an 088 number, what is it?

088 numbers are national numbers for companies. They're issued via the ACM and can only be ordered in series (100 units).

Are you looking for a single number with national coverage? Then choose an 085 number.

  • series of 100 to choose from
  • suitable for multiple departments or locations
  • only pay per active number
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What does ordering a 088 number cost?

088 series are monitored by Dutch Authority of Consumer & Market (ACM). This means we have to request the series from them, which can take up to 3 weeks.  Also, keep in mind the following administration costs:

  • administration costs ACM: € 66
  • administration costs Rinkel: € 15
  • Total one-time payment: € 81

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Choose from regional, international (085/088) and international numbers.

Landline calls via your laptop or computer.

Place a caller temporarily on hold at peak times. Optional: hold music.

Set up your business voicemail with your own recording or have it recorded by a voice artist.

Link the landline number to WhatsApp Business and chat with your customers from a business account.

Synchronise your call data with 5,000+ systems, such as your own CRM.

We do not charge any extra call charges or connection fees for calling abroad.

Extra feature: record all calls. Only €5 p/m.

Extra feature: Not available for a while? Let the Rinkel Answering Service take care of your caller for € 2 per call.

Indicate when you want to be available and receive a notification when a call comes in outside your opening hours (optional).

"Welcome to Rinkel, you will be redirected to one of our staff".

Simply transfer an ongoing call to a colleague or department.

Save your team and your caller time and avoid unnecessary call transfers.

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  • monthly subscriptions
  • first number for free
  • be reachable within minutes
  • reliable network from providers such as KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile

Switch from 06 to 088

Activate your 088 series for free: the 100 consecutive numbers are all yours! At Rinkel, you choose how many and which numbers you want to use: you only pay for the active numbers in your account!

  • no landline device required
  • make calls via your own mobile or PC
  • give each team member their own number

User reviews

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Easy and simple as it should be. Easily accessible for questions. In short: top service.

Team Cargo

Ideal if you're on the go and still want a landline for a professional look. Works well and has enough options to scale up, or down.

Leenders Advice

Have been using Rinkel for a while. Recently had recordings made: cheap and quickly arranged. Do you want a landline number, but no landline? Then Rinkel is excellent. We will remain customer for a while.


Professional company with good service at a fair price! What I especially appreciate is that they are constantly improving their services. And they are very helpful!

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Frequently asked questions about a 088 number

088 numbers are issued in series of 100. E.g.: 088-100100 to 088-100199. Only the last digits of your numbers differ. This means it's an ideal for companies with many departments or team members, since this allows you to keep one recognizable number.

As soon as we have received all your information, we will contact the ACM and apply for your series. This application takes a maximum of 3 weeks. Would you rather be reachable right away? Then choose an 085 number.

No, WhatsApp Business cannot be used in combination with 088 numbers. Do you want WhatsApp Business? Then use a 085 number.

It is possible that your desired number series is not available or has also been requested by someone else. In the latter case, a lottery will take place. If the lottery goes to someone else, the ACM will propose a different number block to you.

You will receive a monthly invoice from Rinkel. We do not process the costs from ACM. You will receive an invoice from the ACM at the contact details you provided during your application. Unfortunately, we cannot bundle these costs.

No, you can decide how many numbers you need from the series! So you only pay when you use the number. This makes a 088 series via Rinkel very flexible for growing organisations.

How does ordering a 088 number work?

Your 088 number series will be active within 3 weeks!

  • 1 order your 088 series online
  • 2 Rinkel will apply at the ACM for you
  • 3 your series will be active within 3 weeks

088 numbers in a nutshell


What is a 088 number?

A 088 number is a telephone number that is not tied to a city or region. 088 numbers are issued in series of 100, 1,000 or 10,000 numbers. In this way you can give different departments, branches or employees a personal number, from a uniform number series.

an example of a 100 number sequence: 088-100100 to 088-100199

Do you want to order a 088 series? Then keep the following in mind:

  • Mandatory registration with the ACM - we handle everything for you!
  • Issued only per 100, 1,000 or 10,000 pieces
  • The series may be used for only one company
  • A 088 application can take up to 3 weeks

Rinkel's advice

Does your company not have a major expansion plan for the next 5 years? Then we recommend a 085 number or regional number. You can activate these fixed numbers immediately and choose them online via Rinkel.

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