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Best Switzerland eSim For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid eSim in Switzerland (Discount Code)

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In this guide you will learn how to buy a Switzerland eSim and the best Switzerland eSim for tourists. Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and get unlimited rides on trains.

You can find the cheapest Swiss eSim with Nomad Switzerland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And Airalo Switzerland eSim prepaid same price (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

If you need more data you can go for $34 USD Nomad Switzerland eSim with 20 GB data and unlimited data with Holafly for only $2 USD per day valid for 30 days.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland for just $2 USD per day. Read here Switzerland sim card

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WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and get a discount booking your activities in Zurich with Klook!

SWISS ESIM AND BEST PREPAID SWITZERLAND ESIM

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SWITZERLAND ESIM BACKGROUND

An eSim is a virtual sim card (embedded sim) that you can use to connect to data services while you’re traveling. It’s not a physical sim card that you insert on your phone. Usually, you scan a code that gives your phone access to the data plan package of that eSim.

An eSim data plan is a great way to get a data or internet package outside of your home sim card, or phone carrier service from Europe. And because you are using an eSim, you don’t have to worry about changing your phone number for Whatsapp, imessage, Telegram, or any other messaging apps.

Once you purchase an eSim, you’ll immediately be emailed a QR code that you can scan, and if you should be connected to data immediately. There are a few eSims in Switzerland available for tourists and prepaid eSim data plans.

Swisscom and Sunrise are the main phone operators in Switzerland. Swisscom and Sunrise don’t offer eSim for tourists in Switzerland only with a subscription plan.

Difference between an eSim vs getting a data plan

Ease of access to a data or internet package is the biggest difference of an eSim over a data plan from Regular mobile data carriers from your country. With an eSim, instead of buying the physical sim, you can buy a package online and activate it wherever you are.

How to Activate Your Europe Esim Service

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You can purchase your Holafly eSim here (in this case with Holafly eSim Switzerland but there are other providers too). Choose the country you’re going to, and how many days you want to have unlimited data service or any other data packages for data eSim in Switzerland.

Remember that you’re buying internet data and not credits for sending text messages/SMS, or making phone calls. You can use regular messaging apps for these like Whatsapp, Telegram, Messenger or iMessage.

Once you have your eSim confirmation, you’ll get the code. You can save this code in your phone as an image, and scan it later, or scan it now, and you’ll immediately activate it.

Switzerland eSim for Tourists What do I need to have to get a data package for Switzerland and Europe

Before you can get an eSim Switzerland data package, you need to first make sure that your phone supports the eSim functionality. Unfortunately this is not available for all phones. It became available in the last year or two, making only the newest phone versions to support this feature.

If you are using an iPhone or iPad running SIM card functionality, these are the models that support the eSim feature for iOS.

iPhone and iPad with Esim Functionality

iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE 2 (2020), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro,, MaxiPhone SE 3 (2022). On iPhone 13 models you can have two eSIMs activated at the same time.

For iPads, you have the following.

iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020), iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020), iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019), iPad (model A2198, from 2019), iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

Your ipad needs to have the sim functionality to get the esim feature.

This is how you activate an esim with iOS devices.

Android Phones with the Esim Functionality

Samsung Esim Phones

Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

For Samsung subscribers, you can check the guide here for activating the esim.

Google Pixel Esim Phones

Have a Google Pixel phone, check this guide on how to activate esim. Below are the Google Pixel Phones that support esim:

Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service), Google Pixel 2 XLGoogle Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4 XL, Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 5a, Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Other Android Handsets that Support the eSim functionality:

Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro, Oppo Reno 5A, Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G, Oppo Find X5, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Oppo A55s

Motorola Razr 2019, Motorola Razr 5G, Nuu Mobile X5, Gemini PDA, Rakuten Mini, Rakuten Big-S, Rakuten Big and Sony Xperia 10 III Lite.

There are also Ultrabooks that have the eSim functionality in them.

So check the following ultrabooks and laptops:

Microsoft Surface Pro X, Microsoft Surface Go 2, Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Advanced

Acer Swift 3, Acer Swift 7, Asus Mini Transformer

Asus NovaGo, Asus VivoBook Flip 14, HP Elitebook G5

HP Probook G5, HP Zbook G5, HP Specter Folio 13, Lenovo Yoga C630, Lenovo Miix 630

Lenovo Yoga 520, Lenovo Flex 5G and Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Check if your phone is Unlocked

The idea of having an eSim is to have another carrier providing data service/internet service to your phone. Even if your phone supports the eSim functionality, the phone needs to be open or unlocked to use any data/sim company.

Locked phones are usually the phones you purchased with a data plan with a sim card or carrier service, where you have plans that you pay monthly until your contract expires, and allowed you to get your phone at a discount or for free.

Buying a Switzerland eSim And Best Prepaid eSim Switzerland Data Plan

HOLAFLY SWITZERLAND ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly Switzerland eSim is our favorite since we are always looking for unlimited data options or huge data packages. Make sure you check Holafly Switzerland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in most of the countries in Europe just $2 USD per day.

The data plans with Holafly eSim Switzerland start at $19 USD for 5 days for unlimited data. If you choose 10 days unlimited data $34 USD, for $47 USD 15 days unlimited data and $69 USD unlimited data for 30 days all of them with unlimited data.

AIRALO SWITZERLAND ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Switzerland eSim is a good alternative to have internet in Switzerland but you won’t be having unlimited internet service with them. Plans with Airalo eSim Switzerland prepaid start at $27 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $39 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

The cheapest eSim in Switzerland with Airalo is $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

MORE PREPAID ESIM SWITZERLAND

Orange Switzerland eSim

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Orange Switzerland eSim prepaid have great data packages for eSim like Airalo eSim Switzerland and Nomad eSim Switzerland prepaid. Check here prices and packages in Orange website!

You can get with Orange eSim prepaid Switzerland for €30 with 15 GB data for Switzerland and Europe valid for 15 days. And for €50 with 30 GB data for Switzerland and Europe valid for 15 days.

Orange eSim Switzerland is a great option compared to Holafly if you are staying in Switzerland for 2 weeks and little bit more expensive to Airalo and Nomad eSim in Switzerland.

Nomad eSim Switzerland

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Nomad eSim Switzerland for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days can be a great idea if you aren’t planning to use so much data.

Plans with Nomad eSim Switzerland prepaid start at $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. You can buy a Nomad eSim in Switzerland for $24 USD with 10 GB data. And for $34 USD with 20 GB data.

Nomad eSim Switzerland isn’t offering huge data packages or unlimited data for eSim in Switzerland.

O2 Switzerland eSim

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O2 eSim Switzerland is one of the favorite options for tourist eSim from UK. You can get a O2 eSim Switzerland for €25 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

To be honest Airalo and Orange eSim Switzerland and Holafly eSim have better data packages than O2 eSim. But check them out just in case they improve their packages for eSim in Switzerland.

MTX Connect eSim Switzerland

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MTX Connect eSim Switzerland is a small provider offering data plans in Switzerland and Europe. MTX Connect eSim Switzerland for €60 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. There are unlimited data plans starting from €10 per day and for €15 with 2 GB data valid for 7 days.

UBIGI SWITZERLAND ESIM

UBIGI SWITZERLAND ESIM

Ubigi Switzerland eSim has affordable data packages for $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $19 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days and for $69 USD with 50 GB data valid for 30 days.

BEST ESIM FOR SWITZERLAND CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SWITZERLAND ESIM FOR TOURIST)

If you ask me for an eSim Switzerland Conclusion. I would go for the cheapest eSim in Switzerland with Nomad Switzerland eSim if you are planning to stay short for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And Airalo Switzerland eSim prepaid with similar data packages.

And if you don’t need unlimited data you can get for $15 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days with Airalo Switzerland eSim too the best eSim for tourists in Switzerland for affordable data packages. And for $24 USD with 10 GB data with Nomad eSim prepaid Switzerland.

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days eSim in Switzerland just $2 USD per day.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is beautiful all year round. Timing your travel highly depends on what exactly you want to experience and, to a certain degree, how much cold you can tolerate. There are four seasons in Switzerland, and each one has its pros and cons.

Summer is the most crowded and winter if you are looking for sky resorts. We would say the best time to visit Switzerland is Autumn and Spring can be the least crowded and where you will find the best deals for accommodation.

Click here to know more about the weather in Switzerland

CASH AND ATM IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is one of the largest banking centers in the world. Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash will be needed for some small boutiques or perhaps for tips, but there will be no problems with any kind of payment in the country. The exchange rate €1 = 1.08 CHF.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate in Switzerland

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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