Ireland GSM 900 / 1800

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Ireland SIM Highlights
  • 2 EUR ($3 USD) starter airtime credit
  • FREE incoming calls
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (Text Messaging)
  • WAP and GPRS
  • Per second billing
  • International roaming available
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
 

If you plan on visiting Ireland any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Ireland SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for Ireland is a practical option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Ireland cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for an Ireland cell phone rental. It’s also a trouble-free ticket to using the same options that the Irish themselves use—the local Irish cell phone system. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll likewise enjoy the benefit of SMS text messaging, WAP, GRPS (Wireless Internet), voicemail, international roaming capabilities, and FREE incoming calls. The prepaid feature gives you complete control over your costs, and with our low domestic and international calling rates, having a cell phone in Ireland is affordable for all. And with per second billing, you will only be charged for the time you actually spend using the card. Access to customer service from your Ireland cellular phone is available 24 hour a day, so you’ll always have assistance with any unexpected issues or questions about your calls. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Ireland SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 900 and 1800 frequencies. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

Domestic calling rates are per minute for outgoing calls within Ireland from your local Ireland SIM card. All incoming calls regardless where they originate are completely free! Your Ireland SIM card allows you to choose between 2 calling plans, the default plan is the ‘Standard’

EARLY BIRD PLAN

If you use your phone mostly during the day, this is the plan for you. All weekend calls cost 0.12 EUR per minute and all weekend texts cost 0.11 EUR.

  6pm – 2am
Mon – Fri
2am – 6pm
Mon – Fri
Weekend*
Calls to O2 & Irish landlines 0.55 EUR 0.15 EUR 0.12 EUR
Calls to other Irish mobile networks 0.63 EUR 0.19 EUR

0.12 EUR

Voicemail 0.15 EUR 0.15 EUR 0.12 EUR
Texts to O2 0.11 EUR 0.11 EUR 0.11 EUR
Texts to other Irish mobile networks 0.13 EUR 0.13 EUR 0.11 EUR

 

   
Texts to International numbers 0.25 EUR
Picture messages 0.25 EUR
Long text using Picture messaging < 3kb 0.20 EUR
GPRS data (incl. WAP) per kb 0.01 EUR

 

NIGHT OWL PLAN

If you use your phone mostly before or after of office hours, this is the plan for you. All weekend calls cost 0.12 EUR per minute and all weekend texts cost 0.11 EUR.

  10am – 6pm
Mon – Fri
6pm – 10am
Mon – Fri
Weekend*
Calls to O2 & Irish landlines 0.55 EUR 0.15 EUR 0.12 EUR
Calls to other Irish mobile networks 0.63 EUR 0.19 EUR

0.12 EUR

Voicemail 0.15 EUR 0.15 EUR 0.12 EUR
Texts to O2 0.11 EUR 0.11 EUR 0.11 EUR
Texts to other Irish mobile networks 0.13 EUR 0.13 EUR 0.11 EUR

 

   
Texts to International numbers 0.25 EUR
Picture messages 0.25 EUR
Long text using Picture messaging < 3kb 0.20 EUR
GPRS data (incl. WAP) per kb 0.01 EUR

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Weekend: Midnight Friday to midnight Sunday, and all public holidays.
  • Calls made to Irish landlines include calls made to landlines in Northern Ireland.
  • All charges are inclusive of VAT @ 21%
  • All charges are shown per minute but billed per second unless otherwise stated.

 

International calls

You can make international calls to anywhere in the world using your local Ireland SIM card. Rates listed below are the direct dial rates from your world cell phone and O2 Ireland SIM card.

   
Call to UK 0.95 EUR
Calls to other EU countries 1.27 EUR
Call to Rest of Europe 1.90 EUR
Calls to Rest of World (excluding Satellite and Skyphone calls) 1.90 EUR

 

Adding Airtime

Your Ireland SIM card will include an initial airtime balance of 10 EUR. To purchase additional credit for your SIM card, you will need to purchase Speakeasy Top Up cards. These Top Up cards may be purchased at most convenience stores, O2 dealers, tabac shops and petrol stations located throughout Ireland. Top Up cards are available at face value in 10 EUR, 15 EUR, 20 EUR, 25 EUR and 30 EUR denominations.

Remember you don’t need to purchase another Ireland SIM card when your airtime balance is depleted; you only need a Top Up card!

To view your current balance simply dial *100#[SEND]

Service Life

If you do not recharge your SIM card balance within 12 months, your Ireland phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime will be forfeit. To get connected again you will be required to purchase a new SIM card. The 12 month period begins the day you arrive in Ireland and turn on your cell phone.

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