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National Anthem

Basics[edit | edit source]

Country code for the Netherlands is +31. All prices given in Euros (EUR or €).

Networks[edit | edit source]

Currently there are now three down from four physical network operators (MNOs) available in the Netherlands:

  • KPN
  • Vodafone Nederland
  • T-Mobile Nederland (by Deutsche Telekom) merged with Tele2

T-Mobile and Tele2 have agreed to a merger in 2017. About one year later this merger was approved by the EU authorities finalised in 2019. The combined company is a joint venture and led by T-Mobile. Tele2 has become an online brand only under the T-Mobile Group.

SIM cards in the Netherlands are still freely available without any registration. A registration scheme was discussed, but has not been implemented so far. They are sold in supermarkets, kiosks, service stations, mobile phone stores, branded provider stores and at Schiphol Airport.

Bands and Coverage[edit | edit source]

All three mentioned networks have nationwide coverage in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE, where these frequencies are employed:

  • 2G/GSM: 900 MHz, 1800 MHz - to be shut down by T-Mobile in 2020
  • 3G/UMTS: 900 MHz (B8), 2100 MHz (B1) - to be shut down by Vodafone in 2020 and KPN by 2022
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (B20), 900 MHz (B8), 1800 MHz (B3), 2100 MHz (B1), 2600 MHz FDD (B7), 2600 TDD (B38)
  • 5G/NR: 700 MHz (n28), 1800 MHz (n3)

In April 2020 Vodafone has started 5G/NR over existing frequencies in the 1800 MHz band (n3) through DSS. in July KPN followed on n28 (700 MHz). Both offers are not available for prepaid yet.

A good map of all providers 4G/LTE coverage is available here . A map of every site including technologies, providers and bands is available here .

All networks achieved outstanding results in network tests. For rural use your device should support a low LTE band used by the respective network, which is B8 (900 MHz) on T-Mobile and B20 (800 MHz) on the other networks. 4G Coverage is excellent with all providers at 97% according to Open Signal in 2020. T-Mobile has the fastest speeds at 62.2 Mbit/s in downloads before Vodafone and KPN.

2G and 3G shut down[edit | edit source]

T-Mobile Netherlands has informed that it will switch off its GSM 2G network on 15 November 2020, with all calling, texting and data services to be provided over 3G, 4G (and future 5G) networks.

Their strategy is in contrast to their competitors scheduling 3G shutdowns instead: Vodafone has switched off 3G in January 2020 and KPN has set January 2022 as its 3G closing date.

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The Netherlands are a part of the EU, where from 15 June 2017 new international roaming rules are enforced. In most European countries you can now 'roam like at home' at domestic rates rather than excessive roaming rates. Dutch operators generally apply this principle without restrictions on prepaid. For specifics about the new regulation check the European Union chapter and every provider below.

The operators are ordered according to their market share: KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile. The subsidiaries and MVNOs are now repositioned to the bottom of the article.

KPN[edit | edit source]

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KPN is the biggest telecommunication company in the Netherlands. It used to be the state-owned telco, still owns the landline network and is clear market leader with its own brand KPN Mobile and through subsidiaries in the mobile market. As incumbent provider it claims the best coverage at the highest prices (coverage map).

Their 4G/LTE can be used with their prepaid. All allowances can be used without surcharges all over the EU/EEA. KPN has started 5G on n28 (700 MHz) and plans to close its 3G network by 2022.

Availability [edit | edit source]

They only sell three different prepaid SIM cards either ordered online to be sent to an Dutch postal address or in their own stores (shop locator) and lots of other stores and outlets:

  • €4.99: with €10 balance (€2.50 initially offered as default balance but another part €7.50, you have to make a request by providing your name and address in MijnKPN).
  • €9.99: with €10 balance and 1 GB data
  • €9.99: with €10 balance and their "unlimited" package (see below)

Online top-up is offered using Mastercard and VISA or PayPal, but is unclear if international cards will work. Reload voucher are called "Opwaardeerkaart" and sold in KPN stores (see above), tobacco stores, kiosks and many supermarkets. To top up text voucher code and the word 'Opwaarderen' to 1266 for free. When you register at MijnKPN, you will get €15 for a €10 top-up and €35 for a €20 top-up in the Bonustarief (bonus tariff).

Loaded credit has unlimited shelf life as long as you you still use your card with rechargeable activities once every 6 months.

Data feature packs[edit | edit source]

Default data rate is €0.15 per MB at max. 14.4 Mbit/s. So better buy data bundles that are called Voordeelbundels or Internetbundels.

You have the choice of a severely throttled speed for 3G with "unlimited" data at reasonable prices or unreduced "4G" speeds at inflated rates. Compare their offers with MVNOs on their network and other providers. You can add these bundles:

Data Time Speed Voice/Text Price Renew Activation
unlimited 1 day 128 Kbit/s €1.99 no *148#
1 GB 25 Mbit/s €1.99 no *124#
unlimited 31 days 128 Kbit/s 30 mins/SMS €8.99 no *143#
auto *142#
200 MB 25 Mbit/s €5.99 no *123#
500 MB 60 mins/SMS €9.99 no *118#
1 GB 120 mins/SMS €14.99 no *114#
100 MB €3.99 no *134#
1 GB €9.99 no *147#

Have in mind that a max. speed of 128 kbit/s is somewhere near 2G with EDGE. So for some purposes it may be sufficient, but for browsing websites, it'll be very time-consuming.

To check credit or data balance, send a free SMS with the word 'SALDO' to 1266.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

KPN gives out all their plans for roaming without surcharges in the EU, EEA, Switzerland and Andorra according "roam like at home" principles. This also applies to their throttled flatrate. Have in mind that KPN SIM cards need to be activated on the home KPN network in the Netherlands first.

More info[edit | edit source]

  • their brand Hi has been discontinued for new users, as well as KPN Prepay Internet
  • APN: internet
  • Website in Dutch only: http://www.kpn.com

Vodafone (VodafoneZiggo)[edit | edit source]

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VodafoneZiggo in the Netherlands is a joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global and remains the 2nd network according to their market share. 4G/LTE is available for prepaid: Vodafone Coverage Map. 2G and 4G/LTE, no 3G anymore.

Vodafone has announced a final shutdown date for its 3G mobile network on 4th February 2020. The operator stated that ceasing 3G services will give it more capacity for 4G. Users without 4G-enabled devices can continue to access voice and data services on its 2G network (albeit at significantly slower data rates and with lower voice sound quality). Customers may also exchange an old SIM card for a new LTE SIM free of charge.

5G has started in April 2020 in some cities, but is not yet available for prepaid users.

Availability [edit | edit source]

Their prepaid voice and data SIMs called YOU are available online, in their shops (locator) and in machines at the baggage claim hall at Schiphol Airport in different varieties. Micro- and mini- SIMs as well as nano-SIMs are available in many starters

  • for free without credit
  • for €5 with €5 credit
  • for €10 with 2 GB data
  • for €15 with 4 GB data
  • for €20 with 6 GB data
  • for €30 with 10 GB data

Top-ups can be made by vouchers called Opwaardeerbons and are available all over the country. To top-up, type *102*<voucher code>#. You can also top-up online using a credit card and works with many international credit cards.

The validity rules changed in 2018. Now credit and number will remain valid if you do a chargeable debit (e.g. send a SMS, go online (not through WiFi) or make a call) once every 6 months. Topping up also extends the number validity by 6 months.

Check balance by app or by texting the word 'STATUS' to 4000.

Data feature packs[edit | edit source]

Default rate is €0.10 per MB. All allowances except (*) are valid without surcharges in the EU, EEA, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco and Turkey. They offer these bundles:

Data Promo Time Price Activation Extras
10 GB (*) 1 day (#) €3 DAG 100 mins/SMS
2 GB 7 days €7 WEEK 100 mins/SMS
500 MB + 60 mins 1 month

(#)

€5 500MB MAAND
2 GB + 60 mins

+ 1 GB

€9 2GB MAAND
4 GB €14 4GB MAAND
6 GB + 60 mins

+ 2 GB

€19 6GB MAAND
10 GB €29 10GB MAAND

(#) = 1 day means until midnight, 1 month means a calendar month

(*) = A FUP of 1.4 GB applies in the EU outside the Netherlands

The promotion is valid in summer 2020. Check locally, if it's still on.

Activation is by texting code to 4000. The speed is not capped. When used up, default applies. Bundles auto-renew after 30 days. To stop text 'STOP <activation code>' to 4000. If activation by SMS fails with an error message, do it online on your account or by app. Text 'English' to 4000 to switch language to English..

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

Vodafone opened all its allowances including bundles to be used in EU/EEA roaming at the domestic rate without surcharges. Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco and Turkey are included in their EU roaming zone. Only the daily bundle is capped at 1.4 GB. There is a difference between roaming countries for subscriptions and roaming countries for prepaid users: prepaid roaming-list & subscription roaming-list.

More info[edit | edit source]

  • APN: live.vodafone.com
  • Username and Password: vodafone
  • Tethering isn't technically allowed by Vodafone. However, they don't really enforce this on Android devices, but may be blocked on iOS phones in lack of a tethering profile. VoIP is allowed.

[this is not correct, the Dutch market authority have applied rules that forbids providers to block tethering, for example: ACM, in other words: all mobile plans in The Netherlands allow tethering].

T-Mobile (merged with Tele2)[edit | edit source]

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T-Mobile is the 3rd network in the Netherlands. Here you can find the T-Mobile Coverage Map. 4G network is available for prepaid up to 100 Mbit/s. According to network tests, it has the best speeds in the country in 2020.

In 2017 T-Mobile has agreed to a merger with Tele2 on a 75:25 basis. This was approved in 2018 and their combined network is mostly marketed under the T-Mobile brand fighting for the no.2 spot in the Dutch market.

Note that T-Mobile plans to close its own 2G network (not the 3G network like Vodafone and KPN) in November 2020.

Availability[edit | edit source]

A T-Mobile SIM-only card costs €10 in a T-Shop (locator) or ordered online. Combined micro- and mini-SIM and nano-SIM available. It comes with €10 credit: €5 of which expires 7 days after activation and can only be used for calls and texts. The other €5 does not expire. Top-ups can be made directly in T-Shops or by vouchers of €10, €20 and €40 sold in many outlets. Note: in stores you may be required to purchase a package with your SIM.

Data feature packages[edit | edit source]

Standard data rate out of bundle is €0.10 per MB. The following bundles are available and valid in the Netherlands and all over the EU: Combi bundles, unit bundle and unlimited data bundle:

  • Combi bundles have minutes, SMS and data for 30 days:
Package Voice/SMS Data Price Activation
Internet 300 MB €5 INTERNET S
Unit 100 mins/SMS/MB €4.95 UNIT S
Combi S 5 mins/SMS 600 MB €7.50 COMBI S
Combi M 10 mins/SMS 1.25 GB €10 COMBI M
Combi L 15 mins/SMS 2.5 GB €15 COMBI L
Combi XL 20 mins/SMS 5 GB €22.50 COMBI XL

Activation is by texting code to 4000. All combo bundles auto-renew after 30 days. To stop, go online on your personal profile. They have added these special bundles:

  • Unlimited Bundles: These bundles with unlimited data can only be booked in the Netherlands. They won't auto-renew, but need to be bought again.
    • day bundle: for €2.95 you can surf unlimited until midnight of the purchase day. For roaming in the EU a 1 GB cap is introduced for this package. To activate text 'INTERNET DAG' to 4000 for free.
    • weekend bundle: for €5 you can surf unlimited until from Friday 5pm to Sunday midnight. For roaming in the EU a 1.85 GB cap is introduced for this package. To activate text 'WEEKEND' to 4000 for free.
  • Alltime Online Bundle: aimed for messengers they offen an unlimited bundle throttled to 128 kbps, plus 30 mins or SMS all valid for 30 days at €7.50. To activate text 'ALLTIJD ONLINE' to 4000. It will auto-renew.

You can renew any bundle ahead of time by texting the activation code. To check consumption text 'Saldo' to 1144. Speed for prepaid is capped to 100 Mbps download / 50 Mbps upload.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

For roaming in EU/EEA countries you can use your domestic bundle allowance without extra cost or surf at the standard rate. The unlimited bundles are limited. Non EU countries like Switzerland are not a part of T-Mobile EU roaming, so extra charges will apply in those countries (as apposed to with KPN and Vodafone).

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Lycamobile[edit | edit source]

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Lycamobile is one of the many MVNOs offering very competitive rates comparing to other providers. In the Netherlands it uses the KPN network for their 4G/LTE packages. They are using their own IP backbone which is infamous for its poor routing and effective blocking of tethering.

Availability [edit | edit source]

You can get a SIM from most of the local mobile stores: Store Locator. At Schiphol airport you can buy the SIM at either Capi-Lux or Service point at Schiphol Plaza.

The SIM card is free, but you need to make a top-up of at least €10. They can be delivered for free as well within the Netherlands. There are two plans: 'Standard Plan' and 'Saver Plan'.

  • The default plan is 'Standard Plan'. On this plan you will benefit for 100% extra credit on every top-up. So if you top-up for €10 you will get €20 credit.

Online topup by credit card is only possible with a few credit cards. They told me, "We only accept 3Dsecure Credit Cards from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden."

  • The second plan is 'Saver Plan'. This plan gives all rates and packages at a 50% discount, but you wouldn't get the topup bonus. So a €10 topup will be €10 credit. You may convert your Standard into a Saver Plan by texting "SAVER PLAN" to 2525 or typing *201*282#.

Data feature packs[edit | edit source]

The following prices are for the Saver Plan and online purchase via their website only, compared to the standard plan. Outside data rate is only 1c per MB on Saver plan and 19c per MB on the Standard plan:

Price Price NL EU max. Activation Activation
saver standard Data Data speed saver standard
€5 €10 500 MB 500 MB 3G *139*11150# *139*1015#
€10 €20 1+2 GB 1 GB 4G/LTE *139*111000# *139*2010#
€15 €30 3+2 GB 3 GB 4G/LTE online only *139*3201#
€20 €40 5+3 GB 5 GB 4G/LTE online only *139*3201#
€30 €60 7+3 GB 7 GB 4G/LTE online only *139*3202#

All packages are for 30 days and will renew automatically if there is enough credit. To stop dial *190# at least one day before bundle expires. Bonus data on the 2 GB and 3 GB packs needs to be activated by texting 'BONUSM' for the 2 GB or 3 GB pack to 3535. For €20 plan you need to send SMS with 'BONUSL'.

For extra data, you can add these bold-ons:

  • 500 MB: €5 saver, €10 standard, activation: *139*701#
  • 1 GB: €9 saver, €18 standard, activation: *139*702#

The add-ons are only valid for the rest of the running time of the base bundle.

You can also buy their combo bundles. They have released these combo bundles instead valid for 30 days including unlimited calls and SMS (capped at 3000 mins or SMS) with roaming in the EU plus Switzerland called Holland Bundle:

Holland NL EU Data Price Activation
Bundle Data cap max. Saver Plan Standard Plan code
XS 3+2 GB 3 GB €10 €20 *139*2001#
S 7 GB 7 GB €15 (#) €30 *139*2002#
M 10 GB 10 GB €20 €40 *139*81000#
L 15 GB 15 GB €25 (#) €50 *139*81025#
Super 35 GB 28.5 GB €30 €60 *139*81030#

(#) = These packages are discounted by 50% when you purchase them online for the first time together with a new SIM card.

Tethering[edit | edit source]

As of August 2018, Tethering is not possible (contrary to earlier reports that it was enabled after a complaint of the Dutch consumer board in 2015 (see here: in Dutch only).

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

Lycamobile gives out EU roaming at the same standard rate of €0.20 per MB and in data and combo packages up to the specified limit in the tables above without surcharges. Please note that non-EU countries such as Andorra are not a part of Lycamobile EU roaming, so extra charges will apply in those countries (as apposed to with KPN, Telfort and Vodafone). Despite not mentioning Switzerland on their free-roaming list, data roaming works using the Holland bundle.

More info[edit | edit source]

Aldi Talk (by Medion mobile)[edit | edit source]

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Aldi Talk by Medion mobile uses the KPN network in 2G and 3G, recently 4G/LTE. Their speed has been accelerated to 14.4 Mbit/s recently.

Availability [edit | edit source]

The starter packs are exclusively available at Aldi stores Aldi store locator, one of the biggest discounter supermarket chains in the Netherlands. It is sold for €9.99 with €10 credit. They may not be on display but have to be asked for at checkout /cash register. The top up vouchers for €10 or €20 are available at Aldi's stores in the Netherlands or via aldi-talk-app / https://www.alditalk.nl (Dutch only). Foreign credit cards are accepted. Credit is valid for 1 year. If you top up again within 1 year, remaining credit will be carried over.

Data feature packs[edit | edit source]

Default data rate without or beyond the bundles is a high €0.29 per MB. These allowances can be used in the Netherlands and the EU for 30 days;

Price Data Activation Data Check
€5 350 MB *121# *121*001#
€7.50 750 MB *123# *123*001#
€12.50 1.5 GB *122# *122*001#

Data will auto shut-down when bundle volume has been used up. If no new bundle is activated, you'll be on the default rate. You can activate a new bundle anytime.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

You can use all bundle allowances without surcharges for roaming in the EU/EEA countries. Be aware that outside packages, a high standard default rate of €0.29 per MB still applies.

More info[edit | edit source]

HEMA mobiel[edit | edit source]

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HEMA mobiel is the MVNO of the largest department store chain of the Netherlands. It works on the KPN network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability[edit | edit source]

SIM card is sold in any Hema store (store locator) for €1. It includes €1 credit on the SIM. Vouchers for top-ups are available in the same stores or online. Their prepaid call text and data SIM is called: Mobiel Prepaid.

Data feature packages[edit | edit source]

Default data rate is expensive €0.30 per MB. Speed is up to 16 Mbps on 3G. The following monthly packages are offered and are valid in the EU as well:

  • 250 MB: €5 - activation: *138#
  • 500 MB: €7.50 - activation: *133#
  • 1 GB: €12.50 - activation: *127#

To check balance in data bundels dial *???#001# where ??? stands for the numbers of the activation code.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

You can use the bundle allowances without surcharges for roaming in the EU. Please note that non EU countries like Switzerland and Andorra are not a part of HEMA EU roaming, so extra charges will apply in those countries (as apposed to with KPN, Telfort and Vodafone).

More info[edit | edit source]

AH Mobiel[edit | edit source]

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AH Mobiel is the MNVO of Albert Heijn, the largest quality supermarket chain in the Netherlands. It operates on the KPN network on 2G, 3G and 4G, but all international roaming is blocked.

Availability[edit | edit source]

SIM Cards are available in all Albert Heijn supermarkets in the country: store locator. They have two product lines: the "Prepaid bellen" with talk, text and data for smartphones and the "Slim only" for smartphones to be managed by app. Their "Slim only" plans are not shown as it needs to be linked to Dutch bank account.

Their smartphone SIM on prepaid bellen is available for €5 with the same credit from their supermarkets (not the 'To Go' convenience stores). To activate SIM call 1244 automated service.

Recharges[edit | edit source]

Recharge vouchers are available in values of €10, €20 or €30 with a bonus system:

  • Top up €10 and you get €10 extra = €20
  • Top up €20 and you get €30 extra = €50
  • Top up €30 and you get €60 extra = €90

To top-up by voucher dial 1244, choose option 9 and enter the 14-digit code followed by #. Check credit by *100#.

Data feature packages[edit | edit source]

Default rate is at €0.25 per MB.

Only one data package is offered at €10 with 1 GB for a month.

More info[edit | edit source]

Lebara[edit | edit source]

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Lebara (previously Lebara mobile) is an UK-based phone company focusing on the ethno market. In the Netherlands it's a MVNO on the KPN network on 2G, 3G and now on 4G/LTE too.

Availability [edit | edit source]

You can buy your SIM online, but Lebara sends it to Dutch postal addresses only. Alternatively, a lot of kiosks throughout the country Lebara store finder sell the SIM card for free. You can also buy it at Schiphol airport at the bookshops, but be prepared that they only sell the Lebara One plans so you can only use it in the Netherlands (technically the SIM is free). Sim cards are also available at most supermarkets next to the cashiers, usually comes with €5 credit, or 50 MB for €0.99 (a yellow promo sticker is shown on the SIM pack).

Top up vouchers are available from a lot of more shops: Call shops, tobacco stores, Shell and Total petrol stations, Media Markt, post offices or Albert Heijn supermarkets (use store finder above). You can use the online top-up promotion as Lebara accepts many international credit cards[1]. Their standard plan is called Lebara One. You can switch to a reduced plan such as Lebara 10=20, top-up €10 and get twice the prepaid balance. For this to take effect, you need to text the word 'EXTRA' to 8800 before your online top-up. Be aware that some default rates are much higher on Lebara 10=20.

Data feature packs[edit | edit source]

Data rate outside the packs is expensive €0.39 per MB on Lebara 10=20 plan and low €0.01 per MB on Lebara One plan.

These bundles called "All in NL" are offered for 28 days in up to 4G/LTE in the Netherlands, and up to 3G for roaming:

Data Voice Price
2 GB 500 mins €10
5 GB unlimited €15
7 GB unlimited €20
15 GB unlimited €30

Call minutes are domestic in the Netherlands. "Unlimited" includes a highspeed allowance of 15 GB. To get the bonus data, you need to text 'LEBARA' to 8800.

Activation is through your online account by buying directly with a credit card or PayPal, or you can buy the bundle by texting a code to 8800 (free text). Overuse is at high €0.39 per MB. All packs will automatically renew after 30 days if there is enough credit. To stop send activation code followed by the word STOP to 8800 or stop it online on your account. When data quota is used, a new pack can be activated ahead of time or an add-on pack of 1 GB for €5 can be added.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

Some bundles ("Data plans") are valid in the Netherlands only, but the bundles mentioned in the table above can be used roaming in the EU/EEA at reduced speeds in 3G without surcharges.

Note that non-EU countries like Andorra are not a part of Lebara EU roaming, so extra and sometimes very high charges will apply in those countries (as apposed to with KPN, Telfort and Vodafone). Data roaming in Switzerland works like within the EU - but make sure to receive an automatic text message first confirming before browsing.

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Kruidvat Mobiel[edit | edit source]

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Kruidvat Mobiel is the MVNO of the Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain. It started in 2010 and operates on the KPN network in 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE.

Availability[edit | edit source]

The SIM card is exclusively sold online on their website to be delivered to a Dutch postal address or in about 1900 Kruidvat outlets all through the country (store locator). Starter packs are sold at €7.99 with €5 credit in all 3 sizes. At Kruidvat outlets, they sell recharge vouchers of €7.50, €15 and €20 . SIM card and credit stay valid for 12 months without a top-up.

Data feature packages[edit | edit source]

Default rate is €0.09 per MB. These packages valid for 31 days in the Netherlands and all over the EU:

Data Price Activation Balance check
250 MB €5 *132# *132*001#
500 MB €7.50 *135# *135*001#
1 GB €12.50 *136# *136*001#

For overuse, default rate will be charged or you can buy a new package anytime.

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

You can use default rate and your bundles without extra cost in EU roaming. Please note that non EU countries like Switzerland are not always a part of EU roaming, so extra charges will apply in those countries (as apposed to with KPN, Telfort and Vodafone). Andorra does seem covered though.

More info[edit | edit source]

Ortel Mobile[edit | edit source]

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Ortel Mobile is a MVNO aimed at visitors and migrants using the KPN network in 2G and 3G and now on 4G/LTE too. For details see KPN on top of the article.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ortel SIM cards are available in phone shops throughout the Netherlands for free. The SIM cards include €2 call credit can also be ordered on this website to be sent to a Dutch postal address. Ortel SIM cards contain the normal, micro and nano SIM and are suitable for all types of phones and tablets.

Ortel call credit can be purchased anywhere in the Netherlands. For example, you can get your call credit in the larger supermarkets, gas stations, drugstores, post offices or online. For online top-ups the double call credit is given in value. To check balance type *101#. Credit stays valid for 6 months.

Data feature packages[edit | edit source]

Take care that the default rate for data is a horrendous €1 per MB. So don't activate data before you have bought a bundle and this was confirmed.

The following bundles are available and valid in the Netherlands and all over the EU:

Data Validity Price Activation
150 MB 7 days €5 *121#
1 GB 30 days €10 *123#
3 GB 30 days €20 *125#

EU roaming[edit | edit source]

All allowances can be used without surcharges in the EU from the crazy standard rate to packages.

More info[edit | edit source]

Discontinued offers[edit | edit source]

  • Deka Mobiel: Deka Mobiel of the Dekamarkets was discontinued in January 2020. All services have been stopped.
  • *bliep: In the last years *bliep has become an online-only operator and can't be found in shops anymore. You need to order their SIM card online to a Dutch postal address. Online-only operators are banned on this Wiki as they have proven to be inconvenient for travellers. *bliep has therefore been taken off the list.
  • Delight Mobile: Mundio closed Delight Mobile in 2018 and moved all its customers to its sister brand Vectone Mobile.
  • Vectone Mobile: Mundio appears to have ended its MVNO business in the Netherlands in 2018. Customers report on social media that services are unavailable and the company did not respond to requests for comment. Sales on its Dutch website have ended as well.
  • Telfort: Telfort was established in 1996 and bought by KPN in 2005 to become a subsidiary. In 2019 KPN decided to concentrate all of their products on the main brand and to discontinue the Telfort brand. Telfort was closed on 1/May/2019 and no new customers are accepted anymore. Existing customers can stay on Telfort plans eventually or will be transferred to KPN plans later.
  • Tele2:Tele2 has ended its prepaid offering for new clients, it now redirects to T-Mobile prepaid offering. In 2019 Tele2 merged with T-Mobile.
  • Tested with a South African credit card 20 Oct 2019
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