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Press release

Swisscom Mobile: already 300,000 NATEL® swiss liberty customers

01 July 2005

Just one month after launching the new NATEL® swiss liberty subscription, no fewer than 300,00 customers have signed up for this product. The simple tariff system - 50 cents per call to the Swisscom Mobile or fixed network - satisfies a major customer need. In future, controlling costs with Swisscom Mobile will be much easier: A special tone will notify customers calling to the number of another mobile phone provider that they are being switched to a third-party network.

Swisscom Mobile launched the new NATEL® swiss liberty subscription on June 1, 2005. Already 300,000 customers have decided to take up the offer - a resounding success. NATEL® swiss liberty not only gives value for money, it is also transparent: 50 cents for a call of up to one hour on the Swisscom Mobile network, Swiss fixed networks and Combox - where the first five seconds are even free of charge. Calls to other Swiss mobile networks cost a flat rate of 50 cents per minute, day and night.


Please remember: when calling to a third-party mobile network

Different charges apply between calls to your own mobile phone network and those to another provider. Swisscom Mobile, therefore, has introduced a new service for its customers that indicates when a call is being dialled to a number of another mobile communications provider. This information is provided in the form of a special tone that rings as soon as the number of another provider is dialled. The tone is audible for all outgoing calls to a third-party mobile network. Swisscom Mobile will be automatically activating this free service for all customers during mid-August 2005. This practical service is available to all NATEL® subscribers including prepaid customers.

If you would like to know whether it is worth changing to NATEL® swiss liberty, just send an SMS with the code "CHECK" to the number 444. An SMS will then show you how much you could have saved in the same month had you subscribed to NATEL® swiss liberty. A further SMS to number 444 with the code "LIBERTY" is all that is needed to change from an existing NATEL® subscription.

Berne, 1 July 2005


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern