Prepay Mobile phone charges in Ireland – which network is the cheapest ? Updated April 5th
According to COMREG – the revenue of the mobile phone companies in Ireland was over 1.6 billion euro in 2011. That income was generated by about 12 billion text messages and 12 billion voice minutes. That’s a billion texts and voice minutes a month – or about 250 minutes a month per phone user.
A sizeable portion of the Irish population use pre-Pay or Pay as You Go phones – but it is so easy to keep getting those €10 or €20 Euro top ups at the supermarket or garage and lose track of exactly how much the phone usage is costing you.
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The lowest priced pay as you go deal is from a company called 48 Months - who are also advertising using the name Go Conquer. They use the O2 network and are part of O2. It is a no frills service – and for just €20 a month “membership” you get unlimited texts and unlimited calls to any Irish mobile network plus 3Gb of data . It’s aimed at the 18 to 22 age group – but as far as we can see there is no request for ID or proof of age .
They do have a fair usage policy – but it restricts calls to a hefty 3000 minutes a month and texts to 5000 a month. You should find it hard to go over that!
Find Out More at the 48Months Website.
48Months also have a cheaper options – for €15 a month you get 15 GB Mobile Internet and 50 minutes of calls to Irish Mobiles and 100 texts to Irish Mobiles.( You can then use an app to send messages and make calls with the 15Gb of data allowance)
If you can’t use 48Months then a fairly good pre-pay deal is from Meteor. They have a PAYG deal – if you top up by €30 in one go – you get 300 minutes of calls to any network a month plus unlimited texts to any network and 250 Mb of data . The €30 credit can be used towards more data or more calls . You can join Meteor Online Here
See our article about Lowest Prepay Data Charges on Mobiles in Ireland