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Surfing gets much cheaper at the Swisscom hotspots

Berne, 27 February 2008

Wireless Internet access via Public Wireless LAN (PWLAN) is to become considerably cheaper. Swisscom is dropping the access price for its NATEL customers to four francs per hour, calculated in 15-minute increments. There are now more than 1,100 hotspots for wireless Internet access across the country.

The price reduction will make wireless Internet access from hotspots much more attractive. Many devices now have WLAN technology preinstalled (laptops, PDAs, iPods, etc.), which leads to  increasing demand from residential customers. Long gone are the days when it was only business customers who dialled up the Internet via WLAN at the so-called Swisscom hotspots.

NATEL customers will pay just four francs per hour for wireless Internet access at Swisscom hotspots from 1 March 2008. Access will be charged in 15-minute increments. As before, there is no monthly fee.

The service is available to all mobile customers (excluding NATEL easy, M-Budget Mobile) and there is no need to register. For regular users, Swisscom recommends its Mobile Unlimited product, which allows seamless access to EDGE, UMTS, HSPA and WLAN technologies at attractive conditions, even for heavy users. Customers who do not have a NATEL subscription will continue to be able to use the Swisscom hotspots. Access is charged by credit card or by Value Cards, which can be obtained at the hotspot.

The more than 1,100 Swisscom hotspots can be found at locations such as railway stations, hotels, restaurants and airports. They offer full coverage by means of reliable, fast WLAN access.

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Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern