GstaadLife recommends: alpine mobile internet by Swisscom
Some of you may remember the hullabaloo from a few years back when telecom operators bid billions on spectrum rights to operate "3G" mobile high speed internet services. It all turned out to be froth and hype as operators lost money hand over fist figuring out that consumer demand did not yet match analyst expectations. Fast forward a few years and Swiss mobile operators such as Swisscom Mobile have been quietly rolling out their 3G networks for nationwide coverage. Here at GstaadLife.com we’ve recently been testing the Nokia E61 handset which comes equipped with both 3G and wireless LAN, and it was to our surprise that we found that much of Saanenland now seems to fall under the Swisscom 3G umbrella.
In practical terms, that means that you can come up, slow down, and not miss a beat; quick email check on the chairlift, live directions to that impossible-to-find chalet, and no need to purchase those absurdly expensive internet cards from the hotels. All the things that make today’s digerati feel at ease knowing that everything they prize is just a few flicks of the joystick away. Yes, we too would prefer not to see people walking down the Promenade or "relaxing" on the Berghaus terraces with their faces urbanly buried in their Blackberries. But for some people it’s now a way of life, so for those people GstaadLife recommends keeping in touch in Saanenland with any 3G handset. Check out Swisscom Mobile’s online store if the time has come for your new phone.