With a mobile phone tariff you receive an invoice monthly, with which the basic fee and costs depending on the usage are cashed up. Often there are Flatrates included in the tariffs. With that no additional costs accrue for certain uses, e. g. SMS, calling a landline number in Germany or calls in certain mobile phone networks. International calls are often not included in the flatrates – for this you can add foreign options.
With booking of such an option calls in certain countries are either inclusive or at least possible at a discounted price per minute. When choosing such an option you should pay attention, which countries are covered by the tariff. There are a lot of providers, which have specialized for calls abroad.
Internet-Flatrates usually contain a predefined data volume for fixed-term contracts. After exceeding of the volume the surf speed will be throttled significantly. However, additional costs usually do not arise. Some tariffs have a data automatic. Thereby further data volume will be automatically added for a certain amount after the contractual included volume is used. Here the costs for little data volume often are relatively high. Fixed-term contracts are usually concluded für 24 months. So before you conclude the contract, you have to be aware of the fact, that you have a contractual obligation for 24 months and that you have to pay the remuneration for 24 months. A termination is possible only for the time after the expiration of the 24 months.
Thereby the period of notice must be adhered, which must not be more than three months. If this period is missed, the contract normally extends itself automatically for an indefinite period and can be canceled monthly. Partially there are offered fixed-term contracts, which are valid only one month. These can be terminated every month and are more flexible for the user. However, the monthly basic price with this tariff model is slightly higher.
Some mobile phone contracts offer a tariff along with a smartphone. The smartphone then is financed via the mobile phone contract. Monthly then both the price for the tariff and the monthly rate for the smartphone must be paid. As a result the monthly costs can be quickly at 40 Euro. Besides that you often have a down payment for the smartphone. Often the offered smartphones are new high-priced models. Older models are already available for much less money to buy.