Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this service immediately?

I use CarrierPreSelect. Can I use WereldBellen in this case?

Can I use WereldBellen from a mobile phone?

Can I use WereldBellen from outside the Netherlands?

I am not near a PC to look up the correct 0900 number. How can I still use WereldBellen?

What is the format I have to use for the international number I would like to call using WereldBellen?

I cannot reach an 0900 number from WereldBellen. How come?

Why do I first have to dial a 0900 number before I can enter the international telephone number?

If I call one of the WereldBellen 0900 numbers and enter the international telephone number, I get a message that I have not dialed the correct 0900 number. What should I do?

Are there any hidden costs involved in using WereldBellen?

How do I pay for the calls made through WereldBellen?

I am abroad for longer periods of time. How can I make myself reachable by phone at lower costs?

Can I start entering the international telephone number in the middle of the introduction message?

















Can I use this service immediately?
Yes, there is no subscription or registration required. Just call the correct 0900 number and enter the telefone number you want to connect to, followed by hash (#) and you will be connected.
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I use CarrierPreSelect. Can I use WereldBellen in this case?
Yes, no problem. WereldBellen works from every telephone from which you can call 0900 numbers.
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Can I use WereldBellen from a mobile phone?
Yes, that is possible. In some instances, mobile operators charge high rates to connect to 0900 numbers, specifically for PrePay. In many cases it will still be cost effective to use WereldBellen to make international calls from your mobile phone. Please check with your mobile operator for the rate to call to 0900 numbers or check www.bellen.com (Dutch) for an overview of these costs per mobile operator in the Netherlands.
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Can I use WereldBellen from outside the Netherlands?
No. Dutch 0900 numbers can not be reached from outside the Netherlands.
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I am not near a PC to look up the correct 0900 number. How can I still use WereldBellen?
If you know one of the WereldBellen 0900 numbers, you can dial that number. If this is not the correct 0900 number for the destination you want to connect to, the system will provide you with the correct 0900 number to dial. The best WereldBellen number to use is 0900-9532. This number has a rate of 2 Eurocent per minute. This is the lowest rate of the WereldBellen 0900 numbers.
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What is the format I have to use for the international number I would like to call?
Once you have reached WereldBellen you should enter the international number in the following format: 00 - country code - area code excluding the leading 0 - subscriber number.
For national numbers you can just enter: area code - subscriber number, as you would do when calling direct.
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I cannot reach an 0900 number from WereldBellen. How come?
It is possible that 0900 dialing is blocked from your telephone. In that case WereldBellen can not be reached.
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Why do I first have to dial a 0900 number before I can enter the international telephone number?
By first dialing an 0900 number you do not have to arrange a separate subscription or registration before you can use WereldBellen. The costs for the call are invoiced on your normal KPN invoice under the header “0900-servicenummers”, so you are not confronted with any extra hassle.
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If I call one of the WereldBellen 0900 numbers and enter the international telephone number, I get a message that I have not dialed the correct 0900 number. What should I do?
In this case you have chosen a 0900 number which does not have the correct tariff in relation to the destination you want to call. The system will tell you what the correct 0900 number for the destination is. In this case, hang up and dial the mentioned 0900 number.
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Are there any hidden costs involved in using WereldBellen?
Apart from the call setup fee of 5 Eurocents per call and the usage charge per second for the 0900 number, as presented on WereldBellen, there are no other costs involved in using WereldBellen from a fixed telephone. When using a GSM phone the mobile operator will charge you extra for the use of the mobile phone.
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How do I pay for the calls made through WereldBellen?
The costs of calls through WereldBellen are invoiced via your normal KPN invoice related to your KPN subscription under the header "0900-servicenummers".
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I am abroad for longer periods of time. How can I make myself reachable by phone at lower costs?
You can buy a GSM sim card in the country you are staying in and have your friends, family and business partners call this number via WereldBellen. In this case you will not be faced with international GSM calls charged to you and your friends and family will be able to call you at lower rates then when using their telecom provider.
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Can I start entering the international telephone number in the middle of the introduction message?
After you have selected the language, you can start entering the telephone number at any time.
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