Mobile phone tariff in check
Unlimited data volume for 10.99 euros: is it worth it?
5/5/2022, 5:05 p.m
With mobilcom-debitel you can currently get a mobile phone tariff with unlimited data volume for 10.99 euros per month. We check whether the deal is as good as it looks at first glance.
It’s worth checking your cell phone contract and looking for better deals. You often conclude a tariff and then forget about it for years. Why does it cost money? For example, you often pay far too high a monthly fee for outdated amounts of data and speed.
Unlimited tariff for 10.99 euros – a good deal?
Since the end of last year, you can end your mobile phone contract at any time after the minimum contract period (usually 24 months) with one month’s notice. Anyone who has the opportunity should take a look at this offer from mobilcom-debitel: unlimited data volume plus telephone and SMS flat rate for EUR 10.99 per month. In addition, there is only a one-off connection fee of EUR 29.99. However, the tariff can be canceled at any time. Is this a real bargain or is there a catch?
We break down the parts of the contract:
- Unlimited LTE data volume with 2 Mbit/s
- Telephone and SMS flat rate
- o2 network
- Monthly cancellable
- Connection price: one-off 29.99 euros
- Monthly costs: 10.99 euros
Unlimited surfing and cancel at any time – for 10.99 euros this is a very good deal. The weakness is hidden in the details: From the 25th month, the monthly fee increases to 29.99 euros. And: At 2 Mbit/s, the speed of the tariff is rather low. This could be a problem when streaming series and other bandwidth-hungry applications. But if you just surf the net, you shouldn’t have any problems and will be happy about the fair offer price.
Fast alternative with brand new smartphone
The anniversary tariff o2 Grow, on the other hand, does not rely on early termination, but on the longest possible contract period. Here you not only get 40 gigabytes of data volume in the 5G network including an all-network flat rate: every contract year, the data volume increases by ten gigabytes per month without incurring any additional costs. So, in the second year, 50 gigabytes are available, in the third year, 60 gigabytes, and so on. In this way, the price-performance ratio improves more and more. A real novelty. In addition, you can secure the iPhone 13 Pro for one euro at o2 for the grow tariff.
The deal in detail:
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro: 1 euro (instead of around 1,000 euros)
- Connection price: free
- Shipping costs: 4.99 euros
- o2 Grow with 40 gigabytes and growing data volume: 54.99 euros per month
- 36 months term
After the 36-month minimum term, the smartphone is paid for. The tariff then levels off at EUR 29.99 per month and can be canceled at any time.
It’s worth comparing
These two examples make it clear that it pays to take a close look and compare tariff conditions. Cheap offers are not always good, and expensive ones are not always as expensive as they appear at first glance. Ultimately, however, it all comes down to your own needs: what and how often do you use your smartphone when you are out and about? The right tariff should have the right answers to these questions.