Best Mobile Data Allowances in Ireland

These has been a massive increase in the use of smartphones in Ireland  – it is estimated there were 4.5 million active smartphone SIMS at the start of 2018.
These smartphones are used for much more than simply talking or texting – you can check emails ,  go on Facebook or Twitter , use one of the thousands of apps or just browse the internet.  The average data usage per smartphone user in Ireland was 5.4Gb per month in early 2018. This has increased by 50% since 2017.

Of course – there are charges for the data you download or upload  with your smartphone (if you are not using WiFi)  – and these charges can soon mount up if you are not careful and exceed the amount included in your price plan.

Data charges and allowances on  mobile bundles in Ireland vary quite a bit across the different network providers.  We did a quick comparison of the data costs and allowances  of the main mobile networks  to see which network gives the  Best Mobile Data Allowances in Ireland  July  2018

  1.  Virgin’s best SIM only bundle for data costs €25 and gets you “unlimited data” and calls and texts.

  2.  Tesco Mobile     have a SIM only option where paying €25 a month will get unlimited calls and texts and 20Gb of data  .

  3.  Three Ireland are offering  a   SIM only deal with  “all you can eat ” data per month  for €30 a month. (There is a 60GB fair usage limit).



best dat allowances pre pay

Figures checked July 2018

See more here about which network has the cheapest pay as you go deals for calls and texts.

While you are connected  using WiFi at home or in a pub/restaurant etc – any of that data usage will not be charged to your top up credit – so use WiFi whenever possible.  If you are worried about your credit being eaten up by data  downloads – it is is a good idea to turn off  mobile data on your smartphone.

Take a look at our page on the Cheapest Home Broadband in Ireland