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Good deals on Internet/Satelite TV/Phone

Hi all,

Gonna be moving to Switzerland in a couple of months and I would like to have my apartment (when I find it) kitted out with internet, satelite and telephone.

If anybody can help out with my little list of questions below it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

hodgedob

Does it function as in the UK where you can find good deals and free installation, and often all 3 under one package?

Who are the best companies for price and/or reliability?

What sort of costs are we looking at?

How long do they generally take to install new lines (if required)?

Any websites I can start to look around for prices and packages?
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Old 02.01.2010, 19:46
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Re: Good deals on Internet/Satelite TV/Phone

Hi,
I only know about cablecom (www.cablecom.ch) cause we have it. I think it is one of the cheapest - and you can get tv, internet and telephone.
Generally takes about a week for you to get the modem and media box. I guess chances are good the cables are in place.
We now pay around 100 chf for 10Mb internet (1Mb upload,10Mb download), tv with hd recorder box and several channels included, and a fixed line phone with unlimited fixed line calling in CH.
However - and it is a big however - their service is generally regarded as pathetic (i have experienced some of it), and we have had some intermittent service outages. Generally I guess I am happy.
you can also try the mobile companies for internet and swisscom.
all the best.
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Re: Good deals on Internet/Satelite TV/Phone

The options wil depend on where you live as to where you get your cable / internet from (it's not a free market - most Gemindes have two suppliers.

I use cablecom - is was so much cheaper than Swisscom. Their customer support is awful, it took nearly 5 weeks to get any of the hardware needed. It the took another 6 weeks for phone system to work. A fault their end ... they finally admitted

When the service works its fine. When it doesn't don't expect european standard of customer support

Mobile - it will depend where you live. I tried evry supplier other than Swisscom and we re now with Swisscom as it is the only mobile system in which we can get a signal in our house. Which was important when we moved in because Cablecom were so incompetent

Sat TV.... Sky moved with us and is billed in the UK. But I may shelve it for freesat soon
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I use cablecom - is was so much cheaper than Swisscom. Their customer support is awful,
...but has massively improved in the last 12 months. So such experiences are time-stamped and do date.

I remember when Skoda was a crap car too...
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