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Higher speeds for Bluewin ADSL first-time users

Berne, 05 October 2006

More for your money: From mid-November 2006 Swisscom Fixnet is doubling the broadband transmission speed for the Bluewin ADSL 150 service offering for first-time users from 150/50 kbps to 300/100 kbps. Prices for Internet access remain unchanged. New subscribers and existing customers will automatically benefit from the faster speeds from 13 November 2006.

The new Bluewin ADSL 300 service offering for first-time users provides a maximum download speed of 300 kbps and an upload speed of 100 kbps. The basic charge for ADSL 300 is CHF 9 with the Classic service package; and CHF 15 with the Gold service package. The ADSL 300 offering is time-based. Customers log on anew each time they want to user Internet services. Each hour online costs CHF 2.40, with charging by the minute. The maximum monthly cost is CHF 59 for the Classic service package and CHF 65 for the Gold service package.

 

Actual speed is dependent on cable length

As always, the transmission rates quoted are maximum speeds: in other words, the maximum speed as defined by the customer's subscription type. The actual speed is dependent on the length of the copper cable (to the home) and on the in-house installation, and may be lower than the stated speed. This can be checked on the Bluewin portal.

 

Summary of services

Current subscription type Bluewin ADSL 150 incl. the "Classic" service package Bluewin ADSL 150 incl. the "Gold" service package
New subscription type Bluewin ADSL 300 incl. the "Classic" service package Bluewin ADSL 300 incl. the "Gold" service package
Download up to 300 kbps 300 kbps
Upload up to 100 kbps 100 kbps
Internet connection Dial-up Dial-up
Subscription charge CHF 9 per month CHF 15 per month
Online charge CHF 2.40 per hour CHF 2.40 per hour
Maximum cost CHF 59 per month CHF 65 per month
Services - Five e-mail addresses
- Virus/spam filter
- SMS box (30 free SMS messages per month)
- Private homepage
- Five e-mail addresses
- Virus/spam filter
- SMS box (50 free SMS messages per month)
- Private homepage
- Enhanced security (firewall)
- Photo services (online photo album)

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Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern

media@swisscom.com