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Telecommunication and Internet
Free Wifi at Goethe University
International researchers and guest researchers have free access to internet and e-mail on the university’s premises. In order to gain access you will use the username given to you by the Computer Centre. Access has to be applied at the Computer Centre (HRZ) for by your host institute/faculty.
More information (in German only)
In most apartments for rent telephone or internet is not included. There are many different companies and contractual possibilities in relation to telephone, internet, mobile telecommunication and mobile internet. We have set out some information about telephone, internet, mobile telecommunication and mobile internet in the following, but make no claim as to the completeness of this information.
Telephone und Internet:
Most telecommunication companies offer flat rates for telephone and Internet.
The best mobile telecommunication option largely depends on your needs and habits. Generally speaking, you can enter a mobile phone contract or you can use a prepaid option without basic charges and monthly obligations. As there is a large variety of different options it is almost impossible to get a comprehensive overview of mobile rates.
Options based on a contract:
- ALDI Talk
- T-Mobile Prepaid Tarife
- Vodafone Prepaid Tarife
- Congstar Prepaid
- Ortel Mobile
- Lebara mobile
- Worldwide calls: Cheap rates worldwide, Africa, Asia, Americas, Eastern Europe.
- Skype: cheap calls via internet (Skype to Skype, Skype to telephone)
- Sipgate: cheap calls via internet (Sipgate to Sipgate, Sipgate to telephone, telephone to Sipgate)
A mobile Internet network for laptops and smart phones is available in many places in Frankfurt (based on mobile phone networks).
- ALDI Talk
- Fonic (O2-network, no contract)
- Pro7 Webstick
- Prepaid Global: short visits abroad: cheap rates for mobile internet in Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong or France, Switzerland, Netherlands.
Data packages for smartphones:
- Fonic: no contract, O2-network.
- Congstar: 2 year contract.
- Klarmobil: monthly flat rate
- Blau.de: daily flat rate:
- Simyo mobile internet: can be added to the mobile phone prepaid option
Disclaimer: the services and companies presented on this website are known to the Goethe Welcome Centre. However the Goethe Welcome Centre does not accept any liability for the quality, integrity, correctness and completeness of the services and companies mentioned.