In Germany you can make phone calls cheaper than the regular Deutsche Telekom rates using alternative "call-by-call" providers. There are many different providers and many different calling rates, depending on the origin and the destination of the phonecall. The rates change regularly, so it is important to stay up to date with the cheapest available. It's wise to check the rates every few weeeks or so to be sure you are still using the best for the calls you make most
When you use different phone operators, the costs of these calls will be shown seperately on your phone bill.
In the form below you can fill out the origin, time and type of call. The results will be in German. For a detailed explanation of the different options, move your mouse over the titles. Click on help for an explanation of the results page.
Note 2: Many "special" numbers in foreign countries such as premium or free (0800) services cannot be reached using call-by call providers
There are a large number of Internet Service Providers which you don't have to sign up for, but they do vary greatly in price. In the form below you can have the cheapest ISP calculated for the desired time of the day. All charges are billed back via your invoice from Deutsche Telekom. Click on help for an explanation of the results page.
Note: The form does not give you the number you have to dial in, it only shows which company is the cheapest. If you need more detail click on the appropriate "Tarif" on the results page to get dial-in instructions, including number ("Einwahlnummer") and log-in details
Another option is called Smartsurfer from Web.de. This is a small program you have to install on your computer (only available in German). It will show you the best service providers at the current time and it can dial that connection for you.