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Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

Hi all,

Will my french landline phone work on the Swiss network?
(I can buy an plug adaptor but just wanna make sure the phone system is the same)

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R
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Old 06.02.2010, 18:41
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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

Yeah, that's working. Made it for 10 years....
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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

I don't want to be rude - but why do you think this shouldn't work? I used to import phones from the US and Hong Kong already 30 years ago and they all worked like a breeze in Swizzyland. I can't imagine why a French phone shouldn't work here. Well, France is a little bit different in many things - but so are we Swiss, aren't we?
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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

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I don't want to be rude - but why do you think this shouldn't work? I used to import phones from the US and Hong Kong already 30 years ago and they all worked like a breeze in Swizzyland. I can't imagine why a French phone shouldn't work here. Well, France is a little bit different in many things - but so are we Swiss, aren't we?
How did you do that? US phones use totally different voltages (6 - 12 V instead of 48 V -- pretty bad, huh?) and standards for ring signals (90 V at 20 Hz instead of 60 V at 25 Hz) etc., let alone more sophisticated features such as caller ID and the like.

Maybe there are a few American phones that can be switched to work elsewhere, after all they are all Made In China or thereabaouts anyway, but otherwise I really wonder how you got them working without frying their innards.
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How did you do that?...
I'm probably not talking of such sophisticated phones. I only unwired the thin cables and connected them to the the outlet. Nothing for the SEV
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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

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I don't want to be rude - but why do you think this shouldn't work? I used to import phones from the US and Hong Kong already 30 years ago and they all worked like a breeze in Swizzyland. I can't imagine why a French phone shouldn't work here. Well, France is a little bit different in many things - but so are we Swiss, aren't we?
After having brought a Modem from Denmark to Germany, and tried out at least 3 different Phone cables, where obly 1 cable worked, it is a valid question. In the end we bought the same modem in germany and got it with the required cable.

I also once had a swiss customer, who bought 3 modems from germany, and where the modem read a 1 as 5, 2 as 6, 3 as B etc. I understand the OP's worry.

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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

Quick follow-up:
I bought a cable with Swiss plug to give it a try. It doesn't work....
For information my phone is a Siemens Gigaset (wireless)...I even called the phone membership provider so that they can check my line. It is OK so it confirms phone is not compatible...
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Re: Landline phone - Put a french phone on Swiss network

My previous follow-up was too quick.
After further investigation, the plug adaptor was wrong. Got new one and it works.
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