Question as per the title - does anyone have any experience?
The prices have decreased: 15 CHF / month for Sunrise Black Friday “WE Connect WIFI” sim card for use in 4G / 5G routers. Speed up to 2 Gbit/s download and network coverage where I live is rated “4g + super fast mobile internet”
Best alternative 35 CHF / month max speed 160 Mbps on copper DSL
I am hesitant to change as I need it for home office - it would also be used for TV streaming
I did get an extra data SIM with sunrise. It seems they discourage use in WiFi Routers:
Excessive use of mobile network services can impair network performance, which has a direct effect on other mobile network participant’s user experience. In order to pre-vent this situation, Sunrise will temporarily deprioritize data traffic of customers who reach a certain limit value. This generally only becomes noticeable when carrying out more data-intensive activities and only on antenna cells that are temporarily overload-ed.
Recommended devicesThis data subscription is only suited for tablets or laptops. This subscription is not recommended for other device types such as smartphones, trackers, watches, Wi-Fi routers, etc.
Working totally fine for me. Using the Galaxus 2nd SimCard.
Around 20-30 mpbs minimum, enough to run Netflix UltraHD. For a family of four maybe not enough. Maybe once a month I have a slower connection that I need to manage a bit, which is acceptable for me.
For the ultramustachian : use a old phone in hotspot mode as a router instead of buying a 4g router.
Few years back I relied on a 4G modem for 2-3 computers. It worked, but had its issues with far more downtime due to network overload at some times (1900-2100 typically), higher latency which should be far better now with 5G and weather affecting signal quality (fog, rain etc).
It can work if you have few consumers and dont mind the occasional downtime. Your backup connection through hotspot will have same issues as your primary, in case of problems. Do extensive location testing as it can have massive difference.
Cable wins always, even if more expensive. Big benefit if not geo-locked to particular city or location - you can take it with you.
I tried for two months using the extra sim card with the Qoqa/Sunrise offer on a 4G router but soon I was restricted by the data limit, here stated by Sunrise as ‘‘fair usage policy’’:
First deprioritization: A first deprioritization is carried out for customers whose monthly data usage is higher than 97% of all other customers, based on an average determined on a quarterly basis (status November 2022: approx. 100 GB per month).
Second deprioritization: An additional deprioritization is carried out within the same month for customers whose monthly data usage is higher than 99.98% of all other customers, based on an average determined on a quarterly basis (status November 2022: approx. 500 GB per month).
I reached the first deprioritization and wasn’t able to watch Youtube in better quality than 240p
It was like using an airplane wifi (checking mail and slowly browsing)