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roaming plan for Ireland?

  • 13 April 2015
  • 5 replies

I will be travelling to both Northern Ireland and Ireland at the end of May for 2 weeks. I would like to have access to a roaming plan (data) ...does Koodoo offer one?

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Userlevel 7
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Not as such, Helen. You can enable roaming of course, but it will cost you $1.50 to make or receive calls, $5 per MB (!) and $0.60 per message sent. If you really need Internet when overseas and WiFi won't do, I'd recommend you unlock your phone and get a local SIM card from there 🙂
Userlevel 6
They don't have a pass for European countries yet. You can still use data on a pay per use basis with them. Data roaming is not cheap with any cellphone company. You maybe better off having your phone unlocked , get a SIM in Ireland and use a local Irish phone company for that purpose.
thank you both@sophia@rudyW. The SIM card is a good idea, however it does not cover both the North and South of Ireland...as they are 2 countries. I will ask at the airport for a solution.
Userlevel 7
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Have a look at http://www.piranha-mobile.com/ Helen.. I use them for all my travels. They are an international roaming company and offer good roaming rates in several countries... price their rates for both North and South Ireland 🙂 Another company to check out is http://www.truphone.com/ - usually their rates are a bit higher but I really like them as well.
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Whenever Koodo does not have a quick add-on available, a good point of departure is the international roaming page. http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/travelling Click on HSPA and enter the country you will be visiting. The pull-down will give you the names of Koodo's usual roaming partners, so at least you now have several sources for a compatible SIM, and can investigate before leaving.