Using international phone call cards in Switzerland
If you need to make an international phone call from Switzerland and you don’t have a mobile phone, there are still a few options. The good news for those wishing to make international phone calls from Switzerland is that- unlike the domestic phone call market in Switzerland- there is plenty of competition and choice of international phone call providers from Switzerland. This means that on average, the price of international phone calls from Switzerland is less that it would otherwise be. The national phone company in Switzerland has a monopoly over the national phone sector in Switzerland and is also a major player in the international phone call market in Switzerland.
Making international phone calls in Switzerland cheaply
If you’re looking to make international phone calls at a cheaper price you are better off investigating some of the deals offered by other international phone call providers in Switzerland. There are several companies selling international phone call cards in Switzerland. These international phone call cards have a code that needs to be scratched off and entered after dialling a national Swiss free phone number before making international phone calls from Switzerland.
Buying international calling cards in Switzerland
These international phone cards are widely available from kiosks all over Switzerland; however, because there is a relatively small market for international phone call cards in Switzerland, comparatively few of these phone cards are sold, so you may have to ask at a few kiosks before finding the right international phone call card for you. International calling cards in Switzerland are usually sold in denominations of 20, 50 or 100 Swiss Francs, with more talking credits per Swiss Franc being offered for higher value phone cards.
Credit cards for international phone calls in Switzerland
Many public telephone booths in Switzerland facilitate international phone calls by inserting a major international credit card in the appropriate slot. The advantage of making international phone calls from Switzerland using a credit card is that there is no surcharge added and you only pay for the cost of the international phone call. The downside is that using a public telephone booth in Switzerland to make international phone calls invariably ties you to the high rates of the national telephone company.
International dialling code for Switzerland
If you want to make an international phone call to Switzerland, then depending on the country you are in, you will first have to dial 00. This is followed by the international dialling code for Switzerland which is 41. If the domestic number in Switzerland ordinarily has a 0 at the beginning this is dropped when making international calls to Switzerland.