Cellular Abroad has partnered with Lebara Mobile Switzerland - one of the strongest prepaid service providers with SIM card services for 10 European countries - to offer the Lebara Mobile SIM Card for Switzerland to U.S. travelers who need a low-cost service for phone calls, texts and data connectivity. This prepaid service uses the Sunrise network to provide unbeatable coverage across the whole country. Lebara Switzerland offers a few different plans; aside from the standard plan you can add a new 30-day data plan and SMS plan. Since this SIM card also offers data, it is also compatible with iPads and other tablets. During the checkout process you can select a SIM resize option - Micro-SIM for iPad & iPhone 4/4S, or the nano SIM card for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
Unlimited Data Plan
New for 2013! You can now buy an unlimited data "Flat" plan from Lebara Switzerland - Purchase an additional CHF 15.00 from Cellular Abroad or from a local Lebara service reseller in Switzerland, and activate the plan by texting the word FLAT to phone number 255. This plan activates 1GB of high-speed data for your service, good for 30 days. Once the initial 1GB of high-speed data has been used, you will still be able to use the internet connection, but at the slower 2G speed.
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Local Swiss cell phone number
Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere
SMS Text Messages
300 mins International
30 mins Domestic
Domestic Talk Rates
CHF 0.35 outgoing to land lines*
CHF 0.45 outgoing to cell phones*
Free Lebara-to-Lebara calls**
International Talk Rates
CHF 0.03 outgoing to land lines and cell phones*
Text Messages (SMS)
CHF 0.15 Outgoing
Free Lebara to Lebara SMS
Data Service (Internet/Email)
CHF 0.25 per MB
CHF 14.50 for 1GB data plan
*Rate excludes additional CHF 0.19 connection fee per call
**Free for the first 30 minutes of each call, with CHF 0.39 connection fee.
A Prepaid Switzerland SIM card with local Swiss cell phone number
Complete with FREE airtime worth CHF 10.00 ($10 USD).
Domestic outgoing rates CHF 0.35 ($0.35 USD) per minute to a land line, CHF 0.45 ($0.45 USD) per minute to a cell phone.
International calls back to the US, Canada and Western Europe CHF 0.03 ($0.03 USD) per minute.
Connection fee of CHF 0.19 per call
Unlimited FREE incoming calls
GPRS/Data Connection - CHF 14.90 ($14.90 USD) for 30 days
No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
Send and Receive SMS messages, free incoming and only CHF 0.19 ($0.19 USD) per minute outgoing
Easy to top-up via Cellular Abroad, or find topups locally at grocery stores and newspaper stands
Voicemail - CHF 0.45 ($0.45) per minute to check from within Switzerland
From a landline, (NOT from payphones, mobile phones, and majority of hotels) Cellular Abroad can be reached 8am to 4pm PST, Monday to Friday with English customer support and recharge services by dialing this number: 00-800-3623-3333, or from your cell phone: +1-310-862-7100, and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions about SIM Cards
What is a SIM Card?
SIM stands for "Subscriber Identity Module" and basically refers to a chip that fits inside all GSM-capable cell phones.
What does GSM stand for?
GSM stands for "Global Standard for Mobile communications" and is the standard for most cell phone communications across the globe, with the exceptions of South Korea and Japan.
How much is shipping?
Free shipping comes standard with SIM card purchases and rentals, but if you need to expedite, we have 3-day, 2-day and overnight shipping options available.
When will I receive my SIM Card?
Free shipping guarantees your delivery in 5-7 days via USPS. For next day delivery, you must order your SIM Card before 1:30pm PST.
What happens if I run out of credit during my trip?
Recharge vouchers are almost always available at local retailers like newsagents or grocery stores, but if you can't locate any, you can call Cellular Abroad at +1-310-862-7100.
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 orders are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
Insurance for cell phones and rental items is available, but currently there is no SIM-card purchase insurance. See what is covered here.