German Prepaid Plans – Prepaid plans are very interesting if you are only traveling for a short time in Germany and want to be in the country for less than a year or just a few weeks. A prepaid plan do not have a long term and can be purchased both online and in the shop. The top-up is done with prepaid credit cards that can be purchased in the supermarket or at the petrol station. There is also the option of buying new credit at the ATM.
There are currently 3 different cellular networks in Germany. The differences in coverage are now minor and, especially in the larger cities, it makes no difference which network you use. You can therefore choose the cheapest offer in each case. Only when it comes to 5G coverage do the mobile phone networks have different levels of expansion, but most prepaid plans in Germany do not yet offer 5G.
Unfortunately, so far there are hardly any useful offers with unlimited data volume for prepaid cards. So you usually always have a data limit that you have to adhere to, otherwise the speed of the prepaid card will be significantly reduced and surfing is then hardly possible.
German Prepaid Plans
|Provider||Price / month (in EUR)||Highspeed Data (in GB)||Extras|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid L||14.99||12,5||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|ALDI TALK (o2)||Paket L||17.99||12||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|Vodafone||CallYa Digital||20.00||10||Unlimited calls and SMS, 5G possible||Order here|
|ALDI TALK (o2)||Paket M||12.99||6,5||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid M||14.99||5.5||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|Congstar (Telekom)||Prepaid Allnet L||15.00||5||Unlimited calls, 9 Cent per SMS||Order here|
|ALDI TALK (o2)||Paket M||12.99||6||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|WhatsApp (o2)||WhatsAll 3000||10||4||--||Order here|
|Blau (o2)||Prepaid 3GB LTE||7.99||3||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil Prepaid L||14.95||3||Unlimited calls and SMS, 5G possible||Order here|
|O2||O2 my Prepaid S||9.99||3.5||Unlimited calls and SMS||Order here|
|ALDI TALK (o2)||Paket S||7.99||3||--||Order here|
|Congstar (Telekom)||Prepaid Allnet M||10.00||3||Unlimited calls, 9 Cent per text||Order here|
|Vodafone||CallYa Allnet S||9.99||3||Unlimited calls and SMS, 5G possible||Order here|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil Prepaid M||9.95||2||200 minutes or SMS, 5G possible||Order here|
|Telekom||MagentaMobil Prepaid S||2.95||0||Unlimited calls and SMS, 5G possible||Order here|
|Blau (o2)||Prepaid 9 Cent||0||0||9 cents per minute or SMS||Order here|
|Vodafone||CallYa Talk&SMS||0||0||9 cents per minute or SMS||Order here|
In Germany, an ID is required to activate the prepaid card. The identification document is then checked by VideoIdent or PostIdent and only after this the prepaid card can be used. Fortunately, a German address is not necessary for this. For example, Vodafone writes to activate the prepaid card:
Please enter your personal data correctly.
If you have no permanent residence in Germany,
please state the address of your current residence.
Your card will be activated after successful identification.