Rent a Phone for Germany

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Data Plan

3GB of 3G speed data for $49 - lasts for 30 days from activation upon arrival in Germany.

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 Whatsapp, Vibr, Google Maps, Google Translate and Skype. If you are renting a smartphone or the iPhone, you can choose the 3GB data plan upon checkout.

Choose A Phone

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Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Unlimited calling within Germany
  • Unlimited free incoming calls
  • 200 included minutes to the USA/Canada
  • German number plus optional US number
  • 3GB data plan available
  • Extensive cellular coverage on T-Mobile Deutschland
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 ($24.00). This credit is necessary for your service to work - it will be in your cart when you check out. This gives you unlimited calling w/in Germany and 200 min to USA/Canada.


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. Our service includes unlimited calling within Germany, unlimited incoming calls to you phone from any destination, plus, 200 minutes of calling to the US or to Canada. We also offer a very affordable 3G data plan. Choose between 3 rental phone options, Basic, Deluxe and the iPhone Rental. Our Basic Rental is an easy to use flip phone and is perfect for calling within Germany and making international calls. While it does not allow data access, you can text. As it is easy to use, we recommend it for travelers who have basic phones back home. As with all our rentals, it offers unlimited calling within Germany, unlimited incoming calls, and includes 200 minutes of calls to the United States or to Canada. Our Smartphone Rental is an Android phone offering the same calling plan as the Basic Rental but with the ability to browse the web with 3G high speed internet or WiFi. Our iPhone Rental, is similar to the Deluxe Rental but has more features and is a popular choice if you already use an iPhone.

The service is on T-Mobile Deutschland, one of Germany's largest and most reliable carriers, with coverage virtual across the country. 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, you can add the 3GB internet bundle for just $49. The plan is valid for 30 days from the day you begin to use the service in Germany. For travelers renting for more than 30 days, please contact us before the 30 days transpire so we can add the call and/or credit to your service.

Data Bundle Add-On

If you need to be able to check your emails, browse the web, use apps like Google Maps and Skype securely from virtually anywhere, you will want to add a data bundle to your German cell phone rental. The bundle gives you 3GB of data at 3G speeds (3GB or 30 days, whichever transpires first. At $49, this is an exceptional addition to your rental

US Number

In addition to the German phone number, you can also add a US based phone number to your rental. The advantage of having a US number is so callers from the US can dial a local number avoiding international charges, or, you can forward your current phone number(s) to the new number. Add this feature during check out for only $19 per 6hrs of incoming calls.

Additional International calls/SMS Credit

Your rental includes 200 international minutes to the USA or Canada or 60 outgoing text messages (local or international). If you need additional credit, you can add more during checkout or any time during your trip.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Germany Compare to Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T Verizon Sprint T-Mobile
Incoming Unlimited $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Outgoing Local Unlimited $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
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.

Information and Talk Rates Chart
Key Features Initial Credit Local calls within Germany International Calls/SMS Internet/Data Rates
  • German cell phone number.
  • Optional US number.
  • FREE incoming calls.
  • Low outgoing rates
  • Unlimited calling w/in Germany
  • 200 min USA/Canada or
  • 60 outgoing texts to anywhere.
  • Incoming Free.
  • Unlimited.
  • Free incoming.
  • 200 min outgoing
  • or, 60 SMS
  • 3GB Plan $49


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 your departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures.


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.


German law requires us to maintain a record of all users and their addresses in Germany (hotel ok). You will receive instructions in your rental package to email this information before you depart and we will activate your service for you.

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.

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 and data do I have?
Along with your rental, you will purchase a $29 recharge voucher which will give you unlimited calling within Germany and 200 minutes or 60 SMS messages or a combination thereof for up to 30 days. If you purchase additional vouchers, you will have additional text or calling credit. If you added a data bundle to your rental, you will have 3GB of data.

What will this cost me?

  • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
  • $29 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone) plus additional add-ons or call credit.
  • 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.

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