We have collected the best German data plans for your smartphones in the table below (prepaid and postpaid). See which one fits your needs and budget best. If you only need data for your tablet or computer, scroll down to see special data-only plans. If you are a student or are 28 years old or younger, scroll down to see special plans for young people.

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Unfortunately, it is not common in Germany to get data plans with unlimited mobile internet, you will usually have a high speed allowance of a couple of gigabytes, depending on your plan. Currently, Telekom and O2 are the only providers, which offer unlimited data plans. The cheapest unlimited data offer is provided by O2 for 39.99€ per month. However, some of them are still expensive (Telekom: €84.95/month) so it might be wiser to get a different plan with 30GB or 60GB allowance.

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If you are a tourist or only a short-term visitor, Prepaid plans are probably the best choice for you. Postpaid plans are often cheaper but usually require a German bank account. German mobile data packages have been consistently getting cheaper over the last years. Now, they often even include unlimited calling and texting. See below which data plan would be the best for you:

Best German Data Plans (valid in all EU-countries)

ProviderNameHighspeed Data (in GB)Included Extras€ Price / monthPlan TypeWhere to Order
TelekomMagentaMobil XL5G unlimitedUnlimited calls and texts
Free Data Roaming in Switzerland
Telekom HotSpot Flat
84.95PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 Free Unlimited SmartunlimitedUnlimited calls and texts39.99PostpaidOrder here
VodafoneRed M10Unlimited calls and texts39.99PostpaidOrder here
CongstarAllnet Flat L20Unlimited calls and texts30PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 Free M20Unlimited calls and texts29.99PostpaidOrder here
LebaraKomplett M10Unlimited calls and 500 minutes to 50 countries12.49PrepaidOrder here
VodafoneCallYa Digital10Unlimited calls and texts20PrepaidOrder here
CongstarAllnet Flat10Unlimited calls and texts22PostpaidOrder here
LebaraKomplett M8Unlimited calls and 250 minutes to 50 countries9.99PrepaidOrder here
BlauAllnet Plus8Unlimited calls and texts19.99Postpaid (24 months)Order here
ALDI TALKPaket L12Unlimited calls and texts17.99PrepaidOrder here
O2O2 my Prepaid M5.5Unlimited calls and texts14.99PrepaidOrder here
BlauAllnet XL5Unlimited calls and texts13.99Postpaid (24 months)Order here
ALDI TALKPaket M6Unlimited calls and texts12.99PrepaidOrder here
PremiumSIMAllnet XL4Unlimited calls and texts7.99PostpaidOrder here
WhatsAppWhatsApp SIM4--10PrepaidOrder here
O2O2 my Prepaid S3.5Unlimited calls and texts9.99PrepaidOrder here
MaxximLTE 30003Unlimited calls and texts5.99Postpaid (24 months)Order here
BlauAllnet L3Unlimited calls and texts8.99Postpaid (24 months)Order here
ALDI TALKPaket S3Unlimited calls and texts7.99PrepaidOrder here
BlauPrepaid 3GB LTE3Unlimited calls and texts7.99PrepaidOrder here
VodafoneCallYa Smartphone Special2.5Unlimited calls and texts9.99PrepaidOrder here
TelekomMagentaMobil Prepaid M2Free Data Roaming in Switzerland
Telekom HotSpot Flat
9.95PrepaidOrder here
SimplyLTE 10001Unlimited calls and texts4.99PostpaidOrder here

Data-only Plans

If you only need data on the go for your tablet, you should check out the following plans. They only include internet access, phone calls or text messages are not possible. You can use them with your tablet or with an internet surf-stick. Congstar Homespot is a special offer, which only works at a certain address of your choice (e.g. your home address).

Data-only Plans (e.g. for tablets or surf-sticks)

ProviderNameHighspeed Data (in GB)€ Price / monthPlan TypeWhere to Order
Congstar Homespot 20020045.00PostpaidOrder here
Congstar Homespot 10010030.00PostpaidOrder here
CurvedO2 Homespot by Curved10014.99PostpaidOrder here
Congstar Homespot 303020.00PostpaidOrder here
TelekomData Comfort L2529.95PostpaidOrder here
SmartmobilLTE 20GB2019.99PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 my Data L2029.99PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 my Data M1019.99PostpaidOrder here
LebaraData M514.99PrepaidOrder here
TelekomData Comfort M514.95PostpaidOrder here
CongstarDaten L816.00PostpaidOrder here
SimplyLTE Internet M39.99PostpaidOrder here
CongstarDaten M410.00PostpaidOrder here
SmartmobilLTE Internet M36.99PostpaidOrder here
SimplyLTE Internet S14.99PostpaidOrder here
A collection of German data-only plans, which can be used with a special router for your home, tablets or computers (with surf-stick).

Networks used:
Congstar: Telekom network
O2: Telefonica network
Simply: Telefonica network
Smartmobil: Telefonica network
Tarifhaus24: Telekom network

Vodafone and O2 have special perks, which could make a big difference:

Vodafone:

  • Vodafone Pass: The Vodafone Pass lets you use certain apps without decreasing your data. You can only choose one pass from the following: Chat-Pass, Social-Pass, Music-Pass, Video-Pass.
    • The Chat-Pass includes: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Threema, Viber
    • The Social-Pass includes: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest
    • The Music-Pass includes: Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, and others
    • The Video-Pass includes: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Vevo, Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Tattoo, and others
  • GigaDepot: Any data that you have left in a month will be rolled over to the next month. This means you don’t loose data volume, because it is transferred to the next month.
  • GigaSwipe: You can trade in parts of your flat rate, e.g. if you never write SMS anymore, you can trade it for 1GB of extra data.

O2:


Special Offers for Young People and Students in Germany

So which one is the best SIM card in Germany for students? It simply depends on your needs: Do you need a lot of mobile internet, or do you need free minutes and SMS? Either way, the following mobile carriers offer special discounts for students and young people and will definitely save you money compared to their standard offers. The age limit for these offers is 29 years (for 1&1) and 28 years (for O2 and Vodafone). If you are a student, you can still get the O2 discounts, even if you are 28 and older.

Special Offers for Young People and Students in Germany

ProviderNameHighspeed Data (in GB)Included Extras€ Price / monthConditionWhere to Order
O2O2 Free L Junge LeuteunlimitedUnlimited calls and texts29.99younger than 28 years or studentOrder here
VodafoneYoung L40Unlimited calls and texts24.99younger than 28 yearsOrder here
VodafoneYoung M20Unlimited calls and texts19.99younger than 28 yearsOrder here
O2O2 Free M Junge Leute20Unlimited calls and texts19.99younger than 28 years or studentOrder here
OteloO2 Free S Junge Leute6Unlimited calls and texts14.99younger than 28 yearsOrder here
O2O2 Free S Junge Leute3Unlimited calls and texts9.99younger than 28 years or studentOrder here

53 Responses

  1. Reza

    I am a PhD student in Germany but I finish my study in 4 month and leave the country. I need an unlimited data plan (or at least 60GB per month). The postpaid plans usually require minimum one year contract, which does not match my requirements. Prepaid plans do not offer unlimited data plan and are usually limited to maximum 10GB. Do you have a suggestion for me?

    • MyGermanPhone

      Hi Reza,
      if you can prove that you leave Germany and that you de-register from your place of residence (“abmelden”), then you can end the contract early as well. But you will have to contact the customer service before you leave Germany.

  2. Singh Vardeep

    Hi I am in frankfurt germany. I want unlimited data plan or minimum 120 GB per month with fair price. Can it is possible.

  3. John

    Hello. I have an Aunt in Altersheim. Is there a way for me to buy a mobile with data and voice available and have it programmed with messenger & Skype accounts and sent to her ? I would need for it to have at least 30gig per month and something for calls as well. I’m currently in the USA do to this virus situation we can’t travel to Germany to visit.

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