Switzerland has three network operators:

  • Swisscom
  • Sunrise
  • Salt Mobile (formerly Orange)


Sunrise and Swisscom both offer a very good mobile network coverage and performance. While Swisscom is generally more expensive, Sunrise often offers lower rates and Salt Mobile retains a good level at 3rd position.

  • Swisscom: 99.8% of the area in 2G, 96% in 3G and up to 98% in 4G/LTE
  • Sunrise: 99% of 2G, 99% of 3G and up to 98% in 4G/LTE
  • Salt: 99% of 2G, >90% of 3G and 94% in 4G/LTE

On Sunrise you should know, that most of its 3G antennas are based on the 900 MHz frequency. This is rather unusual in Europe as most providers in Europe use the 2100 MHz band like Swisscom and Salt, but 900 MHz is still supported by most mobile phones.

On 4G/LTE Swisscom and Salt offer LTE speeds up to 150 Mbit/s, while Sunrise offers up to 100 Mbit/s. LTE is on 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency band. On Swisscom the 2100 MHz band is used additionaly for LTE. 4G/LTE is given out from all operators and most of their MVNOs on prepaid:

According to the P3/Connect network test in 2017 all three networks are generally on a high standard. Swisscom and Sunrise were tied for the top with Salt slightly behind. Average 4G/LTE download speeds are generally high with 28 Mbit/s across all networks according to the crowdsourced report of OpenSignal in 2017.

All three providers have announced to switch off 2G by the end of the decade. Sunrise plans to stop at the end of 2018, while Swisscom and Salt plan to decommission 2G in 2020 and are already refarming some spectrum to 4G/LTE.


Before you can use Swiss prepaid services you will need to show some identification. So bring your passport or national photo ID and fill in forms at the point of sale for registration. The activation of the starter pack can take some hours to be processed.

EU roaming Edit

No roaming
Be aware that Switzerland is not part of the EU, nor the EEA, where from June 2017 new international roaming rules are enforced. So roaming rates are not capped or regulated in Switzerland and can be much higher.

European providers treat Switzerland very differently: a few charge the same as within the EU zone, but many add a substantial surcharge on consumptions while roaming in Switzerland. Better check your EU/EEA provider first before use.

For the same reason, roaming rates on Swiss SIM cards in EU countries are still very high. That's why you should buy a separate SIM card for EU countries instead. EU roaming options of Swiss providers are given for every provider below. Beware of the excessive default roaming rate. However, both Swisscom and Salt offer roaming at domestic Swiss rates in the small country of Liechtenstein.

The offers below are sorted according to the networks, each beginning with the network operator first, followed by their resellers/MVNOs.

SWISSCOM network

Swisscom is still the biggest provider in the country giving out 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE in up to 150 Mbit/s on prepaid. As incumbent provider with the largest market share, they have the highest prices currently in the Swiss mobile market.

Swisscom Edit


Swisscom's prepaid SIM cards used to be called Natel Easy for decades. They are still known under this name, but have been rebranded to inONE mobile prepaid in October 2017.

Availability Edit

Their prepaid product is a SIM for calls, texts and data. Starter pack costs CHF 19.90 and has CHF 20 credit (plus 100 MB for first use) online or offline at Swisscom sales outlet (shop locator).  Mini-, micro- and nano-SIMs are all available or can be changed in a shop free of charge to a nano-SIM.

Top-ups are available at all major service stations, SBB ticket machines, Coop and Migros supermarkets, kiosks or using a credit card online.where you can buy additional credits from CHF 10. Check your balance by *130#.

If the SIM card is not used for 12 months, it becomes invalid, the remaining credit will expire and the number will be recycled to a new user.

Outgoing calls, sending text messages, sending and receiving MMS messages and any use of mobile data are considered as using the SIM card.

So using the card at least once in 12 months is recommended for keeping the sim alive.

Default data rate Edit

They offer "unlimited" data for CHF 2 per day limited by a FUP shown below. A day is the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight on the next calendar day. On days when you don't use the phone for data (or for voice or SMS), there is no charge.

Their FUP reduces speed to 256 kbit/s after 10 GB have been consumed within a month. This official policy is enforced strictly. After this you have to wait for a new month or buy one of their data packages shown below. Network speeds are capped at 2 Mbit/s, unless you buy a data package.

Data feature packages Edit

These data packages are offered:




max. Speed

5 GB 24 hours CHF 5 50 Mbit/s
500 MB 30 days CHF 8.90 10 Mbit/s
1.5 GB 30 days CHF 19.90 10 Mbit/s

To activate packages go to your personal account. Check data balance by texting "STATUS" to 444 free of charge.

EU roaming Edit

The default rate is CHF 4.50 for 10 MB. You can activate for the EU these data packages valid for 30 days:

  • 200 MB: CHF 9.90
  • 1 GB: CHF 19.90
  • 3 GB: CHF 49.90

This is right now the cheapest roaming option in Switzerland for the EU on prepaid. Better buy an EU SIM card for EU countries.

More info Edit

Simply Mobile Edit

Simply mobile

Simply Mobile is a subsidiary of Swisscom with an own SIM card and portfolio. Its special feature are allowances that will never expire. It was started in 2017 for subscribers and from summer 2018 a prepaid option is offered too. It uses the network of Swisscom in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

The SIM cards are exclusively sold at Interdiscount (store locator) and Fust (store locator) outlets. They are for CHF 19.80 and include CHF 15 balance.

Top-ups can be made with recharge codes at the same locations and Coop retailers or by credit card online. By code, enter *123*<voucher code>#, to check balances text "STATUS" to 444.

Allowances that "never" expire are somewhat limited by the lifespan of the SIM card. After 12 months of not using it, the SIM will be blocked. Then you have another 6 months when you can contact Swisscom to reactivate your SIM. After 12+6 months the SIM will be terminally deactivated.

Data feature packages Edit

The initial starter has 10 MB included. The only data option offered is a 750 MB package for CHF 9.90. Allowances of this package "never" expire. To activate, text "SURF" to 506.

Roaming Edit

International roaming is blocked by default. The only option to unblock and use it abroad is to buy a special roaming package. All EU countries are for CHF 15 with 250 MB. These allowances also "never" expire.

More infos Edit

Lycamobile Edit


Lycamobile from the UK is the main competitor of Lebara on the ethno market. As a MVNO it changed in 2011 from Orange/Salt to the Swisscom network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

The starter pack is sold in a lot of stores in the country (locator) or online for free. Make sure your date of birth is written correctly in the application form: you'll need it to register online.

Reloads can be made in their stores or using an international credit card online. They stay valid for 3 months only. To check your account balance: *131#, to change language: +4177 900 01 31 (for CHF 0.19 per call) and to show your number:*132#

Data feature packages Edit

Data outside these packages or overuse is billed at CHF 0.10 per MB. These monthly packages are offered:

CH Data



500 MB CHF 3.25 *139*95490#
1 GB CHF 5.90 *139*91490#
2 GB CHF 9.90 *139*92490#
5 GB CHF 13.90 *139*94490#
10 GB CHF 21.90 *139*93490#
unlimited* CHF 39 *139*96490#

(*)- First 100 GB at 4G speeds, then speed throtted to 256 kbps.  Data packs renew automatically after one month and must be cancelled by using *190#. You can only buy each package once in a 30-day period. There is no warning when your package runs out. To check data amounts, dial *136#. Note, that there is no included data roaming in the EU with these data packages.

For more data, you can add-ons, valid for the rest of the running time of the base package:

  • 1 GB: CHF 5.90, activation: *139*602#
  • 3 GB: CHF 12.90, activation: *139*603#

Combo packages Edit

Lycamobile offers these all in one packages called Hello Swiss:


Hello Swiss



CH Voice

and SMS

EU Roaming Price Activation
S 3 GB 500 mins,

500 SMS

n/a CHF 19 *139*1001#
M 10 GB unlimited 200 MB, 1000 mins & SMS CHF 39 (#) *139*1002#
L 20 GB unlimited 1 GB, 1000 mins & SMS CHF 59 (#) *139*1005#
XL 30 GB unlimited 1.5 GB, 1000 mins & SMS CHF 69 (#) *139*1003#
UL 70 GB unlimited 2 GB, 1000 mins & SMS CHF 59 *139*1004#

If overuse data, speed will be throtted to 256 kbps. 

(#) - These packages are discounted by 50% when you purchase them for the first time with a new SIM card. Voice is to Switzerland and EU countries. 

EU roaming Edit

Some all-in-one packages includes roaming allowcances. For roaming in the EU/EEA countries you can also buy these special roaming packages:

  • Home Data S: 100 MB for 7 days: CHF 10 - activation: *139*7001#
  • Home Data M: 300 MB for 30 days: CHF 25 - activation: *139*7002#
  • Home Data L: 1 GB for 30 days: CHF 49 - activation: *139*7003#

More infos Edit

  • Tethering is not possible unless you have rooted Android or jailbroken iPhone. VoIP is possible.
  • Like most prepaid cards, you cannot send SMS to premium providers (like to pay by phone for your public transport ticket)
  • APN:
  • Username: lmch (that's lowercase L, not capital i)
  • Password: plus
  • Website in English:

Mucho mobile Edit


Mucho mobile is another MVNO aimed at visitors and foreign workers offering discounted IDD calls. It operates on the network of Swisscom in 2G, 3G and 4G, only with speeds up to 7.2 Mbits.

Availability Edit

Their SIM card is sold for CHF 10 including CHF 5 balance. They are available at post offices, k-kiosks, Naville and Relay outlets. Press&Books is still mentioned on website as sales point, but they don't offer SIMs anymore. K-kiosks take 24-48 hours to activate the SIM, while post offices activate immediately. Both post and k-kiosks have only combined micro/standard SIMs, so if you need nano be prepared to cut. Nano SIMs are only available online for 15 CHF.

Refills are available from various kiosks. It's also available from SBB (train) ticket vending machines. You have to press "Further services" -> "Prepaid refill" -> "further options" -> "Mucho" to get a refill code. Also available in online account management. Default password is your PUK (written on SIM card holder).

Data feature packages Edit

Data outside the package or overuse is charged at CHF 0.08 per MB. To activate this default rate send "START DATA" to 444. Beware that it also gets activated in case of expired or used up packages. The only package option is:

  • 1 GB for 30 days: CHF 9.90. Activation by SMS 'START DATAPACK' (with auto-renew) or 'START ONE DATAPACK' (without auto-renew) to 444.

To check credit and data amounts, text 'STATUS' to 444. To stop auto-renewal text 'STOP DATAPACK' to 444.

EU roaming Edit

Roaming in the EU stays at high CHF 4.50 per MB, but no roaming packages are offered.

More info Edit

M-Budget Edit

M Budget

M-Budget is the MVNO of one of the major retail chains in the country called Migros. It operates on the network of Swisscom .on 2G and 3G only, but not 4G/LTE for prepaid. Their offer is quite outdated now.

Availability Edit

The SIM Card is sold at CHF 19.80, including CHF 15 balance and 100 MB of data. It comes in triple format. Available only in Migros supermarkets and M-Electronics stores. Store Locator. Be sure to be on the new tariff line called M-Budget Mobile Plus. To change, send free text containg "MBUDGET PLUS" to 444.

Data feature packages Edit

Data outside the package or overuse is charged at CHF 0.28 per MB. Billing interval per 100 KB. 10 MB per month are included for free. These combo packages are offered for 30 days:

  • 300 MB, 30 mins, 30 SMS: CHF 9.80
  • 1.5 GB: CHF 12.80
  • 2 GB, 2000 mins, 2000 SMS: CHF 28.80

To check data amounts, send STATUS by SMS to 444. You will be warned by SMS when you have used 80 % of the data. Package will not auto-renew.

More info Edit

SUNRISE network Edit

Sunrise has moved to 2nd position in Switzerland with a very good preformance even topping Swisscom in some network tests in 2016. It gives a good standard with high speeds and wide coverage at the lowest prices currently on the market. For 3G your device should be capable of the 900 MHz frequency, as Sunrise uses it a lot. Be aware that unlike the other operators the country of Liechtenstein is treated as a foreign country by Sunrise as it doesn't have own coverage there. Sunrise offers currently the cheapest roaming options for the EU on prepaid.




Their prepaid SIM card called Sunrise prepaid is sold for 19.90 CHF with the same credit included. Available at to be sent to a Swiss address or offline at their shops (store locator). All rates are on 2G, 3G and 4G too and Mini-SIM (2FF), micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF) are available.

You can top-up by credit card online, in any Swiss post office, at ticket machines of Swiss Railways, in Sunrise stores and many supermarkets, service stations and kiosks. To check your balance, dial *121#.

Sunrise SIM cards stay valid for 12 months without any activity. In the following 6 months the SIM will be suspended, but you can regain number and credit when you contact them. After 18 months number and credit will be lost terminally.

In May 2017 they changed their prepaid portfolio totally. They now offer only two plans with 4G data:

  • prepaid airbag
  • prepaid unlimited

Existing customers can change by texting 'AIRBAG' or 'UNLIMITED' to 5522.

Prepaid Airbag Edit

This is the plan for lower use. Data is charged by default at CHF 1.20 per day and includes 20 MB in high speed of max.100 Mbps and then throttled to 256 kbit/s. You can add one of these monthly packages for more high speed data:

Package Volume Price Activation Deactivation

To subscribe and unsubscribe text code to 5522. Bundle is renewed automatically when data volume is used up or after one month (whatever occurs first). To find out how much data of the surf option remains, dial *136# on your phone. All packages are on 4G/LTE too in up to 100 Mbit/s.

Prepaid Unlimited Edit

The new Sunrise Prepaid Unlimited can be bought at more than 4,000 points of sale across Switzerland as well as vouchers developed with epay. Sales will start in October at Sunrise centres, Swiss Post branches, k kiosk, Press & Books, Mobilezone and various gas stations in partnership with Lekkerland.

Their their new flat rate for high users with real unlimited and unthrottled data in 4G up to 300 Mbit/s,domestic calls and texts in three formats:

  • per day: CHF 2.50 for 24 hours, only on days you use data, voice or SMS. To activate text 'UNLIMITED' to 5522
  • per month: CHF 50 for 30 days, with auto-renew. To activate text 'UNLIMITED30' to 5522
  • per quarter: CHF 120 for 90 days, with auto-renew. To activate text 'UNLIMITED90' to 5522

To stop packages text 'UNLIMITED STOP' to 5522.

Roaming packages Edit

For roaming in the EU, Canada, USA and Turkey to both plans these roaming packages valid for one month can be added:

  • 100 MB: CHF 9.90, activation: 100 reg1
  • 2 GB: CHF 29, activation: 2GB reg1

Until 30th September when activating the 2GB TravelData Pack, you will get 4GB instead of 2GB.

Other TravelData options can be consulted here

For activation, text code to 5522. Roaming bundles won't auto-renew, but can be renewed anytime when used up. You can manage these allowances and block overuse fees in your Sunrise Roaming Cockpit online or by app.

More infoEdit

  • to change language, dial *141# on your phone
  • Tethering: allowed
  • APN: internet
  • Website in English:

ok.- Edit


ok.- is spoken "OK, Punkt, Strich" (= OK, dot, dash). It's a MVNO and changed 2014 from Salt/Orange to the Sunrise network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

SIM cards are sold for CHF 10, with same balance in avec convenience shops, k kiosks and Presse&Books shops, often located in train stations (list). A hybrid SIM card in mini, micro and nano size is given out. Activation is done within 24 hours.

Reload cards of CHF 10, 20, 30, 50 or 100 are available there too.

Data feature packages Edit

Default rate outside of packages is CHF 0.15 per MB.

  • CHF 8.50 per month for 500 MB, activation: text "Bundle Data500" to 3131
  • CHF 14 per month for 1 GB, activation: text "Bundle Data1000" to 3131

To check data balance text "Balance" to 3131.

EU roaming Edit

Roaming in the EU is at the excessive rate of CHF 0.45 per 20 KB (= CHF 22.50 per MB).

More info Edit

Aldi mobileEdit

Aldi suisse
Aldi mobile is the MVNO of the Aldi Suisse supermarket discounter chain on Sunrise network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. It boasts a great on-net rate: all calls amongst Aldi mobile numbers in Switzerland are offered for free.


Their starter package costs CHF 9.99 including a prepaid credit of CHF 20. Starter packs are available only in Aldi Suisse supermarkets (shop locator). They are not on display, but you have to ask at the checkout. Mini-SIM (2FF), micro-SIM and nano-SIM are sold. Clerk will have you fill out a paper form, which they fax or email to HQ. The initial activation can take up to 72 hours but activations have been reported in as little as 3 hours.

Top-ups can be found in all ALDI-SUISSE stores (at CHF 20, 30, 50), online through the Aldi account manager ([1]) or at SBB (Swiss Railways) ticket dispensers (which allow custom top-ups above CHF 10; cash or European bank cards only). Check your balance by *147*#.

Data feature packsEdit

Default rate is CHF 0.19 per MB. These monthly data packages are offered:

  • Surf 750: CHF 9.90 for 750 MB. Activation: text START SURF 750 to 4466.
  • Surf 1500: CHF 14.90 for 1.5 GB. Activation: text START SURF 1500 to 4466.
  • Surf 4000: CHF 24.90 for 4 GB. Activation: text START SURF 4000 to 4466.

They also offer "smart" packages with all-in data, voice and SMS for 30 days:

  • Smart 20: CHF 7.90 for 200 MB + 20 dom. SMS + 20 dom. mins to mobile lines + 20 dom. mins to landlines. Actvation: text SMART20 to 4466
  • Smart 75: CHF 15.90 for 750 MB + 75 dom. SMS + 75 dom. mins to mobile lines + 75 dom. mins to landlines. Activation: text SMART75 to 4466.
  • Smart FLAT: CHF 28.90 for 3 GB + unlimited domestic SMS + unlimited domestic minutes. Activation: text SMART FLAT to 4466.

All SMS to 4466 are free of charge. All options are valid for one month only and will not be automatically prolonged. You will receive a notification SMS after 30 days. If you want to continue to use the option you will have to send again a free text with the activation code to the number 4466, so that the option will be activated for another month.

You will receive a notification as soon as (one of) the limit(s) is/are reached or when the 30 day-period is going to be finished. Alternatively you can call *147*# to find out your credit. When exceeding the limit(s) before the end of the 30 day-period, you can buy again an option for another 30 days. If you exceed the included amount of data (or voice or text), there will be the usual default rates as CHF 0.19 for every MB data deducted from your prepaid credit, but you will be warned in advance.

EU roaming option Edit

For roaming Aldi offers these packages all valid for 30 days in the EU and EEA:

  • 500 MB: CHF 15.90, activation: SURF 500 ROAMING
  • 1.5 GB: CHF 29.90, activation: SURF 1500 ROAMING
  • 75 mins, 75 SMS, 750 MB: CHF 43.90, activation: START SMART ROAMING

For roaming in Germany and Austria only they offer the "Sparpaket DACH" with 500 MB, 50 mins and 50 SMS in Germany and Austria for CHF 22.90, activation: START DACH

To activate, text code to 4466. To check your balance, text 'STATUS' to 4466. Packages don't renew. Default EU roaming rate outside packages is CHF 2 per MB.

More infoEdit

TalkTalk Edit


TalkTalk is another MVNO on the Sunrise network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

Their prepaid product is called GO. The starter package costs CHF 19.95 and includes a prepaid credit of CHF 20. It's available online or offline exclusively in Mobilezone stores: store locator.

Refill cards are available in Mobilezone stores or tobacco/press kiosks (topups list) and can be activated via dialing a special number or online. For balance check text "BALANCE" to 361.

Data feature packsEdit

Default data outside of packages is CHF 0.2 per 10 MB. These monthly packages are available:

Data Price Activation
500 MB CHF 10 START 500MB

To activate, text code to 361. All packages are valid for 30 days. Volume can be upsized anytime by buying a new package. All packages auto-renew after 30 days. To stop replace START by STOP in the command code.

EU roaming Edit

The standard rate is CHF 0.10 per 100 KB without packages offered.

More infoEdit

Ortel mobileEdit

Ortel mobile

Ortel mobile is a MVNO on the Sunrise network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. Don't mix it up with German product with the same logo and name. The voice tariff is tailored around making cheap calls to foreign destinations. For example calling a Swiss landline is 6 times more expensive than calling one in Brazil.

Availability Edit

Their starter package costs CHF 9.95 and includes a prepaid credit of CHF 21. It's available in multi-network stores.

Refill cards are sold in stores and can be activated via dialing a special number or online. They give 10% bonus for every top-up. Check balance by *126#.

Data feature packsEdit

Default rate is CHF 0.20 per MB. Their only package is:

  • Surf and Save: CHF 13.90 for 1 GB per month. Activation: text 'Data 1' to 233.

When the limit is exceeded each additional data usage is charged at the default rate. The package is not prolonged automatically.

EU roaming Edit

For roaming in the EU countries and Turkey CHF 0.20 per MB are charged or one of these packages can be added:

  • 100 MB for 10 days: CHF 10, activation: text 'EUSURF100' to 233
  • 300 MB for 30 days: CHF 25, activation: text 'EUSURF300' to 233
  • 1 GB for 30 days: CHF 49, activation: text 'EUSURF1GB' to 233

More infoEdit



Yallo is a subsidiary of Sunrise and operates on their network on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE where available with speeds up to 100 Mbit/s.

Availability Edit

Their starter package costs CHF 20 and includes prepaid credit of CHF 20. It's sold in every Sunrise store (see above) or at Swiss postal offices available in both micro SIM and standard size, nano SIMs are sold seperately.

Data feature packsEdit

Standard rate outside packages is CHF 0.25 per 10 MB. These monthly packages are sold:

  • data-only packages:
    • 250 MB: CHF 4 - activation: SURF 250
    • 1 GB: CHF 15 - activation: SURF 1000
    • unlimited: CHF 40 - activation: SURFFLAT
  • combo all-in packages:
Data Voice SMS Price Activation
100 MB 10 mins 100 CHF 5 ALLIN5
200 MB 20 mins 200 CHF 7.50 ALLIN7.5
300 MB 30 mins 300 CHF 10 ALLIN10
750 MB 100 mins unlim. CHF 15 ALLIN15
1 GB 200 mins unlim. CHF 20 ALLIN20
2 GB unlimited unlim. CHF 30 ALLIN30
3 GB unlimited unlim. CHF 40 ALLIN40

Calls are domestic and to Europe. Roaming is excluded. For activation text code to 5511, for deactivation text code followed by the word "STOP" to 5511. Packages will be renewed automatically after one month or when the data volume limit is reached, if there is enough credit. To check package status type *142#.

EU roaming Edit

For roaming in the EU/EEA countries, USA and Turkey these packages can be added:

  • 100 MB for 7 days: CHF 10, activation: text 'TSURF100' to 255
  • 1 GB for 30 days: CHF 30, activation: text 'TSURF1GB' to 255
  • 3 GB for 30 days: CHF 60, activation: text 'TSURF3GB' to 255

To check status, text 'STATUS' to 255.Note that the default EU roaming rate without having activated a package is at excessive CHF 2 per MB.

More infoEdit

Lebara mobileEdit

Lebara mobile Suisse was acquired by Sunrise in 2013. It uses their network in 2G, 3G and 4G.

Availability Edit

Their SIM card is free either online to be sent to a Swiss address or offline at their vending partners like Swiss post offices, Migros and Coop supermarkets, k and relay kiosks, MediaMarkt and lot of small stores. You have to do a top up right away.

They offer high data bonuses for top-ups, especially when made online or by app

  • CHF 10 top-up: + 50 MB, + 75 MB online/app
  • CHF 20 top-up: + 150 MB, + 225 MB online/app
  • CHF 30 top-up: + 300 MB, + 450 MB online/app
  • CHF 50 top-up: + 1 GB, + 1.5 GB online/app
  • CHF 100 top-up: + 3 GB, + 4.5 GB online/app

Note, that bonus data is only valid for one month.

Data feature packsEdit

Default rate is 1.50 CHF per 24-hours day with 30 MB in highspeed 4G, then throttled to 256 kbit/s. These packages for more data can be added:

Data Price Activation
120 MB CHF 4.90 SURF
1 GB CHF 14.90 DATA1
3 GB CHF 29.90 SURF3
5 GB CHF 44.90 SURF5
10 GB CHF 79.90 SURF10

For activation text code to 255, package renews automatically after 30 days, for deactivation: text STOP to 255. You can activate another bundle ahead of time. All overuse within the validity period will be charged at CHF 0.10 per MB otherwise.

Roaming packs Edit

For data roaming in the EU including Turkey and the US Lebara offers these roaming data packages:

  • 100 MB for 10 days: CHF 10, activation: 'DATAR100'
  • 200 MB and 100 mins for 10 days: CHF 29, activation: 'COMBIM'
  • 300 MB for 30 days: CHF 25, activation: 'DATAR300'
  • 500 MB and 300 mins for 30 days: CHF 59, activation: 'COMBIL'
  • 1 GB for 30 days: CHF 49, actiation: 'DATA1GB'

Text code for activation to 255. Packages don't auto-renew. High standard roaming rates apply for overuse and outside the mentioned countries. Voice mins include all calls within the roaming countries and to Switzerland. Default EU roaming rate is excessive CHF 10 per MB.

More info Edit

SALT network

In 2014 France Telecom sold Orange CH to a French businessman. The brand Orange was dropped and the network rebranded to Salt during summer 2015. It's now the 3rd network in the country still giving good coverage and high speeds.

Salt Mobile (formerly known as Orange)Edit



In a Salt Store (formerly called Orange Center) (store locator) you will get a PrePay SIM Pack. Their new PrePay Suisse voice and data is sold for CHF 10, including CHF 20 of initial credit. Mini SIM, Micro SIM and Nano SIM are available.

Top-ups are widely available at kiosks (Naville, Relay), supermarkets (Coop, Migros), SBB-ticket machines, post offices and most service stations.

The PrePay account is automatically suspended after 390 days without being used. It is definitively cancelled after another 45 days (435 days in total). To avoid this, recharge your account. The limit is also reset to 390 days after each call you make and after each SMS you send.

Default data rate Edit

They offer a daily rate with unlimited data on up to 4G/LTE for CHF 1.99 by default. This rate is not throttled or otherwise limited.

The only available data package was discontinued in 2018 leaving the daily default rate as their only option for data.

EU roaming Edit

These EU data packages can be activated for data use anywhere in the EU for 30 days:

  • 1 GB: CHF 18.95
  • 5 GB: CHF 68.95

To activate go to .Otherwise, EU roaming will be on the excessive roaming rate of CHF 19 per MB.

More infoEdit

  • tethering is allowed (according to Salt forum)

CoopMobile Edit


CoopMobile of the retail group Coop is a MVNO on the Salt network. in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

CoopMobile starter sets are sold in all Coop supermarkets with kiosks, at the customer services desks in the Coop City departments stores und Coop Bau & Hobby hardware stores, in Fust and Interdiscount electronic stores (list here). Their starter pack is sold for CHF 19.80 with CHF 15 credit pre-loaded. 3-in-1 SIM sizes are available in stores. When buying in a Coop store, your activation may take up to 24 hours.

Top-ups of CHF 10, 30, 50 and 100 are available at the stores mentioned above or at Swiss Rail (SBB) ticket machines. To add by voucher, type *121*<voucher code>#. Balance check: #121# or *121#.

Data feature packages Edit

For data you need to add a package. These three packs for 30 days are offered :

  • 500 MB: CHF 4.90
  • 3 GB: CHF 19.90
  • 5 GB: CHF 29.90

These options are only displayed when you are using your Coop mobile SIM for data. If you don't choose a package or have depleted one, data will be shut off.

EU roaming Edit

For roaming in the EU you can add the same two packages valid for 30 days as on Salt:

  • 1 GB: CHF 18.95
  • 5 GB: CHF 68.95

If you don't choose any of these options, you won't be able to use internet abroad.

More info Edit

Travelers Wifi Edit

Travelers Wifi

Travelers Wifi rents 4G Pocket Wifi Routers (Portable Wifi Hotspots) together with a data SIM card for unlimited high speed data to go online. Up to 10 mobile devices can be connected simultaneously. The re-chargeable battery is said to last for about 10-12 hours.

It comes with a data-only SIM, but VoIP calls can be made through apps like Skype, WhatsApp or Viber.

Availability Edit

Travelers Wifi has a large partner network and their product is available in many Tourist Information Offices, at airports and major railway stations throughout the country. The most popular pickup location is certainly at the Zurich Airport info desks.

They also offer delivery, either to your accommodation or to any of their 1500 pickup locations. Payment is per PayPal or credit card.

You need to upload a copy of your passport or ID card for registration. You will get a charged Pocket Wifi Router, USB-wall-charger and separate micro-USB cable, user guide with access to a 24/7 hotline and a prepaid return envelope.

Rental fees Edit

The device can be rented from 2 to 365 days with unlimited data in Switzerland and Liechtenstein:

  • for 2 days: CHF 39.90
  • for 5 days: CHF 59.90
  • for 7 days: CHF 69.90
  • for 2 weeks: CHF 125.90
  • for 4 weeks: CHF 195.30
  • for other dates check here

EU roaming Edit

Travelers Wifi offers also a global wifi router, based on a different plan which covers more than 140 countries and offers up to 2 GB high-speed data per day within the EU. (Exceeding data is included and unlimited at a slower speed).

More info Edit

  • You are liable for the device of up to CHF 180
  • Website in English: