I will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland frequently in the next 6 mos - year and I need to find an appropriate SIM vendor. I have done a ton of research but I am still hamstrung in terms of concrete advice. Here is what I know:
I have unlocked my old iPhone 4 for this purpose. My husband and I have AT&T for our stateside smartphone service. My mother has Verizon (my preschooler will be with her). I will use the phone to call my husband and daughter nightly (probably two separate calls) and I will want some data coverage for navigation, texting, etc. I would prefer not to initiate any kind of contract until after the first trip.
Any recommendations? TIA.
posted by wildeepdotorg
on Jan 25, 2014 -
I'll be visiting a friend in Dublin in a few days, and we'd like to go see Giant's Causeway. Is there a good and easy way to do this that could get us there and back in a day? Or if you've done it spending the night somewhere, is there an in-between place you'd suggest? [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein
on Oct 7, 2013 -
As a follow up to this
, my son is flying to Dublin tomorrow from the US, attending DCU. He's got an apartment lined up but will need to get Internet service for it and a SIM card for his iPhone 4S shortly after he arrives. He'll be there for about a year. We're looking for specific recommendations for Internet service and mobile providers, and where/how to sign up! [more inside]
posted by cosmac
on Sep 10, 2013 -
Driving Around Dublin: SO and I will be visiting Ireland (Dublin and Cork) for about a week and half right after Christmas and we'll have a car. What are some fun, interesting day trips from the two cities (or stops along the way between them?) [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 26, 2012 -
My wife and I are traveling to Dublin next week and we love traditional Irish music. Where should we go to hear the best in the city? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Sep 5, 2012 -
My cousin is moving to Dublin to go to medical school in two weeks. When he gets there, he wants to sign up for a mobile phone plan. He intends to get an iPhone 4 (not negotiable), and cannot wait until the 5 is announced for prices to drop. But which carrier does he go with? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Living in Dublin 9, by DCU. No car, own nothing but some clothes in a suitcase, and will be here for the next three months. Currently eating off of paper plates (the only plates I could find) and groceries (expensive, I think?) from the nearby Eurospar. How can I best manage being without a car, and how do I feed myself cheaply here? [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Jun 14, 2011 -
Would anyone confirm or deny that the Vodafone store in the Dublin airport is still there? And you can buy a pay-as-you-go phone for around $50 American? And it's near the arrival hall? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Dec 15, 2010 -
American traveller just landed in Dublin. Airline seat caused back pain. Traveller needs ibuprofen or Advil. How do we find this? It's Sunday afternoon. All we can find is panadol. Is there a way to get ibuprofen over the counter? Or even get it delivered?
Our location is near = Inchicore Rd near the Kilmainham Gaol
posted by valannc
on Sep 26, 2010 -
Traveling through Ireland, Wales, and England next week, with essentially ONE day each in Dublin, Wexford, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, and London. Anything off the beaten path that we should check out? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy
on Mar 1, 2010 -
I need to park a car overnight tonight in Dublin, Ireland, near the Samuel Beckett Bridge. I'd rather not spend 50 Euros, which is what the closest parking garage charges. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Dec 15, 2009 -
What warm, relaxing, beach destination (probably in Europe) do you recommend that will be easily accessible from Dublin via RyanAir (or other low-cost carrier) this coming September? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on May 28, 2009 -
Is this a reasonable time line for a visit in Ireland?
We plan to bus the first four days then rent a car.
4/25 Arrival 8:35am Dublin Castle & Guiness Brewery
4/26 check out sites in Dublin / Cathedral / Kells / St Stephens Park
4/27 Drive west - stop Trim - end in Galway
4/28 Galway - explore Cliffs
4/29 Drive up to Belfast stop in Monaghan
4/30 Belfast - giants causeway - bushmills
4/31 Derry Belfast or drive south to Monaghan
5/1 Monaghan drive back to Dublin
5/2 N+N fly out 11:50am - Museum, Jameson
Let me know if I am rushing it too much or skipping anything vital.
If you have any cheap accommodations in Belfast or Dublin too that'd be great.
posted by kturner
on Mar 11, 2009 -
TravelFilter: Things to do in London, Dublin, Cork. Places to stay in Dublin and Cork. Indian Restaurant recommendations in London. General restaurant recommendations for either London, Dublin, or Cork [more inside]
posted by majikstreet
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Driving through the northern half of Ireland next week, does anyone have any suggestions on castles, sights, breweries, or distilleries that we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by Grither
on May 21, 2008 -
This is a question directed at the Irish MeFites out there. The General Election is drawing near, but I have no idea what constituency I'm in. Where am I? Please help! [more inside]
posted by macdara
on May 13, 2007 -
Advice on restaurants in Limerick, Ireland that will be open on Christmas Day? Bonus points for restaurants with a fireplace. Alternately, recommendations on reasonably priced restaurants in Dublin with fireplaces for the last few days in December? [more inside]
posted by Caz721
on Nov 30, 2006 -
and I are less than a week away from our big move to Dublin. Help us negotiate the landmines. [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster
on Aug 28, 2006 -
We are moving to Dublin with our eight-month old baby and I'm finding it difficult to find information on playgroups, nursery rhyme groups etc. Does anyone know of any? Generally, what sort of social activites are there for new Mums in the city?
posted by Mrs.Doyle
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Traveling to Ireland in Sept. Will be renting a car in Dublin and seeing the countryside for a week. Any suggestions for affordable (<100 eu per person per night) castle accommodations? Recommendations on B&B's also welcome. Also, what are the must-see, non-"touristy" attractions.
posted by unccivil
on Jan 27, 2006 -
Ireland Work and Travel Filter: I will be in Ireland for the month of September, to see what it might be like to live and work there, as well as have a nice holiday. I’m planning on staying in Dublin for most, if not all, of this trip.
My professional background includes nearly ten years of experience in marketing and business development for architecture, engineering, and construction management firms. Additionally, I have some experience with sustainable/green building projects, project management, and document control systems. [more inside]
posted by trixie_bee
on Jul 19, 2005 -