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Old 20.02.2011, 01:25
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Why do I always need +41 to call with Swisscom CMN?

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Until few time ago I was an orange customer but because of work change I move to swisscom, now with my new Swisscom SIM provided by my Employer I always need to type the full number with international code even for local call inside Switzerland. Is this normal at Swisscom or is there a configuration which I can just turn off? Does someone has a similar issue?
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Old 20.02.2011, 09:47
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now with my new Swisscom SIM provided by my Employer I always need to type the full number with international code even for local call inside Switzerland. Is this normal at Swisscom or is there a configuration which I can just turn off?
I also have from my employer Swisscom CMN (Corporate Mobile Network) and yes, that's the way it works. You need to enter the international dialing code for all calls or to make it easier just save all your favorite numbers to your address book with the +41 prefix. There is a plus side to all this if you think outside the box (or in this case outside Switzerland), no matter where you are in the world your saved phone numbers already include the international dialing codes for easy calling from abroad.

As far as getting around all this at my workplace we do have a 5 digit shortcut number we can use when dialing our corporate landline telephones from our mobile phones.

Example: 044 444 5555 (fictitious number) enter one digit followed by the last four digits of the landline number 1 5555 (also fictitious). Of course the down side to this is if you need to dial this company landline from outside of Switzerland it will not work.

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Re: Why do I always need +41 to call with Swisscom CMN?

Reason is that it is supposed to act like your office line or something. So your company can have it configured so you dial short numbers like office extension numbers from your mobile. With mine I can also dial a zero first as if it was 0 for an outside line. For example if I wanna dial a Zurich nmber I'd dial 0044 xxx xx xx. For international calls like calling France it'd be 00033 xx xx xx xx etc.

Putting the international code using the + format just ensures that you are actually dialling that telephone number instead of a local CMN number.

Maybe there's some more information on Swisscom's website.
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