My internet setup is the cheapest available DSL in whole Switzerland:
- CHF 36 monthly for monzoon DSL more
- No monthly fixed fee for land-line (Netvoip prepay with good rates)
- No monthly fixed fee for mobile phone (Coopmobile prepaid)
For this comparison, I excluded internet through SIM cards, because their download rates are unreliable.
Internet: Monzoon DSL more with 20 Mb/s Download and 4 Mb/s Upload
- No set-up fee, but you might need to pay an electrician if you don’t know the predecessors number. I paid around CHF 50.
- No fixed phone line required (Naked DSL)
- The notice period is 1 month. That is fantastic.
- You can either buy a configured DSL modem / router or use your own. If you are unsure, just buy their AVM FRITZ!Box 7530 for CHF 169.
- The speed is fast enough for Voice-over-Internet (VOIP) calls and streaming. Netflix recommends 5.0 Megabits per second for HD quality (720 p), the maximum my movie projector can provide.
- You could downgrade to 15 Mb/s Download and 1 Mb/s Upload and save CHF 2, but I don’t think it is worth it.)
- If you switch, consider using my affiliate link http://dsl.monzoon.net/ra3873
Fixed-line with Netvoip
- There is no monthly fee
- Rates are low, e.g. 0.04 CHF/min to Swiss Fixed-lines and 0.22 CHF/min to Swiss Mobile Numbers. Calls abroad are cheap too. Full list here
- You can buy a configured SIP phone starting from CHF 119 or buy your own. You can also configure your smartphone or Laptop. Some apps are free, others cost around CHF 10. This allows you to benefit from the good rates even when you are abroad.
Mobile Phone with Coopmobile Prepaid
This is not necessarily the cheapest prepay, but it fits my needs. Others prepaid plans are also inexpensive.
- CHF 0.29/Min.
- CHF 0.15/SMS
- Swisscom Network
- Surf Packets have no (sic !) expiry date.
Some local internet providers are even cheaper. However, Monzoon is available everywhere in Switzerland. What do you use? Do you have an even better setup?