Looking for an internet plan without a landline connection from 1&1?
In this guide, we’ve explained which 1&1 internet plans come without a telephone service, helping you to save money.
We’ve also looked at some other internet providers that offer internet-only tariffs, to see if they are better value for money.
Let’s get started.
1&1 internet tariffs without landline service
Below, we’ve looked at each of 1&1’s different types of internet plans, and explained whether or not you can buy each tariff without a landline phone connection in order to reduce your monthly cost.
1&1’s main internet plan that has no landline service is their 5G home internet tariff.
Rather than connecting to the internet using a fixed-line connection, with 5G home internet, you use the mobile network, just like on your phone.
After you place the order, you get a 5G router and a SIM card from 1&1. Once you insert the SIM into the Wi-Fi router and turn it on, you’ll be able to get online with 5G download speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s. The router will create a local Wi-Fi network you can use to get online.
The downside to 5G internet is it can be a bit expensive, even though no telephone service is included. If you want unlimited data, the monthly cost will be quite high.
However, 1&1 also offers significantly cheaper 5G internet plans that have a 100 or 250 GB monthly data limit, which are a better choice if you don’t get online much, and don’t often do data-intensive activities, such as streaming 4K video.
It’s also worth noting, your latency will be a bit higher with 5G home broadband when compared to using DSL or fibre. If you play online games, this means you might experience more lag.
Fortunately, 1&1 gives you the ability to test their 5G home internet plans for a month before committing to a contract, allowing you to see how good your download speeds, upload speeds and latency will be.
1&1 DSL internet tariffs technically come with a landline connection by default, giving you calls to German numbers. However, there is no cost associated with this, and 1&1’s DSL tariffs are very competitively priced – they’re almost always one of the cheapest internet providers on the market.
You can get download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s with 1&1 DSL, and there are also 16, 50, 100, and 250 Mbit/s plans if you’re looking to save a bit of money.
Each deal comes with a 24 month contract by default, which is quite long, but 1&1 gives you a very cheap price for the first 12 months. Plus, 1&1 has what they call “Flex” tariffs available, which don’t require a long-term commitment.
Similar to with their mobile broadband packages, 1&1 gives you the ability to test their DSL plans for 30 days with no obligation, allowing you to see if they’re the right provider for you.
Overall, even though you can’t get a DSL-only tariff from 1&1 with no landline service, their DSL internet plans are still worth considering because of how cheap they are, even if you don’t use your home phone.
In the majority of cases, we wouldn’t recommend choosing 1&1 fibre – their DSL plans are a better choice.
This is because 1&1 fibre internet offers the same download and upload speeds as their DSL tariffs, but is significantly more expensive.
Like on their DSL plans, you also get a landline telephone service included with 1&1 fibre – there is no way to opt out of this.
1&1 does give you the ability to test out their fibre internet plans for 30 days, but despite the flexibility offered, paying this much more for fibre doesn’t make sense in most cases.
Which 1&1 internet plan should I choose?
If you don’t use your home phone, we’d recommend choosing 1&1 DSL internet most of the time.
1&1’s DSL plans are some of the cheapest on the market, even compared to other providers that offer internet-only deals – which we’ve looked at below.
You may also like to consider 1&1 5G internet tariffs, since they’re the only deals 1&1 offers that don’t come with a landline connection.
However, these 5G home internet plans aren’t the best if you are online all the time, since the unlimited usage tariff is quite expensive. Although, if you can’t get 500 Mbit/s or higher download speeds with DSL or fibre internet at your address, you might be willing to pay more for 5G internet, since it offers ultrafast download speeds.
1&1 fibre internet isn’t worth considering for most households, since it has the same download and upload speeds as their DSL plans, but is much more expensive. You can’t choose to ditch the included landline service to save some money, either.
The only reason you might like to consider 1&1 fibre internet is if you want fast internet, but you can’t get their fastest DSL offers at your address.
Alternate internet-only tariffs with no landline
As we explained above, 1&1 only offers internet-only tariffs on their 5G broadband service. Therefore, you might like to consider other providers that offer DSL or fibre internet plans without a landline.
Here are some alternative deals that just come with internet service, and no telephone connection.
For each offer, we’ve explained how they differ from 1&1’s internet plans, and whether each deal is worth considering.
Unlike 1&1, Vodafone offers true internet-only DSL tariffs that can help you save money on your bills each month if you don’t use your home phone.
You can get a download speed of 100 or 250 Mbit/s with Vodafone’s no-landline internet offers, and the monthly costs are quite reasonable. There’s also no connection fee.
However, although Vodafone’s monthly costs are competitive, they don’t have any introductory offers on these deals, unlike 1&1. This means that for the first 6-12 months, you’ll be paying significantly more than you would with 1&1, even though 1&1 includes a landline connection.
If you don’t like to change internet providers often though, Vodafone is still worth checking out. Over the long term, they will be cheaper than 1&1 DSL if you don’t use your landline, since their monthly costs are lower once 1&1’s initial promotional offer expires.
PŸUR has cheaper internet-only offers than Vodafone, and they also have a larger range of tariffs to choose from.
You can get a download speed of up to 1,000 Mbit/s with this provider for a reasonable monthly cost, with no landline phone service included. They also offer a great range of introductory deals, such as free internet for the first 6-12 months of the 24 month contract.
The downside to PŸUR is their upload speeds aren’t as good as with a provider like Vodafone. You only get an 8 Mbit/s upload speed on their 200 Mbit/s download speed tariff, for example.
Also, PŸUR has a bit of a gap in their tariffs. There is no plan in between their 20 Mbit/s and their 200 Mbit/s download speed offers. This means you might need to pay for more download speed than you really need.
On the plus side though, on their fastest internet deals, PŸUR includes a FRITZ!Box router free of charge, helping you to avoid router rental fees.
5G Internet without a landline
5G Internet without a landline
If you like the idea of using 4G or 5G internet to get online at home, but need unlimited data, and aren’t a fan of 1&1’s prices, O2 is worth looking at.
You can get a download speed of 50 or 100 Mbit/s with the O2 Homespot, which isn’t extremely fast, but is enough bandwidth for most small to medium-sized households.
Unlimited data is included, and O2’s monthly costs are very reasonable. This is one of the cheapest ways to get online at home in Germany at the moment.
What’s more, although the default contract is 24 months long, you can also choose to avoid committing for the long term, if you’d prefer, although the monthly cost will be much higher if you do this.
This is the end of our guide to 1&1 internet tariffs without a landline phone connection.
In our opinion, since 1&1 only offers internet-only plans with their 5G broadband service, it’s worth checking out Vodafone and PŸUR if you’re looking for fixed internet without a landline connection.
However, 1&1’s DSL internet plans are still very competitively priced, even when compared to internet offers without a landline connection, meaning they’re still worth looking at even if you don’t use your landline at home.
Still not sure which internet provider to choose? Leave a comment below, and we’ll respond as soon as we can.
I’m Roger, and I’m the founder of Broadband 4 Europe.
I grew up in Switzerland but live in Germany now, and also lived in South Tirol for a while in the past.
I have a background in IT and have performed extensive research into the broadband markets of most major European countries. Learning about fixed-line broadband markets is my nerdy hobby, but I’m also excited by the possibilities that 5G (and eventually 6G) broadband will provide us in the future.
When I’m not researching broadband companies and their networks, you’ll find me playing volleyball or the piano.