Berne, 05 March 2015
“Only recently we massively increased the value that the Natel infinity subscriptions offer our customers without raising subscription prices. Now it’s the turn of our fixed-network customers. We are again not increasing prices, but are increasing the performance of our Vivo bundled packages,” says Marc Werner, Head of Residential Customer Business at Swisscom.
From Monday, 9 March, many Vivo customers will be able to surf the Internet at twice the speed as before. Customers that subscribe to a Vivo XL package will experience a particularly significant change – they will now be able to surf the Web at a speed of 1 Gbps on a fibre-optic connection. Those customers that took out a Gigabit option for CHF 80 per month will in future not have to pay these costs at all. This is because Swisscom is offering the super-fast 1 Gbps Internet connection from CHF 139 per month (in German). Those customers who already have a Natel infinity subscription will save even more – for example, customers with a Natel infinity M subscription (CHF 99 per month.) will save CHF 20 every month .
Swisscom TV 2.0 has successfully established itself on the market for almost a year now and already has more than 400,000 customers. Swisscom TV 2.0 plus customers can also enjoy an additional benefit, as they will also be able to record 200 extra hours of programmes, which makes a total of 1,200 hours. “After this increase, our customers can record more than six times as much content as they could with the best service offered by the major cable providers,” comments Marc Werner.
The Vivo packages offer more, and not only at home; from next Monday, the new “Fixed network to go” function will allow for an extra level of convenience when on the move. This function ensures that you will never miss a call to your fixed-network number again, as all calls to this number can, upon request, be answered via your mobile phone, regardless of your location.
In addition, Vivo customers will be able to use more than 2,100 WLAN hotspots throughout Switzerland from May onwards to access the Internet wirelessly, free of charge and for an unlimited period of time. Simply activate WLAN and log into the “Swisscom” network using your Swisscom login details. Up to three devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops can be used at the same time free of charge while on the go.
An overview of all of the newly available Internet speeds can be found at: https://www.swisscom.ch/content/dam/swisscom/en/about/media/press-release/2015/20150305-VivoPakete-Maerz-DE.pdf (in German)