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Switzerland :. Phone Numbers
Country Code: +41
International Call Prefix: 00

The Swiss telephone numbering plan describes the Telephone numbering plan in Switzerland. It has changed many times, the most recent major reorganisation being made by the Swiss Federal Office of Communications in March 2002.
Plan - Current Plan (E.164/2002) - The current plan, E.164/2002, has been in effect since 2002. The major change was the transition between an open dialing plan to a closed dialing plan (see Telephone numbering plan for a description of the two terms), i.e. the old area code is now also required for local calls. The plan has been amended few times, i.e. the transition of numbering zone 01 into 044.
National Destination Code - The national destination code (NDC) is the area code prefix for Swiss telephone numbers. Within Switzerland dial the 0 trunk code before the NDC. From abroad this 0 should not be dialled.

Usually a phone number is nine digits long (not including the initial 0 trunk code). There are two styles: 2 digits for NDC (after the initial 0) and 7 digits for the subscriber number, or 3 digits for NDC (after the initial 0) and 6 digits for the subscriber number, with a few exceptions described in the following table.

The numbers are portable between numbering zones (ZN) or between GSM/UTMS mobile operators, so an NDC does not imply that the subscriber is in a particular zone or that he uses a particular mobile operator.

NDC

1 – Short numbers, see table below (3, 4 or 5 digit length)
107xx – Carrier selection code (+ national or international number)
108xx – Carrier selection code (+ national or international number)
00 – international call prefix
01 – ZN Zurich (until 1 April 2007, replaced by 044)
021 – ZN Lausanne
022 – ZN Geneva
024 – ZN Yverdon, Aigle
026 – ZN Fribourg
027 – ZN Sion
031 – ZN Bern and surrounding areas.
032 – ZN Biel/Bienne, Neuchâtel, Solothurn, Jura
033 – ZN Berner Oberland
034 – ZN Region Bern-Emme
041 – ZN Central Switzerland (Luzern etc.)
043 – ZN Zurich
044 – ZN Zurich (old 01)
051 – all of Switzerland
052 – ZN Winterthur
055 – ZN Rapperswil
056 – ZN Baden
058 – business telecommunication networks
061 – ZN Region Basel
062 – ZN Region Olten-Langenthal(Oberaargau)-Aargau-West
071 – ZN Region Eastern Switzerland (St. Gallen etc.)
074 – mobile services: paging services
076 – mobile services: GSM / UMTS - Sunrise (with Yallo, Cablecom, talktalk)
077 – mobile services: GSM / UMTS - various (M-Budget, Tele2)
078 – mobile services: GSM / UMTS - Orange (with CoopMobile)
079 – mobile services: GSM / UMTS - Swisscom
0800 – freephone numbers
081 – ZN Chur
0840 – shared-cost numbers
0842 – shared-cost numbers
0844 – shared-cost numbers
0848 – shared-cost numbers
0860 – voice mail access (+ 9 digits phone without the initial 0, i.e. 086 066 555 44 33 is the voice mail of 066 555 44 33)
0868 – test numbers - Not accessible from abroad
0869 – VPN access code ( + 3 - 10 digits)
0878 – personal numbers (UPT)
0900 – Premium rate service for business, marketing
0901 – Premium rate service for entertainment,
0906 – Premium rate service for adult entertainment
091 – ZN Bellinzona
098 – Inter-network routing numbers - Not accessible from abroad - Non diallable
099 – Internal network numbers - Not accessible from abroad - Non diallable
Short numbers
111 – Directory Enquiries (no longer in service - replaced with 1811)
112 – European emergency number (1-1-2)
113 – .
1141 – .
1144 – .
1145 – .
1151 – .
1152 – .
1153 – .
1154 – .
1159 – .
117 – Police
118 – Fireman / fire Rescue Service
140 – TCS (car assistance)
1414 – REGA (helicopter rescue, outside Valais)
1415 – Air Glaciers (helicopter rescue, Valais only)
143 – "The Helping Hand" (psychological assistance)
144 – Ambulance service and medical assistance
145 – Poisoning/intoxication emergencies
147 – Child help line
1600 – Regional announcement voice mail
161 – Speaking clock
162 – Weather forecasts and meteorological conditions
163 – Traffic reports and travel information
164 – Sports news
171 – .
175 – .
176 – .
1811 – Directory Enquiries (Swisscom)
1818 - Directory Enquiries
1850 - International Directory Enquiries
187 – Snow/avalanche threat information
Alternate Proposed Plan
Instead of E.164/2002, another more ambitious numbering plan was also proposed. In this plan the 0 prefix was discarded, and the area codes were defined differently, with 20 to 49 for geographic areas, 50 to 59 reserved, 60-69 for nationwide numbering, 70-79 for mobile services, 80-89 for shared cost and toll free numbers, and 90 for the premium rate service. The plan was abandoned because it required too many phone number and prefix changes, with associated high costs.
Changes
After 2002
The zone code 01 is replaced with 044 (Zurich)
Between 1996 to 2002 (plan 2002)
In 29 March 2002 the Swiss plan changed to a closed dialing plan, i.e. the zone prefix become mandatory also for local calls.
058 Corporate Access - Landesweite Firmennummer (since 1. June 2000)
Until 1996 (plan 1996)
The previous plan removed a lot of zone prefixes and at the same time added the seventh digit in the phone numbers (usually a phone number (0cc) yx xx xx become (0dd) zzx xx xx).
023 short prefix for some region in France
025 Chablais, since 2 November 1996 in 024
026 Martigny, since 2 November 1996 in 027
028 high Valais, since 2 November 1996 in 027
029 Greyerzerland/Pays d'Enhaut, since 2 November 1996 in 026
030 Zweisimmen, since 9 November 1996 in 033
035 Langnau im Emmental, since 9 November 1996 in 033
036 Interlaken, since 9 November 1996 in 033
037 Fribourg, since 9 November 1996 in 026
038 Neuchâtel, since 9 November 1996 in 032
039 La-Chaux-de-Fonds, since 9 November 1996 in 032
040 Telepage Swiss (pager)
042 Zug, since 23 March 1996 in 041
043 Schwyz, since 23 March 1996 in 041
044 Altdorf, since 23 March 1996 in 041
045 Sursee, since 23 March 1996 in 041
046 toll free, moved into 155 and then into 0800
051 Zürich, moved into 01+7 digits, then replaced with 044
053 Schaffhausen, since 23 March 1996 in 052
054 Frauenfeld, since 23 March 1996 in 052
057 Wohlen, since 23 March 1996 in 056
058 Glarus, since 23 March 1996 in 055
059 short prefix for some region in Germany, also for parts of France surrounding Geneva
061 Basel
062 Olten
063 Langenthal, withdrawn and integrated into 062 Region Langenthal Oberaargau
064 Aarau withdrawn and integrated into 062 Region Aarau, Fricktal
065 Solothurn, since 9 November 1996 integrated into 032
066 Delémont, since 9 November 1996 integrated into 032
067 short prefix for some region in Germany
068 short prefix for some region in Germany
069 short prefix for some region in Germany
071 St. Gallen, 30 March 1996
072 Weinfelden, withdrawn and integrated into 071 Region Weinfelden (Thurgau) since 30 March 1996
073 Wil, withdrawn and integrated into 071 Region Wil since 30 March 1996
074 Wattwil, withdrawn and integrated into 071 Region Wattwil (Toggenburg) since 30 March 1996
074 Pager
075 Liechtenstein, until 31 December 2000, now +423
076 Mobile phone Sunrise
077 Mobile phone fr:Natel C
078 Mobile phone Orange (telecommunications)
079 Mobile phone fr:Natel D (Swisscom)
Number blocks and codes. Federal Office of Communications . bakom.admin.ch/themen/telekom/00479/00604/index.html?lang=en .
  • eOFCOM (2009-05-05). List of allocated numbers. Federal Office of Communications . /Phones/eofcom.ch/searchSN.do?searchType=full&state=2 .
  • Swisscom (2009-05-05). Service Numbers. Swisscom . swisscom.com/solutions/en/index/product/servicenummern.htm .
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