Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18.04.2011, 22:33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Hello, and thanks for reading this. I live in the United States, and I am trying to verify a business address for someone in Zurich, and a personal address for someone in Hergiswil. If anyone can help me out, or suggest another way I could do this, please let me know. Any help is much appreciated.
  #2  
Old 18.04.2011, 22:36
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,103
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Hi there, welcome to the all Switzerland 24 hour a day help desk. This is a friendly EFer ready to assist.

www.local.ch turns up pretty well everything if you know either the name or the telephone number - unless they keep themselves 'hidden'.

Try it out. Come back if you have further problems. We have one or two 'owls' who cover the requests until about 1 a.m. and a representative in America who takes over the night-shift until the four in the morning larks come on-line again.
The following 8 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 18.04.2011, 22:53
olygirl's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: d' Innerschwiiz
Posts: 7,756
Groaned at 419 Times in 282 Posts
Thanked 18,264 Times in 5,656 Posts
olygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond reputeolygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Search.ch is also very useful as well.
This user would like to thank olygirl for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:00
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Thanks to both of you. I tried those sites, but they both came up negative. I was hoping to catch someone in Zurich, because I have a business address and company name, and I wanted to see if they could verify it if they were familiar with the area.
  #5  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:00
RetiredInNH's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 2,265
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 1,484 Times in 748 Posts
RetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

I assume that you have first of all tried the all-knowing (almost)
This user would like to thank RetiredInNH for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:01
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
Hi there, welcome to the all Switzerland 24 hour a day help desk. This is a friendly EFer ready to assist.

www.local.ch turns up pretty well everything if you know either the name or the telephone number - unless they keep themselves 'hidden'.

Try it out. Come back if you have further problems. We have one or two 'owls' who cover the requests until about 1 a.m. and a representative in America who takes over the night-shift until the four in the morning larks come on-line again.
What is an EFer?
  #7  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:06
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,103
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

An EFer is a member of the englishforum.ch As is everyone who posts on here. I'm a bit surprised that a firm didn't come up on either of the sites we suggested. I live in canton Zürich but I'm not very knowledgeable about businesses in the city so I probably cannot help much. Sorry.
This user would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:07
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
I assume that you have first of all tried the all-knowing (almost)
Thanks, I tried that too with the name, company name, city, and phone number in quotes.

The number I was given is 0114179xxxxxxx. To tell you the truth, I don't even really understand the number, because I've never had to dial international before. You guys would know better than me, but I think the break down is 011 41 79xxxxxxx. I think 011 is the country code, I guess 41 is something like an American area code, and the rest is the actual phone number. Is 9 the correct amount of digits for a Swiss phone number?

Last edited by Longbyt; 19.04.2011 at 12:12. Reason: Private phone numbers are usually deleted on EF.
  #9  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:10
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,103
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Looks very peculiar to me.

Phone codes
This user would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:11
m_dalloway's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 323
Groaned at 14 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 363 Times in 170 Posts
m_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputation
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
I was hoping to catch someone in Zurich, because I have a business address and company name, and I wanted to see if they could verify it if they were familiar with the area.
Hi,

Commercial Register ZH

On the upper right hand corner click on EN.
This user would like to thank m_dalloway for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
An EFer is a member of the englishforum.ch As is everyone who posts on here. I'm a bit surprised that a firm didn't come up on either of the sites we suggested. I live in canton Zürich but I'm not very knowledgeable about businesses in the city so I probably cannot help much. Sorry.
Sorry about that, I figured it out right after I sent it. Thanks for your help.

I know nothing about Switzerland, so maybe you can help me out. Is a canton in Switzerland similar to a state in the U.S.? I thought Zurich was a city.

Also, could you explain the addresses over there? The one I have is
Bleicherweg
64 Zurich CH-8002
Switzerland

Is Bleicherweg the name of a part of Zurich, or is it a street name?
  #12  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:13
Meisie's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Amriswil - Thurgau
Posts: 1,691
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,262 Times in 584 Posts
Meisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
Thanks, I tried that too with the name, company name, city, and phone number in quotes.

The number I was given is 0114179xxxxxxx. To tell you the truth, I don't even really understand the number, because I've never had to dial international before. You guys would know better than me, but I think the break down is 011 41 79xxxxxxx. I think 011 is the country code, I guess 41 is something like an American area code, and the rest is the actual phone number. Is 9 the correct amount of digits for a Swiss phone number?
That telephone number is a mobile number. Have you tried google maps for the address?

Last edited by Longbyt; 19.04.2011 at 12:13. Reason: I've edited out the mobile number. Not usually permitted on here anyway.
This user would like to thank Meisie for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:15
Meisie's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Amriswil - Thurgau
Posts: 1,691
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,262 Times in 584 Posts
Meisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond reputeMeisie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
Sorry about that, I figured it out right after I sent it. Thanks for your help.

I know nothing about Switzerland, so maybe you can help me out. Is a canton in Switzerland similar to a state in the U.S.? I thought Zurich was a city.

Also, could you explain the addresses over there? The one I have is
Bleicherweg
64 Zurich CH-8002
Switzerland

Is Bleicherweg the name of a part of Zurich, or is it a street name?
So in English it would be:
64 Bleicherweg (street name)
Zurich
CH-8002

There is in fact a Bleicherweg in Zurich City.
This user would like to thank Meisie for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
Hi,

Commercial Register ZH

On the upper right hand corner click on EN.
Thanks for the info.
  #15  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:16
m_dalloway's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 323
Groaned at 14 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 363 Times in 170 Posts
m_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputationm_dalloway has an excellent reputation
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

You're welcome.
This user would like to thank m_dalloway for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:17
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,971
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

011 is the access code to make an international phone call in the US. You wouldn't give the 011 to anyone other than someone in the US.

41 is the country code & 79 is the mobile carrier code. The last 6 numbers are the phone number.

Have you dialed this number? What do you need this information for? What do you mean you are trying to "catch" someone?
The following 2 users would like to thank miniMia for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:18
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,940
Groaned at 184 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 8,599 Times in 2,882 Posts
Kittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond reputeKittster has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Bleicherweg is one of the nicer places to have a business in Zurich, it's a street. I know for a fact that there is a dermatologist at that address but there were quite a few other nameplates on the door. To help your search, try adding 'site:.ch' to your Google search. It'll pull up sites based in Switzerland. Moneyhouse.ch for example.
This user would like to thank Kittster for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Magnum has no particular reputation at present
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Quote:
View Post
That telephone number is a mobile number. Have you tried google maps for the address?
How can you tell it's a mobile number?

I did try Google maps, and nothing came up.

Thanks.
  #19  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:18
Liverbird's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Zürich
Posts: 320
Groaned at 8 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 248 Times in 130 Posts
Liverbird has earned the respect of manyLiverbird has earned the respect of manyLiverbird has earned the respect of many
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

I checked the addresses on Google Maps and these are all at Bleichweg 64:

Baumgartner & Studer AG Reto Dent‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










bpr baudienstleistungen GmbH‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Citireal AG‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Jobissimo GmbH‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Martinvest Vermögensverwaltung und Beratung, A. Martin‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Primmotrade AG‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Sigalus Group AG‎ - Zum Bewerten anmelden










Swissina Plus GmbH‎ -
This user would like to thank Liverbird for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 18.04.2011, 23:19
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,103
Groaned at 57 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: American needs help from someone in Zurich or Hergiswil

Local.ch gives me this at the given address
This user would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
Closed Thread




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American new to Zurich sparker Introductions 1 04.07.2008 14:29
Another American in Zurich jdmichels Introductions 2 21.04.2008 15:09
American in Zurich agrantx Introductions 3 12.06.2007 17:32
Another American in Zurich... Megmeister1 Introductions 3 09.05.2007 18:47


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0