Hi all. just sharing something i have come across just in case someone finds themselves in a similar situation. We are moving into a new apartment that has no internet connection set up, and while we are waiting on my freelancer visa we don't have a local bank account. So after some searching I almost accidentally stumbled upon this: Vodafone DSL has an option where instead of direct debit you can by 'manually' (i.e. in Vodafone shops) upin receiving a paper invoice monthly. This costs an extra 4 euro a month in some processing fees, but you can switch to direct debit once you have a bank account. So, for anyone stuck in a situation like ours - that's a solution.