Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone has advice on accessing wireless internet in Germany through mobile networks. From what I can tell, the mobile networks there don't really offer mobile data plans that are worthwhile.
Does anyone have any experience with Vodafone.de's WiFi Flat plan over there?
Mobile data 4G LTE is available for about 5-10€/GB valid for 30 days from almost any provider.
One of the cheapest options is probably Aldi Mobile, 5GB, valid for 30 days for 14.99€
I have no experience with the WIFI flat, but I guess in most larger cities it's a good option (also most restaurants/businesses already have free wifi anyway).
In rural areas or if you depend on it it might let you down..
LTE still is not available for prepaid data cards; only slower standards are available. The companies reserve it mainly for contract customers. Bandwidth allowance is a joke for most offers.
Free WiFi is barely available because of stupid laws. I can't remember ever seeing any free wifi hotspots in non-hotel restaurants/bars/cafés.
Then again, I'm from the rural South of Germany.
I've had a look at the mobile data plans from most companies, and while the price is alright the data constraint is very jarring.
I've actually got coverage for Vodafone's wifi network where I stay (for a few months), but can't make an account with them because I don't have a German bank account. I've checked it out on their site and apparently if you connect to their network you are allowed to generate several extra logins for family/friends to access uncapped high speed wifi.
Looks like I need to start making friends! (Incidentally if anyone here actually has access and is willing to generate an account for me, please reply to this and I will post my contact details. I am willing to pay the full price for the connection and a bit extra for your trouble, of course.)