Pay-for calls and pay-for text messages: how much does it cost?
The price of pay-for text messages and pay-for numbers (0900, voting, short numbers, etc.) is not determined by us but by the service provider that manages the number.
An overview is given below of the maximum rates per SMS message, minute or call.
Deregister from an SMS service or set up call barring free of charge to block pay-for numbers.
Maximum price of pay-for text messages
Note that with some SMS services you pay both for SMS messages sent and for SMS messages received. The service provider is legally required to mention the rates in advance. SMS messages to 8xxx numbers are always free of charge.
|Pay-for SMS messages||Maximum price||Type of service|
|2xxx||Max. € 1,00/SMS||General services|
|3xxx||Max. € 4,00/SMS||General services|
|4xxx||Max. € 31,00/SMS||Pay-for services|
|5xxx||Max. € 0,50/SMS||Services for games, logos, ringtones, etc.|
|6xxx||Max. € 2,00/SMS||Services for games, logos, ringtones, etc.|
|7xxx||Max. € 4,00/SMS||Erotic services (18+)|
|9xxx||Max. € 2,00/SMS||Subscription-based services for games, logos and ringtones, etc.|
Maximum price of pay-for calls
Note that, depending on the number, you pay either per call or per minute.
- If you call a number for which a rate of more than € 1,00 is charged , per minute or per call, the service provider is required to inform you of the rate free of charge at the beginning of your call.
- If you call a 090x number for which a per-minute rate applies, the call will be automatically cut after 10 minutes.
|Pay-for calls||Maximum price||Type of service|
|070 xxx xxx||Max. € 0,30/minute||General services|
|0900 xx xxx||Max. € 0,50/minute||General services|
|0901 xx xxx||Max. € 0,30/minute or call||General services|
|0902 xx xxx||Max. € 1,00/minute||General services|
|0903 xx xxx||Max. € 1,50/minute||General services|
|0904 xx xxx||Max. € 2,00/minute||General services|
|0905 xx xxx||Max. € 2,00/call||Services for games, logos, ringtones, etc.|
|0906 xx xxx||Max. € 1,00/minute||Erotic services (18+)|
|0907 xx xxx||Max. € 2,00/minute||Erotic services (18+)|
|0909 xx xxx||Max. € 31,00/call||General services|