Survey on the preferred flat rate options for mobile phones in Germany 2013-2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of different options for mobile phone flat rates in Germany from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, there were roughly 18.96 million Germans aged 14 years and older, who had a mobile flat rate for SMS.

Number of mobile phone/smartphone users with a flat rate in Germany from 2013 to 2015, by type of flatrate

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Release date

October 2015



Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking people with a postpaid mobile phone plan

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population ages 14 and older in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected to a population of 70.33 millions
2014: 8.156 respondents, projected to a population of 70.52 millions
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected to a population of 69.24 millions

Information on target group "German-speaking people with a postpaid mobile phone plan":
2013: projected to 32.83 million persons
2014: projected to 34.18 million persons
2015: projected to 36.49 million persons

Multiple answers were possible.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Mobile flat rates allow customers to make phone calls or access the internet without any limits for a monthly fee. How about you: Do you have a flat rate?"
(Original German question: "Wenn man für sein Mobiltelefon eine sogenannte Flatrate hat, bezahlt man einen monatlichen Pauschalpreis und kann dafür unbegrenzt telefonieren oder im Internet surfen. Wie ist das bei Ihnen: Haben Sie für Ihr Mobiltelefon eine Flatrate fürs Telefonieren, oder eine Flatrate für das Internet, oder beides, oder haben Sie für Ihr Mobiltelefon keine Flatrate?")

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