Lycamobile’s SIM-only deal of the month
Lycamobile’s Ireland Plus plan
The trend in recent years has moved towards unlimited plans.
This Lycamobile plan falls under the banner of unlimited plans and will satisfy the needs of a range of mobile users, including the most active data users out there.
With the Ireland Plus plan, customers get unlimited national minutes, unlimited national texts and 50 GB of national data. This SIM-only deal costs just €15 per month and has a 30-day bill payment cycle, without any contract or commitment.
Why choose Lycamobile?
- Lycamobile has a range of affordable SIM-only plans to suit every mobile user.
- You can update personal details, change your bundle and view your call history easily online with My Lycamobile.
- National calls made from Lycamobile to Lycamobile are free.
- Worldwide international calls from Ireland are available starting from 1 cent per minute.
- Customers get free international minutes to other Lycamobile users in specific countries.
Lycamobile’s network coverage
Lycamobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which means that rather than having its own network, it uses one that’s already established to provide its customers with network service.
Lycamobile runs off Three’s network (which merged with O2 in 2015). Three says it has 96% population coverage, so almost the whole country is covered.
What this means in practice is that if you have good reception from Three, Lycamobile will work well for you, too.
Can I keep my mobile number?
Yes, this is called ‘porting’ your number and is a huge benefit - it means you won’t have to communicate a new number to all your contacts. Your new provider can sort out moving your old number to your new network when you’re signing up.
Can I upgrade or change my Lycamobile SIM-only plan?
If you sign up to a Lycamobile 30-day SIM-only deal, you will be able to upgrade or change your plan easily, as you’re not tied into a long contract.
How long will it take for my SIM to arrive from Lycamobile?
Once your order is complete, it should only take a few days for your SIM to arrive. If it takes longer than this, you can contact Lycamobile on 01-437 2322 to follow up with them.
What are the advantages of SIM-only deals?
SIM-only plans are cheaper than deals that include a phone. So, if you’ve paid off your phone - and are still happy with your handset - you’ll make a saving by switching to a SIM-only deal.
If you’re out of contract, you can also move to a SIM-only deal with your current provider, rather than rolling on your contract which includes the cost of your handset - although it’s worth noting that some networks will automatically move you to a plan-only price once your handset is paid off, so make sure to check with your provider.
SIM-only plans are also a good way to check how a new network performs without locking into a 2-year deal.
You could also decide to buy your phone outright, and then go for a SIM-only deal - it may work out cheaper than paying it back as part of your monthly mobile cost, but this will depend on your provider.
What do I need to switch to a Lycamobile SIM-only plan?
To switch to a Lycamobile SIM-only plan, all you need to do is sign up online(https://www.lycamobile.ie/en/?utm_source=switcher.ie&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=sim-only).
Then, when your new SIM arrives, contact Lycamobile on 1923 to have your old number ported to your new SIM.
You may also need to contact your current mobile phone provider if you need to unlock your handset.
What is a SIM-only plan?
Basically, a SIM-only plan does exactly what it says on the tin - you’ll get a SIM card, with an allocation of data, texts and minutes, but the deal won’t include a phone. Because you’re not paying off the cost of a phone, SIM-only plans are generally cheaper, and so you will save money by going for one of these.