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Does anyone know if a German landline phone will work in Switzerland. My Mother-in-law is offering us her old one as ours has just broken. I was thinking primarily of the cables and whether they will be the same.
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Re: German phone

Why not contact Swisscom.
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Does anyone know if a German landline phone will work in Switzerland. My Mother-in-law is offering us her old one as ours has just broken. I was thinking primarily of the cables and whether they will be the same.
I know there were some differences between French and Swiss ones, such that they _might_ work if you're lucky, but there are underlying differences in impedance or some such that mean it's not guaranteed. Don't know if it's the same for German ones, but I think it's likely that French and German ones would be the same as each other. In my experience an old basic handset from the UK did work in both France and Switzerland, whereas a wireless set from France did not, so a 50% success rate.

As for leads - depending on how old your Swisscom installation is, you will need one or other type of adaptor, but the German and French leads and plugs are effectively the same as Swiss ones, which themselves usually plug into the wall via an adaptor.
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Re: German phone

yes the do but you need to check the cable connections supplied are the same as the swiss connections.

I bought a dect phone but had to take it back for an exchange as to buy the required cable here in switzerland was nearly the cost of a new phone in DE!

my own fault as I didn't look at the contents properly - I open the box on the replacement though.

remember if its Swisscom etc then its norm through a wall socket and if cablecom its through the router
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I could do. I just didn't think that they would know what type of cables the Germans used.
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