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.
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)
|Provider||Name||Highspeed Data (in GB)||Included Extras||€ Price / month||Plan Type||Where to Order|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil XL||5G unlimited||Unlimited calls and texts|
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Telekom HotSpot Flat
|O2||O2 Free Unlimited Smart||unlimited||Unlimited calls and texts||39.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid L||25||Unlimited calls and texts||19.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|congstar||Allnet Flat L||25||Unlimited calls and texts||27||Postpaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 Free M||20||Unlimited calls and texts||29.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Lebara||HELLO! XXL||25||Unlimited calls and 1000 minutes to 50 countries||29.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Klarmobil||Allnet Flat 15GB LTE||15||Unlimited calls and texts||15||Postpaid||Order here|
|Vodafone||CallYa Digital||15||Unlimited calls and texts||20||Prepaid||Order here|
|PremiumSIM||Allnet XL||14||Unlimited calls and texts||12.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|ALDI TALK||Paket L||12||Unlimited calls and texts||17.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Lebara||HELLO! M||12||Unlimited calls and 50 minutes to 50 countries||14.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Simply||LTE 1000||11||Unlimited calls and texts||11.11||Postpaid||Order here|
|sim.de||LTE 10GB||10||60 minutes included||6.66||Postpaid||Order here|
|Lebara||HELLO! L Flex||15||Unlimited calls and 120 minutes to 50 countries||19.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|congstar||Allnet Flat M||18||Unlimited calls and texts||22||Postpaid||Order here|
|Vodafone||Red M||10||Unlimited calls and texts||39.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|ALDI TALK||Paket M||6||Unlimited calls and texts||12.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid M||13||Unlimited calls and texts||14.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|WhatsApp SIM||4||--||10||Prepaid||Order here|
|congstar||Allnet Flat S||4||Unlimited calls and texts||12||Postpaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid S||7||Unlimited calls and texts||9.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Maxxim||LTE 3000||3||Unlimited calls and texts||5.99||Postpaid (24 months)||Order here|
|ALDI TALK||Paket S||3||Unlimited calls and texts||7.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Blau||Prepaid 3GB LTE||3||Unlimited calls and texts||7.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Vodafone||CallYa Allnet S||3||Unlimited calls and texts||9.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil Prepaid M||2||Free Data Roaming in Switzerland|
Telekom HotSpot Flat
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)
|Provider||Name||Highspeed Data (in GB)||€ Price / month||Plan Type||Where to Order|
|O2||O2 my Home M||unlimited (50 MBit/s)||19.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Home XL (broadband)||unlimited (250 MBit/s)||24.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Congstar||Homespot 200||200||40.00||Postpaid||Order here|
|Congstar||Homespot 100||125||30.00||Postpaid||Order here|
|Congstar||Homespot 30||50||20.00||Postpaid||Order here|
|Telekom||Data Comfort L||25||29.95||Postpaid||Order here|
|Smartmobil||LTE 20GB||20||19.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Data M||20||19.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil Data M Flex||10||19.95||Postpaid||Order here|
|Klarmobil||Klarmobil 10GB LTE||10||11.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Lebara||Data M||6||14.99||Prepaid||Order here|
|Congstar||Daten L||16||22.00||Postpaid||Order here|
|Congstar||Daten M||8||16.00||Postpaid||Order here|
|Simply||LTE Internet M||3||9.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Smartmobil||LTE Internet M||3||6.99||Postpaid||Order here|
|Simply||LTE Internet S||1||4.99||Postpaid||Order here|
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 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.
- Data Boost: You can double your monthly data limit if you pay an extra 5€ per month. For the O2 Free L plan, this would get you 60GB instead of 30GB per month. Just select “O2 Free Boost” before you order the plan.
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
|Provider||Name||Highspeed Data (in GB)||Included Extras||€ Price / month||Condition||Where to Order|
|O2||O2 Free L Junge Leute||unlimited||Unlimited calls and texts||29.99||younger than 28 years or student||Order here|
|Vodafone||Young L||40||Unlimited calls and texts||24.99||younger than 28 years||Order here|
|Vodafone||Young M||20||Unlimited calls and texts||19.99||younger than 28 years||Order here|
|O2||O2 Free M Junge Leute||20||Unlimited calls and texts||19.99||younger than 28 years or student||Order here|
|Otelo||O2 Free S Junge Leute||6||Unlimited calls and texts||14.99||younger than 28 years||Order here|
|O2||O2 Free S Junge Leute||3||Unlimited calls and texts||9.99||younger than 28 years or student||Order here|
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I’m working from Germany for 3 months as a software engineer. I would like unlimited data or at least 150GB. Is there any solution for this?
Trying to find the best plan for my son who is in the US military stationed in Germany. Currently he has T Mobile Magenta Max Military. They say he gets 5 gig a month of high speed, then unlimited “premium data”. Apparently T Mobile’s premium data is less than 100 kb/sec, which is dial up modem speed. Really??? That’s terrible. Not even useful.
Hi John, your son should definitely get a German SIM card. Even the prepaid plans are often even cheaper than the domestic U.S. rates.
Hi, i am from Bulgaria, but working in Germany, i need a plan with a fast internet for my laptop ( for gaming), but it should be Sim, because i am not living in one place. I am changing home like every 2-3 months.
Im Abdul and im new in germany and will be residing permanently please advise a fair internet bundles either Prepaid and Postpaid.
I am a new PhD student, and I want to find the cheapest data plan, I just need it for GPS and using whatsapp, so I think 3GB per month will be enough because I already have internet in the home, what will be the best fit for me?
Thanks in Advance
Hi I’m a master’s student arriving in Germany for the first time. My planned stay is 1.5 years. I’m 30 years of age. Please recommend plans and whether it is possible to get a SIM at the airport itself ?
You’re too old for most plans that are super nice really, don’t take it personally. Looks at o2 as example they offer top line deals to younger students. Good luck.
I am a master’s degree student and I want an unlimited data SIM card. Which one is fits me?
Hi Mehdi, if you are a master’s student and plan to stay at least 2 years in Germany, look into O2’s young people plans (for people younger than 29). You will get a €10 discount per month, which makes the cheapest unlimited data plan only €19.99 / month (O2 Unlimited Basic). You can also get it on a monthly basis (no 2 year contract / “ohne Laufzeit”) but it will be €15 extra per month.
I’m a truck driver based in Germany but I go home to Poland every month. I do not have a residence address in Germany. Could I still get a sim with unlimited data for use at work in my tablet?
I am a student and will be in Germany for only two month (July & August). Would you please recommend an appropriate plan?
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?
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.
Hi I am in frankfurt germany. I want unlimited data plan or minimum 120 GB per month with fair price. Can it is possible.
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.