Aug 8, 2017 - 12:40 AM
Hi MySwissAlps Moderators & fellow travellers,
I will be travelling to Switzerland in September for 7 days and I am looking to get a local SIM Card. I've read your post on SIM Cards and Wifi Hotspots, and done some other research. I've shorlisted to two options:
I'm more inclined towards Salt pre-pay (cheaper and the store will help with setting up the card) whereas the Simly card is more expensive and I might have trouble setting it up (I'm not the most technologically savvy person!). However, the Simly card is also convenient, given that it can be set up prior to traveling and I will be good to go once I land. I will only be using the data to check train/bus times and to keep in touch with family back home via WhatsApp. No voice calls.
My question is:
1. Would you happen to know if there are generally long queues at the Salt store / takes a while for the store to set up the SIM card? I land at Zurich airport at 8:15a.m. on a Saturday
2. I read your review about Simly, which says that it has good coverage - what about Salt pre-pay?
3. Although I've said I'm more inclined towards Salt pre-pay, would you recommend Simly instead based on the number of days I'll be travelling + what I will be using the SIM Card for.
Happy to hear anyone's experience using the above SIM cards as well.