Local Switzerland Phone Numbers

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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
  • 1. Forward the Switzerland FlyNumber to any regular 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
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • 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

  • 3. Set the Switzerland virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • 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)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a Switzerland virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    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.

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    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.

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged Switzerland

    Confusion for signing up

    Sep 07, 2019


    I would like to order a virtual number (Swiss mobile number) to be forwarded to french mobile number. I checked the website; however, I do not have any idea how I can register what mode suits me the most (Easy setup, PBX or PSTN), how much is the cost and the like. I will appreciate to guide me on this. thank you


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    Forward through third party SIP service

    Mar 20, 2016

    There is a way to forward call (Cellular or Land Numbers) through an other SIP account?

    To do this now I created the connection to two virtual SIP device, then from my home router I connect the virtual SIP device and forward the call as I want.

    The problem is the delay added is depending from my DSL line, I wil in and out from my line two times…!

    There is not an efficent way to do this?

    Like: forward to my swiss mobile 004176XXX1331 through Intervoip and forward to my italian mobile 003936676XXX2101 through Voipcheap.

    I can’t belive that PBXww can’t do this directly.

    Many thanks for any sugegstion

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    Divert all the calls from Switzerland to France

    Aug 29, 2019


    I am living in France and looking for a job in Switzerland. I would like to have a swiss number and divert it to my french mobile, I am wondering if it is possible?
    my 2nd Q is that my mobile number is +33 7, it is Lyca mobile, french number and it is not totally french provider, does your system support this number?
    3) how much is the fee (monthly fee and the initial fee, if any)
    4) How long does it take
    5) the list of the numbers you have is a normal swiss number or from its numbers, others can understand it is a virtual number?
    I will appreciate replying my Qs. look forward to hearing from you soon.


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