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    What is best option for mobile sim for Dublin?

    Family member is travelling to Dublin on Sunday and will stay for 3 days.
    What is the best mobile SIM for Data?

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    How much data are they planning on using. I'm with o2 and got charged £1.99 per day I used data when I recently went. They say there is no limit to the data but I'm unsure if that's true.
    Edited by: "Poppyj1" 15th Dec 2016

    Original Poster

    Poppyj1

    How much data are they planning on using. I'm with o2 and got charged … How much data are they planning on using. I'm with o2 and got charged £1.99 per day I used data when I recently went. They say there is no limit to the data but I'm unsure if that's true.


    Very Little use.. Around 500MB total for 3 days.

    raj75

    Very Little use.. Around 500MB total for 3 days.



    Have they already got a SIM card with a network as it might be best just seeing what they charge per day.

    Original Poster

    Poppyj1

    Have they already got a SIM card with a network as it might be best just … Have they already got a SIM card with a network as it might be best just seeing what they charge per day.


    They are using Virgin SIM and it costs £5 for 250MB data. Any other network SIM, I can get better that?

    Raj75
    The best network here is 3. O2 here has been taken over by 3 too. 3 gives you unlimited data for 20 euro top up.

    I wish you good luck for your stay here.

    naghras1

    Raj75The best network here is 3. O2 here has been taken over by 3 too. 3 … Raj75The best network here is 3. O2 here has been taken over by 3 too. 3 gives you unlimited data for 20 euro top up. I wish you good luck for your stay here.



    ​Oops sorry just realised your family member is coming over.

    raj75

    They are using Virgin SIM and it costs £5 for 250MB data. Any other … They are using Virgin SIM and it costs £5 for 250MB data. Any other network SIM, I can get better that?



    You'd have to check each network and see what deals they do for travel.

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    naghras1

    Raj75The best network here is 3. O2 here has been taken over by 3 too. 3 … Raj75The best network here is 3. O2 here has been taken over by 3 too. 3 gives you unlimited data for 20 euro top up. I wish you good luck for your stay here.


    So, if they get a O2/3 Payg SIM will it help?

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    teinem

    http://www.moneyguideireland.com/cheapest-mobile-phone-charges.html



    teinem

    http://www.moneyguideireland.com/irish-mobile-sim-only-plans-compared.html



    Thanks. Will have a look.

    If on a contract check whether roaming is included and what restrictions there are or how much they charge.

    I assume the phone is unlocked. In most places in the EU I just use a UK bought 3 PAYG sim and top it up with a tenner or more (depending on how long I am away) that gives you Feel At Home. The cheapest Irish 3 sim is 20 euros and doesn't offer the feel at home thing. PS you convert the credit to a bundle to make best use of it. This bundle:

    "All in One 10
    1GB
    100 minutes
    3000 texts
    £10"
    Edited by: "IamMT" 16th Dec 2016

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