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Default Congstar - cheapest data prepaid in Germany? - 03-02-2012, 02:08

I think I have found a very interesting prepaid solution for mobile data in Germany.

Congstar now has a Tagesflat package for €0,99 with 200MB limit. Seems to be the very cheapest in the market now, also using the T-Mobile network (better than E-Plus that MedionMobile & co offer) and they don't throttle the speed.


Their site mentions a long list of distributors which should sell the starter packages:

- Amazon.de - Onlinehandel
- combi-Märkte
- dm Drogeriemärkte
- real-Märkte
- Rossmann Drogeriemärkte
- Müller Drogeriemärkte
- extra/REWE-Märkte
- Kaufhof-Warenhäuser
- Kloppenburg Drogeriemärkte
- Edeka Minden/NP-Märkte
- Metro Cash & Carry
- Kaufland-Warenhäuser
- Ringfoto- Händler
- Woolworth-Warenhäuser
- Praktiker Baumärkten
- an vielen Kiosken,
 erkennbar am congstar Aufkleber

But I wouldn't just assume all of them actually sell it. For example, in REWE I have only seen their own brand (Ja! Mobil) and no sign of Congstar...


Mobile internet sim cards:
INT: abroadband, NL: Simyo, *bliep, BE: Colruyt Mobile, MEDIONmobile, LUX: Orange, PL: mBank Mobile,
DE: Congstar, MEDIONmobile, IE: Vodafone, CH: OK Mobil, SwissCom, SE: Telia, ES: MásMovil,
GR: Cosmote, IT: TIM, RO: Vodafone, RS: mt:s, BY: Privet, UA: Kievstar, MD: Moldcell

Feel free to consult me about sim cards in the Benelux and Poland.
   
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Default 13-03-2012, 11:58

It is not bad, but also it's a strange offer

You can use it for 99ct/day, but only up to a MONTHLY volume of 200MB !!!!
After having reached these 200MB the speed will be throttled to max 64kBit/s download and 16kBit/s upload. Happy browsing!

congstar Prepaid Surf Tagesflat
Tagesflat für mobiles Surfen.

Günstige Surf Tagesflat für 99 Cent/Nutzungstag
HSDPA-Speed mit max. 7,2 Mbit/s bis 200 MB/Monat
Surf Tagesflat nur zahlen, wenn man online ist
Täglich flexibel zu- und abbuchen
Beste D-Netz-Qualität
congstar Prepaid Surf Tagesflat + 0,99 €/Nutzungstag
   
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Default 13-03-2012, 12:49

Besides this volume-based throttling to 64 KBit/s there is a general throttling to 1.8 MBit/s down and 192 KBit/s up for all those prepaid discounters on the T-Mobile network (Congstar, Penny mobil, Ja! mobil etc.) and they block VoIP, which according to some forum postings also affects Skype.


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Default 15-04-2012, 19:29

Little update: I have bought myself a Congstar and tested it on my 4-day trip to Berlin a few weeks ago. I really have nothing to complain about, the billing is correct: €0,99/day. They have a good working online self-service. I didn't really meter my usage whether or not I went over the 200MB, but I didn't notice any speed decrease or anything.


Mobile internet sim cards:
INT: abroadband, NL: Simyo, *bliep, BE: Colruyt Mobile, MEDIONmobile, LUX: Orange, PL: mBank Mobile,
DE: Congstar, MEDIONmobile, IE: Vodafone, CH: OK Mobil, SwissCom, SE: Telia, ES: MásMovil,
GR: Cosmote, IT: TIM, RO: Vodafone, RS: mt:s, BY: Privet, UA: Kievstar, MD: Moldcell

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Question 27-09-2012, 15:38

hello, everyone

can someone describe all required steps to-do to get this card running, please?

1) which start package to buy? What exactly is it called in the shop?

2) how to choose the right option (i.e. 3 Gb / months, etc)

3) how exactly to register and activate?

4) how to top up for 1st month and later (2nd, 3rd)


Note - i'm in Germany for 3 months only. No bank account, no EC card, can pay cash only, do not speak German, etc

thank you in advance
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Default 28-09-2012, 11:19

buy a starter package in any shop listed on their website. They have packs with SIM only, together with a cheap phone or a cheap USB data stick.

register the card on www.congstar.de/freischalten
a help video is here
congstar Prepaid

log on to the customer service page and follow the instructions to book a package:
[HOW TO] Postpaid Optionen (z.B. Surf Flat Option 500, SMS Flat Option) hinzubuchen - Postpaid - congstar Support Forum

unfortunately all pages and info is in german, but maybe someone local can help you.

Without german bank account you can top up by buying the scratch cards in any shop that sells Congstar cards (Or use original T-Mobile Xtra cash-cards that are sold nearly everywhere). There is a store locator online:
Aufladefinder.congstar.de


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Question 28-09-2012, 12:51

thank you very much for detail explanation.

one thing confuses me

> buy a starter package ... They have packs with ... a cheap USB data stick.

did you mean a usb modem?
Not sure why do i need a usb datastick from them ... :-)

please clarify

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Default 28-09-2012, 13:41

Yes, he means a USB modem. If you don't need it, buy a sim only.


Mobile internet sim cards:
INT: abroadband, NL: Simyo, *bliep, BE: Colruyt Mobile, MEDIONmobile, LUX: Orange, PL: mBank Mobile,
DE: Congstar, MEDIONmobile, IE: Vodafone, CH: OK Mobil, SwissCom, SE: Telia, ES: MásMovil,
GR: Cosmote, IT: TIM, RO: Vodafone, RS: mt:s, BY: Privet, UA: Kievstar, MD: Moldcell

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Default 28-09-2012, 14:11

OK, got it, thanks.

Last question [ i promise ]

does starter pack what includes USB modem come with some per-paid amount, or balance is 0.0 ?

In other words
if i buy this usb modem starter pack and would like to go for 3 gig option (surf flat 19.90 / month) - then do i have to buy scratch cards for 20.00 or for 10.00 or 15.00 ?

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Default 28-09-2012, 15:01

The regular starter packs have 10 Euro credit when you buy them. Also the one with USB-Modem.


Germany: o2 blue all-in L, simquadrat
Thailand: truemove (phone+sms+wifi)
International: xxSim+372, toggle +44/+49/+41/+31
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