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The latest news is just a phone call away

News - anytime, any place, anywhere - via your phone

(Keystone)

The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation has introduced a news service for radio listeners who can't tune in at set times.

People can now hear Swiss Radio International's international news bulletins in English over the phone, 24 hours a day, all year round.

The English service launched on November 11 is part of a wider project to make news more accessible.

A larger news on demand service is also available in Switzerland's four national languages - German, French, Italian and Romansh - and also includes sports information, weather and traffic reports.

The English bulletins are produced by swissinfo/Swiss Radio International's English department. Switzerland's domestic radio services deal with the news in the national languages.

Radio on demand

The basic steps to listen to radio on demand are simple. Users have just one number to dial - adding the international code for Switzerland, 41, if they are phoning from abroad - 0900 365 365.

The system then responds to voice commands. English-speaking callers need only say "news" to get to Swiss Radio International's latest two-minute bulletin.

If the user wishes to listen to a broadcast in another language, he or she only has to say "German", "French", "Italian" or "Romansh" at any time.

Calls cost SFr0.50, plus SFr0.50 per minute. Callers from abroad have to add the cost of the international connection.

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Radio on demand

"News on demand" is available in English as well as Switzerland's four national languages.
The service can be accessed by dialling +41 (0)900 365 365.
The English news bulletin is two minutes long.
Calls cost SFr0.50, plus SFr0.50 per minute, plus the international connection cost.

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