If you are staying in Germany for less than two years or just for vacation, prepaid phone plans are your best choice. The three main network providers are Telekom, Vodafone, and o2. For their prepaid SIM cards, they usually do not require you to provide a bank account, because you can conveniently purchase your credit online or in German supermarkets, gas stations or kiosks. All prepaid providers also offer to connect your bank account so that you can top up your credit automatically, but you don’t need to use this feature. Below you can see a list of virtually all prepaid offers in Germany. You can sort the table by mobile data volume or price in order to find the most suitable plan for your needs.

 

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

ProviderNameHighspeed Data (in GB)Included Extras€ Price / monthWhere to Order
VodafoneCallYa Digital10Unlimited calls and texts20.00Order here
ALDI TALKPaket L7Unlimited calls and texts17.99Order here
O2O2 my Prepaid M5.5Unlimited calls and texts14.99Order here
CongstarPrepaid Allnet L5Unlimited calls, 9 Cent per text15.00Order here
ALDI TALKPaket M5Unlimited calls and texts12.99Order here
WhatsAppWhatsAll 30004--10Order here
BlauPrepaid 3GB LTE3Unlimited calls and texts7.99Order here
TelekomMagentaMobil Prepaid L3Unlimited calls and texts,
Free Data Roaming in Switzerland
Telekom HotSpot Flat
14.95Order here
O2O2 my Prepaid S3.5Unlimited calls and texts9.99Order here
ALDI TALKPaket S3--7.99Order here
CongstarPrepaid Allnet M3Unlimited calls, 9 Cent per text10.00Order here
VodafoneCallYa Smartphone Special2.5200 minutes/SMS and unlimited calls in the Vodafone network9.99Order here
TelekomMagentaMobil Prepaid M2200 minutes / SMS,
Free Data Roaming in Switzerland
Telekom HotSpot Flat
9.95Order here
TelekomMagentaMobil Prepaid S0Unlimited calls and texts2.95Order here
BlauPrepaid 9 Cent09 cents per minute or SMS0Order here
VodafoneCallYa Talk&SMS09 cents per minute or SMS0Order here

Not sure which provider to choose? Click here to find out which provider has the best network coverage in Germany.

If you want to order your prepaid SIM card online, you need to have a German mailing address. If you don’t have a German address, because you are just visiting or you stay at a hotel, you won’t be able to order online. You will have to go into a physical store.

Which third-party provider uses which network?

Blau – o2 network

ALDI TALK – o2 network

Whatsapp – o2 network

When you order a prepaid SIM card, be aware that they also require a personal identification. You can complete the identification with your EU-ID card or with your passport either online via video-chat or at a German post office (Post-Ident). You will not be able to use your SIM card until you have completed the identification process.

15 Responses

  1. Annette Flottwell

    I am despairing.
    Arrived 5 days ago and my Aldi card needs an extremely protracted registering procedure.
    They send you to the post office which does not want to do the thing if you give them the card and your passport.
    They want you to print out a form on beforehand which I can’t do at all.
    Tried another option on the web but again they send you to the same address
    Catch 22.

    What do I do?

  2. Donald Willis

    I bought a 15 euro prepaid Telekom card three days later it’s down to 4.90 and I haven’t used the internet or called anyone. Why does it reduce.

  3. Pender Sessoms

    Just arrived from the United States to Baumholder Germany. Which option is best for service in this area for data (texts, gps, and calling home to the US?) i am thinking T-Mobile prepaid. Just want to make sure i can have service wherever i go if possible.

  4. Tushar

    I want to switch my number from Lycamobile to some other carrier but I want to know what is Number portability charges for Lycamobile Prepaid. is it 15 euro / 25 euro or 30 euro?

    Anyone had any idea and the procedure for same?

    Thanks

  5. Kamran Kerimov

    Hi. I have Vodafone CallYa Smartphone Special. All my minutes remain, but I can’t make calls. I get not enough credit response. Should I also have some credits in my account besides the free minutes, to be able to use free minutes?

    Thanks in advance!

  6. Lhenard

    My wife is currently working at hosbach, and is really having a hard time connecting with the imternet because it is too slow and frequently looses internet connection via mobile data, she is using a lyka mobile sim, is there any net provider that is having faster 8nternet connection in her area? What can you suggest,?

  7. Michael

    The recent flyer from ALDI says 2gb for 7.99
    Moreover it says it uses Vodafone network (people are saying it’s better than O2).
    May be I will try 😉

  8. Louis

    Do you know anywhere online I can find the Telekom prepaid “Basic” SIM, the one without any monthly fee? I had purchased one in Germany at a Deutsche Post but have lost it.

    • Christopher

      You’re searching for the Telekom Xtra Card which isnt longer available, Telekom now offers only Prepaid Cards with a monthly fee, you can get a “congstar – Prepaid wie ich will” SIM which is also a Telekom (D1) Carrier, but without 4G.

      Don’t forget that you need to register your German Prepaid SIM Card with an ID or Passport, but you can use your hotel address.

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