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internet hotspot with sim card

I am moving to Switzerland in March and I will need a solution to have internet for the first month.
I have seen there are hotpots that I could use.

Do you have any suggestions?
Preferably a solution that doesn't tie me into a contract and that I can cancel after 1-2 months.
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Old 16.02.2021, 19:29
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

If you have a compatible phone that isn't SIM locked, just get a prepaid SIM from the cheapest provider and use that.

A hotspot isn't going to offer you anything more and is generally less flexible, unless you need to share your connection and aren't always available.
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Old 16.02.2021, 19:38
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

I was thinking about that as well, I saw the cheapest seems to be lycamobile. their biggest plan is capped at 50GB of high speed internet though.
I'll have to spend 10 days in quarantine... I expect a lot of netflix time
I am wondering if that'll be enough!
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Old 16.02.2021, 19:48
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

Unfortunately the hotspots with unlimited data come in 1 year min contract. but there are some 5G ones. Maybe this is enough for you. I'm working from home over a 4G hotspot, at it's enough.
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Unfortunately the hotspots with unlimited data come in 1 year min contract. but there are some 5G ones. Maybe this is enough for you. I'm working from home over a 4G hotspot, at it's enough.
oh 4g will be more than enough, I only need it for a month or so until I find a permanent place.
The main problem is data, with work from home and videostreaming.
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I was thinking about that as well, I saw the cheapest seems to be lycamobile. their biggest plan is capped at 50GB of high speed internet though.
I'll have to spend 10 days in quarantine... I expect a lot of netflix time
I am wondering if that'll be enough!
I'm with Lycamobile (Swiss M). You can simply buy more data if you run out...
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I'm with Lycamobile (Swiss M). You can simply buy more data if you run out...
nice! that's great to hear. I'll probably do that!
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

Please check https://digitalrepublic.ch/en/


That is basically what you need, and the first month is free, and i mean free, you order a sim card and have to give credit card information after one month of trial.


I'm trying the 10MB flat formula at the moment, works without problems. Free
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Please check https://digitalrepublic.ch/en/


That is basically what you need, and the first month is free, and i mean free, you order a sim card and have to give credit card information after one month of trial.


I'm trying the 10MB flat formula at the moment, works without problems. Free

nice! which underlying provider do they use?
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

https://www.yallo.ch/en/home-internet-offer

But I think you have to send them a photo of your work permit so probably no good if you are just coming over (unless someone can get one for you).
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Old 17.02.2021, 09:50
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nice! that's great to hear. I'll probably do that!
NB you cannot make a hotspot with Lycamobile... (Just re-read the thread title!)
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I was thinking about that as well, I saw the cheapest seems to be lycamobile. their biggest plan is capped at 50GB of high speed internet though.
I'll have to spend 10 days in quarantine... I expect a lot of netflix time
I am wondering if that'll be enough!
Download a bunch of Netflix stuff in advance on your current internet connection.
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Old 17.02.2021, 10:48
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NB you cannot make a hotspot with Lycamobile... (Just re-read the thread title!)
Are you sure? I am with Lyca Swiss M and use my mobile as hotspot for the car Android stereo without issues

Lyca is a bargain at CHF 19 / month with 10GB and EU mobile roaming
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nice! which underlying provider do they use?

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Are you sure? I am with Lyca Swiss M and use my mobile as hotspot for the car Android stereo without issues

Lyca is a bargain at CHF 19 / month with 10GB and EU mobile roaming
Checked again and iPhone puts up this notification
„To enable personal hotspot on this account, contact carrier“

Are you connected to the car stereo by Bluetooth??
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I am moving to Switzerland in March and I will need a solution to have internet for the first month.
I have seen there are hotpots that I could use.

Do you have any suggestions?
Preferably a solution that doesn't tie me into a contract and that I can cancel after 1-2 months.
Salt prepaid, no contract at all. Costs 2CHF/day for internet surfing. You need a LTE-Router of course, you can find reasonable devices under 100CHF, e.g.
https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...&tagIds=7&so=5
https://fiber.salt.ch/en/mobile/plan/prepay
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Salt prepaid, no contract at all. Costs 2CHF/day for internet surfing. You need a LTE-Router of course,

Or just use your phone as a hotspot, of course. Plenty of cheaper options than 2CHF per day, or at least there were.



Just as an aside,we've been getting Salt unlimited for 5CHF these last 4 months because they keep on messing up and they put us on this tariff when we have to call them. Really flaky IT system but the customer service and the coverage has actually been good.
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I am moving to Switzerland in March and I will need a solution to have internet for the first month.
I have seen there are hotpots that I could use.

Do you have any suggestions?
Preferably a solution that doesn't tie me into a contract and that I can cancel after 1-2 months.
You could ask your neighbor to access there wifi.
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Re: internet hotspot with sim card

Maybe you'll be lucky and get in view any of the UPC Wi-Free hotspots.
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Maybe you'll be lucky and get in view any of the UPC Wi-Free hotspots.
You'd have to be very lucky to watch Netflix through that; using the home wifi infrastructure as a public mesh is a nice idea but on the rare occasions I've managed to connect the speed has been awful.
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