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Telephoning Switzerland from Australia

What is the correct number for calling Switzerland from Australia.
According to my knowledge it is 0011 41 44 ( Zürich) and then my number.
is that correct? Regards. Keith
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Re: Telephoning Switzerland from Australia

According to www.countrycallingcodes.com it's 0011 + 41.

http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/r...30&Submit.y=28
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Old 18.05.2008, 13:52
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Re: Telephoning Switzerland from Australia

Thanks. Great help and good link. Keith
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Re: Telephoning Switzerland from Australia

Don't forget to drop the leading zero - dialing CH->AU or AU->CH. Actually 99% of places drop the leading zero on international calls, so you probably know this already.
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Re: Telephoning Switzerland from Australia

If your Swiss telephone number is for example 055 246 42 22 a person residing Australia could call it from there mobile phone entering +41 55 246 42 22 or which is also possible entering 0011 41 55 246 42 22 The latter method should work from any Australian telephone.

The pattern should be easy to spot. Drop the leading zero and perpend either +41 or 0011 41 to the number.

Like wise if you want call Australia from a Swiss phone you could either use +61-prefix if it supports it (like mobile or IP phones). If not supported you can use the 0061 prefix on any Swiss phone.

Pro tip: If you store all Swiss numbers on your mobile phone using the +41-prefix (with dropped leading zero) you should not have E.T.s problem and phone home from anywhere. And like wise for numbers from other countries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._calling_codes

Just one things remains to known: Why does a person in Australia wish to call the Bachtel Lopienschnurri ?
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Mostly a fault of the user for not checking how old a thread and specially the last answer is before replying.

PS: Did you know, in 1990 a telephone call from Switzerland to the US did cost 2 CHF/minute, to Australia even more? Holy PTT, Batman!
https://folio.nzz.ch/1999/september/...eizers-telefon
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PS: Did you know, in 1990 a telephone call from Switzerland to the US did cost 2 CHF/minute, to Australia even more? Holy PTT, Batman!
https://folio.nzz.ch/1999/september/...eizers-telefon
It used to be CHF/min to USA!

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Aha.
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Sure, but to be fair, it used to be USD/min from the USA to Switzerland.
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