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.***** Moderator's Note *****
Why is there a per-minute charge to call the police?
Bill Horne Temporary Moderator
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