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Current Tariffs of Network Carriers


Mobile Phone Tariffs

All tariffs offer Telephone and SMS flat rate to all German networks.
But only few tariffs offer a real Data flat rate.

Data Volume 6 to 120 GB (SIM-only)

No real data flat rate below 60 EUR per month in Germany

Telekom MagentaMobil S

39.95 EUR/month: 10 GB data volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Afterwards throttling to 64 KBit/s for download, 16 KBit/s for upload. WLAN hotspot flat rate. EU roaming incl. Switzerland and the UK. Max. 10 additional SIM cards with same phone number (Multi-SIM card) for use e.g. in a Tablet Computer4.95 EUR/month each! This drives up the costs! In the past, private customers only got two Multi-SIM cards and business customers five, but without extra charge!

Saving Tip for Telekom Tariffs with limited Data Volume

If no WLAN is available and the data volume of the smartphone tariff is to be conserved/used up, you can book a DayFlat unlimited (24 h unlimited data volume from booking) for 5.95 EUR.

Telekom MagentaMobil M

49.95 EUR/month: 20 GB data volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Afterwards throttling to 64 KBit/s for download, 16 KBit/s for upload. WLAN hotspot flat rate. EU roaming incl. Switzerland and the UK. Max. 10 additional SIM cards with the same phone number (Multi-SIM card) for use e.g. in a Tablet Computer – 4.95 EUR/month each.
By using 10 devices, this doubles the monthly basic price!

Vodafone Red S

39.99 EUR/month: 10 GB data volume with LTE up to 500 MBit/s download, 100 MBit/s upload. Attention: after consumption of the inclusive volume, three forced activations follow â 250 MB at the extortionate price of 3.00 EUR each! "SpeedGo" is what Vodafone calls ten times the usual prices!
Each individual SpeedGo notice SMS must be contradicted monthly by SMS reply in order to avert the forced activation!
Throttling to 32 kbit/s w/o purchase of data volume - practically offline!
For comparison: Telefónica offers 10 GB for 14.99 EUR or 2.5 GB for 6.99 EUR via SMS completely without coercion if data volume is used up.
Max. 2 additional SIM cards with the same phone number (MultiSIM) for use e.g. in the tablet for 5.00 EUR/month each!
Conference calls (calls with > 2 participants at the same time) are not covered by the flat rate!

Vodafone Red M

49.99 EUR/month: 30 GB data volume with LTE up to 500 MBit/s download, 100 MBit/s upload. Attention: after consumption of the inclusive volume, three forced activations follow â 250 MB at the extortionate price of 3.00 EUR each! "SpeedGo" is what Vodafone calls ten times the usual prices!
Each individual SpeedGo notice SMS must be contradicted monthly by SMS reply in order to avert the forced activation!
Throttling to 32 kbit/s w/o purchase of data volume - practically offline!
For comparison: Telefónica offers 10 GB for 14.99 EUR or 2.5 GB for 6.99 EUR via SMS completely without coercion if data volume is used up.
Max. 2 additional SIM cards with the same phone number (MultiSIM) for use e.g. in the tablet for 5.00 EUR/month each!
Conference calls (calls with > 2 participants at the same time) are not covered by the flat rate!

Telefónica o2 Free S Boost

24.99 EUR/month: 6 GB data volume with LTE Max up to 225 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload, then throttling to 32 KBit/s – quasi offline! Currently without 5G. Connect option (use data volume on several mobile devices): You receive two additional SIM cards (Multicards) at no extra cost, if desired as eSIM (for the same phone number) to use the phone and SMS flat rate as well as Internet. Use the “My o2” app to add up to 7 SIM cards for additional mobile devices free of charge at any time and manage SIM profiles. All SIM cards may use the data volume included in the tariff! Internet telephony (VoIP). Landline number for nationwide availability.

Saving Tip for rare additional Data Volume Requirements

If data volume is used up, I recommend booking a Day Pack unlimited (unlimited high-speed volume from the time of booking until 23:59 on the following day!) for 4.99 €. Convenient ordering via the “My o2” app!

Attention! Once a Day Pack has expired, you cannot immediately book a new one! Several days until the next billing period cannot be bridged without gaps. (see next tip!).

Saving Tip for constant additional Data Volume Requirements

This low-cost tariff also offers the options o2 my Data unlimited and o2 my Data unlimited (1 month) for 39.99 EUR/month each.
Convenient ordering/cancelling via the “My o2” app or customer portal!
For long-term/permanent use, the former option is ideal. This runs with the monthly billing period of your tariff (pro-rated if not started at the beginning of the billing period).
For short-term additional use, the second option “(1 month)” is ideal because it runs for exactly one month and ends automatically.

The combination of o2 Free S Boost with o2 my Data unlimited means:
real LTE flat rate, 3 multicards and up to 7 datacards for 64.98 EUR!
Why pay for 5G now if it's not available in your area?

Telefónica o2 Free L

39.99 EUR/month: 60 GB data volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s in download, up to 50 MBit/s in upload, then throttling to 32 KBit/s – quasi offline! Ready for 5G. Internet telephony (VoIP). Landline number for nationwide availability included free of charge.

Telefónica o2 Free L Boost

44.99 EUR/month: 120 GB data volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s in download, up to 50 MBit/s in upload, then throttling to 32 KBit/s – quasi offline! Ready for 5G. Connect option (use data volume on several mobile devices): You receive two additional SIM cards (Multicards) at no extra cost, if desired as eSIM (for the same phone number) to use the phone and SMS flat rate as well as Internet. Use the “My o2” app to add up to 7 SIM cards for additional mobile devices free of charge at any time and manage SIM profiles. All SIM cards may use the data volume included in the tariff! Internet telephony (VoIP). Landline number for nationwide availability.

Saving Tip for constant additional Data Volume Requirements

If the Connect option and 5G are indispensable, use one of the two options o2 my Data unlimited or o2 my Data unlimited (1 month), which can be added to this tariff, for 39.99 EUR/month each.
Convenient ordering/cancelling via the “My o2” app or customer portal!
For long-term/permanent use, the former option is ideal. This runs with the monthly billing period of your tariff (pro-rated if not started at the beginning of the billing period).
For short-term additional use, the second option “(1 month)” is ideal because it runs for exactly one month and ends automatically.
5G is currently unimportant? Then read my savings tip above …

Real Flat Rate (SIM‑only)

Unlimited Data Volume from 60 EUR/Month

Telefónica o2 Free Unlimited Max

59.99 EUR/month: unlimited high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 500 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Ready for 5G. Internet telephony (VoIP). Landline number for nationwide availability.
Only one additional SIM card possible (Multi-SIM card, if desired as eSIM) for an additional charge: 10.00 EUR/month + activation fee one-time 39.99 EUR (activation fee not applicable with contract extension). Both SIM cards may use the data volume included in the tariff without restriction!
Attention: Connect option not available for this tariff!
See savings tip above (data options o2 my Data unlimited).

Telekom MagentaMobil XL

84,95 EUR/month: unlimited high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Tariff enables 5G use, if already receivable on site. Max. 2 additional SIM cards with same phone number (Multi-SIM card) e.g. for a Tablet Computer per Multi-SIM card a whopping 29.95 EUR/month!

Real Flat Rate with Device (Mobile Phone Deals)

Unlimited data volume from about 90 EUR/month

Telekom MagentaMobil XL

94,95 EUR/month: unlimited high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Tariff enables 5G use, if already receivable on site. Max. 2 additional SIM cards with same phone number (Multi-SIM card) e.g. for a Tablet Computer per Multi-SIM card a whopping 29.95 EUR/month!

Telekom MagentaMobil XL Premium

(German-language test review)
199,95 EUR/month: unlimited high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. Annually strongly discounted top smartphone with contract extension for another 24 months. Phone and SMS flat rate to all German networks. EU-Flat Plus (EU, Turkey, USA and Canada). EU roaming incl. CH and UK. Landline number (incl.) must be requested by phone from customer service if required! Max. 2 additional SIM cards with same phone number (Multi-SIM card) e.g. for a Tablet Computer free of charge. Additional Multi-SIM cards per piece a whopping 29.95 EUR/month!

Vodafone Red XL Unlimited

79.99 EUR/month: unlimited high-speed volume with LTE up to 500 MBit/s download, 50 MBit/s upload for the main SIM card only! Telephone, SMS and MMS flat rate to all German networks. With annual contract extension for a further 24 months, strongly discounted top smartphone. Max. 2 additional SIM cards with same phone number (Multi-SIM card) for use e.g. in a Tablet Computer, for each 10.00 EUR/month! Per Multi-SIM card only 10 GB volume/month – this is no real flat rate!


Data Tariffs for use with LTE Router/Surf Stick/Tablet

A real flat rate is the exception; tariff offers usually contain 10–200 GB data volume (for tablets 10–20 GB, for LTE routers 100–200 GB).

Without subsidised Device (SIM-only, Pay monthly)

Telefónica o2 my Data

Use at home and everywhere on the move

Telefónica o2 my Data M (19.99 EUR/month): 10 GB high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 225 MBit/s in download, then unlimited surfing at up to 1000 KBit/s (average 994 KBit/s). One-time connection price 39.99 EUR.

Telefónica o2 my Data L (29.99 EUR/month): 20 GB high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 225 MBit/s for download, then unlimited surfing with up to 1000 KBit/s (average 994 KBit/s). One-time connection price 39.99 EUR.

With subsidised Device (LTE Router, Pay monthly)

Telefónica o2 my Data Spot

Use at home and in another place

Ideal solution for all those who regularly download large amounts of data at home or, for example, in the garden or on the campsite and do not have DSL!
Telefónica o2 my Data Spot can only be used in stationary LTE routers without telephony function, which require a permanent wired power connection (i.e. Telefónica o2 HomeSpot-Router, Fritz!Box 6890LTE or Huawei B528s-23a). The tariff can and may only be used at the specified domestic residential address and at another address within Germany with verified LTE availability (use abroad not possible). One-time connection charge of 49.99 EUR.

Telefónica o2 my Data Spot Standard (39.99 EUR/month): 100 GB high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 225 MBit/s for download, then reduced to 32 KBit/s for the rest of the billing month (i.e. quasi offline – or buy additionally 15 GB inclusive volume for 14.99 EUR). 24 months minimum contract period. o2 HomeSpot Router for 25,00 EUR one-off payment. The first 12 months reduced to 29,99 EUR/month.

Telefónica o2 my Data Spot Unlimited (49.99 EUR/month): unlimited high-speed volume with LTE Max up to 225 MBit/s for download (average 994 KBit/s). 24 months minimum contract period. o2 HomeSpot Router for 25,00 EUR one-off payment. The first 12 months reduced to 39,99 EUR/month.

Telekom MagentaMobil Speedbox

Use at home or at a place of your choice

Ideal solution for all those who regularly download large amounts of data at home or, for example, in the garden or on the campsite and do not have DSL!
The tariff can only be used with the Telekom Speedbox router for a one-time fee of 1.00 EUR. Use abroad not possible). Provision price one-time 39,95 EUR.

Telekom MagentaMobil Speedbox with device 100 GB (39.95 EUR/month): 100 GB data volume with LTE Max. In network operation up to 300 MBit/s download, up to 50 MBit/s upload. In battery operation up to 20 MBit/s download, up to 5 MBit/s upload. Offline consumption or additional data volume purchase: 15 GB/14.95 EUR, 50 GB/29.95 EUR, 100 GB/44.95 EUR – valid for 31 days after booking. The Speedbox-Router is included in the scope of delivery and costs only once 1.00 EUR.

Use at home or at a place of your choice

congstar Homespot 100 (30.00 EUR/month): 100 GB data volume up to 50 MBit/s download, up to 25 MBit/s upload. Afterwards max. 384 KBit/s (download/upload) or buy 10 GB data volume (10.00 EUR). One-time provision price: 10.00 EUR. Terms and conditions for a 24-month term.

congstar Homespot 200 (45.00 EUR/month): 200 GB data volume up to 50 MBit/s download, up to 25 MBit/s upload. Afterwards max. 384 KBit/s (download/upload) or buy 10 GB data volume (10.00 EUR). One-time provision price: 10.00 EUR. Terms and conditions for a 24-month term.

… or should it rather be a universal Mobile Phone Tariff independent of location?

Tip:

Although the above-mentioned smartphone tariffs are more expensive than those of resellers (discounters like freenet/mobilcom-debitel, Drillisch etc.), I highly recommend concluding a contract directly with a mobile network carrier (Telekom, Telefónica o2 or Vodafone).
To put it diplomatically: it is less stressful. Winking Smiley

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