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Roam like at home: what's my data roaming limit?

Robyn Hamilton

Robyn Hamilton

Content Marketing Specialist

As we edge ever closer to the implementation of the EU’s new “roam-like-at-home” mobile roaming rules (coming into effect on the 15th of June), the question on everyone’s minds is; “what will my data allowance be?”

The new rules state that calls and texts will be covered, meaning that you can use your phone while roaming in the EU to make calls and send texts as you would at home without incurring any extra charges, but networks will still be allowed to impose fair usage policies when it comes to data roaming.

Below we’ve compiled a table to give you a rough idea of what you can expect in terms of EU roaming data allowances, after the rules come into effect tomorrow. The numbers come from each provider’s website. Billpay numbers refer to the cheapest plan available from each operator, while prepay numbers were calculated using a €20 monthly spend on credit. 

It's important to note that these figures only cover one price plan and that your exact roaming allowance may vary from the figures depending on your particular price plan. 

If you’d like more info on how to calculate your data limit using the EU regulations, see our article on how to calculate your EU data roaming limit.  

Billpay data allowance (Ireland)

Billpay data allowance (EU roaming)

Prepay data allowance (Ireland)

Prepay data allowance (EU roaming)

Three

1GB

1GB

60GB

5GB

Vodafone

5GB

5GB

5GB

5GB

Meteor

1GB

1GB

15GB

4.2GB

Eir

1GB

1GB

250MB

250MB

Virgin Media

30GB

5.5GB

30GB

5.5GB

Tesco Mobile

5GB

4.3GB

10GB

3.17GB

iD Mobile

30GB

6.3GB

30GB

3.3GB

Mobile Roaming Week at bonkers.ie

It’s Mobile Roaming Week here at bonkers.ie from the 12th-16th of June. We’re taking a deep dive into everything roaming and we’ll be hosting a Facebook live Q&A at 1pm on Friday, June 16th.

To have your question answered live on bonkers.ie, just tweet us using #askbonkers, email us at hello@bonkers.ie or leave a comment below this piece.

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