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Lower basic tariff and greater savings with NATEL® budget

27 April 2001

The first 15 call minutes are covered by the subscription price of just CHF 15 per month. This applies to all calls on the Swiss fixed network and on the NATEL® network irrespective of the time of day. Once the free call time has been used up there is a standard call charge of 70 centimes per minute at all times in Switzerland. In comparison to the standard NATEL® easy tariff that represents a saving of 29 centimes per minute. The low basic tariff and the free call time make NATEL® budget the best-value Swisscom Mobile subscription for anyone who only uses the phone occasionally.

NATEL® budget offers all the benefits of a Swisscom Mobile subscription. For example, unrestricted use of the phone in over 115 countries (international roaming), COMBOX® basic, SMS, NATEL® InfoService and so much more besides. All customers under the age of 22 automatically benefit from NATEL® Skyline which includes 30 free SMS messages per month and other benefits via

The new subscription will be available from 1 May from current outlets. On signing a new contract customers switching from NATEL® easy to NATEL® budget also benefit from attractive special offers for mobile phones. And if you sign up for NATEL® budget before 30 June 2001 you get 30 as opposed to 15 free call minutes for the first two months.

Berne, 27 April 2001


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern