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Hello everyone. I’m planning a trip home to Ireland from the US in May. My questions below basically boils down to wanting to having an active data plan on arrival, or shortly thereafter, to Dublin airport. I haven’t had a data plan in Ireland so I want to make sure I understand these prepaid plans.
I ordered a SIM card (€30) and will have it sent to me in the USA. Question number 1 , I’m guessing that I have to be in Ireland when I insert my SIM card and activate my phone on Vodafone network , it can’t be done remotely in the USA?
Assuming it’s the former, I’m assuming I need to have some credit on My Vodafone app for the data plan (Extra). Question 2, I can’t complete the app registration until I have my actual phone number, but does the phone have to be active/registered before I can complete the app registration? My main confusion is how I handle this payment and when it becomes active?
If I wanted the EXTRA data plan I need to pay €30. I read you have to text extra to 50222 (or can I use the app?) and then you will be sent a link to a web page to pay the amount. However, if I don’t have a data plan how can I get to the payment webpage, is it free to that payment page?
Once payment is made does it become active immediately or do I need to wait for some confirmation text? If so, how long is the wait?
I know the above is long winded but I would appreciate any responses. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the responses. The phone is an Apple Xs max.
So when I text and get the confirmation back, will I have web access to that web page that I mentioned to give my credit card details so I can actually pay the €30 ?
One other question . I might be going to the UK for a few days. Will the Extra plan cover data usag In the UK. If, not what about voice and texts? Any other packages options on the data side for the UK that I could purchase if the Extra plan won’t cover data in the UK?
Apologies for the delay in responding to you, we experienced a high volume of queries.
In terms of Brexit, Vodafone Ireland has no plans to change existing roaming arrangements
I am in the same situation. What I have found out is this: vodafone won't post the SIM card to a non-Irish address, so you have to purchase it and then have it sent to a friend or relative who can then post it on to you. Secondly, the SIM is already activated once you complete the online purchase. You just need to add your top-up voucher information, which comes in the package with the SIM. You can do this once you land in Ireland and have inserted the VODAFONE SIM card. The top up voucher will be for 30 euro as that is what you paid online originally for the SIM purchase. You can roam to the U.K. with the SIM.
I’m glad I had a quick look at this thread before I fly in a few days. Basically I got the sim as you mentioned and also got the voucher. So hopefully things will go smoothly when I get there. Thanks for all the responses. Now all I have to worry about is how to get the car sears into my rental :-)