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 was 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 Internet, (almost) every tariff includes a landline connection. In addition, things like television can be booked.
Lebara is one of the fastest growing mobile communications companies in Europe with five million active customers, 1,000 employees worldwide and operations in eight countries.
At Lebara, customers can order prepaid SIM cards free of charge and top them up with credit whenever they want to make international calls, send SMS and use data. Lebara offers a wide range of national and international tariffs, enabling customers to make low-cost calls to over 200 countries without any contractual obligations. With this offer, Lebara is addressing customers who frequently make international calls, particularly people with a migration background living in Germany.
Deutsche Telekom – Mobile Plans
Deutsche Telekom should be your No.1 choice if you are looking for great mobile network quality.
Deutsche Telekom has been rated best German mobile network 3 times in a row by several popular consumer magazines, such as ‘Connect’ and ‘Chip’.
Quality comes with a price though, which you should be aware of.
But if you are in need of fast mobile internet and great network coverage throughout Germany then Deutsche Telekom is your best pick.
o2 recently became the biggest German mobile provider after merging with Eplus.
This means that they are probably a good pick already, as many of your friends might have a contract with them.
o2 is especially popular in big cities and less popular in rural areas, as their signal in cities is quite strong while when on the road a lot you might have trouble finding a signal.