It can be difficult to choose an internet provider when you just moved to Switzerland. There are a lot of different internet providers in Switzerland. Fortunately, almost all internet service providers in Switzerland provide good and stable internet connection. Comparing Swiss internet providers can take up a lot of your time. With our tips we will try to ensure that you will sign-up for a subscription that fits to your needs. It is possible to get high-speed internet access through different internet connections like; fibre optic, DSL, cable or wireless. The prices of an internet package can vary widely depending on Internet speed and usage.
Types of internet usage
Everybody uses the internet for different purposes and in a different way. We categorized three different internet groups in order to know what kind of internet subscription you will need.
1. The internet surfer: using the internet for surfing the web, Facebook, Google or Youtube- you should have enough with 20 Mbit/s of download speed.
2. The streamer: using the internet for watching Netflix, Spotify and Youtube on a daily basis- you should have enough with the 60 Mbit/s package.
3. The gamer: using the Internet to play high defention games – or you don’t want to have slow internet ever again – you should go for the 100 – 500 Mbit/s package. However, the 100-500 Mbit/s option can often only be booked if you have optical fiber connection.
Have you found yourself in one of the above-mentioned categories? The next step would be to decide which Swiss internet service provider you want to use. We have listed all internet service providers for you below. All these internet providers are reliable and offer transparent contracts to non-Swiss speakers and expats.
Internet providers Switzerland overview
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All these internet service providers in Switzerland offer different kind of discounts and package deals. Do you want to know which Internet providers offers the best connection in your area? We listed the best internet providers in Switzerland below. These internet providers offer stable internet connection and good customer service.
UPC is with 1.4 million users the largest internet provider in Switzerland. They provide internet, television a telephone services for Swiss inhabitants. UPC is one of the top providers when it comes to package deals. UPC combines package deals with broadband, mobile subscription and television connection at reduced costs. They own, like Swisscom, a large optical fiber network and you can check on their website if you can apply for optical fiber connection in your area. UPC currently offers excellent bundles, where you get internet, tv and calling minutes in one package. You can change your subscription to suit your needs. This means that you can add your desired TV channels, select the right fixed network offer or add a mobile subscription. You can easily order the UPC bundles online. UPC enables you to watch online TV immediately after you sign-up and connect your box within 1 to 2 days’ time.
Yallo is one is the most used internet provider by Swiss expats. Why? Because they offer clear and attractive contracts to non Swiss speakers. You do not have to pay for an electrician and you can get connected really easy. This probably one of the easiest and fastest ways to receive a 4G internet connection in Switzerland. One thing is for sure, it is definitely one of the cheapest internet provider and it is used by most expats. Yallo is an excellent alternative to a normal fixed line connection. You can compare their services with other operators on their website when you scroll down. Another benefit? Their website is also in English – see the top right corner.
Swisscom is second largest internet providers in Switzerland. They offer highspeed internet and own the largest fibre-optic broadband network in Switzerland. You check on their website if you can apply for the fibre-optic network. Unfortunately, it is not accessible everywhere in Switzerland. Swisscom is one of the top providers when it comes to high-speed and stable connection. Swisscom offers 3 clear internet packages and therefore it is easy to find a package that fits to your needs. Swisscom has broad network of public WLAN places where you can surf for free at more than 5000 hotspots. Swisscom has an English website which makes it easier understandable and ensures you that there are no surprises. If you are looking for a new internet connection (without TV or mobile subscription) Swisscom is the right choice.