Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, O2: How to check network coverage

With the network cards from Telekom, Vodafone and O2 you can check the network coverage at your location for free. Plus: radio punch card.

Would you like to know how good the network coverage of your cellular provider is? No problem, each of the three major mobile network providers in Germany has its own network map available online for free checking, which, in addition to the mobile network coverage, usually also shows the theoretical bandwidth of the fixed network connection at the location you are looking for. The type of display differs from provider to provider. In addition, there is a radio hole card from the Federal Network Agency.

You can find the Deutsche Telekom network map here. Enter the exact address at the top right. The map then shows you which cellular technology is available at the location you are looking for. You can also see the maximum possible landline speed there.

The Vodafone network map can be found on this page, albeit a bit hidden. On the website, scroll down a little to “Show me the network map.” In the window that opens, enter an exact address with city, street and house number. As a result, you will then see the available cellular connection and the available landline connection for the desired location.

O2 / Téléfonica Deutschland also provides a network map online, which you can find here.

In terms of network coverage, the Federal Republic of Germany is not exactly the front runner and certainly does not serve as a role model. This is proven, among other things, by the radio punch card from the Federal Network Agency, which you can find under this link. Here you can differentiate between the three providers, the desired period and the cellular technology (2G, 3G, 4G). Under this link, the Federal Network Agency also provides a link to a map with cell phone coverage.

For iOS and Android there is also a dead zone app from the Federal Network Agency.

The Federal Network Agency is pushing Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and O2 to further expand their mobile networks. Quite successfully, as these messages show:

Telekom and O2: The cell phone networks have been improved here

Telefónica, Telekom & Vodafone: This is where the network expansion is particularly bad

O2 is expanding: LTE for another 7 million customers

Extra tip.

You can determine the position of the closest LTE transmission mast for your location. We explain how to do this in this tip.

Radio hole app from the Federal Network Agency available

Check: You are connected to this LTE transmission mast

Use 5G in Germany: the Vodafone network card

Federal Network Agency publishes radio hole map for Germany

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