Best Plans for Calling Germany Compared


WhistleOut
22 September 2017

If you have family and friends in Germany, finding a cell phone plan that allows you to call them affordably is of paramount importance. 

Generally speaking, most carriers offer pay-as-you-go rates, allowing customers to use their monthly minutes to make international calls. Many also offer international calling pack add-ons for more frequent usage that typically run between $5 and $15 a month. 

In the following article we'll show you the calling rates to Germany for dozens of carriers, then pick a few of our favorites. First, though, here are the actual mechanics of dialing Germany from the United States, in case you were wondering: 

011 is the US exit code; then dial the Germany country code from the USA or Canada. The country code for Germany is 49.

Call Germany - International Rates 2017
Carrier Plan / Add on Landline Rate Mobile Rate Purchase
AT&T Pay As You Go $1.99/min $1.99/min View Plans
AT&T International (+$5/mo) $0.09/min $0.26/min View Plans
Boost Mobile Pay As You Go $0.31/min As low as $0.31/min View Plans
Boost Mobile Mex. & Canada ($5/mo) $0.31/min As low as $0.31/min View Plans
Boost Mobile International Connect PLUS ($10/mo) As low as unlimited 200 minutes, then rate as low as Unlimited $0.08/min View Plans
Credo Mobile Pay As You Go $1.49/min $1.49/min View Plans
Credo Mobile International Plan ($3.99/mo) $0.07/min $0.07/min View Plans
Cricket Wireless Cricket International Extra Unlimited calls to Landlines
Unlimited calls to Mobile
View Plans
H20 Pay As You Go $0.02 $0.20 View Plans
H20 $10 add-on 500 mins per month 50 mins per month View Plans
H20 $20 add-on 1000 mins per month 101 mins per month View Plans
Metro PCS World Calling ($10/mo) Calls to Germany Calls to Germany View Plans
Mint SIM Pay as you go
$0.01/min $0.02/min View Plans
Net10 $65/mo Unlimited International Plan No Calls to Landline Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
Net10 Global Calling Card ($10/mo) $0.018/min $0.03/min View Plans
PagePlus $10 International credit on select plans $0.036/min $0.287/min View Plans
PagePlus $9 International Add-On $0.018/min $0.064/min View Plans
Project Fi Pay as you go
$0.01/min $0.03/min View Plans
Red Pocket Pay as you go
$0.02/min $0.03/min View Plans
Simple Mobile $60/mo Unlimited International Plan Unlimited calls to Landlines
Unlimited calls to Mobile
View Plans
Simple Mobile $10 International Add-On $0.018/min $0.034/min View Plans
Sprint Pay As You Go $1.96/min $2.17/min View Plans
Sprint Mex. & Canada ($5/mo) $0.07/min $0.26/min View Plans
Sprint Sprint International Connect ($15/mo) Unlimited calls to Landlines Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
StraightTalk $10 International Add-On $0.02/min $0.03/min View Plans
Tello Pay as you go
$0.03/min $0.03/min View Plans
TextNow Pay as you go
Unlimited calls to Landlines Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
Ting Pay as you go
Unlimited calls to Landlines Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
T-mobile Pay as you go
$3.00/min $3.00/min View Plans
T-mobile $15/mo Stateside International Talk Unlimited calls to Landlines Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
Total Wireless $10 Global Calling Card $0.02/min $0.03/min View Plans
TPO Pay As You Go $0.013/min $0.035/min View Plans
TPO $10 Global Goodness Unlimited calls to Landlines
No calls to Mobile View Plans
TPO $15 Global Extra Goodnes Unlimited calls to Landlines
No calls to Mobile View Plans
Tracfone $10 Global Card $0.018/min $0.0336/min View Plans
US Cellular Pay as you go
$1.68/min $1.68/min View Plans
US Cellular $3.99/mo International Long Distance $0.16/min $0.16/min View Plans
Ultra Mobile 60+ Unlimited International Destinations Unlimited calls to Landlines $0.02/min View Plans
Verizon Wireless Unlimited Together World $15/mo Unlimited calls to Landlines Unlimited calls to Mobile View Plans
Verizon Wireless Unlimited Together North America $5/mo $0.07/min $0.27/min View Plans
Verizon Wireless Pay as you go
$1.49/min $1.69/min View Plans
Virgin Mobile Pay as you go $0.31-0.50/min $0.31-0.50/min View Plans
Virgin Mobile $5 International Pack $0.31-0.50/min $0.31-0.50/min View Plans
Virgin Mobile $10 International+ Pack $0.00-$0.40/min $0.00-$0.40/min View Plans

WhistleOut's Pick

Sprint International Connect Add-On

Why we love it: $15 more a month is an easy jump for preexisting Sprint customers, especially when it means free calls to cell phones and landlines in Germany. Paired with Sprint's ever-affordable $50 Unlimited Freedom plan, you can talk with your German contacts to your heart's content without incurring any overages! 

WhistleOut's Pick

Verizon Unlimited Together World Add-On

Why we love it: Another $15 add-on that will make customers happy. This one similarly allows for unlimited calling to both landlines and mobile phones in Germany. And with America's most robust network, you can make those Germany calls from just about anywhere!

WhistleOut's Pick

Simple Mobile Unlimited International

Why we love it: Simple Mobile's prepaid unlimited plan is a killer deal--especially if you call overseas frequently. For a mere $60, you can do all the calling you want to Germany landlines and mobile phones, no add-on required. Did we mention this plan includes unlimited data too? Plus, Simple Mobile runs on T-Mobile's network, which has pretty good coverage throughout the United States. 


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