SIM Card for Germany
German cell phone number w/ free incoming calls from anywhere in the world
US phone number available as an option - $19 per 4hrs of incoming calls!
200 included minutes to the USA and Canada or 60 text messages
3GB Data bundle available - 3G speed
Pay as you go - no contracts to sign
Coverage on T-Mobile Deutschland
German SIM Card
Our German SIM card is the perfect solution for travelers who need a cost effective and reliable way to stay in touch Germany. Lebara (the carrier) utilizes the T-Mobile network and provides coverage virtually throughout Germany. Your SIM card includes unlimited outgoing calls to German numbers, unlimited incoming calls from anywhere plus 200 minutes of international calls to the US or Canada or 60 text messages or a combination thereof. Need more than 200 minutes for international calls or need more messaging? Add a recharge voucher to your SIM card during checkout. If you purchase a nano or micro SIM card, we will also include a set of sim card adapters as well as a useful SIM tray opener.
The service is valid for 30 days upon activation (activate the SIM simply by sending a text message when you arrive in Germany). For travelers with extended stays, you can purchase multiple 30 day packages for the same price of the SIM. If you need service for more than 30 days, please place your order by calling our toll free order line at 1.800.287.5072.
Many travelers rely mobile data as much as or more than being able to make and receive calls. With this in mind, you can add a data bundle to your German SIM card. The data bundles offers a hefty 3GB of data at 3G speeds and is only $49. Compare this to what AT&T, Verizon and the others charge for data roaming in the below chart! This is a convenient and affordable way to securely access the internet from your smartphone. Browse the web, check emails, use Google Maps, Skype, stream videos or plan your trip anytime, anywhere from your device without having to rely on finding wifi hotspots which are not readily available and never a secure way to connect to the internet.
US Number Add-on
You can add a US number to your SIM card in addition to the German number already provided. This makes it convenient and affordable for callers from the US to reach you. In addition, you can forward your current US number to the new one ensuring that you are seamlessly reachable. Each block of 240 minutes of incoming calls on the US number are just $19 and are valid for 30 days.
Additional Call/Data Credit
If 200 minutes of international outgoing calls or 60 text messages is not enough, you can add as much as you need during checkout or during your trip.
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Germany Compare to Your Current Carrier?|
|Calls to N. America||200 min Included||$1.29||$1.29||$1.29||$1.49|
|3 GB Data(3G)||$49||$450||$750||$30,000*||N/A**|
|* This is NOT a typo. Sprint's rates are $10 per mb (3GB =3000mb).
** T-Mobile only offers 2G speeds.
- German cell phone number w/ free incoming calls from anywhere in the world
- Unlimited outgoing calls to German numbers
- 200 included minutes to the USA and Canada or 60 text messages (additional credit available)
- Valid for 30 days (additional time available)
- English customer service
- US phone number add-on available - $19 per each 240 minutes of incoming calls (4hrs).
- You can call forward your existing US number to the US number we provide.
- 3GB of data add-on bundle available
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Key Features||Included Credit||Local calls within Germany||International Calls||Internet/Data Rates|
Recharge Vouchers & Add-ons
The easiest way to purchase more talk time credit is calling Cellular Abroad at +1-310-862-7100 (8am to 4pm PST, Monday through Saturday, English speaking reps), but you can also order online 24/7 through our website, before or during your trip.
International Calling and Text Messages
The initial plan includes 30 days of unlimited calls within Germany plus 200 minutes to the US or Canada or 60 text messages. You can add more credit to your phone and get more texts and more international calling.
Will the Germany SIM card work with my phone?
As long as your cell phone is unlocked and has the 900 and 1800 Mhz bands, it is compatible with your phone.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you are with AT&T and you put a different SIM card (such as T-Mobile) in and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if you put another SIM card in and it says, “enter subsidy code” or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked.
Do you offer micro and nano SIM cards?
Yes we do. They are available during checkout.
Why don’t I just purchase a SIM card when I get to Germany?
Purchasing a SIM card for your phone when you arrive in Germany is inconvenient. Most people do not want to cut into their vacation time in order to do so. Plus, they want to have the phone number before they leave and their phone available to use as soon as they arrive. In addition, the Lebara German card has better rates and bundles than SIM cards available in Germany and has English instructions and English speaking customer service.
How good is the coverage?
In a word; excellent. As a rule of thumb, as long as there are roads that are traveled on and houses where people live, there is coverage.
Where can I get more talk time?
You can get additional call credit either through Cellular Abroad or through any convenient store. Ask for a recharge voucher for Lebara Germany.
Will it work as soon as I land in Germany?
Yes, for calling and texting. If you purchased the 3GB data bundle you will need to send a text (per the instructions) to activate the plan.
Does it work outside of Germany?
Yes but you will incur roaming rates. Unless you are taking a short trip outside of Germany (ex. Austria for the day), we don’t recommend roaming with your SIM card.
How much will it cost people in the USA/Canada to call me on my German number?
That depends on their plan. A great option is to add the “US Number” feature to your service. Each $19 will give you 240 minutes of incoming calls on a US number.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. Purchase the US Number add on and forward your current number to the new one (ask your carrier what the procedure is). This is ideal for business travelers who need to be reached at all times but is also a double edged sword for travelers going for a bit of rest and relaxation as anyone who calls your usual number will reach you. Another option is just to give a select few your new US number.
Can I use the SIM card next year when I go to Germany?
Perhaps. You must add call credit at least once every 6 months to retain your number and service.
More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.