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Microsoft PSTN Calling (Carrier Services) Generally Available in France for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX

Published 02/12/2016 - 6 Comments

Microsoft PSTN Calling, the ability to give users (and service numbers, like Organisational Auto Attendants) in Office365 real PSTN phone numbers from Microsoft directly in the Office 365 Cloud with no local infrastructure, is now generally available in France. It is generally available from December 1st 2016.

Hopefully Spain won’t be far behind, still in preview at present.

More about options and plans is available here:





Current Cities listed (subject to change depending on availability):

  • Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Bobigny
  • Cergy
  • Creteil
  • Nanterre
  • Versailles
  • Brest
  • Rennes
  • Bourges
  • Orleans
  • Tours
  • Amiens
  • Calais
  • Dunkerque
  • Lille
  • Montreuil
  • Bordeaux
  • Limoges
  • Poitiers
  • Pau
  • Rochelle
  • Angers
  • Mans
  • Nantes
  • Saint-Nazaire
  • Colmar
  • Metz
  • Mulhouse
  • Nancy
  • Reims
  • Strasbourg
  • Caen
  • Le Havre
  • Rouen
  • Aix-En-Provence
  • Avignon
  • Cannes
  • Marseille
  • Nice
  • Toulon
  • Beziers
  • Montpellier
  • Nimes
  • Perpignan
  • Toulouse
  • Clermont-Ferrand
  • Grenoble
  • Lyon
  • Saint-Etienne
  • Valence
  • Besancon
  • Dijon


To list the countries:

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To list the cities:

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


Malte Emkes - 02/12/2016 Reply

So let me get this straight:

Paris is missing on the list?
Are they serious to even call this a “service”?

Sorry, but as long Paris is missing on the list, you can’t say there is a PSTN availability for France at all…

    Tom Arbuthnot - 02/12/2016 Reply

    Often it’s really hard to get numbers for capital/major city area codes, It’s also a challenge for London and New York, often the area codes are maxed out. Not making excuses, I would rather it’s there, but it’s not a Microsoft specific issue, but often a general carrier challenge.

Pierre LEVEAU - 05/12/2016 Reply

our company is located in Neuilly (Nearby Paris). This city is not (yet) on the list, so i have chosen two phone numbers from nearby cites (Nanterre & Boulogne-Billancourt) but none of them seem to be working.

Can you advice ? Thanks.

yannick boissel - 15/12/2016 Reply

Hello Tom
do you know if MS is communicating about their capability to port existing numbers on this new PSTN Platform for France?

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