Anonymous Sim cards, so you can get Prepaid tariffs without ID

Anonymous Sim cards, so you can get Prepaid tariffs without ID? – The Federal Council has approved, in the summer of 2016 the new so-called Anti-Terror laws and thus also the green light for the passport requirements for SIM-cards.

Anonymous Sim cards, so you can get Prepaid tariffs without ID? – The Federal Council has approved, in the summer of 2016 the new so-called Anti-Terror laws and thus also the green light for the passport requirements for SIM-cards. The transition period is now over, so since 01. July 2017 for the issuing of prepaid cards, the identity documents of the buyer to be captured. So if you want to prevent anonymous cards on the market, which can then may be used by terrorists. Although the Name, address and date of birth of Prepaid already had to be previously charged customers. Identity verification via the card was, however, usually only sporadically, so that the Federal Minister of the interior, Thomas de Maizière, the defendant at the time:

You can buy today under the name of Donald Duck` is a Prepaid cell phone.

In the meantime, these rules are already in place for several year and the purchase of prepaid cards has complicated significantly, because you have to go through a Video-ID or identification to the Post office needs to go (post ID). A lot of selection but all of the normal calling rates compared to use of the identification test. A lot of users would bypass, therefore, like to these controls, not because you want to use the SIM card for illegal purposes, but because the identification is so complex.

UPDATE: payment (invoice) to. There is no video Ident and by the payment via Paypal, you must also offer no Bank account. It is only queried for the card number, but not with the identity documents matched. The administration is carried out entirely via the respective App: Freenet Funk (O2)* | Freenet Flex (D2)*

How is the registration of Prepaid Sim?

The owner clearly identifiedt is necessary to provide proof of the purchase of a Prepaid SIM by ID, Video ID or Post ID his identity. The legal basis for the new ID requirements at the Prepaid-card purchase is the German telecommunications act (TKG), § 111. In the retail trade – in mobile phone stores, discount stores, kiosks or stations, customers will receive the Prepaid card on presentation of an identity document. This can be scanned for registration and a subsequent activation. It makes no difference whether one uses a D1 Prepaid Sim, a D2 Prepaid plan or an O2 prepaid card – the legal requirements must meet all of the providers.

When buying Online, you have the choice between a Video-or Post-Ident. In the video, the identification of the buyer on the Video Chat connects with a wireless service provider. Then you hold the ID card in the camera, so that the employee can record the data and compare. In the Post-identification process, the Legitimation is done through a post office branch. You get to a conclusion of the contract, the corresponding postident-Coupon online sent to you. These print and the next Post will go. The Post employee compares the data with the ID card, after both sides have signed the Coupon will be sent directly to the Prepaid provider. All registrations are no longer cost for the customer. To better illustrate a Tutorial is included-Video by Congstar.

Important: Who is his Prepaid card before the 01. July has purchased, must leave his card data is not subsequently consider. Existing Prepaid rates remain more unaudited and millions of Prepaid Sim on the German market and are currently anonymous or zat least pseudonym. In the case of transfer the SIM card to a new holder of the card is checked. This requirement also applies to free tickets. Also with a free Sim so the legitimacy around (at least if it is a Prepaid card).

You can buy a Prepaid card anonymously?

In the normal way, in the Shop or Shop Online the mobile service provider, you must identify itself definitely with a valid official identification. However, you will find various "Prepaid card anonymous"offers on the Online marketplace, ebay. It is however, not recommended. Ultimately, it has to work, no guarantee that the SIM card, and whether their data are from the seller, for sure. If you want to change something in the customer service, often only with the correct owner of the data. If you are not, or are no longer white, no longer in doubt of the complete Fare and usable.

As a General rule, you should not give the SIM card to unknown third parties. Because according to the law, the card holder shall bear the responsibility of what happens with the card. In the event of violations – for example, when third parties use the card for the planning of a Crime can threaten legal consequences. Regardless of SIM cards (also already activated) to very often on Ebay and also well bought. You will find them mostly under the note "pre-activated" or "used". It is also, under certain circumstances, a risk – both as a provider and as a buyer, because you can not check the origin and the use of the activate SIM card and make sure. Also collectively these variants often, much is unclear. Maybe booked a Prepaid Allnet Flat, and the Collective has really no runtime? This Form der Sim is therefore associated with risk.

IMPORTANT: Currently, there are many free Sim for refugees to be distributed at the end of the Ukraine. These phone cards are, in part, use for free, but must still be unlocked by ID/Pass. Anonymous Sim cards, this is not so.

Postpaid without the runtime as an Alternative

To do this, it is now, strangely enough, is easier to buy a Postpaid Tariff, because there is no card needs to be queried. Thus, these rates are anonymous as a normal prepaid cards – but differ in the conditions, not so much. But you have to put in a Bank account. Who does not need necessarily a Prepaid Sim card, in the Postpaid area of some Alternatives, without term and contract and fee. For some providers, you can pay now by Paypal then there is less data to be stored.

UPDATE: Freenet Flex and Freenet radio to offer new appbasierte tariffs with Paypal payment (invoice). There is no video Ident and by the payment via Paypal, you must also offer no Bank account. It is only queried for the card number, but not with the identity documents matched. The administration is carried out entirely via the respective App: Freenet Funk (O2)* | Freenet Flex (D2)*

It is possible to buy a foreign Prepaid card without the card, however. However, this is not a permanent solution, because the so-called Fair-Use-Policy restricted the use of the EU countries. An operator may charge additional fees when a user has stopped in a period of at least four months more abroad than in the country of the SIM card provider. In addition, vgain more and more EU countries a passport requirements for Prepaid cards, or discuss their introduction. An Overview of the current EU-regulations can be found under the following Link:

The Map is now often down, so here again as a Text: Anonymous Sim found in Denmark, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Andorra and Monaco.

The red country have a passport requirements for Prepaid cards, the green highlighted countries have not. Suitable SIM card (also from abroad) you can often find on Ebay or directly in the shop of the respective provider in the Internet. But there is of course no guarantee that the legal provisions remain abroad permanently so. So it may well be that there is a compulsion to registration.

The legal basis for the identification of Prepaid Sim

Section 172 of the telecommunications act (as amended in 2021)

Provider of pre-paid mobile services have the accuracy to check the accordance with paragraph 1, sentence 1, point 3 and 4 of the collected data, provided that the data contained in the submitted documents or viewed registers or lists, prior to the activation by

1.Presentation of an identity document within the meaning of section 2 paragraph 1 of the passport act,

2.Template of a passport within the meaning of § 1 paragraph 2 of the passport act,

3.Template of an other valid official identification document containing a photograph of the holder and the passport and ID requirements in the country is met, including, in particular, a foreigner-of-law provisions recognised or authorised passport, identity card or passport or identity card of the set is,

4.Template of a staytitle

5.Proof of Arrival at destination in accordance with § 63 paragraph 1 of the law on asylum or a residence permit according to section 63, paragraph 1 of the law on asylum,

6.Presentation of a certificate of suspension of deportation under section 60a of the paragraph 4 of the residence act, or

7.Template of an extract from the trade register or cooperative society register or a comparable official Register or list, the founding documents or equivalent documents with evidentiary value, or by an inspection of these registers or directories, and then match the data contained therein, provided that the owner of a legal Person or a partnership.

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