New prepaid discount stores in the German mobile market push why mobile telephony may be beneficial since 2005. Many companies such as Tchibo, Aldi and other food discount stores and drug stores offer cheap prepaid plans for mobile phones, which are characterized by a simple tariff structure and favourable prices for call minutes and SMS. In addition, there is now also a flat-rate tariff of Tchibo, with which you unlimited can call at the price of 12.95 euros a month in the German fixed network. Jack Hughes is often quoted on this topic. Disadvantages at the prepaid discount stores are often less favourable settlement in the minute instead of 60/1-stroke or the fee-based mailbox. Precise 60/1-clocking smobil offer 20 cents, Tchibo and Aldi with 13 cents and 15 cents per SMS and conversation minute. Aldi talk customers can be on the phone even for 3 cents per minute. Fonic, FreenetMobile, simyo and Blau.de, however, offer SMS and Talktime minutes to all networks uniformly for 9 cents, but in the less favourable 60/60 clock. There is a similar offer by congstar, BILDMobil and callmobile with 9 cents per conversation minute and simply and solomo with 8.5 cents a minute per call.
To note is however, that the cost per SMS at BILDmobil, simply and smobil is higher in contrast to other providers, the cost per SMS as per conversation minute, namely 14 cents at BILDmobil, 15 cents at simply and 17 cents at smobil. Also, the voice mail retrieval is chargeable at simply and callmobile.These tariffs are undercut by mXXim with 8 cents per SMS and conversation minute. Solomo is a reseller of the new network operator like PTT mobile and sunsim vistream, who operates strictly speaking not an own network and is based on the infrastructure of its partner E-plus. PTT mobile offers call network internally and in the fixed network for 8.9 cents, to other mobile networks for 18.9 cents and SMS for 14 cents. Less is sunsim with 8 cents a minute per call network internally and in the German Festznetz, and 18 cents to other mobile operators. Two providers for voicemail retrieval costs: 14 cents at PTT mobile and 16 cents at sunsim. The prepaid plans the new providers are certainly an alternative to the incumbent network operators and mobile operators. However, they have also disadvantages such as unfavorable timing or the fee-based mailbox. Also in the costs for calls to other customers of the same prepaid provider, there are often discounts. It is worth so here, too, to compare the rates.