Mobile phone usage in Ireland is one of the largest in Europe per head of population. There is over five million subscribers in a population of 4.3 million. The Irish like to talk – and the average number of mobile call minutes per customer in Ireland is approximately 35% more than the European average.
It can be hard to work out what are the best Mobile Phone Deals in Ireland – but we have had a go at picking some of the best value for money bundles on PrePay. No contract – so if there are problems it will be easy to switch. Pay as You Go – or Pre-Pay is still very popular in Ireland. Don’t assume that you will be better off on a contract if you use the phone a lot. In some cases – Pay as You Go (Prepay) can work out cheaper than a monthly contract.
One of the best current mobile phone deals on pre-pay is from Lycamobile . For €15 a month you get 30Gb of data , Unlimited Texts and Unlimited calls to all networks and landlines. (Fair usage limit of 8000 mins and 8000 texts – which is more than enough.)
The bundle includes free roaming in 18 countries including USA , UK and Australia.
They use the Three network . You can Order a free SIM here at the Lycamobile site
Three recently took over O2 – so Three are probably the biggest network now. They have a 30 day contract, SIM only bundle with “Unlimited” calls to mobiles and landlines, unlimited , texts and unlimited data for €29.59 a month. (Fair usage data limit of 15Gb)
Meteor and eMobile are owned by Eircom – and they have about 20% of the market between them.
48months is an online only company that also uses the Three network – With them , for €20 a month you get unlimited texts , 1000 minutes of calls to any Irish mobile network , 60 minutes to landlines and 8Gb of data. For just €10 a month you get 1Gb plus 300 mins of mobile calls , 60 mins to landlines and unlimited texts. Get a Free 48Months Sim Here
Another fairly good pay as you go deal is from Meteor – if you top up by €30 a month you get unlimited free calls to any network including landlines plus 15Gb of data .
Vodafone were around at the start of mobile networks in Ireland – so they had the biggest share of the market for many years. The Vodafone network is probably the best – but prices seem to be always higher than all the other providers.