Interestingly enough toll-free is taken quite differently in the
Netherlands. Where in the US toll-free is extremely common and rates
for incoming WATS is downright cheap at only a few cents a minute, in
the Netherlands there's a whole different attitude about "freephone"
i.e. toll-free numbers. Some toll-free numbers are only four digits!
If you're in the Netherlands you'll very rarely see toll-free numbers
listed *anywhere* (their 0800 service.) What you *will* see is tonnes
of 0900 pay per call numbers. Call the airline, call wireless
customer service, call the POLICE, call an infomercial on TV, call a
religious call in show and you'll have to go through an 0900 service.
Basically pay for everything with nothing given to call that won't
incur timed charges.
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