Skip to Content

Switzerland: 13 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Switzerland – known for its neutrality, direct democracy & its mountains.

The country is also famous for its chocolate, fondue & watches.

A friend of mine would have been upset if I did not mention watches, as he is genuinely int

o them⌚.

Anyway, what can you do in Switzerland? A lot.

There are many castles to adore, such as Chillon Castle.

The Rhine Falls is Europe's largest plains waterfall, so you better head there too.

And if you get the chance, travel through Switzerland by train for some remarkable landscapes.

But you can also do that by car – but trains are cooler 🚆😎.

What is not cool are expensive international roaming rates.

Roaming can be expensive, which is why I always recommend getting local SIM cards, allowing you to enjoy local rates.

SIM cards are far from cheap in Switzerland – but the whole country is known for being expensive.

You can get a Swiss SIM card for 10 CHF (10.80 USD) from Salt Mobile and 19.90 CHF (21.45 USD) from Swisscom or Sunrise Mobile in their stores. SIM cards are also sold at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

Special note for those from Ukraine: be sure to ask about special benefits for Ukrainians. Many mobile operators around Europe have waived fees for you or introduced exclusive plans, including free calls back to Ukraine. Слава Україні! 🇺🇦

Normally, I would recommend getting a SIM card from a neighboring country because of free European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) roaming.

Unfortunately, Switzerland is not part of the EU/EEA, and many EU/EEA mobile operators will charge you top dollar for Switzerland roaming.

But that is the thing… roaming is also (crazy) expensive in Switzerland, making it better to shill out 22 USD for a Swiss SIM card.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Switzerland. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Switzerland Guide (logos of Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt Mobile, MTEL, Yallo, Lycamobile, Coop Mobile, Mucho, Lebara, M Budget Mobile, Aldi Mobile, Talk Talk & Lidl Connect)

Original publication: 4th of February 2022. Last updated: 8th of January 2023.


Table of Contents

In This Guide Show

Can You Buy a SIM Card in Switzerland?

Anyone living in or visiting Switzerland can buy a (Swiss) SIM card from Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt Mobile, ALDI Mobile, Coop Mobile, Lebara, Lidl Connect, Lycamobile, M Budget Mobile, MTEL, Mucho, TalkTalk & Yallo with no restrictions.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
SIM Card Registration Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Switzerland).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Switzerland?

You can get a Swiss SIM card in Swisscom, Sunrise & Salt Mobile stores anf from resellers. They are also available at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

You can expect to pay the following for Swiss SIM cards:

  • Swisscom: 19.90 CHF
  • Sunrise Switzerland: 19.90 CHF
  • Salt Mobile Switzerland: 10 CHF
  • ALDI Mobile Switzerland: 9.99 CHF
  • Coop Mobile Switzerland: 19.80 CHF
  • Lebara Switzerland: 5 CHF – 45 CHF
  • Lidl Connect Switzerland: 9.95 CHF
  • Lycamobile Switzerland: 19 CHF
  • M Budget Mobile Switzerland: 19.80 CHF
  • MTEL Switzerland: 15 CHF
  • Mucho Switzerland: 10 CHF
  • TalkTalk Switzerland: 19.95 CHF
  • Yallo Switzerland: 20 CHF

For up-to-date CHF:your currency (let's say EUR) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz
Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Can You Use Your Phone in Switzerland?

Switzerland uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Switzerland. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Switzerland, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU Regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Switzerland.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Switzerland or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Switzerland (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Switzerland

Switzerland has three mobile operators and various Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs – being added later) offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Swisscom
  • Sunrise Switzerland (Schweiz)
  • Salt Mobile Switzerland (Schweiz)
  • ALDI Mobile Switzerland (Sunrise Switzerland MVNO)
  • Coop Mobile Switzerland (Swisscom MVNO)
  • Lebara Switzerland (Sunrise Switzerland MVNO)
  • Lidl Connect Switzerland (Salt Mobile MVNO)
  • Lycamobile Switzerland (Swisscom MVNO)
  • M Budget Mobile Switzerland (Swisscom MVNO)
  • MTEL Switzerland (Salt Mobile MVNO)
  • Mucho Switzerland (Swisscom MVNO)
  • TalkTalk Switzerland (Sunrise Switzerland MVNO)
  • Yallo Switzerland (Sunrise Switzerland MVNO)

The following frequencies are used in Switzerland:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz (Swisscom and Sunrise have no 2G network anymore)
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Switzerland, check out this page by Kimovil or this one by Will My Phone Work (outdated, unfortunately, but extremely user-friendly – useful for phones launched in or before 2019. It does not check for 5G NR compatibility).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Switzerland

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Switzerland. However, not all mobile operators, especially MVNOs, offer these services.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Switzerland (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Switzerland:

  • Swisscom
  • Sunrise Switzerland
  • Salt Mobile Switzerland
  • Aldi Mobile Switzerland
  • Coop Mobile Switzerland
  • Lebara Switzerland
  • Lidl Connect Switzerland
  • M Budget Mobile Switzerland
  • MTEL Switzerland
  • Yallo Switzerland

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Switzerland:

  • Mucho Switzerland

The following mobile operators do not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi in Switzerland:

  • Lycamobile Switzerland
  • TalkTalk Switzerland

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Switzerland

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Switzerland since March 2019. It is available on the Swisscom and Salt Mobile networks. Swisscom prepaid customers can use 5G NR if they buy a booster for 5 CHF). Sunrise and Salt Mobile does not offer 5G NR to prepaid customers yet – the same counts for the MVNOs.

Best SIM Card in Switzerland

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Switzerland, I recommend going with Swisscom or Sunrise. Swisscom is, overall, the best mobile operator in Switzerland with the best coverage and speeds for literal years. Sunrise has attractive plans with unlimited data.

Phone Travel Wiz Approved Seal
Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Best eSIM in Switzerland

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM to prepaid customers in Switzerland (yet).

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo has the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs:

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Airalo Pilatus Mobile eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Switzerland eSIMs Compared guide.

Or you can get Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad.

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Switzerland eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Switzerland eSIMs Compared guide.

Finally, you can get Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Switzerland eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Switzerland eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip Switzerland's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Switzerland!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

TIP: check out my Best Switzerland eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Switzerland, including ones not mentioned above.

If you plan on visiting other neighboring European nations, consider the Eurolink eSIM (six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days) in Switzerland and these other countries:

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria 2
  • Belgium 2
  • Bulgaria 2
  • Croatia 2
  • Cyprus 2
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark 2
  • Estonia 2
  • Finland 2
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar 1
  • Greece 2
  • Hungary
  • Iceland 2
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg 2
  • Malta 2
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland 2
  • Portugal
  • Romania 2
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 2
  • Switzerland 2
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 2

1 on 3G only
2 (limited) 5G NR availability at no additional cost! (list updated in December 2022)

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 10.78 USD/country in Europe (and get 5G NR access at no additional cost)!

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of the European Union (and more).

But honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is superior (but you can consider the Holafly Europe eSIM if you want unlimited data in 30+ countries – just do not forget about code PHONETRAVELWIZ if you go with Holafly).

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Switzerland and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Switzerland eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Switzerland.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Switzerland

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Switzerland, I recommend going with Simify‘s Europe SIM cards that covers Europe (mainly the European Union) and parts Asia, Central America, Oceania & South America – all in one SIM card.

Europe & UK Data SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) Simify
© Simify
Europe & UK Data SIM card (40 GB for 28 days) Simify
© Simify

You have these five options:

  1. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 12 GB for 30 days (includes calls and SMS within the country you are in)
  2. Explorer Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 12 GB for 365 days
  3. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 40 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)
  4. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 80 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)
  5. Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM Card with 140 GB for 28 days (includes calls within the country you are in)

The Simify Europe SIM cards can be used in Switzerland and the following other countries:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Island
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Simify's Europe & UK Prepaid Travel SIM card (12 GB for 30 days) can also be used in the following Asian, Central American, Oceanian & South American countries:

  • Aland Islands
  • Australia
  • Balearic Islands
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Jersey
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vietnam
  • Wales
Europe & UK Data SIM card (80 GB for 28 days) Simify
© Simify
Europe & UK Data SIM card (140 GB for 28 days) Simify
© Simify

If this selection of countries is still not enough, get Simify's Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card with 6 GB of data for 15 days to be used in Africa, the Americas (all), Asia, Europe (also outside of the European Union), the Middle East & Oceania (100+ countries).

Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card (6 GB for 15 days) Simify
© Simify
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Ireland
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
  • Wales

Instead of spending between 0.67 USD to 105.17 USD for SIM cards in each country in the European Union, get a Simify's Tourist Prepaid Travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

  • Check out my Simify reviews
Simify Travel SIM Card Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

SIM Card Registration in Switzerland

SIM card registration with your passport information is required in Switzerland. It will be done at the point of sale.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
SIM Card Registration Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

EU Roaming in Switzerland

European Union (EU) & European Economic Area (EEA)

Note that Switzerland is not part of the European Union (EU) nor European Economic Area (EEA), meaning that EU roaming regulations do not apply in Switzerland.

As a result, you should not expect to roam for free if you have an EU/EEA SIM card while traveling in Switzerland.

While a handful of mobile operators do allow for free roaming in Switzerland, you usually need to have one of their expensive (postpaid) plans.

Liechtenstein is in the EEA, so why not buy a SIM card in Liechtenstein so that you can roam for free in the EU/EEA Liechtenstein?

That is because Liechtenstein barely sells SIM cards (most are sold in Switzerland).

Moreover, the ones sold in Liechtenstein are considered Swiss and do not have to adhere to EU roaming regulations.

Lycamobile Switzerland is, from what I know so far, the only Swiss Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering free data roaming in the EU/EEA – even if you buy its SIM card in Liechtenstein.

If you want to roam for free in the EU/EEA, go with Lycamobile Switzerland.

Else, depending on where you are, you may want to cross the border and get an EU/EEA SIM card.

  • If you are in or near Basel, cross the Basel – Saint-Louis Border and get a French SIM card in the Orange store. Or cross the Reihen – Lörrach border and get a German SIM card in Telekom Germany, O2 Germany, or Vodafone Germany stores
    • If you do not mind going further into France, head to Mullhouse to get a French SIM card in Orange France, SFR France, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile France stores
  • If you are in or near Geneva, head to Lyon to get a French SIM card from Orange France, SFR France, Bouygues Telecom & Free Mobile France
  • If you are in or near Liechtenstein, go to Feldkirch to get an Austrian SIM card from A1 Austria, Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile), or Drei (3)
  • If you are in or near Lugano, go to Como (or Milan) to get an Italian SIM card from TIM Italy, Vodafone Italy, Wind Tre (formerly Wind and Tre), or Iliad
  • If you are in or near Schaffhausen/Zurich, go to Singen or Konstanz to get a German SIM card in Telekom Germany, O2 Germany, or Vodafone Germany stores

If crossing the border is worth the effort – you tell me. But it is an option.

In short – no free EU/EEA roaming with SIM cards bought in (Liechtenstein or) Switzerland, except for Lycamobile Switzerland.

Switzerland Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Switzerland

The cost of mobile data has gone down significantly over the past few years.

The network quality has improved, you get faster speeds & the data allowances are more generous.

Are mobile data rates low in Switzerland?

Not quite, but it has been much worse in the past.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Switzerland is 5.24 USD, above the European average of 2.50 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

Currently, Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic & Norway have much higher mobile data rates than Switzerland.

And before you call me blind for not mentioning Greece, Greece's numbers are wrong. The average cost of 1 GB of data is much lower than cable.co.uk reports.

While Switzerland's mobile data costs are on the higher end in Europe, the average cost of 1 GB of data has decreased by 74.1% within two years.

That is quite impressive, but it is sad the cost had to be that high in the first place!

Cable.co.uk split Europe into three territories: Western Europe, Eastern Europe & the Baltics.

The Western European average cost of 1 GB of data, using Cable.co.uk's definition, is 2.66 USD, which is just slightly more than the overall European average.

So, you pay close to the top dollar for mobile data in Switzerland.

Will you at least get fast mobile download speeds?

Yes, they are blazing fast.

Switzerland's median mobile download speed is around 77 Mbps.

Those are some incredible speeds.

In Europe, only Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Portugal, the Netherlands & Norway have a (much) higher median download speed than Switzerland.

And there are around 180 countries with (much) slower speeds than Switzerland, so the country is doing fine.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Switzerland.

That would be Swisscom, with a median download speed of 91.78 Mbps. Followed by Sunrise Switzerland (61.96 Mbps) and Salt Mobile Switzerland (60.66 Mbps).

Okay, those numbers were related to 4G/LTE. Who is winning the 5G NR race (for now)?

The Swiss mobile operator with the best 5G NR speeds is Sunrise, with an average download speed of 213.8 Mbps. Followed by Swisscom (171.1 Mbps) and Salt Mobile (154.4 Mbps).

The same ranking applies to 5G NR upload speeds.

Sunrise also has the best overall 5G NR network performance, winning all categories.

In terms of 5G NR reach, Swisscom and Sunrise are leading the pack.

But Sunrise still has the best 5G NR availability.

So, all this 5G NR talk is fun… but what if you do not have a 5G NR compatible device?

Which Swiss mobile operator has the best overall 4G/LTE network?

That would be Swisscom – no doubt. Winning in all categories.

Switzerland Opensignal Mobile Experience Awards

With reasonable to high SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, incredible mobile download speeds, and high mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Switzerland.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Currency in Switzerland

10 Swiss Franc Bank Note
© Swiss National Bank/Schweizerische Nationalbank

Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc with the symbol CHF (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as Fr. For example, 25 CHF = Fr. 25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between CHF and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 CHF = 1.10 USD
  • 10 CHF = 10.75 USD
  • 100 CHF = 107.55 USD

For up-to-date CHF:your currency (let's say Euro) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

If your credit/debit card charges you foreign exchange fees, get yourself a Wise Borderless Account and Debit Card.

Their fees are MUCH lower than banks, and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

I have saved literal THOUSANDS of Euros, my main currency, when using Wise abroad when traveling compared to my debit and credit cards. Open a Wise account FREE!

Wise Signup Banner

Swiss Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Swisscom, Sunruse Switzerland, Salt Mobile Switzerland, Aldi Mobile Switzerland, Coop Mobile Switzerland, Lebara Switzerland, Lidl Connect Switzerland, Lycamobile Switzerland, M Budget Mobile Switzerland, MTEL Switzerland, Mucho Switzerland, TalkTalk Switzerland & Yallo Switzerland, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices & availability
  • Recharge / top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans & special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Switzerland has to offer to us.


Swisscom

Swisscom Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© Swisscom

Swisscom is the largest mobile operator in Switzerland.

It is a mostly state-owned company (51%) with the best overall performance.

And who says state-owned companies always have to be bad 🤪.

Swisscom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down for 4G/LTE and 5G NR refarming
  • 3G: 900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 2100 MHz (n1) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Swisscom:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Swisscom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Swisscom

Swisscom has the best coverage in Switzerland.

It also won the Switzerland Fastest Mobile Network Speedtest Award of 2021.

Below is Swisscom's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Swisscom's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Swisscom

You can get a Swisscom SIM card for 19.90 CHF with 20 CHF credit and 100 MB in Swisscom stores. Swisscom SIM cards are also sold at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

While Swisscom does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Swisscom SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Swisscom offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Swisscom

Swisscom top-up vouchers are sold in Swisscom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Switzerland (and Liechtenstein).

To top up your Swisscom SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *130# to check your Swisscom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Swisscom app (Android/iOS).

Swisscom Liechtenstein & Switzerland My Swisscom App
© Swisscom

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Swisscom

Swisscom has two data-featured prepaid plans: Prepaid Flatrate (combo) & InOne Mobile Prepaid (data).

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Franc).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
Prepaid Flatrate – Swisscom

The Prepaid Flatrate is a combo plan with unlimited data (without 5G NR access unless you pay 5 CHF for it), minutes & SMS.

Prepaid Flatrate can be activated on the My Swisscom app.

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 CHFUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited7 days
65 CHFUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
150 CHFUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited90 days
Swisscom Liechtenstein & Switzerland Prepaid Flatrate Plans
InOne Mobile Prepaid – Swisscom

The InOne Mobile Prepaid is a data plan with unlimited data (without 5G NR access unless you pay 5 CHF for it), minutes & SMS.

InOne Mobile Prepaid can be activated on the My Swisscom app.

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
5 CHFGoUnlimited 2N/AUnlimited30 Days
9.90 CHFYoung 1“Unlimited”, 500 MB 3Unlimited 4Unlimited30 Days

1 for those between 7 years and 18 years old
2 @128 Kbps (super slow!)
3 +unlimited data @ 128 Kbps after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (super slow!)
4 to 5 phone numbers

Swisscom Liechtenstein & Switzerland InOne Mobile Prepaid

APN/Internet Settings – Swisscom

  • Name: Swisscom Services
  • APN: gprs.swisscom.ch

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange


Sunrise Switzerland (Schweiz)

Sunrise Switzerland Logo
© Sunrise Switzerland

Sunrise Switzerland (Schweiz), just Sunrise, is the second-largest mobile operator in Switzerland.

It is also the only mobile operator of the Big Three that is not active in Liechtenstein.

Thus, you cannot roam for free with Sunrise (or any MVNO using its network) in Liechtenstein.

Sunrise uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Sunrise:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Sunrise SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Sunrise Switzerland

Below is Sunrise's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

Sunrise Liechtenstein & Switzerland Coverage Map

However, click here to see Sunrise's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Sunrise Switzerland

You can get a Sunrise SIM card for 19.90 CHF with 19.90 CHF credit in Sunrise stores. Sunrise SIM cards are also sold at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

While Sunrise does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Sunrise offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi).

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Sunrise Switzerland

Sunrise top-up vouchers are sold in Sunrise stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Switzerland.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

  • 20 CHF
  • 30 CHF
  • 50 CHF
  • 100 CHF

To top up your Sunrise SIM card, dial *131*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *131*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *121# to check your Sunrise balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Sunrise UPC app (Android/iOS).

Sunrise Switzerland My Sunrise UPC App
© Sunrise Switzerland

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Sunrise Switzerland

Sunrise has five data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Franc).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Prepaid Unlimited Plan – Sunrise Switzerland

The Prepaid Unlimited Plan is a combo bundle with unlimited data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Prepaid Unlimited can be activated on the My Sunrise UPC app.

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
19.90 CHFSunrise Prepaid Unlimited 7 Days Unlimited 1UnlimitedUnlimited7 days7DAYS7 DAYSSTOP
50 CHFSunrise Prepaid Unlimited 30 Days UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysUNLIMITED30UNLIMITED30STOP
120 CHFSunrise Prepaid Unlimited 90 DaysUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited90 daysUNLIMITED90UNLIMITED90STOP

1 with 5G NR access

Sunrise Switzerland Prepaid Unlimited Plans
Prepaid Budget Plans – Sunrise Switzerland

The Prepaid Budget Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Prepaid Budget can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 5522:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
10 CHFSunrise Prepaid Budget 10300 MB30 calls (max. 2 hours/call)30 SMS1 monthBUDGET10BUDGET10 STOP
15 CHFSunrise Prepaid Budget 15600 MB60 calls (max. 2 hours/call)60 SMS1 monthBUDGET15BUDGET15 STOP
Sunrise Switzerland Prepaid Budget Plans
Young Prepaid Start Plan – Sunrise Switzerland

The Young Prepaid Start Plan is a combo bundle with “unlimited” data (500 MB high-speed data without 5G NR access), unlimited on-net minutes & unlimited on-net SMS for 1 month, costing 15 CHF.

Young Prepaid Start can be activated on the My Sunrise UPC app.

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
15 CHFSunrise Young Prepaid Start 1“Unlimited”, 500 MB 2UnlimitedUnlimited1 month

1 for those under 30 years old
2 +unlimited data @ 256 Kbps download and 128 Kbps upload after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (super slow!)

Sunrise Switzerland Young Prepaid Plan
Prepaid Flat Plan – Sunrise Switzerland

The Prepaid Flat plan is a combo bundle with “unlimited” data (500 MB high-speed data without 5G NR access), unlimited on-net minutes & unlimited on-net SMS for 1 month, costing 20 CHF.

Prepaid Flat can be activated by texting FLATSTART to 5522:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidityActivation Code
20 CHFSunrise Prepaid Flat“Unlimited”, 500 MB 1UnlimitedUnlimited1 monthFLATSTART

1 +unlimited data @ 256 Kbps download and 128 Kbps upload after exhausting your high-speed data allowance (super slow!)

Sunrise Switzerland Prepaid Flat Plan
Prepaid Surf Plans – Sunrise Switzerland

Prepaid Surf plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Prepaid Surf can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 5522:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
7.50 CHFPrepaid Surf250 MB1 monthSURFSURF STOP
15 CHFPrepaid Surf XL1 GB1 monthSURFXLSURFXL STOP
30 CHFPrepaid Surf 3 XL3 GB1 monthSURF3XLSURF3XL STOP
45 CHFPrepaid Surf 5 XL5 GB1 monthSURF5XLSURF5XL STOP
Sunrise Liechtenstein & Switzerland Prepaid Surf

APN/Internet Settings – Sunrise Switzerland

  • Name: Sunrise internet
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange


Salt Mobile Switzerland (Schweiz – formerly Orange)

Salt Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© Salt Mobile

Salt Mobile Switzerland (Schweiz), just Salt Mobile, is the smallest mobile operator in Switzerland.

It used to be called Orange Switzerland until 2015.

Salt Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Salt Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Salt Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

Salt Mobile has the worst coverage in Switzerland.

However, you will have 4G/LTE reception almost anywhere.

Below is Salt Mobile's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Salt Mobile's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

You can get a Salt Mobile SIM card for 10 CHF with 10 CHF credit in Salt Mobile stores. Salt Mobile SIM cards are also sold at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

While Salt Mobile does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Salt Mobile SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Salt Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

Salt Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Salt Mobile stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Switzerland (and Liechtenstein).

To top up your Salt Mobile SIM card, dial *121*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *121*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *121# to check your Salt Mobile balance.


Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

Salt Mobile has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Franc).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say GBP – (British) Pound (Sterling)) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
Salt Max Plans – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

The Salt Max plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Salt Max can be activated online.

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSValidity
39.95 CHFStart Max5 GBN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
69.95 CHFSwiss MaxUnlimited1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
79.95 CHFEurope MaxUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
99.95 CHFTravel MaxUnlimitedUnlimited 1Unlimited 1Unlimited 21 month

1 for local use and to Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkiye, the United Arab Emirates & the United States(including Alaska and Hawaii)
2 for 10 hours in Switzerland and to Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkiye, the United Arab Emirates & the United States(including Alaska and Hawaii).

Salt Liechtenstein & Switzerland Salt Max
Salt Digital Plans – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

The Salt Digital plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Salt Digital can be activated online.

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU MinutesLocal/EU SMSValidity
49.95 CHFSwiss 10 GB10 GBN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
59.95 CHFSmartUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
79.95 CHFSwiss XXLUnlimited4 GB“Unlimited”, 100 minutesUnlimited1 month
89.95 CHFEurope DataUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
99.95 CHFEurope XXLUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Salt Liechtenstein & Switzerland Salt Digital

Surf Plans – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

The Surf plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Surf can be activated online.

PricePlanDataValidity
9.95 CHFSurf 5GB5 GB1 month
24.95 CHFSurf 50GB50 GB1 month
35 CHFSurf UnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Salt Liechtenstein & Switzerland Surf

APN/Internet Settings – Salt Mobile Switzerland (formerly Orange)

  • Name: Salt World
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange


Aldi Mobile Switzerland

ALDImobile Switzerland Logo
© Aldi Mobile Switzerland

Aldi Mobile Switzerland, just Aldi Mobile, and not to be confused with ALDImobile in Australia or Aldi Talk in Germany and the Netherlands, is a Sunrise MVNO.

Because Sunrise is not active in Liechtenstein, unlike Swisscom and Salt Mobile Switzerland, you cannot use your Aldi Mobile SIM card for free in Liechtenstein (you will be charged roaming rates instead, which are not low).

To learn about Aldi Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Sunrise Switzerland’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Aldi Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Aldi Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

Aldi Mobile is a Sunrise Switzerland MVNO, meaning Aldi Mobile uses the Sunrise Switzerland network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Aldi Mobile, jump to the Sunrise Switzerland Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

You can get an Aldi Mobile SIM card for 9.99 CHF with 20 CHF credit in Aldi stores.

ALDImobile Switzerland SIM Card
© Aldi Mobile Switzerland

Registration can be done in their stores or online (1/2).

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Aldi Mobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Aldi Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

Aldi Mobile top-ups are sold in Aldi stores.

The following (online) Aldi Mobile top-ups are available:

  • 20 CHF
  • 30 CHF
  • 50 CHF

To top up your Aldi Mobile SIM card, dial *127*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *127*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *147# to check your Aldi Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

Aldi Mobile has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Smart Options Prepaid Bundles – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

The Smart Options Prepaid Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 4466 to activate Smart Options Prepaid Bundles:

PricePlanDataRoaming Data 1Local/International Minutes/SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
14.90 CHFSmart S3 GBN/AUnlimited 230 daysSTART SMART SSTOP SMART S
24.90 CHFSmart M7 GB 11 GBUnlimited 330 daysSTART SMART MSTOP SMART M
29.90 CHFSmart L20 GB2 GBUnlimited 330 daysSTART SMART LSTOP SMART L

1 in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo (IPKO numbers only), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States & Vatican City
2 for local use only
3 for local use and to Austria, France, Germany, Italy & Liechtenstein

Smart Options Prepaid Bundles auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 4466.

Aldi Mobile Switzerland Smart Prepaid Plans
Surf Options Mobile Internet Plans – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

The Surf Options Mobile Internet plans are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 4466 to activate Surf Options Mobile Internet:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
9.90 CHFSurf 10001 GB30 daysSURF 1000
14.90 CHFSurf 30003 GB30 daysSURF 3000
24.90 CHFSurf 80008 GB30 daysSURF 8000
Aldi Mobile Switzerland Surf Plans
Smart Data Add-On – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

The Smart Data add-on is a 1 GB add-on expiring when your plan expires (up to 30 days), costing 4.90 CHF. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
2.50 CHF250 MB28 daysSPEEDON

APN/Internet Settings – Aldi Mobile Switzerland

  • Name: ALDI Talk
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Coop Mobile Switzerland

Coop Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© Coop Mobile Switzerland

Coop Mobile Switzerland, just Coop Mobile, is a Swisscom MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by COOP, a multinational grocery chain mostly active in Europe.

Coop Mobile is also active in the Czech Republic and Italy.

To learn about Coop Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Swisscom’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Coop Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Coop Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Coop Mobile Switzerland

Coop Mobile is a Swisscom MVNO, meaning Coop Mobile uses the Swisscom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Coop Mobile, jump to the Swisscom Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Coop Mobile Switzerland

You can get a Coop Mobile SIM card for 19.80 CHF with 15 CHF credit and 100 MB of data in Coop, Fust & Interdiscount stores.

Coop Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Stores
© Coop Mobile Switzerland

Registration can be done in the aforementioned stores.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Coop Mobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Coop Mobile SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Coop Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Coop Mobile Switzerland

Coop Mobile top-ups are sold in Coop stores and Coop Mobile resellers, such as kiosks, train stations (SBB terminals) & electronic shops throughout Switzerland (and Liechtenstein).

Coop Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Stores (for top-ups)
© Coop Mobile Switzerland

The following (online) Coop Mobile top-ups are available:

  • 10 CHF
  • 30 CHF
  • 50 CHF
  • 100 CHF

To top up your Coop Mobile SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *130# to check your Coop Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Coop Mobile Switzerland

Coop Mobile has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Surf Paket/Surf Package. It is a data-only plan (without 5G NR access).

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner

Surf Paket can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 506:

PlansDataValidityActivation Code
4.90 CHF250 MBNo expirySURF250
9.90 CHF750 MBNo expirySURF750
14.90 CHF1500 MBNo expirySURF1500
Coop Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Surf Package Prepaid Plans
EU Roaming – Coop Mobile Switzerland

You cannot use your Coop Mobile allowances in EU/EEA member states for free – only for a (hefty) fee.

APN/Internet Settings – Coop Mobile Switzerland

  • Name: Coop Mobile CH
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Lebara Switzerland

Lebara Logo
© Lebara

Lebara Switzerland, just Lebara, is a Sunrise Switzerland MVNO.

It was purchased by Sunrise Switzerland in 2013, which is why Lebara offers eSIMs to its customers, while other MVNOs on the Sunrise Switzerland network do not (yet).

Because Sunrise is not active in Liechtenstein, unlike Swisscom and Salt Mobile Switzerland, you cannot use your Aldi Mobile SIM card for free in Liechtenstein (you will be charged roaming rates instead, which are not low).

To learn about Lebara’s frequencies, jump back to Sunrise Switzerland’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lebara:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lebara SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lebara Switzerland

Lebara is a Sunrise Switzerland MVNO, meaning Lebara uses the Sunrise Switzerland network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lebara, jump to the Sunrise Switzerland Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lebara Switzerland

You can get a Lebara SIM card with a plan between 5 CHF to 49 CHF in Lebara stores and from resellers like gas stations, kiosks & post offices.

Registration can be done in Mobilezone stores.

Dial *122# to see your Lebara phone number.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

It is also possible to get a Lebara eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card from select resellers only or online.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Lebara offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lebara Switzerland

Lebara top-ups are sold in Lebara stores and resellers such as kiosks, train stations (SBB terminals) & electronic shops throughout Switzerland.

To top up your Lebara SIM card, dial *127*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *127*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *147# or text STATUS to 255 to check your Lebara balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Lebara Switzerland app (Android/iOS).

Lebara Switzerland App
© Lebara Switzerland

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lebara Switzerland

Lebara has two data-featured prepaid plans: Unlimited Options (combo) & Data Options.

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
Unlimited Options – Lebara Switzerland

The Unlimited Options are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Text the Activation Code to 255 to activate Unlimited Options:

PricePlanDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMS 4ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation code
29 CHFSwiss Max Prepaid“Unlimited”, 10 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited 128 daysCHCH STOP
39 CHFEurope Max Prepaid“Unlimited”, 20 GBUnlimited 2Unlimited 428 daysEUEU STOP
49 CHFWorld Max Prepaid“Unlimited”, 10 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited 428 daysWDWD STOP

1 for local use only
2 for local use and to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine & the United Kingdom
3 +1000 minutes to Algeria (fixed), Andorra (fixed), Angola (fixed), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco (fixed), Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria (fixed), Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey (fixed), the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela & Vietnam
4 to any country – no destination restrictions

Unlimited Options auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 255.

Lebara Switzerland Unlimited Options
Data Options – Lebara Switzerland

The Data Options are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Text the Activation Code to 255 to activate Data Options:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
4.90 CHFSurf 150 MB150 MB28 daysSURFSURF STOP
14.90 CHFSurf 1 GB1 GB28 daysDATA1DATA1 STOP
19.90 CHFSurf 3 GB3 GB28 daysSURF3SURF3 STOP
39 CHFSurf MaxUnlimited28 daysSURFMAXSURFMAX STOP
44.90 CHFSurf 5 GB5 GB28 daysSURF5SURF5 STOP

Data Options auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 255.

Lebara Switzerland Data Options
EU Roaming – Lebara Switzerland

You cannot use your Lebara allowances in EU/EEA member states for free – only for a (hefty) fee.

APN/Internet Settings – Lebara Switzerland

  • Name: Lebara
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Lidl Connect Switzerland

Lidl Connect Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© Lidl Connect

Lidl Connect Switzerland, just Lidl Connect, is a Salt Switzerland MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by Lidl.

Lidl Connect is also active in Austria and Germany.

To learn about Lidl Connect’s frequencies, jump back to Salt Switzerland’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lidl Connect:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lidl Connect SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lidl Connect Switzerland

Lidl Connect is a Salt Switzerland MVNO, meaning Lidl Connect uses the Salt Switzerland network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lidl Connect, jump to the Salt Switzerland Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lidl Connect Switzerland

You can get a Lidl Connect SIM card for 9.95 CHF with 9.95 CHF credit in Lidl stores.

Registration can be done in Lidl stores or online.

However, you may be charged 9.95 CHF for registration.

Lidl Connect Liechtenstein & Switzerland SIM Card
© Lidl Connect Switzerland
  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Lidl Connect has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Lidl Connect SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Lidl Connect offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lidl Connect Switzerland

You can top up your Lidl Connect SIM card online (even if you bought a voucher in-store, it could be redeemed online).

Dial #121# to check your Lidl Connect balance.


Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lidl Connect Switzerland

Lidl Connect has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Smart Prepaid. It is a data-only plan (without 5G NR access).

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner

Smart Prepaid can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
4.90 CHF500 MB30 days
19.90 CHF3 GB30 days
29.90 CHF5 GB30 days
EU Roaming – Lidl Connect Switzerland

You cannot use your Lidl Connect allowances in EU/EEA member states for free – only for a (hefty) fee.

APN/Internet Settings – Lidl Connect Switzerland

  • Name: Lidl Connect
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Lycamobile Switzerland

Lycamobile Logo New 2021
© Lycamobile

Lycamobile Switzerland, just Lycamobile, is a Swisscom MVNO.

Lycamobile, as a brand, is known for offering low rates for international calls abroad, and it is active in various other European countries, Australia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda & the United States.

To learn about Lycamobile’s frequencies, jump back to Swisscom’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Lycamobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lycamobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lycamobile Switzerland

Lycamobile is a Swisscom MVNO, meaning Lycamobile uses the Swisscom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lycamobile, jump to the Swisscom Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lycamobile Switzerland

You can get a Lycamobile SIM card for 19 CHF with 10 GB of data, 1000 local/EU minutes & 1000 local/EU SMS for 30 days from Lycamobile resellers, including grocery stores, gas stations & electronic shops.

Lycamobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Stores
© Lycamobile Switzerland

Registration can be done in (select) stores or online.

Dial *132# to see your Lycamobile phone number.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Lycamobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Lycamobile SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Be aware that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lycamobile.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lycamobile Switzerland

Lycamobile top-ups are sold by Lycamobile resellers, such as grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Switzerland.

The following (online) Lycamobile top-ups are available:

  • 5 CHF
  • 10 CHF
  • 20 CHF
  • 30 CHF
  • 50 CHF
  • 100 CHF
  • 200 CHF
Lycamobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Top-Ups

To top up your Lycamobile SIM card, dial *131*VoucherCode# or call 321 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *131*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# or call 321 to check your Lycamobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Lycamobile Switzerland

Lycamobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: National & International Bundles (combo) & Data Bundles.

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
National & International Bundles – Lycamobile Switzerland

The National & International Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial the Activation Code to activate National & International Bundles:

PricePlanDataEU/EEA DataLocal/EU Minutes 1Local/EU SMS 1ValidityActivation Code
2.50 CHFUnlimited Daily“Unlimited”, 10GBN/AUnlimitedN/A1 day*139*251#
9.90 CHFSwiss Young 2500 MBN/A250 minutes 3250 SMS 330 days*139*1006#
19 CHFHello Swiss S3 GBN/A500 minutes 3500 minutes 330 days*139*1001#
24 CHFHello Swiss M“Unlimited”, 10 GB1 GBUnlimited 4Unlimited 430 days*139*1002#
29 CHFHello Swiss L“Unlimited”, 40 GB3 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days*139*1005#
39 CHFHello World10 GB 2N/AUnlimited 3N/A30 days*139*1049#
50 CHFHello Swiss UL“Unlimited”, 100 GB5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 daysOnline only

1 for calls/SMS within and to other EU/EEA member states and back to Switzerland (NOT from Switzerland to other EU/EEA member states)
2 although the plan name includes the word Young, there is no age restriction for this plan, surprisingly
3 for local use only
4 1000 minutes/SMS in the EU/EEA

Lycamobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland National & International Bundles
Data Bundles – Lycamobile Switzerland

The Data Bundles are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate Data Bundles:

PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
1.50 CHFSurf Daily SwissUnlimited1 day*139*151#
5.90 CHFSurf L1 GB30 days*139*92490#
9.90 CHFSurf M2 GB30 days*139*91490#
13.90 CHFSurf XL5 GB30 days*139*94490#
20 CHFEU Data M3 GB 130 days*139*7502#
39.90 CHFSurf UL“Unlimited”, 300 GB30 days*139*96490#

1 can be used in the EU/EEA as well

Lycamobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Data Bundles
EU Roaming – Lycamobile Switzerland

You can use your Lycamobile allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Be aware that, in some cases, the EU/EEA roaming allowance is lower than the domestic allowances.

APN/Internet Settings – Lycamobile Switzerland

  • Name: Lycamobile
  • APN: data.lycamobile.ch
  • Username: lmch
  • Password: plus

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

M Budget Mobile

M Budget Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© M Budget Mobile

M Budget Mobile is a Swisscom MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by Migros.

Although the name includes budget, this MVNO is the most expensive, in terms of data-featured prepaid plans, in this guide 🗿.

To learn about M Budget Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Swisscom’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about M Budget Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get an M Budget Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – M Budget Mobile

M Budget Mobile is a Swisscom MVNO, meaning M Budget Mobile uses the Swisscom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with M Budget Mobile, jump to the Swisscom Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – M Budget Mobile

You can get an M Budget Mobile SIM card for 19.80 CHF with 15 CHF credit and 100 MB from Die Post, M Electronics, Migros & Mobilzone.

M Budget Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Stores (SIM Card Purchase)
© M Budget Mobile

Registration can be done in the aforementioned stores.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

M Budget Mobile has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike M Budget Mobile SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that M Budget Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – M Budget Mobile

M Budget Mobile top-ups are sold in Migros stores and from kiosks, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Switzerland.

M Budget Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Stores
© M Budbet Mobile Mobile

To top up your M Budget Mobile SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *130# or text STATUS to 444 to check your M Budget Mobile balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – M Budget Mobile

M Budget Mobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: Prepaid Easy (combo) & National Data (add-on).

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
Prepaid Easy Plans – M Budget Mobile

The Prepaid Easy plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 50 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

Prepaid Easy can be activated online:

PricePlanData 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
4 CHFPrepaid Easy S40 MB40 minutes40 SMS30 days
9 CHFPrepaid Easy M200 MB120 minutes200 SMS30 days
14 CHFPrepaid Easy L400 MB240 minutes400 SMS30 days

1 @ 50 Mbps

M Budget Mobile Liechtenstein & Switzerland Prepaid Easy Plans
National Data Add-On – M Budget Mobile

The National Data add-on is a 500 MB add-on expiring when your Prepaid Easy plan expires (up to 30 days), costing 5 CHF. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

Text START DATAPACK to 444 to activate National Data.

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 CHF500 MBUntil plan expiresSTART DATAPACK
EU Roaming – M Budget Mobile

You cannot use your M Budget Mobile allowances in EU/EEA member states for free – only for a (hefty) fee.

APN/Internet Settings – M Budget Mobile

  • Name: M Budget Mobile
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

MTEL Switzerland

MTEL Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© MTEL Switzerland

MTEL Switzerland, just MTEL, is a Salt Switzerland MVNO.

It is, at the time of writing, the newest MVNO in the country.

As a result, it is a bit more challenging to get an MTEL SIM card because they are (currently) only sold in MTEL stores, but there are less than ten in the country.

But its plans are rather generous compared to its competition, such as free calls and SMS to MTEL phone numbers in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia.

To learn about MTEL’s frequencies, jump back to Salt Switzerland’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about MTEL:

* Coverage
* How to Get an MTEL SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – MTEL Switzerland

MTEL is a Salt Switzerland MVNO, meaning MTEL uses the Salt Switzerland network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with MTEL, jump to the Salt Switzerland Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – MTEL Switzerland

You can get an MTEL SIM card for 15 CHF with 10 GB of data and 10 000 local/EU minutes for 25 days in MTEL stores.

Registration can be done in MTEL stores or online.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

MTEL has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike MTEL SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that MTEL offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – MTEL Switzerland

You can top up your MTEL SIM card online (even if you bought a voucher in-store, it could be redeemed online) – the same counts for checking your balance.


Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – MTEL Switzerland

MTEL has two data-featured prepaid plans: Mtel Free (combo) & Data Plus (add-ons).

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner
MTEL Free Plans – MTEL Switzerland

The MTEL Free plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial the Activation Code to activate MTEL Free:

PriceDataLocal/International Minutes/SMS 3ValidityActivation Code
10 CHF5 GB 15000 minutes/SMS25 days*100*91#
15 CHF10 GB 210 000 minutes/SMS25 days*100*92#

1 for local use and in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia on the MTEL/m:tel networks of the respective countries
2 for local use and in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia on the MTEL/m:tel networks of the respective countries + the EU/EEA
3 for local use and in/to Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia on the MTEL/m:tel networks of the respective countries

MTEL Liechtenstein & Switzerland Prepaid Plans
Data Plus Add-Ons – MTEL Switzerland

The Data Plus add-ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons (without 5G NR access). They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Data Plus:

PricePlanData 1ValidityActivation Code
5 CHFData Plus S1 GBUntil plan expires*100*33#
10 CHFData Plus XL5 GBUntil plan expires*100*34#

1 1 for local use and in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia on the MTEL/m:tel networks of the respective countries + the EU/EEA

MTEL Liechtenstein & Switzerland Data Plus Packs
EU Roaming – MTEL Switzerland

You can use your MTEL allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

As MTEL does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – MTEL Switzerland

  • Name: mtel
  • APN: web.mtel.ch

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Mucho Switzerland

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland Logo
© Mucho Switzerland

Mucho Switzerland, just Mucho, is a Swisscom MVNO.

Mucho imposes (relatively slow) speed caps (15 Mbps for combo plans or 50 Mbps data-only plans), unlike most Swiss SIM cards.

To learn about Mucho’s frequencies, jump back to Swisscom’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about Mucho:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Mucho SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Mucho Switzerland

Mucho is a Swisscom MVNO, meaning Mucho uses the Swisscom network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Mucho, jump to the Swisscom Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Mucho Switzerland

You can get a Mucho SIM card for 10 CHF with 5 CHF credit or with a plan between 4.90 CHF to 49 CHF from Mucho resellers like gas stations, kiosks & post offices.

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland SIM Card
© Mucho Switzerland

Registration can be done in the aforementioned stores or online.

Dial *132# to see your Mucho phone number.

Text STATUS to 778 to access the Mucho menu.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Mucho has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Be aware that, unlike Mucho SIM cards, which can be used in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the Pilatus Mobile eSIMs can only be used in Switzerland. For Liechtenstein, get Lie Mobile eSIMs.

Liechtenstein Lie Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Or get the Eurolink eSIMs covering Switzerland (+Liechtenstein) and 35+ other European countries (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 days, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days – read my Eurolink review too).

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Mucho offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFI (Voice over WiFi) yet.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Mucho Switzerland

Mucho top-ups are sold by Mucho resellers, such as kiosks, train stations (SBB terminals) & electronic shops throughout Switzerland (and Liechtenstein).

The following (online) Mucho top-ups are available:

  • 10 CHF
  • 20 CHF
  • 30 CHF
  • 40 CHF
  • 50 CHF
  • 100 CHF

To top up your Mucho SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online (1/2) with (international/EU) debit and credit cards.

Dial *130# to check your Mucho balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Mucho Switzerland

Mucho has five data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in CHF (Swiss Francs).

To convert CHF to your currency (let's say EUR – Euro) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

Wise Signup Banner

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Duo Packs Swiss – Mucho Switzerland

The Duo Packs Swiss are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 15 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

Duo Packs Swiss can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 778:

PricePlanData 1EU/EEA DataLocal/International Minutes/SMS 2ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
4.90 CHFDuo Nano500 MB100 MB75 minutes/SMS 330 daysDUONANOSTOP DUONANO
9.90 CHFDuo Micro1 GB200 MB180 minutes/SMS30 daysDUOMICROSTOP DUOMICRO
17.90 CHFDuo Mini5 GB500 MB300 minutes/SMS30 daysDUOMINISTOP DUOMINI
19 CHFUltra 1910 GB500 MB75 minutes 330 daysULTRA19STOP ULTRA19
24.90 CHFDuo Swuss15 GB1 GBUnlimited30 daysDUOSWISSSTOP DUOSWISS

1 @ 15 Mbps – video streaming @ 480p – I recommend using a VPN to circumvent this restriction
2 to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden & the United Kingdom
3 for local use only

Duo Packs Swiss auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 778.

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland Duo National Plans
International Duo Packs – Mucho Switzerland

The International Duo Packs are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 15 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

International Duo Packs can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 778:

PricePlanData 1EU/EEA DataLocal/International Minutes/SMSValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
39 CHFDuo Maxi“Unlimited” 20 GB2 GBUnlimited 230 daysDUOMAXISTOP DUOMAXI
49 CHFDuo Mundo“Unlimited” 40 GB4 GB1000 minutes/SMS 330 daysDUOMUNDOSTOP DUOMUNDO

1 @ 15 Mbps – video streaming @ 480p – I recommend using a VPN to circumvent this restriction
2 to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden & the United Kingdom
3 to Algeria (fixed), Andorra (fixed), Angola (fixed), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia (fixed), France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta (fixed), Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco (fixed), Mongolia, Morocco (fixed), Mozambique (fixed), Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines (fixed), Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Romania, Russia (fixed), Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey (fixed), the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela & Vietnam

International Duo Packs auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 778.

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland Duo International Plans
Internet Only Packs – Mucho Switzerland

The Internet Only Packs are data plans (without 5G NR access @ max. 50 Mbps).

Internet Only Packs can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 778:

PricePlanData 1ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
9.90 CHFData Mini2 GB30 daysDATAMINISTOP DATAMINI
19.90 CHFData Maxi5 GB30 daysDATAMAXISTOP DATAMAX
29.90 CHFData Mega10 GB30 daysDATAMEGASTOP DATAMEGA

1 @ 50 Mbps – video streaming @ 1080p

Internet Only Packs auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 778.

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland Internet Only Packs
Data Packs for Switzerland + Europe – Mucho Switzerland

The Data Packs for Switzerland + Europe are data plans (without 5G NR access @ max. 50 Mbps).

Data Packs for Switzerland + Europe can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 778:

PricePlanLocal/EU Data 1ValidityActivation CodeDeactivation Code
19.90 CHFData EU Mini2 GB30 daysDATAEUMINISTOP DATAEUMINI
29.90 CHFData EU Maxi5 GB30 daysDATAEUMAXISTOP DATAEUMAX

1 @ 50 Mbps – video streaming @ 1080p

Data Packs for Switzerland + Europe auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text the Deactivation Code to 778.

Mucho Liechtenstein & Switzerland Data Packs
Data Add-Ons – Mucho Switzerland

The Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Data Add-Ons can be activated by texting the Activation Code to 778:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
5 CHF1 GB10 daysPLUS1
15 CHF5 GB10 daysPLUS5
EU Roaming – Mucho Switzerland

You can use your Mucho allowances in the following EU/EEA member states without paying roaming fees:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

As Mucho does not have dedicated EU/EEA roaming allowances, you can use your full allowance without restrictions in other EU/EEA member states.

APN/Internet Settings – Mucho Switzerland

  • Name: MUCHO
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

Jump back to the Table of Contents.

Support Me on Ko-Fi Orange

TalkTalk Switzerland

TalkTalk Switzerland Logo
© TalkTalk Switzerland

TalkTalk Switzerland, just TalkTalk, is a Sunrise Switzerland MVNO.

Because Sunrise is not active in Liechtenstein, unlike Swisscom and Salt Mobile Switzerland, you cannot use your TalkTalk SIM card for free in Liechtenstein (you will be charged roaming rates instead, which are not low).

To learn about TalkTalk’s frequencies, jump back to Sunrise Switzerland’s frequencies (but you will not have 5G NR access).

This is what you will learn about TalkTalk:

* Coverage
* How to Get a TalkTalk SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – TalkTalk Switzerland

TalkTalk is a Sunrise Switzerland MVNO, meaning TalkTalk uses the Sunrise Switzerland network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with TalkTalk, jump to the Sunrise Switzerland Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – TalkTalk Switzerland

You can get a TalkTalk SIM card for 19.95 CHF with 20 CHF credit in Mobilezone stores.

TalkTalk Switzerland SIM Card Price

Registration can be done in the same stores.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get TalkTalk Tourist SIM cards.

The following two TalkTalk Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataLocal MinutesValidity
29.95 CHFTourist 10 GB5 CHF10 GBUnlimited30 days
44.95 CHFTourist 100 GB5 CHF100 GBUnlimited30 days
TalkTalk Switzerland Tourist SIM Card Prices

Dial *122# to see your TalkTalk phone number.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

TalkTalk has no eSIMs.

Note that the Swiss mobile operators require your identification (EU ID/passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM for Switzerland (without personal detail capturing), you can go with the Switzerland (Pilatus Mobile) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Switzerland Pilatus Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Switzerland eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 20 GB/30 days).

Switzerland eSIMs Nomad
Switzerland Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 5 GB Nomad Switzerland eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Switzerland eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).