Friday, December 20, 2013

Best German Prepaid Sim Card 2013

Most German prepaid SIM cards generally suck with tiny 200mb 3G data allowances, don't even bother looking for prepaid LTE/4G...

The best by far seems to be Congstar, it's all in German, including text images, so Google Chrome translating isn't always helpful, so you will need to have a smattering of German to work it out and register.

You can by a prepaid SIM card from DM for 8.49 which includes €10 credit, or from any http://www.telekom.de shop, lookout for the pink T sign, for €9.95.

(BTW Congstar uses the t-mobile network, supposedly the best in Germany, but they only sell the SIM packs, no in store support)

There are two SIM packs, one in plastic which lets you choose options, the other one has a choice of two plans.

If you are like me, only after data, you can get 1Gb for €12:90 for 30 days which I think is the best you will find. 3Gb is only €19.90

Viel spass!

UPDATE

1. You can find out how much data you have used via pass.telekom.de, (not via WiFI or WLAN as the Germans call it)


2. This is annoying, surf packet (data) is per month, so once you have used up your data, you are speed limited to 64k. You can't upgrade to a higher plan until the next month, which is really dumb. You can however, via speed on, purchase a 500mb upgrade, via the pass.telekom.de, so I would really recommend the 3GB option

3. The live chat support via congstar.de is quite good and if you ask them to speak English they can :)

2 comments:

Dmitry Chunihin said...

Damn. I had shoveled tons of traveller's guides before found your post. God bless, you just have saved my brains from melting

BC said...

Hey Zac! I also found the option of getting an O2 or Vodafone SIM card for free. For O2 you also have the options of 2GB or 5GB, so that's not bad. Here it's even in English: http://www.mygermanphone.de/free-sim-cards/