Step 6: phone number
Should I get a Dutch Phone number?
It is not always necessary to get a dutch phone number. It is dependable on if your phone plan works in The Netherlands. After a certain amount of time it might deactivate. Therefore we would always recommend to get a dutch phone number.
There are multiple reasons to get a dutch phone number.
- No unexpected costs at the end of the month.
- Usually you also get better reception and faster internet when on a local phone provider.
- Your original phone number might deactivate when you have been away from your home region for a longer time.
- Your number is automatically more trustworthy when calling within The Netherlands. Getting calls from an unknown number outside of The Netherlands might be seen as a scamming attempt.
Checklist for this step.
What plan should you get?
Dependable on your needs you can either choose to go for for a calling/texting plan only. It is recommended tot take a Simonly plan. There are multiple providers offering phone plans in The Netherlands.
Our recommended providers for international students: