First comes the Big Red carrier which plans to offer a Samsung dongle with tiered monthly plans costing between 42.50 and 72.50 EUR. The top rate provides users with up to 30GB of data and peak download speeds of up to 50Mb/s. That’s starting with the small city of Rammenau, east of Dresden, where Voda hopes to get subscribers who still can’t get fast broadband access at home. Moreover, the plan is to initially cover several hundred towns in rural areas and then expand the network to 1,500 locations by next spring.
T-Mobile has a similar strategy – go for the rural users first and then expand to cities. Their offer will be called Call & Surf via Funk and will start selling from next April. For 39.95 EUR per month, users get a fixed-line access alongside the LTE connection.