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Ketoeato
Ketoeato
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Nov 22, 2022 - 9:54 AM

Dear MySwiss Alps members,

We will be arriving at Zurich Airport on 3 Dec 2022 (Saturday) at 7.50pm.

The Sunrise, Salt and SwissCom shops will close at 9.00pm. Not sure if we would have enough time to clear customs and figure our way to the shops, especially with a grumpy 9 year old after the long flight?

We are data hungry users, and would prefer to buy the SIM card from Sunrise as they offer unlimited data + chat for 24h for 2.5 CHF.

We would definitely need data to find our way to our Air B and B at Lucerne.

Anna
Anna
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Nov 22, 2022 - 4:54 PM in reply to Ketoeato

Hi Ketoeato,

If timing is not right, you can always purchase the SIM card the next day in Lucerne. In the meanwhile, there are free Wifi at the airport. Major SBB train stations such as Lucerne also provide free Wifi access.

Further information about purchasing SIM cards are available here: www.myswissalps.com/simcard

Regards,

Anna

Ketoeato
Ketoeato
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Nov 23, 2022 - 9:51 AM

Thank you, Anna.

Do you know if the supermarkets at Zurich airport sells physical SIM cards? Not necessarily from Sunrise. Just need one to tide us over to find our way to the apartment in the night😂

Noted that the supermarkets at Zurich airports have a later closing time at 11 pm.

Last modified on Nov 23, 2022 - 10:06 AM by Ketoeato
Arno
Arno
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Nov 23, 2022 - 3:31 PM in reply to Ketoeato

Hi Ketoeato,

I wouldn't know about supermarkets to be honest. Larger Migros stores may have options. Migros does function as a telecom provider under the M-Budget Mobile brand, but you'd have to check if they sell separate SIM cards and whether they're available at Zurich Airport.

Ketoeato
Ketoeato
42 posts
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Nov 24, 2022 - 1:19 AM

No worries, Arno, and thank you for your reply.

We may consider the option of buying the much more expensive traveller's wifi at Zurich airport. Would you know if this can be rented on the spot when we are at Zurich airport (noted that the shop closes at 11.30 pm)?

Arno
Arno
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Nov 24, 2022 - 8:28 PM

I'm not sure about renting it on the spot without reservation. Usually you'd book it in advance, so that availability is guaranteed. It can be booked a day before arrival, or even the same day I think. Please find details and links at www.myswissalps.com/simcard. You can get in touch with them if you don't want to book in advance.

It's indeed more expensive, but also the best option for the data hungry, as you described it :-)

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