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Old 15.05.2009, 13:43
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Prepaid sim only options?

I am looking for a prepaid SIM (without handset) probably Orange or Swisscom, to call within Switzerland and receive international calls on. The gotcha is there could be periods upto 6 months when I don't use it. Can someone suggest a provider and call plan for prepaid where it does not get terminated because I've not made a call in 6 months?

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Old 15.05.2009, 14:32
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

By law numbers have to be inactivated after 12 months of inactivity but I haven't heard of operators applying a briefer timespan.
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Old 15.05.2009, 15:11
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

During my first months of stay in CH, I used prepaid from http://www.lebara-mobile.ch/en/index.php and my bh still finds it cheaper to phone overseas than Swisscom rates. I guess like with every prepaid you have to charge your SIM card balance so it will not be deactivated after ceratin period of time.
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Old 15.05.2009, 15:12
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

+1 for Lebara where rates and validity ( 12 months ) is concerned.
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Old 15.05.2009, 15:30
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

swisscom can also do this for you.

my wife uses a swiss liberty subscription with swisscom and jan 2007 we asked them to downgrade it to a pre-paid account (i think this is natel-easy) because the phone will only be used for emergency purposes and the sim card was already in Manila. The longest period it was not used was 5months.

You can then reload it via their website using your cc.
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

Theres an offer currently going on from Sunrise.
They are offereing a sim card 'free' with 5 chf talk time.

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On any day, sunrise will charge 1chf for first call and then rest of the calls for that day are free ..... but only to Sunrise network.

Max 3 sim cards are offered per person
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

I have a Sunrise prepaid. Using it once a year would keep it valid.
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Old 15.05.2009, 21:33
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

I'd also recommend www.yallo.ch - been using them for two years, very convenient and you can send free texts if you like from the website too.
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Re: Prepaid sim only options?

My friends recommended Lebara from http://www.lebara-mobile.ch/en/index.php. Rates are cheap and international call are great too.
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