Lowest PrePay Mobile Call Charge Rates

Which provider has the lowest Pre Pay Mobile Call Charges  ?

There are probably dozens of different mobile plans , deals or bundles in Ireland – making it very hard to work out which is the best.  A recent UK survey found that mobile phone users waste billions of  pounds a year by paying for mobile call packages that are more than they need. Others don’t buy enough minutes or data in their bundles and then end up spending more money on high rate calls outside of the bundles.

Some people , especially the more elderly ,  might just want a mobile for receiving calls and only making a small number of calls. They might not want or need  data . For someone not on a special deal or minimum top up bundle –  making a call from a “pay as you go” mobile can cost as much as 35c  a minute . So for €10 credit you might only get 28 minutes of calls at that rate !

If you don’t want to have phone contracts or buy bundles that you know you will not fully use and will just expire after 1 month  – then you need to know which mobile network has the lowest price per minute for calls and texts on prepay:

Summary of Prepay Call rates in Ireland (Not as part of a Bundle)

 Mobile Calls
Cost Per  Min
 Calls to Landlines
Cost Per min


 35c  35c 15c

 Eir Mobile

 35c  35c 15c


45c peak
25c off peak
45c peak
25c off peak


38c 38c 15c


We also  checked some of the cheapest Pay as You Go “bundle” options available for someone not making a large amount of phone calls .


€10 on Eir Mobile gets you “unlimited” any network calls for a month (no data or texts) Unlimited means 5000 minutes on PrePay.

€15 on Tesco Mobile  gets you  “unlimited” calls plus 10GB data and free texts to Tesco mobiles and you keep the the €15 credit to use on something else.   (It would buy you just over 100 texts)

€20 a month  on Vodafone will get you “unlimited” calls and texts plus 1Gb data. (5000 minutes)

If you don’t go for one of these  provider’s bundles and just top up and use the credit as and when you need it  – then  250 minutes of  calls in a month  ( 8 minutes a day) could cost you around  €75  ! (based on an average call charge of 30c a minute.) .

Summary of the Cheapest Mobile PrePay Bundles in Ireland

Mobile Network Price Call Minutes Data Gb  Texts
48 Months €10 300 Mobile +
60 Landline
3GB Unlimited
Eir €10 Unlimited None None
Tesco * €15 Unlimited 10GB To Tesco Mobiles
48 Months €15 50 25G 100
  • Marked bundles * – you keep the credit to spend on extras.
    lowest pre pay call costs



Figures checked  June 2018

If you are a heavier mobile user – you should take a look at our pages on  Best Value Prepay Mobile Bundles  and  the Best SIM only Deals

6 thoughts on “Lowest PrePay Mobile Call Charge Rates

  1. Very good but you might find people get it better if you tabulate the costs & benefits rather than putting eveything into paragraphs.

  2. i have a prepay “plan”with Tesco mobile which allows me to make and receive 1or 2 calls a week and to send and receive 10 to 12 texts (no data) per week.
    I simply top up when credit is used. I must top up by €5 every six months to keep the deal alive.
    Does any other provider have deals like this?

  3. I need a pre-pay option where the minute rates are the cheapest and the provider does not forces you to top up if you still got credit. I did not top up for 6 months on Vodafone, and they cut me off, while having credit. Is there an option form me? -just need to be reachable. Vodafone minute rates after the recent hike are a pure robbery. 46c+9c connection fee?

  4. We just list the offers with the best prices – the missing SIM could be a postal problem?

  5. HI need to work in ireland with remote access over vpn. 8 to 16 hours per month working on emails and sap. What the best Internet option without contract.

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