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Using my mobile in the Republic of Ireland

Started by: jelovic71
On: 21/07/2013 | 15:20
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by: jelovic71
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:20
I'm going to the Republic of Ireland in a couple of weeks time, can I use my mobile over there to text and call people back in England England, also can I still use my whatsapp over there aswell
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by: hksan
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:22
This is a guide to travelling abroad with your giffgaff mobile
account.
http://goo.gl/2JMyB
And for pricing check here
http://giffgaff.com/index/international
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by: gladiator33
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:22
Yes you can use it, even you can use it as normal as you are using it in England if you are going to Northern Ireland.


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by: hksan
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:22
This is a guide to travelling abroad with your giffgaff mobile
account.
http://goo.gl/2JMyB
And for pricing check here
http://giffgaff.com/index/international
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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:23
Yes np using but as abroad
As its not the uk

Goodybags are for uk only

Add credit to use abroad..

Click link for prices..


http://giffgaff.com/index/pricing


http://giffgaff.com/index/international ..


Disable data and voicemail.
Use free wifi in bars and hotels..

gg set to roam auto so no need to change settings


Great guide here
For abroad usage

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/Mobile-internet-roaming/ta-p/3522931


You can also enable auto top up on your gg dashboard. If your balance drops below £3, you can set it to top up your credit by a set amount, this has to be done by entering a debit or credit card number.
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by: fhee
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:24
A goodybag will work in northern Ireland but for south Ireland you will need to have airtime credit
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by: jondy
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:26
Hi jelovic
You can use your phone in the Republic of Ireland but you will be charged European roaming rates. You can check the rates on the relevant site, I'm sure someone will put a link in their reply.
Your goody bag if you have one is for use within the uk and you will not be able to use your goody bag allowance whilst in or near to the republic.
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by: azeem2012
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:32
NI is part of the UK isn't it?
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by: alexc33
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:36

Goodybags are not valid in the Republic of Ireland, you will be on EU roaming rates.

 

It's 45p/MB for data, so will cost a lot to use. See http://giffgaff.com/index/international for full list of rates.

 

You're better off seeking out free wifi for data use.

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by: sam_312
on: 21/07/2013 | 15:47

@jelovic71 wrote:
I'm going to the Republic of Ireland in a couple of weeks time, can I use my mobile over there to text and call people back in England England, also can I still use my whatsapp over there aswell

hey,

 

 

you will be able to use your phone in ROI just as you do now.

 

However, your goodybag will not work and you would therefore need credit on your phone to text, make calls and to go on the internet.

 

the excat costs of using your phone will be:

 

Dialling within EU and select countries plus calls to voicemail (charged in per second increments after first 30 seconds) this includes calling back to UK24p per minute
Dialling outside this price band -£1 per minute
Receiving calls (charged in per second increments)7p per minute
Sending texts8p per text
Receiving textsFree
Picture messages (MMS) to a UK mobile16p per MMS
Picture messages (MMS) to any other mobile24p per MMS
Data Roaming*45p per MB

 

 

 

key thing to remember is that you will be charged for receiving calls and cost of using your internet will be high. So try and make best use of free wifi hotspots in cafes and hotel etc

 

 

hope this helps

 

 

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by: gabrielgiff26
on: 19/04/2016 | 13:13
Thank you that was very helpful to me
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