Need A Phone While in Switzerland?

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Data Plan

In Switzerland, wifi access is rarely free, not always available and never secure. For just $49, you get 1GB of data at 3G speeds. This is more than enough for the vast majority of travelers. A data enabled rental phone with a 1GB data add on is a great way to be able to be able to stay in touch with your emails while you are away and your favorite websites. In addition, it is a very handy way to be able to be able to make the most of your trip by using apps such as Google Maps, Google Voice Translate, find train schedules and more.


Choose A Phone

Selected Package Info
Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Low outgoing rates – even to the US and Canada
  • Unlimited free incoming calls
  • Swiss number with optional US number add-on
  • Great data rates
  • Easy to use pay as you go service
  • Pay as you go service
Rental Rates*
1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$48.95 $83.95 $99.95 $129.95 $149.95

*PLUS the price of (1) recharge voucher for initial talk credit ($19.00). This gives you 50 international or 40 domestic minutes.

Introduction

Switzerland Cell Phone Rentals

Rent one of Cellular Abroad’s cell phones for Switzerland and get great local and international rates plus incredibly affordable data rates. While many US based phones do work in Switzerland, roaming rates are too expensive for most travelers to afford. In addition, you may not want anyone and everyone that knows your number to reach you while you are on vacation in Switzerland (although we offer that option as well). We have three phone rental options. The Basic Rental is ideal for travelers who just need to make and receive calls and perhaps the occasional text. Both the Android and iPhone rentals are suitable for travelers who need access to the internet so they can check their emails and browse the web or use travel apps such as Google Maps or review restaurants or hotels 24/7 without having to rely on wifi – which is not always available and is never secure.

USA Number add on

In addition to a Swiss phone number, we also offer the option of being able to add a US based phone number to your rental. This is perfect for forwarding your current number to the new one or for giving to your US based contacts so they don’t have to make an international call in order to reach you. Each bundle of 100 minutes is $19.

Data Bundle

In addition to a Swiss phone number, we also offer the option of being able to add a US based phone number to your rental. This is perfect for forwarding your current number to the new one or for giving to your US based contacts so they don’t have to make an international call in order to reach you. Each bundle of 100 minutes is $19.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Switzerland Compare to Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T* Verizon* Sprint* T-Mobile*
Incoming Free $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Outgoing Local $0.12 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America $0.12 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
1 GB Data(3G) $49 $150 $250 $2,355 $120
* AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile’s rates exclude tax which is approximately 20% of the value. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster.
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Key Features Initial Credit Domestic Talk Rates International Talk Rates Text Messages (SMS) Data Service (Internet/Email)
  • Swiss cell phone number Optional US number
  • Unlimited free incoming calls Low Call and data rates
  • CHF 10.00 50 mins International
  • or
  • 40 mins Domestic
  • Free incoming
  • CHF 0.25 outgoing
  • CHF 0.45 outgoing to cell phones*
  • Free incoming
  • CHF 0.15 Outgoing
  • Free Incoming
  • CHF 0.15 Outgoing
  • $49 for 1GB

Order

Ordering a Rental Phone is easy. You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures

Receive

You will receive a fully charged Rental Phone, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.

Activate

Please follow the activation steps we provide together with your rental package.

Returning your Rental Phone

We will send you a prepaid return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular Abroad or from many retailers throughout Switzerland
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • At least one voucher for call credit plus any add-on (data or US number).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.




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