If you’re soon moving abroad surely there are many things keeping you awake at night. Making sure your accommodation is confirmed, all your luggage, having a valid passport or ID to travel freely, booking an insurance, among many other concerns.
And on top of the huge To Do list, you probably also have to find the right mobile service provider, one which can fulfill your communication needs. Whether you’re traveling or you need advice finding the right phone deal for you, here are 3 tips that will help you make the right choice when it comes to your phone:
1. Know your needs
Once you know what you need, you will be ready to find the right deal for you.
Our advice? Analyze your phone expenses in the last few months, check your data and minutes allowances, and you’ll be able to easily calculate an average cost for your mobile needs.
For example, 1 hour of Netflix’s basic video resolution reproduction consumes around 1GB. To read emails, you’d spend a few hundred KB, and around 3MB per minute while using Google Maps.
Whether you use an iOS or Android device, you can easily check the amount of data you’ve spent in a couple clicks through Settings. In iOS you can even reset it to zero anytime you want, and Android allows you to choose the exact period you want to analyze.
2. Be aware of each operator’s conditions
Our tip? Take the time to read and understand the terms of the mobile service you buy before committing to it. Or just find an alternative mobile operator who can offer you outstanding coverage and unbeatable rates at 0% commitment. MUCHO easy!
Sometimes it is also important to take into consideration other factors, especially if you’re coming from anywhere in America or Japan, such as the mobile device you’re using. Why is that, you might be asking yourself: some devices aren’t compatible with the local network of Switzerland, for instance, so you might need to request your previous network provider to unlock the device for you.
3. Enjoy a smart consumption
Don’t be fooled! Why would you pay for an unlimited call plan if you prefer to chat with your friends? And why would you have the best Wi-Fi if you don’t really use it? We all worry about our phone expenses and try to save as much as we can, but we hardly ever notice that in fact we’re paying more than we’re told with secretive rates and surprise bills at the end of the month.
Our recommendation? Make sure you find a fully transparent operator that is clear about your expenses, and go for a prepaid pack instead of a contract. With MUCHO Mobile we even stop your internet service if you’re not using it to avoid overspending. MUCHO easy!
There are probably many other things you need to take into account while looking out for a new network provider, like making sure they have good coverage in your country (we operate on the Nº 1 network in Switzerland), they provide good customer attention (our customer care line is free and available in 6 languages), and they have affordable rates both locally and internationally.
Getting a new mobile phone contract in Switzerland is easy if you do it correctly: with MUCHO you can do it online or buy directly from various retail stores.
Order your free SIM card here! To activate it, you will need to provide a valid ID and have an address in Switzerland.
Learn more about our prepaid packs, or discover our international rates. If you’re in Switzerland (or planning your trip here!) you might want to order your free SIM here. Enjoy the adventure!