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Netherlands Cell Phones & SIM cards

Low-cost Netherlands cell phone service.

rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers.
Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone in Netherlands.

Cellular Service information for short-term travel to Netherlands:

Netherlands Cell Phones & SIM cards

GSM Roaming

Roaming in Netherlands

The Netherlands is often a stop on European travelers' itineraries, partly because of Amsterdam's beautiful canal-crossed ambiance and partly because of Schipol airport's status as a major transit hub. With the Netherlands/Holland cell phone options avail

free itemized billing

Feature

Free Itemized Billing

View all the details of your purchases, phone call records, expenses. Perfect for business expense reporting, or just for checking the accuracy of your service costs.

network selection

One Time Cost

Postpaid or prepaid options - you choose.

rangeRoamer is unique in that you can select whether you want a prepaid sim card or a postpaid sim card. Convenience, budget, or both - up to you. Switch back and forth whenever you want, too.

Free

Budget Limit Rules

Set a maximum allowance on your account per month. We'll alert you once you've reached 80% of your budget, and we will cut off your line once the 100% mark is reached, if you so choose in advance.

network selection

Free

Auto-Recharge Rules

Automatically buy more prepaid airtime for your phone through an automated rule setup. For example, "buy $25 of airtime whenever my balance falls below $10," and our system will make sure you always have prepaid airtime available to you.

data

Extra Cost

Data Service

Check your email or quickly look up a flight time. Data service is turned off by default but you can request activation by email. View international data roaming costs.

network selection

Carriers

Roaming Partners for Netherlands

The rangeRoamer solution will AUTOMATICALLY find and connect to the strongest cellular network available in Netherlands . There is nothing special you need to do, and if you travel to other countries during your trip, RangeRoamer will continue to switch to that country's networks atuomatically. If you prefer, you can also manually select the network of your choice through your phone and you will always pay the same RangeRoamer rates for that country. For a more comprehensive review please visit the interactive gsm coverage maps.

Cellular CarrierGSM BandsCoverage Map
KPN Mobile The Netherlands BV (KPN Mobile)GSM 900 and 1800KPN Mobile The Netherlands BV (KPN Mobile) GSM 900 and 1800



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Free

Unlocked cell phones

You will need an unlocked GSM cell phone supporting the above mentioned frequency so that you can connect to the network in Netherlands. These phones are not forced to only use a single network, and this is to your benefit especially when traveling internationally.

phone numbers

Extra Cost

Phone numbers

You can pick a US number, a UK number, or an Estonia number. People reach you directly at the numbers you choose. There are no special pins or access codes. This is a direct dial service to receive calls.

More countries coming soon.

network selection

Free

Free Business Cards

You'll receive pre-printed business cards with your name and phone number(s) printed on them. Easy to give your numbers out to people.

Free

Simple Pricing Plans

Roaming can be complicated. Since 2003, ChitChat Communications (parent company of rangeRoamer) has always espoused a "no hidden fees" approach to selling. All rate plans have straight-forward all inclusive pricing. There are no surcharges, differences between calling cell phones vs. landlines, initiation charges, line connect fees, surtaxes, or any other 'gotchas.' Per FCC regulations, federal taxes do apply on your calls placed while in the United states, currently charged at a cumulative 12.9%. This only applies to calls made while in the USA.

Roaming Rates in Netherlands

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Incoming Calls Within Netherlands Calls from Netherlands to USA TollFree Text Messaging
$0.00/minute $0.79/minute $0.79/minute $0.69/minute surcharge In Free, Outbound $0.49
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Customer Trip Reports

We share this information to help you determine if service is up to your expectations.



Testimonials From Netherlands Travelers

Rangeroamer's international cell phone services have received positive independent reviews from experts as well as travelers like you. Here is what they had to say about the performance of RangeRoamer while in Netherlands :



Where did you travel to?How did RangeRoamer perform?Star Rating
Amsterdam, phone worked fine, Germany, phone worked fineI wanted it basically for emergencies back home. Germany, phone worked fine. I had to add minutes to the package, but it was a great comfort for me while out of the country.5.0
France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, LuxembourgFrance, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. I appreciated the welcome when I visited your "office" Wael deserves high praise! I hope the company continues to grow and expand. The phone worked GREAT ... calling in countries and among countries5.0
I went to Amsterdam and the phone worked great!I called my mom everyday, and my husband received a couple of business calls. We're going back to Amsterdam over Christmas and New Year's, so I'll be buying more time for the phone. 5.0
Amsterdam, Sweden and Norway.I had absolutely no problems with the phone and was delighted with the service. The instant messaging service was great too.5.0
Holland and France. Never had a problem calling anywhere5.0
Holland and France. Never had a problem calling anywhere5.0
France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. Performed just fine. Only issue is the strange concept of not dialling directly but waiting for a return call before being connected.4.5
Great Britain, Holland and Ireland.Performed well in Ireland where service was almost non-existant which was surprising since it had worked so well before. Already have recommended you to others. We bought a phone and share with family members traveling abroad.5.0
I traveled to Paris and Rotterdam.The phone worked perfectly. It made traveling much easier.5.0
We were on a rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna , Austria.The RangeRoamer performed very well in the towns and the cities. But did not perform well while we were cruising on the river.4.0
Antwerp Belgium, Amsterdam NetherlandsUsed the phone once in Holland and it worked nicely. 5.0
We travelled throughout Europe ( Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France) and the phones worked perfectly. My husband and I were at times in different countries from our 2 sons which was the purpose of the phones and we were able to communicate with ease.We rented 2 phones with additional minutes purchased for each. we didn't realize all the additional time had been placed on one phone until the other ran out of minutes. to make the problem worse, we had a credit card lost early in our trip of 3 weeks and that was the card we used for our RangeRoamer account so we could not recharge the phone with minutes. Your Service dept came to our rescue and credited the phone with minutes. It truly amazed me how quickly our problem was handled and without a bit of hesitation. thank you!5.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my own phone?

If your phone is the right kind, why buy another one, right? You can use your own phone if it meets the following specs...

  • Uses GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile, purchased abroad, etc.)
  • world-capable (quad-band, or dual band international)
  • "unlocked" to accept any sim card from any carrier.

Review our phone compatibility chart to see if your phone is compatible.

GSM phones have a SIM card slot, shown above, which lets you put the rangeRoamer sim card in it.

All phones from AT&T and T-Mobile have this slot, but only 4% of phones from Verizon or Sprint do.

How will I be billed?

billed

During checkout, you’ll choose how you want to pay for your usage of airtime while traveling.

  • PREPAID: Pay for minutes in advance, so you know your exact costs as you go.
  • BILL ME LATER: Use as much or little as you want, then we send you a bill by email.

The choice you make is purely a matter of preference. Prepaid lets you budget yourself better, but postpaid lets you avoid having to worry about buying minutes. It’s up to you, and you can change your choice at no charge anytime.

How will people call me?

how will people call me?

rangeRoamer allows you to customize your service so you have the right kind of phone numbers based on your needs.

US Number: You automatically get one of these. It’s toll-free, rings right to your phone, and anyone from the States can call it without hassle. No international dialing required. Pretty neat, huh!

UK Number: You get one of these too. You also receive free incoming calls in 40 countries when called on this.

Local Number in countries of your choice: For an additional charge, you can also pick a local number in different countries. Perfect if you want to appear local wherever you travel!

Where does it work?

how will people call me?

rangeRoamer works in 163 countries and counting. More countries are added all the time. The goal is to let you keep re-using the service no matter where your itineraries take you. You can use it in multiple countries.

Review our rates & coverage page to confirm that service is offered in your countries of travel.

How much is it?

how much is it?

Pricing ranges from $39 to $399 depending on what you pick. More importantly, your per minute rates will be significantly lower than AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and other major providers, often times adding up to $200+ dollars in savings per trip!

Are there any ongoing fees?

No. Because there is no contract, there are no ongoing fees in any of our basic consumer packages. If you use the service, you pay. If you don’t use the service, you don’t get billed. So, you can leave your SIM card in a drawer between trips without worrying about ongoing charges.

How fast can I get it?

Free Fedex ground shipping takes 2 to 4 days. Orders received by 3pm CST on business days ship the same day. Refer to this table for express shipping costs:

Shipping Option Cost Time Can I Track My Package?
fedex Fedex Ground FREE 2 to 4 business days, not guaranteed Yes
Fedex 3 Day Air $10.00 3 days, guaranteed Yes
Fedex 2 Day Air $19.00 2 days, guaranteed Yes
Fedex Next Day AM $39.00 Delivered by 10:30AM next business day Yes
usps US Postal Global Priority $19 4 to 6 days international No

Who are you guys, anyway?

rangeRoamer is a division of ChitChat Communications, Inc., which hatched in the Northwestern University Business Incubator program in 2003. Originally a classic dotcom start-up, ChitChat went from hatchling to grown-up in 2007, when it moved to its current downtown Chicago location.

Some current company stats

  • 7th year in business
  • holds a valid FCC Telecommunications license issued by the US government, section 214
  • over 25,000 customers served, many of whom are repeat users.

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