iPhone coming to Ireland on Friday 14th March — NO UNLIMITED DATA PLAN


O2 Ireland has announced that the iPhone will finally come to the Republic on Friday, 14th March. The 8GB version will cost €399 and the 16GB version €499.

There are three tariffs available — €45, €65, and €100 per month — but GET THIS. There will be NO unlimited data plan available. A monthly 1GB cap on data will be imposed, with excess data use charged at 2c per MB. Ouch!

Bear in mind, however, that a similar situation arose before the UK launch of the iPhone. At the initial press conference for the device, there appeared to be a data limit which was later lifted. Could the same thing happen in Ireland?

It will also be interesting to see whether the appetite for the iPhone is stronger than the appetite for celebrating at the St Patrick’s Festival — will we see queues outside O2 stores on Friday, or is the lure of street entertainment and pubs greater?

O2 Ireland

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  • Forgot to mention in my last comment that O2 Ireland will also not offer free access to any wi-fi hotspots in Ireland with their iPhone contracts. This is because about 85% of public hotspots are owned by eircom(owner of competing mobile network METEOR..who don’t have the iPhone)

  • Just thought you would like to know that O2 Ireland will not support visual voicemail on the iPhone and O2 also remains the only network to charge for voicemail(€0.18/min) in Ireland!
    Thanks O2, but I think I’ll stick to my unlocked iPhone for now!

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