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Old 31.05.2010, 23:14
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Moving to flat with no telephone line

Sorry tried searching this forum, im sure i saw something mentioned about this, but can't find it.

Anyway im looking at a flat without a telephone line installed, and im keen to have internet connection there. What are my options, do i need a telephone line? What's the cost of cable or phoneline install roughly? Many thanks.
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Old 01.06.2010, 00:04
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Re: Moving to flat with no telephone line

Cablecom: 23CHF/month for the pleasure of actually having a cable come to your apartment, and the socket. 34CHF/month 2Mb service.

However, if there's no cable socket in your apartment it'll mean there's no cable going to the building, which means you can't have it.

Swisscom: Dunno.
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Re: Moving to flat with no telephone line

if you have the outlets for it Swisscom can set up a gost line..you dont actually get the number or phone.
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Sorry tried searching this forum, im sure i saw something mentioned about this, but can't find it.

Anyway im looking at a flat without a telephone line installed, and im keen to have internet connection there. What are my options, do i need a telephone line? What's the cost of cable or phoneline install roughly? Many thanks.

Are you sure there are no telephone or cable plugs at all? The cost really depends on just how much work needs to be done. Swisscom and Cablecom both outsourse the installation to electrical firms to bring the cables into the buildling if none exists and you have to pay them directly.

It is difficult to say how much it can cost because it really depends on how much work is involved.

I think there may be an option with Swisscom where you can have internet access without a fixed line installed.
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Re: Moving to flat with no telephone line

Click "Availability Check" and put the address:
http://www.swisscom.ch/res/internet/dsl/index.htm

You can also look for other providers also:
http://en.comparis.ch/telekommunikation.aspx
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Sorry tried searching this forum, im sure i saw something mentioned about this, but can't find it.

Anyway im looking at a flat without a telephone line installed, and im keen to have internet connection there. What are my options, do i need a telephone line? What's the cost of cable or phoneline install roughly? Many thanks.
It would be extremely unusual for an apartment in Zurich to have no cable TV connection and no telephone connection

You can check for a cablecom cable TV connection here:
http://www.cablecom.ch/en/b2c.htm

You can check for a Swisscom telephone line here:
http://eorderspub.sso.bluewin.ch/eor...terAddressPage

On a cablecom connection, you can have cable TV (analogue and digital), cable radio (analogue and digital), internet up to 100Mbps, and 2 x telephone lines

On a Swisscom connection you can have Swisscom TV, internet up to 20Mbps, and 2 telephone lines
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Re: Moving to flat with no telephone line

Thanks everyone for your help, i checked the address

"Everything needed is available at your specified location. Register online now, and in just a few days you will be able to enjoy your chosen service. "

Sounds good to me then!
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Thanks everyone for your help, i checked the address

"Everything needed is available at your specified location. Register online now, and in just a few days you will be able to enjoy your chosen service. "

Sounds good to me then!
Don't believe everything you read. If your flat is in a building with other flats, what you see on line doesn't necessarily apply to your unit.

This is not the same as a house that has it's own number where the providers know, in most cases, exactly what service is connected to that house.
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