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Quickest Way to get Internet

Hello Everyone..I値l be moving to Zurich in couple of weeks and looking for quickest option to get Internet.

Initially, I値l be working from home in Zurich and this need Internet connection from Day-1. I understand getting a regular home Internet might take some time (city registration, Internet Contract, Installation and so on).

Are there any ready to use Internet Options available that値l work with laptop. If I am not mistaken Internet through Lebara / Lyca can稚 be used with laptop as these providers disable personal hotspot option.

Looking for suggestion.

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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

If it is the city of Zrich, then most probably your apartment has already a ready-to-work fiber connection installation. Easily recognizable on base of the physical presence of the so called OTO plug.
In that case, activation of subscription can be pretty fast, less than a week, maybe 2 weeks.

In that case -if still too long to wait- I would go on a (real) prepaid mobile solution over LTE, with no subscription attached. You'll have to bring along the LTE equipment, a cheap LTE router costs around 100CHF, but connection is available for 2CHF/day or something in that range. No big deal.
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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

Pretty sure you will need to be registered here first - for example you could order a Yallo box (https://www.yallo.ch/en/home-internet-offer) but I am pretty sure they take a photo of your permit for proof of address.

Any chance of getting someone to buy one for you? Landlord, work, etc?
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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

sim card and hotspot.

https://www.sunrise.ch/en/residentia...ud2f3V6OgYPdR8

even quicker if you buy a roaming package for your existing sim card and use your phone.
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sim card and hotspot.

https://www.sunrise.ch/en/residentia...ud2f3V6OgYPdR8

even quicker if you buy a roaming package for your existing sim card and use your phone.
Yep. Look into what mobile provider you would like now, then pop to one of their shops when you arrive and get it sorted!
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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

Thanks Everyone for your responses.

Based on your ideas, I also did some further googling and found another option.

https://www.travelerswifi.com/de/hom...#details-fixed

Any experience with this one? I am not looking for a long term contract as for that I'll anyway be looking for a traditional home internet fixed line set up.

Currently, my need is for a temporary set up that can start from Day-1 and can be terminated once I have a long term home internet set up done.
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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

Salt prepaid for example: https://www.salt.ch/en/prepay/#
I strongly suggest true prepaid without ANY subscription, unlike the above proposed 24-month-chaining-in solution of sunrise or also "your" travelerswifi that needs a cancellation.
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Re: Quickest Way to get Internet

when i got here i asked my german speaking girlfriend to ask the neighbour to borrow the wifi password until we got set up. this was a fast easy and free way to get internet.

was also quite amusing as the neighbour stuttered, blushed and made excuses about his childish room mate when he revealed that the password was along the lines of 'suck my d'
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