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Youth Subscription

Subscription for Youth and Kids in Switzerland Compared [2024]

internet-offer.ch provides you with a comprehensive overview of the best deals to purchase a prepaid or mobile subscription for children and youths (Under 30).

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Did you know that there are no restrictions on subscribing to a standard Swiss mobile subscription for adults? Find out in one click if it might be more convenient than a mobile subscription for youths!

Swiss Providers of SIMs for Children and Youths

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The comparison of mobile subscriptions for children and youths available in Switzerland includes multiple Swiss operators who have decided to dedicate a special offer for younger customers.

 

In addition to the mentioned operators, in the past, Salt also offered subscriptions dedicated to those under 30, but as of 2022, the Salt Young subscriptions have been withdrawn from the market.

 

By comparing the mobile operators for youths, it's possible to easily discover which is the best mobile subscription to activate.

Mobile Subscription for Youths in Switzerland: What is the Most Convenient Offer on the Market?

The most convenient mobile subscription for youths in Switzerland can depend on the usage that will be made of the mobile device. Depending on the type of phone that will be given to the child, which can be a smartphone or a standard cell phone, it may be convenient to purchase a prepaid SIM card or a mobile subscription. Within the youth phone tariff, you will then need to evaluate the Gigabytes, minutes, and SMS included to avoid being unreachable when away from home.

 

Below, we present the best rates according to the type of mobile subscription for youths sought.

Prepaid SIMs for Youths Compared

The best prepaid SIMs for youths are:

  • Sunrise Prepaid Young: 0.00 CHF/month. Activation cost: 19.95 CHF. Included credit: 20 CHF. Calls: 0.25 CHF/minute. Internet data: 0.75 CHF/day. Maximum age: Under 30.

  • Lycamobile Swiss Young: 9.90 CHF/month. Activation cost: Free. Included credit: 0 CHF. Calls: 250 minutes. Internet data: 500 MB. Maximum age: Under 26.

  • Swisscom Prepaid Kids: 9.90 CHF/month. Activation cost: 20.00 CHF. Included credit: 20 CHF. Calls: unlimited. Internet data: 500 MB. Maximum age: Under 16.

The Best Mobile Subscriptions for Kids

The best mobile subscriptions for children are:

  • TalkTalk Junior: 9.95 CHF/month. Activation cost: 19.95 CHF. Calls: 0.25 CHF/minute. Internet data: 0.75 CHF/day. 24-month contract. Maximum age: Under 18.

  • Swisscom blue Kids mobile: 19.90 CHF/month. Activation cost: 59.90 CHF. Calls: unlimited. Internet data: 5 GB in Switzerland and 300 MB in roaming. 12-month contract. Maximum age: Under 15.

  • TalkTalk Young: 19.95 CHF/month. Activation cost: 19.95 CHF. Calls: unlimited. Internet data: unlimited in Switzerland and 3 GB in roaming. 24-month contract. Maximum age: Under 18.

The Best Mobile Subscriptions for Youths

The best mobile subscriptions for youths are:

  • SAK Junior: 9.95 CHF/month. Activation cost: 19.95 CHF. Calls: 0.25 CHF/minute. Internet data: 0.75 CHF/day. 24-month contract. Maximum age: Under 18.

  • Sunrise Up Mobile M Young: 19.90 CHF/month. Activation fee: Free. Calls: unlimited. Internet data: unlimited GB in Switzerland. No constraint. Maximum age: Under 27.

  • Sunrise Up Mobile L Young: 19.90 CHF/month. Activation fee: Free. Calls: unlimited. Internet data: unlimited GB in Switzerland and roaming. No constraint. Maximum age: Under 27.

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Features of a Mobile Subscription for Children

There are several reasons why it is advisable to subscribe to a mobile subscription for kids for your child. The main advantages of this type of subscription are:

  • Advanced cybersecurity: Some mobile subscriptions for children offer a free trial period or even include an advanced antivirus and additional cybersecurity features directly controllable from the parent's smartphone to prevent browsing on dangerous websites.

  • Call filtering: Some children's subscriptions offer the option of filtering spam calls that block incoming calls from commercial call centers.

  • Cost limit: Roaming consumption is usually blocked by default so that no unexpected extra costs can be incurred.

  • Single bill: One advantage of subscribing to a mobile subscription for children with the same operator as the parent is receiving a single bill without having to deal with a second provider.

 

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Features of a Mobile Subscription for Youths

A mobile subscription for youths differs from a standard mobile subscription in terms of the offer's characteristics and the presence of some additional benefits.

In particular, the main features of a subscription for youths are:

  • Simplicity of the offer: Mobile subscription offers for youths are usually less complex than standard ones and include a large amount of gigabytes for browsing, albeit with download speed limitations.

  • Limited monthly costs: Since the target audience for these mobile tariffs is youths and students, the subscription fee is lower than standard ones, making it accessible even with a lower spending power.

  • Special discounts: Subscribing to a mobile subscription for youths may result in additional benefits beyond mobile telephony, such as a discount on public transportation subscription or for subscribing to a streaming service.

 

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How to Use the Offer Comparator on internet-offer.ch

The online comparison of mobile subscriptions for children and youths through internet-offer.ch allows you to quickly identify the best tariffs for youths available on the market to activate. The comparison is available completely free of charge.

 

In many cases, prepaid SIMs or subscriptions for youths available on internet-offer.ch are exclusively available through online activation. These solutions usually offer more advantageous economic conditions than tariffs that can be activated in-store or over the phone, reducing initial costs and offering other welcome bonuses or exclusive discounts.

 

In the comparison, you will find mobile subscriptions for children and youths from providers who collaborate directly or indirectly with the internet-offer.ch portal. The offers included in the comparison are categorized according to some characteristics of the offer and are ordered by increasing price, showing the most convenient offers at the top. If some offers are sponsored by providers or third parties, they are clearly marked as "Premium."

 

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Frequently Asked Questions: Children and Youth Mobile Subscriptions

How much does a youth subscription cost in Switzerland?

A youth mobile subscription in Switzerland can cost from 9.90 to 30 CHF per month, depending on the chosen mobile operator and the offer conditions.

Is it better to get a subscription or a prepaid SIM for children?

When buying a mobile phone for your child, you may wonder whether it's better to subscribe to a mobile contract or purchase a prepaid SIM. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but the best choice will depend on the specific situation.

 

Here are some scenarios:

  • I want to monitor my child's phone costs: Prepaid SIM for children

  • My child will use the phone only for emergencies or during school trips: Prepaid SIM for children

  • I want costs to be directly billed: Mobile subscription for youths

  • I want my child to have unlimited phone usage: Unlimited mobile subscription for youths

 

Remember: If contract duration is a deciding factor, many mobile subscriptions can now be subscribed to without a minimum duration.

Is a mobile phone suitable for children?

A mobile phone is a useful tool at any age. Giving a smartphone to a child can teach them respect and management of their belongings and provides supervised access to the internet, which is now a central component of modern society.

What type of phone should I buy for a child?

For a child under 12 years old, both an Android smartphone and an iPhone will work well to offer a complete mobile experience with access to the best mobile gaming and entertainment applications like YouTube.

Is it better to choose a children's subscription from Sunrise or Swisscom?

Choosing between Swisscom and Sunrise is never easy and depends on various factors. You may prefer a children's mobile subscription from Swisscom or Sunrise based on current promotions and network coverage offered in your area.

Up to what age can I purchase a youth mobile subscription?

A mobile subscription for children can be subscribed to between the ages of 7 and 18, while a mobile subscription for youths can be subscribed to up to 26 years old or up to 30 years old, depending on the provider.

What happens to my youth subscription when I turn a certain age?

If you have subscribed to a mobile subscription for youths and don't decide to switch to a cheaper subscription with the same operator or don't port the number to another mobile operator, you usually continue to enjoy the same subscription conditions. An exception may be unilateral communication that could be made by the operator.

 

However, we recommend checking the contractual conditions when activating the youth mobile subscription.

Can I use a Swiss youth mobile subscription in the EU?

To use a youth mobile subscription in Europe, you need to verify the possibility of activating roaming service. Usually, roaming access is disabled by default on children's mobile subscriptions to avoid excessive costs charged on the bill. In some cases, you can purchase additional packages with roaming rates for Europe. Check the conditions in the contract before proceeding with the purchase of the subscription.

Additional Resources: Youth and Children's Mobile Subscriptions

If you've reached this point, you're ready to activate your new mobile subscription for youths or children in Switzerland and start saving. Click the button to return to the prepaid SIM card comparison.

Alternatively, if you're looking for more information that could be helpful in making an informed decision about your new youth subscription, use the following free tools provided by internet-offer.ch:

  • Mobile network coverage: Use this map to verify that your new mobile subscription for children or youths has good reception in your area, or identify an alternative subscription with a different mobile network that provides better coverage.

  • Mobile Telephony Guides: Read internet-offer.ch guides to find answers to the most common questions about Swiss mobile telephony, including subscriptions for youths and children.

  • Mobile Telephony Glossary: Read the main definitions of the telecommunications world to properly understand the conditions imposed by your new mobile provider.

Author: Lapo Zarina

First Publication: March 2024

Sources: Official websites of referenced operators | WIX Images

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