Flexiroam for Swiss Travellers

Life in Switzerland is wonderful. Pristine alpine scenery & some the highest living standards in the world. It is also the the home of Rolex, Lindt chocolate & the Swiss army knife.

Due to the strength of the Swiss Franc it has some of the most expensive mobile data rates in the world.  Although located in heart of Europe, Switzerland is not part of the Eurozone.

This presents a challenge for traveller's who depend on data to use maps and stay in contact with their loved ones back home. Swiss traveller's are faced with higher roaming charges than their Euro neighbour's and it gets even worse when travelling outside the further abroad to America, Asia, Africa & Australia.

There are three main mobile carriers in Switzerland

 MVNO International Roaming Data? Cost
Flexiroam Yes $6+ per GB
Swisscom Yes $500 per GB
Sunrise Yes $500+ per GB
Salt Yes N/A


The answer for most Swiss traveller's is clear, purchase a local SIM Card upon arrival at your destination.

Swisscom Roaming Rates

Sunrise Roaming Rates

Salt Roaming Rates

For many Swiss traveller's the better option has been to purchase a prepaid SIM Card upon arrival at your destination. However, if you prefer to avoid queuing up, presenting your passport and fiddling around with swapping a new SIM into your phone after a long flight, we recommend you buy a Flexiroam X Starter Kit.

Flexiroam X works in Switzerland (and another 160 other countries too!) It is available in three versions:

Sim Card

Microchip SIM "Sticker"

For those of you with one of the following eSIM enabled phones:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS Max Global
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad Pro 3rd Gen (12.9 inch, WiFi+Cellular)
  • iPad Pro 3rd Gen (12.9 inch, 1TB, WiFi+Cellular)
  • iPad mini 5th Gen
  • iPad Air 3rd Gen
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra


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