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Press release

Swisscom Fixnet first provider to introduce a uniform tariff nationwide

07 March 2002

On 1 May 2002, Swisscom will become the first provider to introduce a uniform tariff nationwide on the fixed network. Calls will cost CHF 0.08 per minute (standard rate) or CHF 0.04 (off-peak rate) irrespective of distance. The new tariff structure is very simple and transparent. At the same time, Swisscom Fixnet is launching a new and attractive offer for Internet users with free surfing hours.

Surveys have shown that customers value simple and transparent price structures. This is why Swisscom Fixnet has simplified its tariffs. The new low-cost uniform tariff on the fixed network means that a call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. will now cost CHF 0.08 per minute throughout Switzerland. From 5 p.m. until 8 a.m., at weekends and on bank holidays, customers will be able to make calls throughout Switzerland for CHF 0.04 per minute. The new price structure applies to all fixed network lines and public payphones and will not affect Swisscom´s revenues.

The highly popular Evening call and Weekend call offers (calls for CHF 1 per hour) will still be available. Also unchanged are the prices for calls abroad and calls to mobile networks. The existing Global Volume discount scheme for customers with monthly call charges of at least CHF 100 is to be extended. Discounts now also apply to calls within Switzerland as well as calls abroad and calls to the Swisscom Mobile network. The new tariff structure also applies to customers of Swisscom Enterprise Solutions.

Every sixth surfing hour free

Swisscom is introducing new free surfing hours for Internet users. Swisscom Fixnet customers without carrier preselection and with a Bluewin Highway or Freeway subscription will receive every sixth surfing hour free. This means 5 hours of surfing followed by 1 hour (worth CHF 1.80) free, up to a maximum of 10 free hours per month. These will be automatically credited as a discount to the customer´s fixed network bill. Registration is not necessary.

The new offer will replace the present ISDN surf bonus and will also apply to customers with analog telephone lines. 

The new tariffs at a glance

Swisscom Fixnet tariffs valid from 1 May 2002

New Standard rate Off-peak rate
CHF per minute Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m Mon-Fri 5 p.m.-8 a.m. Sat/Sun and bank holidays
National fixed network calls 0.08 0.04

All prices incl. VAT.

Swisscom Fixnet tariffs to date

To date Standard rate Off-peak rate Night-time rate
CHF per minute Mon-Fri 8 a.m.
-5 p.m.
Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-8 a.m. Sat/Sun
6 a.m.-10 p.m. and bank holidays
Mon-Sun 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
Local 0.067 0.033 0.017
Long-distance 0.12  0.10 0.063

All prices incl. VAT.

Berne, 7 March 2002


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern