pls tell me why?
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There a a lot of complaints regarding their billing.
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Re: Internet in Lausanne

It also depends on your apartment! I used to live in Lausanne for a short while and SALT reception inside my room was poor to say the least. I use the hotspot to connect another mobile device and sometimes I do notice lag. I agree with Miostar, find another reliable network provider or get a broadband.
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It also depends on your apartment! I used to live in Lausanne for a short while and SALT reception inside my room was poor to say the least. I use the hotspot to connect another mobile device and sometimes I do notice lag. I agree with Miostar, find another reliable network provider or get a broadband.
Thank you very much. Any suggestions for broadband provider?
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These EF thread would be helpful

https://www.englishforum.ch/tv-inter...-lausanne.html

https://www.englishforum.ch/tv-inter...-lausanne.html

Basically UPC, Swisscom and CityCable. When I was living in Lausanne I opted for Swisscom when they handed out some promo discounts ! Had a decent experience with them!

Cheers!

Ah oh by the way, it would be worth to already check if your apartment is internet ready or if an installation is necessary! This is particularly important if you are on a tight schedule and want internet right away as setting it up could take approximately 10 days (at least was the case a couple of years back)!!

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Re: Internet in Lausanne

What's your budget and what speed do you need? If Gigabit via Fibre go with www.saitis.net.
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