15 June 2004
From 1 July 2004 onwards, NATEL® customers will have a new opportunity to surf inexpensively on mobile portals from Swisscom Mobile. With the Portal Pack, which costs CHF 5 per month (CHF 7 for NATEL ® easy), all data connections to mobile portals from Swisscom Mobile - for example to Vodafone live! - are free. At the same time, using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) data transmission technology will be cheaper by up to 50%.
Customers can register for the Portal Pack straight away and it will come into effect from the beginning of the next month. NATEL® customers can send an SMS to the number 444 with the message portal start. To cancel, they simply send an SMS to 444 with the message portal stop. Cancellation will be effected at the end of that calendar month. The cost of surfing then corresponds to the prices for GPRS data transmission.
Furthermore, on 1 July 2004 Swisscom Mobile will reduce the price of using GPRS by almost 50%. As before, the costs will be based on the volume of data transmitted, but now data connections in Switzerland will be billed at just CHF 0.10 per 10 Kilobytes (previously CHF 0.19 per 10 Kilobytes). With NATEL® easy the price will be reduced from CHF 0.30 to CHF 0.15 per 10 Kilobytes.
Berne, 15 June 2004