Local Switzerland Phone Numbers
Zurich, Geneva, Basel & Bern among others - $2.95 per month*
- We cover around 14 different local Swiss area codes
- A genuine Swiss phone number you can make and receive calls from
- Use a smartphone | PC/Mac | SIP software | Gateway or VoIP adapter
- You can manage all this with our phone system | Great for business or personal
- Call menus | VM | Call Recording | Extensions | Time-based routing
- Swiss phone numbers do not come with SMS
- Required Registration:
- Photo ID and/or a company registration certificate
- An address anywhere in the world
Use VoIP with a Switzerland virtual phone number among other options
- You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local Switzerland phone number
- Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
- No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
- Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
- This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
- It's $14.95 a month + the price of the Switzerland phone number (shown top of page)
- If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
- IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
- Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
- Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
- More info on our cloud phone system
- Core FlyNumber feature - set the Switzerland phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
- PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
- Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
- Your Switzerland FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
- There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
- Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
1. Forward the Switzerland FlyNumber to any regular phone number
2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system
3. Set the Switzerland virtual phone number directly to VoIP
Buy a Switzerland virtual phone number in 3 easy steps
Technical info on Switzerland phone numbers
- Switzerland phone numbers follow the Swiss telephone numbering plan, which is regulated by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM). The country code for Switzerland is +41, which is followed by a series of digits representing the area code and the local phone number.
- Country code: +41
- Area codes:
- Switzerland's area codes are assigned to geographical regions and are generally 2 to 3 digits long, excluding the initial zero. When calling within Switzerland, you need to dial the initial zero followed by the area code. However, when calling from abroad, omit the initial zero.
- Some examples of Swiss area codes are as follows:
- Zurich: 044 or 043
- Geneva: 022
- Bern: 031
- Basel: 061
- Lausanne: 021
- Local phone numbers:
- Swiss local phone numbers are typically 7 digits long, but may vary between 5 to 7 digits depending on the region. Local numbers are dialed following the area code.
- A Swiss phone number may look like this:
- Format within Switzerland: (0AA) BBB BB BB
- Format from abroad: +41 AA BBB BB BB
- Where "AA" represents the area code without the initial zero, and "BBB BB BB" is the local phone number.
- Note that mobile phone numbers in Switzerland also follow a similar pattern, but they have specific area codes (e.g., 076, 077, 078, or 079). Mobile numbers are also 9 digits long, including the initial zero.
- For special services and non-geographical numbers, Switzerland has different numbering ranges like the 0800, 084x, and 090x codes, which are used for freephone, shared cost, and premium rate numbers, respectively.
The history behind Swiss phone numbers
- Early beginnings (1876-1962): The first telephone exchange in Switzerland was established in 1876, in Zurich. Initially, there were no standardized phone numbers, and calls were connected manually by telephone operators. As more telephone exchanges were set up across the country, individual local numbering plans were created, with varying lengths and formats.
- Introduction of area codes (1962): In 1962, Switzerland introduced a nationwide numbering plan with area codes. The country was divided into geographical regions, each assigned a specific area code. This system consisted of a 3-digit area code, followed by a 4- to 6-digit local number. For example, the area code for Zurich was 01, while Geneva had the area code 022. The local numbers' length depended on the population density of the region.
- Numbering plan expansion (1996): As the demand for phone numbers grew with increasing population and the introduction of mobile phones, Switzerland expanded its numbering plan in 1996. The area codes were changed to 2-digit codes, and the local numbers were standardized to 7 digits. This change increased the total number of available phone numbers.
- Migration to a closed numbering plan (2002): In 2002, Switzerland adopted a closed numbering plan, removing the distinction between local and national numbers. All Swiss phone numbers now had a standard format: the country code (+41), followed by a 2-digit area code, and a 7-digit local number. This change made it easier to dial phone numbers within Switzerland and from abroad.
- Introduction of mobile phone numbers: Mobile phone numbers in Switzerland initially used the same 2-digit area codes as landlines, but they were later assigned specific prefixes. For example, the mobile phone prefixes 076, 077, 078, and 079 are now used by various mobile network operators.
- Non-geographic and special numbers: Switzerland also introduced non-geographic and special numbers, such as toll-free (0800), shared-cost (084x), and premium-rate (090x) numbers. These numbers are not associated with any specific region and have different pricing and usage rules.
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- Is your business already off the ground but you'd rather not spend hundreds of dollars a month on phone service?
- We come from a "mom and pop" type background, rooted in the international diversity that is NYC. We understand business.
- Buy multiple international local phone numbers and manage them all from your FlyNumber account
Family and friends
- Stay in touch with family and friends by giving them a phone number "local to them"
- For example you have friends or family in the U.S. but now live elsewhere, you can give them a US FlyNumber that forwards directly to your smartphone
- Great for expats that want to stay in touch with friends and family from their hometown
- Give family members who aren't tech savvy an easy way to reach you no matter where you are
- Grandma or Grandpa would love a simple local phone number they can dial that connects them to their loved ones
Why choose FlyNumber?
- You "own" the Switzerland phone number, you can port out if necessary
- No obligations | Cancel anytime | Never any hidden fee's | No contracts
- You're billed based on the phone number, not users or agents
- Detailed call logs that you can export to CSV, we don't retain the logs past a certain point
- Logs include multiple responses - Ok (connected), declined, timeout, internal server error, request terminated and more
- Set a credit card/Paypal for recurring billing or add funds manually to your prepaid balance
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* If you use an app (ie VoIP), it's unlimited incoming using this method. This does not include Toll-free , NYC 212/718 or Toronto 416.