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What happens when I use my mobile within the EU?

Since June 2017, Irish consumers travelling within any EU country (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) have been able to use their mobile phone to ‘Roam like at home’. This means that you can make and receive calls, and send and receive text messages in the same way you do when at home in the Republic of Ireland. It doesn’t matter which mobile network that you are connected to.

‘Roam like at home’ countries:

Austria Italy
Belgium Latvia
Bulgaria Liechtenstein
Croatia Lithuania
Cyprus Luxembourg
Czech Republic Norway
Denmark Poland
Estonia Portugal
Finland Romania
France Slovakia
Germany Slovenia
Greece Spain
Hungary Sweden
Iceland The Netherlands

Similarly, you can also use some or all of your data allowance while roaming in the countries listed above. In some cases, depending on the type of contract you have, mobile providers will allow you to use your full data allowance while roaming. Your domestic bundle is the normal phone service package that is included in your phone contract when you are at home.
Mobile providers decide these limits based on your domestic bundle and the type of contract (bill pay or prepay) and data allowance it includes.
The amounts below are the most you can be charged when roaming in the EU and you have used up your domestic bundle:
• 3.2 cents per minute of voice call made (plus VAT)
• 1 cent per text message (plus VAT)
• €3.00 per gigabyte (GB) of data (plus VAT)
Your mobile provider will confirm your roaming data allowance by text when you arrive at your EU destination. You can also check this allowance before you travel by contacting your mobile provider.

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