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 Whatsapp, Vibr, Google Maps, Google Translate and Skype. You will need to rent a Deluxe or an iPhone cell phone in order to have data access. Both the Deluxe and iPhone rentals include 1GB of data. If you need more than 1GB, you can add an additional 2GB of data during checkout. As an added bonus, you will also receive an additional 500 minutes of call credit to use to make calls anywhere in Germany or back to the US and Canada.

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Deluxe Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • 500 minutes of calls to US, Canada and w/in Germany 30 days (recharges available)
  • German cell phone number
  • US phone number available as an option - $19 per 4 hrs of incoming calls!
  • Unlimited calls Lebara to Lebara
  • 1 GB of high speed data included
  • Free incoming calls
  • Additional data and talk time available
Rental Rates*
1-14 Days 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$8.00 a day $120.00 $135.00 $150.00 $165.00
*3 day minimum

*PLUS the price of one $39 credit bundle - 500 minutes of calls to German/US numbers and 1GB of data (data no available on flip phone). This bundle will be in your cart upon checkout and is necessary for your service to work.


Germany Cell Phone Rental

If you are planning a trip to Germany and need to rent a cell phone, you have come to the right place. Our rentals include 500 minutes of outgoing calls within Germany or back to the US and Canada. Incoming calls are always free. 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 making and receiving calls. As it is easy to use, we recommend it for travelers who have basic phones back home. If you need mobile data, please choose either our Deluxe Rental, which is an Android phone or the iPhone. Both the Android and the iPhone include 500 minutes plus 1GB of high speed data. For an additional $49 you can add 500 more minutes and 2GB of data for a total of 1000 minutes and 3GB of data.

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. 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, you will need to purchase another credit voucher.

US Number

In addition to the German phone number, you can also add a US based phone number to your rental. Your rental will have a Germany number as well as a US number. 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 cell phone number to the new number and seamlessly get all your calls. Add this feature during check out for only $19 per 4hrs of incoming calls.

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 500 min Included $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America 500 min Included $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
1 GB Data(3G) $49 $450 $750 $30,000* N/A**
* This is NOT a typo. Sprint's rates are $10 per mb (1GB =1000mb).

** T-Mobile only offers 2G speeds.

Call Rates and Features

Your cell phone rental for Germany includes 500 minutes of calls anywhere in Germany, Canada and the United States(landlines as well as cell phones). If you rent a Deluxe Rental or an iPhone, you will also receive 1GB of data at 3G speeds. Need more data or minutes? No problem! For an additional $49, you can add another 500 minutes and 2GB of data. Please note that the initial 500 minutes and 1GB of data require a $29 voucher which is what gives you the service for 30 days. If your rental is for more than 30 days, you will need to purchase an additional credit vouchers. This is also the case if you want additional call and data credit. Please note that while all incoming text messages are free, the service does not include outgoing text messages. If you require texting, we recommend that you use WhatsApp or another similar texting app.


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.

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 and data do I have?

Along with your rental, you will purchase a $29 recharge voucher which will give 500 minutes of calling plus 1GB of data. You can add an additional 2GB of data and 500 minutes for an additional $49. Please note that these service bundles are valid for 30 days from the time you first begin to use your rental in Germany. After 30 days, the credit expires. If your rental is beyond 30 days, you will need to purchase an additional bundle or bundles.

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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