Rent a Phone for Germany

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Data Plan

Having a secure data connection virtually everywhere in Germany is a great way to enjoy your trip. You can browse the web and check emails and with the iPhone, use apps such as Vibr, Google Maps and Skype. Cellular Abroad offers 3 optional data plans. If you are renting a smartphone or the iPhone, you can choose a 1GB, 3GB or 5GB data plan. The plans are in conjunction to the 400 included talk time minutes available with your rental. While the 1GB and 3GB plans are more than enough for most users, we highly recommend the 5GB plan if you intend to use data heavy applications such as Skype video conferencing or video streaming. The data plans for Germany are available during check out or ask for them if speaking to a representative.

  • 1GB Plan $49
  • 3GB Plan $69
  • 5GB Plan $89

Select a Phone

Selected Package Info
Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Just $0.04 min to USA and Canada, free to receive.
  • $0.12 outgoing within Germany ($0.12 connection fee)
  • German number with the option to keep your current phone number
  • Affordable 3G data plans
  • Easy to use pay as you go service
  • Extensive cellular coverage in Germany on Eplus
Rental Rates*
1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$48.95 $83.95 $99.95 $129.95 $149.95

*PLUS the price of (1) initial call credit voucher ($19.00 for €8). This credit is necessary for your service to work - it will be in your cart when you check out. This gives you 250 international to US or 75 domestic minutes.

Introduction

Germany Cell Phone Rental

If you are planning a trip to Germany and need to rent a phone, you have come to the right place. We offer 3 different rental phone options. Our Basic Rental features an easy to use phone and is perfect for calling within Germany and making international calls. As with all our rentals, it offers unlimited free incoming calls. Our Smartphone Rental is an Android phone offering the same great rates as the Basic Rental but with the ability to browse the web with 3G high speed internet or WiFi. Our iPhone Rental allows you to browse the web, use apps such as Google Maps, Skype and more and of course, make and receive phone calls. Please note that you must add call credit to your rental in order for it to work. We also offer optional call and data plans.

The service is on E-Plus, one of Germany’s largest and most reliable carriers. As the service is pay as you go, you will never incur unexpected charges. Call and mobile data rates are exceptionally low. If you are renting a smartphone or an iPhone, be sure to add an internet bundle in order to use data.

US Number

In addition to the German phone number that comes with every rental, you can add a US based phone number as well. This is a convenient and affordable solution for callers in the US or Canada to reach you. You can also forward your current phone number(s) to the new number to avoid roaming fees. Add this feature during check out for only $19 for 240 minutes or, if ordering via our toll free number, tell your sales advisor to add this service.

400 Minute Plan

For an additional $29, you can add the “400 Minute Plan.” This plan offers 400 minutes of calling within Germany or even back to the United States. That’s over six and a half ours of outgoing calls which is plenty for most travelers. If you exceed the 400 minutes, you will be charged the standard rates.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Germany Compare to Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T* Verizon* Sprint* T-Mobile*
Incoming Free $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Outgoing Local $0.12 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America $0.04 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
1 GB Data(3G) $49 $150 $250 $2,355 $120
* AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile’s rates exclude tax which is approximately 20% of the value. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster.

Our Rental Services

Our Country Specific rental packages include the rental of an unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone and the purchase of a SIM card specific to your destination country. There are two phone rental packages available: The standard rental package features an unlocked Motorola V180 cell phone. Our Deluxe rental package features the BLU Speed WiFi-enabled phone. Both phones are compact and light-weight. Please see below for pricing and details.

Information and Talk Rates Chart
Key Features Initial Credit Local calls within Germany International Calls Text / SMS Rates Internet/Data Rates
  • German cell phone number.
  • Optional US number.
  • FREE incoming calls.
  • Low outgoing rates
  • €8.00 Euros.
  • Incoming Free.
  • €0.09 min outgoing.
  • €0.09 setup fee per outgoing call.
  • Free incoming.
  • €0.03 outgoing to USA
  • €0.05 outgoing to Canada
  • €0.16 setup fee per outgoing call
  • Free incoming.
  • €0.15 outgoing to German #'s
  • €0.15 outgoing to US/Canada
  • 1GB Plan $49
  • 3GB Plan $69
  • 5GB Plan $89

Order

Ordering a Rental Phone for Germany is easy. You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Be sure to request a US number add on if necessary. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures.

Receive

You will receive a fully charged Rental Phone, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us, preferably prior to your departure.

Activate

German law requires us to maintain a record of all users and their addresses in Germany. You will receive instructions in your rental package where to email this information.

Returning your Rental Phone

We will send you a prepaid FedEx Ground or USPS return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package as per instructions within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees at their own discretion if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $19 credit voucher which will start you off with about 80 minutes of calls to the US or 60 minutes of calls within Germany. Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular Abroad or from many retailers throughout Germany.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $19 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
  • Multi-Country Travel
    You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming Talk Abroad™ rental that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)




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