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Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

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Irvine, California
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Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

I heard that the "Mucho Mobile" SIM card can be purchased at Zurich airport post office. Can I also get this at the Bern post office? Reportedly Swisscom charges 80 rappen per minute but Mucho Mobile charges 20 rappen per minute.

Martigny...
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1. Re: Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

Almost every reasonably large post office in this country has turned into a "bazaar" and you can buy a variety of things there including pre-paid Mobile phone cards! No need to go to the central post office in Bern (next to the station) - any reasonable size one will do!

Irvine, California
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2. Re: Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

Thanks Hambagahle. I'll pick up the SIM card in Bern, not Zurich. Can I still send a post card from the post office? (just kidding)

Martigny...
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3. Re: Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

Sometimes I think I am in a souk when I go to our post office here - at least it helps to pass the time while i am waiting for my number to be called!!

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4. Re: Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

Ah, yes, you won't see a line/queue at the PO. When you go in, you'll see a "take a number" machine and then the number will come up above one of the windows - I think I recall that they announce the number and window at some postoffices - maybe at all. Anyway, it gives you time to shop! Even if there is no one else there, I think you need to take a number.

Hope this helps.

Martigny...
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5. Re: Prepaid SIM card purchase in Bern

Yes - take a number. The machine will tell you how long the wait will be. In our Poste there is a "ping" and the number comes up on a screen with the letter of the counter to go to. We haven't got so fancy as to have the numbers announced...yet! At least, not here in Martigny.

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