Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23.12.2019, 10:59
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: ZH
Posts: 30
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sunspace has no particular reputation at present
Smart Phone Registration

Hi All ,

I have reviewed the almost all previous topics but couldn’t find any discussion about my question. I hope it fits here .Do I have to pay anything if I buy a smartphone in USA and use in Switzerland ?. As you may know , for example , iPhone 11 is cheaper in USA than Switzerland . So I’m trying to figure out what additional cost might be charged to me if I buy it from USA.

Thanks for your replies.

Cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23.12.2019, 11:02
robBob's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,615
Groaned at 49 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 2,409 Times in 1,303 Posts
robBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Smart Phone Registration

The phone is only hardware. Only the sim card via abo or prepay requires registration.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank robBob for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 23.12.2019, 11:25
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 12,103
Groaned at 198 Times in 164 Posts
Thanked 13,668 Times in 7,110 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Smart Phone Registration

It's probably more expensive than what you are allowed to take in per person. To avoid import tax, have it in use when crossing the border.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 23.12.2019, 12:54
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,286
Groaned at 208 Times in 152 Posts
Thanked 5,870 Times in 2,737 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Smart Phone Registration

Make sure that you don’t pay sales tax when you buy it in the US. The advertised price you see there does not include taxes, while the Swiss price includes VAT.

The 8.875% tax in New York city may make it more expensive than here with it’s 7.5% VAT

Only Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no State taxes but even there individual cities may impose their own.

Caveat Emptor
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26.12.2019, 21:11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Pontresina GR, NH USA
Posts: 44
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 32 Times in 19 Posts
xcdave has earned some respectxcdave has earned some respect
Re: Smart Phone Registration

Quote:
View Post
Make sure that you don’t pay sales tax when you buy it in the US. The advertised price you see there does not include taxes, while the Swiss price includes VAT.

The 8.875% tax in New York city may make it more expensive than here with it’s 7.5% VAT

Only Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon have no State taxes but even there individual cities may impose their own.

Caveat Emptor
Bowlie is right. Some more detail. There are no sales taxes at any level in New Hampshire, so feel free to have your iPhone shipped anywhere in the state.

Source: he who had his iPhone shipped to his house in NH and who has used the same phone on Sunrise with no problems.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26.12.2019, 21:20
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 10,760
Groaned at 357 Times in 298 Posts
Thanked 13,264 Times in 6,243 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Smart Phone Registration

Quote:
View Post
Bowlie is right. Some more detail. There are no sales taxes at any level in New Hampshire, so feel free to have your iPhone shipped anywhere in the state.
Not much help if you need it in Switzerland though. Curley´s comment is valid
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26.12.2019, 21:24
robBob's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,615
Groaned at 49 Times in 36 Posts
Thanked 2,409 Times in 1,303 Posts
robBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond reputerobBob has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Smart Phone Registration

Quote:
View Post
Bowlie is right. Some more detail. There are no sales taxes at any level in New Hampshire, so feel free to have your iPhone shipped anywhere in the state.

Source: he who had his iPhone shipped to his house in NH and who has used the same phone on Sunrise with no problems.
In the US, any business that ships out of state to another state, where it has no filiale (i.e. store front), can not charge sales tax on the shiped product.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27.12.2019, 21:54
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 820
Groaned at 14 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 312 Times in 220 Posts
minimimi is considered knowledgeableminimimi is considered knowledgeableminimimi is considered knowledgeable
Re: Smart Phone Registration

Have used a number of phones not purchased in CH, no issues.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Undamaged smart phone geminispark Items wanted 3 13.03.2017 11:01
Smart phone with best camera? CathHarmony TV/internet/telephone 43 12.08.2015 11:35
Smart phone bills? Caviarchips TV/internet/telephone 26 24.11.2012 09:29
(Un)smart phone users. omtatsat Daily life 22 09.10.2012 09:19
Smart phone compromised Gaebigirl TV/internet/telephone 18 11.01.2012 15:55


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0