SMS / MMS

SMS

SMS (Short Message Service) using CERN mobile phone

You can use your CERN mobile phone to send and receive short messages (160 characters maximum).

To send your text message, address it to the recepient using his/her complete phone number:

  • In Switzerland: 075 411 XXXX or +41 75 411 XXXX or 0041 75 411 XXXX
  • Abroad: +41 75 411 XXXX or 0041 75 411 XXXX

CERN mobile phones have the message center number already pre-configured. But if you encounter any problem, make sure that the message center number is correctly set up in your mobile:+41794999000.

Please note that PREMIUM SMS (incoming and outgoing) are not allowed with CERN mobile subscription.

SMS related costs

Please refer to the Mobile Tariffs​ web page.

SMS from CERN Email accounts

You can send free of charge short messages to any Swiss mobile number (including CERN mobiles) via your CERN email account. The SMS is free of charge even if the mobile phone receiving the message is on roaming:

  • The email destination field (To:) must be as follows: phonenumber@mail2sms.cern.ch. The "phonenumber" shall be in international format (+41).
    For instance, +41754119999@mail2sms.cern.ch for CERN number 169999. Other formats 41754119999, 0754119999 or 169999 won't be accepted.
  • SMS messages are limited to 160 characters, which are a concatenation of the following email fields:
    F: Sender_address
    S: Email_subject
    Email_body
  • It is not possible to send it from personal email accounts such MSN, Yahoo, Free, etc.

Alarm notification via SMS

You can receive a notification via SMS for any alarm transmitted to the CCC. Please contact Ti service (72201) for further information.

Support

For additional information or in case of trouble on SMS services at CERN, please contact the Telecom Lab ext. 72480.

MMS

Multimedia Messaging Service, or MMS, extends the SMS capabilities allowing users to attach multimedia content (such as images, videos or audio recordings) to a text message.

MMS using CERN mobile phones

MMS are by default activated over all CERN subscriptions.

To send your MMS, address it to the recepient using his/her complete phone number:

  • In Switzerland: 075 411 XXXX or +41 75 411 XXXX or 0041 75 411 XXXX
  • Abroad: +41 75 411 XXXX or 0041 75 411 XXXX

MMS related costs

Please refer to the Mobile Tariffs​ web page.

MMS configuration

Mobile phones provided by CERN have stored by default the configuration needed in order to use this service.

If this isn't the case, Swisscom can send an MMS configuration to your mobile phone.

IMPORTANT: 

Mobile DATA should be enabled in order to send/receive MMS.

Support

For additional information or in case of trouble on MMS services at CERN, please contact the Telecom Lab ext. 72480.

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