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.

The Apple iPhone 13 just launched in Germany – click here to read our overview of prices and data plans. (Click here to see contracts that include the older iPhone 12 model)

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)

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
O2O2 my Prepaid L25Unlimited calls and texts19.99PrepaidOrder here
congstarAllnet Flat L25Unlimited calls and texts27PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 Free M20Unlimited calls and texts29.99PostpaidOrder here
LebaraKomplett XL15Unlimited calls and 1000 minutes to 50 countries29.99PrepaidOrder here
KlarmobilAllnet Flat 15GB LTE15Unlimited calls and texts15PostpaidOrder here
VodafoneCallYa Digital15Unlimited calls and texts20PrepaidOrder here
PremiumSIMAllnet XL14Unlimited calls and texts12.99PostpaidOrder here
ALDI TALKPaket L12Unlimited calls and texts17.99PrepaidOrder here
LebaraKomplett M10Unlimited calls and 250 minutes to 50 countries19.99PrepaidOrder here
SimplyLTE 100011Unlimited calls and texts11.11PostpaidOrder here
sim.deLTE 10GB1060 minutes included6.66PostpaidOrder here
LebaraAllnet M Easy13Unlimited calls and 50 minutes to 50 countries19.99PostpaidOrder here
congstarAllnet Flat M18Unlimited calls and texts22PostpaidOrder here
VodafoneRed M10Unlimited calls and texts39.99PostpaidOrder here
ALDI TALKPaket M6Unlimited calls and texts12.99PrepaidOrder here
O2O2 my Prepaid M13Unlimited calls and texts14.99PrepaidOrder here
WhatsAppWhatsApp SIM4--10PrepaidOrder here
congstarAllnet Flat S4Unlimited calls and texts12PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 my Prepaid S7Unlimited calls and texts9.99PrepaidOrder here
MaxximLTE 30003Unlimited calls and texts5.99Postpaid (24 months)Order here
ALDI TALKPaket S3Unlimited calls and texts7.99PrepaidOrder here
BlauPrepaid 3GB LTE3Unlimited calls and texts7.99PrepaidOrder here
VodafoneCallYa Allnet S3Unlimited calls and texts9.99PrepaidOrder here
TelekomMagentaMobil Prepaid M2Free Data Roaming in Switzerland
Telekom HotSpot Flat
9.95PrepaidOrder 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
O2O2 my Home Munlimited (50 MBit/s)19.99PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 my Home XL (broadband)unlimited (250 MBit/s)24.99PostpaidOrder here
Congstar Homespot 20020040.00PostpaidOrder here
Congstar Homespot 10012530.00PostpaidOrder here
Congstar Homespot 305020.00PostpaidOrder here
TelekomData Comfort L2529.95PostpaidOrder here
SmartmobilLTE 20GB2019.99PostpaidOrder here
O2O2 my Data M2019.99PostpaidOrder here
TelekomMagentaMobil Data M Flex1019.95PostpaidOrder here
KlarmobilKlarmobil 10GB LTE1011.99PostpaidOrder here
LebaraData M614.99PrepaidOrder here
CongstarDaten L1622.00PostpaidOrder here
CongstarDaten M816.00PostpaidOrder here
SimplyLTE Internet M39.99PostpaidOrder 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

60 Responses

  1. John

    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.

    • MyGermanPhone

      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.

  2. Abdul

    Hello,
    Im Abdul and im new in germany and will be residing permanently please advise a fair internet bundles either Prepaid and Postpaid.

    Thanks

  3. Ahmed

    Hello,

    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

  4. Khalid

    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 ?

  5. Mehdi

    Hi

    I am a master’s degree student and I want an unlimited data SIM card. Which one is fits me?

    Regards,
    Mehdi

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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