Prepaid Germany SIM Card
*) Retaining your American number without paying roaming charges for incoming calls is a unique feature of HolidayPhone,
not available for German SIM cards sold elsewhere. The 1 hour included call forwarding without overseas rates saves you approximately
$60 compared to roaming with your American provider.
Call tariffs in Germany
|Call to US landline||€0.09/min ($0.11)|
|Call to US mobile||€0.29/min ($0.37)|
|Receive calls on your American mobile phone number in Germany||From 0¢/min (1 hour free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from $0.15/minute)|
|Receive calls dialed to the German SIM number||Free|
|Mobile Internet||1GB/5GB high speed 3G data included flat rate|
|Send text messages across the world||€0.13 ($0.17)|
|Receive text messages||Free|
|Make calls (fixed and mobile) within Germany||€0.09/min ($0.11)|
|Call travel companion also using HolidayPhone||€0.09/min ($0.11)|
Prices above include German VAT (19%). The exchange rate used is 1 EUR = 1.27 USD
Flat Rate 3G Mobile Internet in Germany
All HolidayPhone Germany SIM cards include fantastic amounts of 3G Mobile Internet access at a safe fixed price.
1GB (option 1) or 5GB (option 2) are included in the price of the start package.
The data usage is valid for 30 days from your day of departure. Additional 30 days extension of 1GB package is €9.90 and 5GB package is €19.80.
1GB Mobile data is more than enough for most people. 1 GB data lasts for extensive Internet usage from laptop/iPad/tablet or mobile. The 5GB package is for users using extreme amounts of data, watching hours of movies online or using high data bandwidth services from computers. If you don't know how much data you need, you probably need the 1GB option.
The German SIM Card can be used as a data SIM card in a dongle, ipad/tablet, MIFI-router or used for tethering with laptop.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees.
How long does 1GB data last?
That's a tough question to answer! It depends on how you usually use data, but for most of our customers, 1GB is more than enough.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Calls between two travelers in Germany using HolidayPhone
The rate for calls between two travelers using HolidayPhone equals that of local calls as stated above (i.e. around $0.11/min). If you are traveling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone for all travelers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local German mobile phone number provided with the SIM.
If the call balance runs out
If you still need additional top up for call credit or more Internet, you can buy top-up vouchers together with your order of HolidayPhone. Top Ups can also be bought in kiosks and supermarkets across Germany.
Receive calls in Germany
You receive inbound calls dialed to your American cellular phone number just as usual as all calls are seamlessly forwarded from the US to your German prepaid SIM card without any roaming charges.
A German cellphone number is included, that can be used when people within Germany or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. All calls dialed directly to the German number are free of charge to receive.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls forwarded from the US. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs $1-$5 per minute to receive calls while roaming with a US carrier abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to $300 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your American phone number while traveling.
Calling the US from Germany using HolidayPhone SIM card
When calling the USA using your HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +1 followed by the US phone number. For example: 212-333-4444 becomes +12123334444.
SIM card validity
The SIM card is valid for one year.
GSM Frequencies in Germany
In order to use the German SIM Card you need a handset that is compatible with GSM 900/1800 and/or UMTS 2100Mhz.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a solution that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your US calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Order HolidayPhone Germany prepaid SIM card
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You will receive the German SIM card along with simple as 1-2-3 instructions posted to your home address, prior to your departure.
Keep in mind:
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your cell phone cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ