Four things I learned about Sweden today

by Volker Weber


Federico came to visit me today and I learned four things about Sweden that I did not know:

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Swish is one of the best innovation regarding p2p (person 2 person) payments.
and now it's also available for companies.

My business mobile comes with 100GB mobile data at a speed of 60Mbit for aprox $100 :-)

I haven't open a computer for 2 years to pay my bills averything is done using my iphone and OCR scanning and e-invoices on the rest.

We have lots of great things in Sweden.

Fredrik Norling, 2016-03-03

Så sant, Fredrik. :-)

Federico Hernandez, 2016-03-03

Swish sounds like Pingit and Paym in the UK, sounds like Germany really has some catching up to do.

Armin Grewe, 2016-03-03


Natanael Mignon , 2016-03-03

I just had fiber installed to my house last autumn. It cost me ca. 2.000 € for the installation - and I live in a 500 person village here in Sweden, so a lot of fiber needed to be laid to get around. Now I pay about 35€ per month for 100 MBit/s up/down. I could go up to 1 GBit/s down, 100 MBit/s up for around 95€.

I use a prepaid phone where 1 GB LTE traffic costs about 5€ and is valid for 31 days. Coverage is excellent, even on streets between smaller villages.

I really hate it when I'm back in Germany and pay 10€ for 250 MB prepaid traffic. I have to disable the usage of most of the apps on my phone to survive a month... And then, of course, it's an option you enable, so it will drain your pre paid account, if you forget to disable it in time.

Dirk Olbertz, 2016-03-03

Finland also has a reputation of making good licorice.

Patrick Ragan, 2016-03-04

I also like the right of 4 weeks vacation. At a stretch!

Timm Caspari, 2016-03-04

That licorice is from my home town, happy that you enjoy it !

Fredrik Malmborg, 2016-03-04

Thank goodness no one has come to the defense of Danish licorice. Yuck. Although, my reaction to it is source of much laughter from the Danes.

Gregg Eldred, 2016-03-04

I'm pretty sure the cost advantage Swedes have in telecoms is more than offset by the alcohol prices.

Andrew Magerman, 2016-03-05

In my apartment building here in Stockholm we had to choose between 100 or 1000 Mbit/s up/down for either 17 € or 29 € per months. Anything below that speed was not possible.

Just recently read in the newspaper, that the city will be the first with 5G.

Alfons Berger, 2016-03-06

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