Internet, Television & Telephone

The Internet network in Germany is neat. Compared to other European nations, the connection speeds can be slow in some cases. Therefore, before signing a contract, make sure you do a speed test. Due to the history (the DSL and cable network were both long owned by Telekom), DSL is widely used.

The improved VDSL standard enables better speeds. This has become necessary because the Telekom had to sell the cable network. Some providers now also offer Internet access via the cable network.

In addition to the Internet, (almost) every tariff includes a landline connection. In addition, things like television can be booked.


Your Options

When you move to Germany, it’s important to think about internet, phone and TV providers and contracts. You have a choice of providers offering different packages and contract options to suit your needs and preferences. We’ll show you two of the best providers in Germany.

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Telekom Magenta – Internet, Phone & TV
  •  Largest provider in Germany
  • DSL connection
  • Optional television (MagentaTV)
  • Support and technicians for setup (in german)
  • Combination discount, if mobile phone is booked
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O2 my Home – DSL
  • Favourable price/performance ratio
  • Flex option – can be terminated monthly (on some tariffs)
  • Optional television (via application on your smartphone/tv)
  • Combination discount, if mobile phone is booked

Telekom

Telekom – All-Inclusive

This is by far our expat favourite: This set includes everything you need for your new home in Germany: digital TV, broadband internet and a landline phone number. Just order your preferred package online and get a 10% online discount.

If you just want to get broadband internet, this is your package! Note that in Germany a landline phone number automatically comes with every broadband internet connection. Just select your preferred package and soon you can a enjoy high-speed LTE connection in your home.

How it works

  1. Choose if you want to have TV through the provider in addition to Internet & landline
  2. Choose the appropriate tariff (especially speed)
  3. Fill in your data
  4. Select the time for the switching
  5. You will receive all further information from Telekom

Your Advantages with Telekom

Why should I get Telekom?

  1. largest telecommunications provider in Germany
  2. good support, technicians come home too
  3. good speeds
  4. many add-on options (like TV, Netflix etc.)
  5. discount when booking your mobile phone contract
  6. English speaking technicians may be available in customer service

How much does it cost?

This depends on your tariff and services.


O2 my Home – DSL

Experience Internet and telephony at home with affordable DSL rates – including high-speed surfing and a fixed-network flat rate. Secure a permanently low-priced DSL connection now. Or stay flexible with a DSL contract without a term.

How it works

  1. Choose the appropriate tariff (especially speed)
  2. Fill in your data
  3. Select the time for the switching
  4. You will receive all further information from O2

Your Advantages with O2

Why should I get O2 DSL?

  1. O2 DSL is affordable
  2. There is no minimum contract length
  3. They offer affordable packages for land line and internet.
  4. English speaking technicians may be available in customer service
  5. discount when booking your mobile phone contract

How much does it cost?

This depends on your tariff and services.

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