Want to get online with O2, but don’t want to pay for a landline phone service?
In this article, we’ve explained which O2 internet tariffs come with no landline connection. We’ve explained how each of these offers works, and their pros and cons.
Afterwards, we’ve compared O2’s internet tariffs to some of their competitors’ plans, to see if they are any better.
O2 internet tariffs without a landline
Here are the internet tariffs without a landline connection that O2 currently sells.
This is the only O2 internet offer at the moment that truly comes with no home phone service.
Rather than having a fixed connection to the internet, the O2 Homespot uses 4G LTE or 5G technology to get you online, just like your mobile phone.
This means that it’s very easy to set up. You won’t need an engineer to come and visit – all you need to do is insert the provided SIM card in the router, plug it in, and turn it on. The Homespot will then create a Wi-Fi network you can connect to.
The downside to using mobile internet instead of DSL, cable, or fibre is your latency will be higher, and your speeds will be less consistent. However, you can still get a download speed of up to 100 Mbit/s with the O2 Homespot.
O2 also include unlimited data with this offer, which is quite rare for a mobile internet tariff. Most other providers charge extra if you need unlimited data.
Plus, unlike with a traditional internet connection, you can use the O2 Homespot anywhere you can get a 4G signal, rather than just at home. You can take it with you on holiday, for example.
2. O2 DSL
While all of O2’s other internet tariffs do technically come with a landline, you’ll find that they’re still very competitively priced, even compared to internet offers without a landline service.
With their DSL tariffs, you can get a download speed of up to 1000 Mbit/s for a reasonable monthly cost.
Although O2 does charge a connection fee on their DSL plans, they are a lot more flexible than most other German internet providers. You can choose to join them on a month-to-month basis, rather than signing a 24 month contract, if you’d prefer.
If you do choose the 24 month contract, there are significant discounts available for the first 12 months, helping to make O2 even more price competitive.
The downside is a landline service is included, as well as calls to German landlines and mobile numbers. Therefore, if you don’t use your home phone, it’s worth comparing O2’s prices to those of other providers that offer true internet-only tariffs, such as Vodafone.
Which O2 internet tariff should I buy?
If you’re looking for an internet connection without a landline, and don’t need a download speed of more than 100 Mbit/s, the O2 Homespot is a great choice.
It’s flexible, easy to set up, and comes with unlimited data. Plus, its monthly costs are quite reasonable, especially compared to other LTE or 5G internet plans.
However, if you would prefer a fixed internet connection, such as to get a lower latency, there’s nothing wrong with buying O2 DSL. Even though it does technically come with a landline service, you will probably find that it’s not much more expensive than finding a provider that offers a true internet-only package.
If you want to explore other internet providers that offer internet plans with no landline service, check out the tariffs discussed in the next section of this article.
Other internet tariffs with no landline connection
If you’re not set on joining O2, here are some other internet providers that offer tariffs with no landline connection.
Unlike O2, Vodafone offers a DSL internet plan without a landline service.
While the download speeds are limited to just 250 Mbit/s, Vodafone’s monthly costs are reasonable, and there are no connection fees. Plus, the FRITZ!Box router is included free of charge during the 24 month contract period.
You can even get a discount on Vodafone internet as an existing Vodafone mobile customer, which is not something that O2 currently offers.
Also, Vodafone has a 5G internet product, similar to the O2 Homespot, called the GigaCube, which has no landline service.
It’s a bit more expensive than O2’s offer, and doesn’t always come with unlimited data. However, it does offer faster 5G speeds compared to O2 mobile internet.
1&1 is sort of similar to O2 – their only true standalone internet tariffs are their 5G broadband offers.
Rather than selling 5G internet packages with a router, 1&1 sells 5G data SIM cards, with the option to buy a router from them if needed.
The best thing about 1&1 mobile internet is the speeds are not restricted to just 100 Mbit/s or so, like they are with other 5G providers. You can get a download speed of up to 500 Mbit/s.
However, most 1&1 5G internet tariffs have a monthly data limit. You can buy an unlimited data plan, however it is quite expensive.
If you don’t mind a download speed of 100 Mbit/s, and want to save some money, we would recommend O2 mobile internet instead of 1&1.
If you can get PŸUR internet where you live (such as if you’re in Berlin) they offer an internet package with no landline service.
Their monthly costs are very low, even before you choose to remove the landline service, and you can get a download speed of up to 1000 Mbit/s with PŸUR.
Also, you don’t have to commit to a long-term contract if you don’t want to, which is a very rare offer for a fixed DSL or fibre internet provider in Germany. You can choose to get broadband on a month-to-month basis with PŸUR, although the monthly cost will be higher if you do this.
Overall, PŸUR is a great choice if you want fast internet for a cheap price. This is where they excel – their 500 Mbit/s and 1000 Mbit/s packages are much cheaper than most of their competitors’ plans.
Ultimately, it’s quite hard to find an internet package with no landline connection, including with O2.
The company includes a home phone service on all of their internet tariffs, unless you don’t mind using wireless internet to get online at home.
If you have any questions about choosing an internet plan without a landline, feel free to ask us in the comments below.
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.