Mobile phone operators in Germany

Compare prepaid and postpaid mobile phone and data plans

Germany has 3 large mobile network operator: Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica o2. You can get a contract directly with them or with one of the numerous other providers (e.g. 1&1, Lidl Connect, ALDI Talk, blau, freenet) that use one of these three networks.

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  • Comparison of prepaid plans: Before use, you charge your card in advance. You may either chose a pay-as-you-go option or a monthly package. This is usually renewed every month in case you do not cancel or run out of sufficient balance. Prepaid plans are the most flexible option.
  • Comparison of postpaid plans: You sign a contract with a provider and charges are deducted from your bank account at the end of the month. There are different plans available with minimum notice period between 1 and 24 months. Special rights of cancelling or pausing the contract may be available if you move abroad. Often there are attractive bundles if you want to pay a phone in installments.
Prepaid plans

1. Overview of prepaid mobile phone plans in Germany



You usually need a local bank account for signing a phone contract. Get to know the basics about German banks in our article about opening a bank account in Germany.


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