Will need a phone
December 15, 2010 7:30 PM   Subscribe

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?

In my googling I saw one thing that said it was gone and some reviews from 2007. I couldn't find anything current or on Vodafone's website.

I know you can buy them in a lot of places, but I'm trying to make a simple travel itinerary for someone I know, having never been there myself.
posted by amethysts to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
Vodafone Ireland's store locator doesn't show one in the airport.

This map of Terminal 1 Arrivals shows a 'Global SIM' shop, which sounds like it only sells SIM cards. If you have a phone that works internationally, you should be able to swap a local SIM in. Pretty sure you won't get a phone in the airport itself though. There are stacks of places selling PAYG phones in central Dublin though, if your friend is passing through.
posted by Happy Dave at 1:48 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Erg. Thanks for your help. I suppose he can get one once he reaches the destination town or maybe he'll feel like wandering around Dublin. Having the phone at the airport would have been super convenient.
posted by amethysts at 6:30 PM on December 16, 2010

Response by poster: Okay, how about places to get a Vodafone in or within a block of the Dublin Connolly train station?
posted by amethysts at 7:07 PM on December 16, 2010

On the store locator, there's a Carphone Warehouse at 8 North Earl St, just off Talbot St and about a 5 minute walk from Connoly. They will do Vodafone PAYG as well as other networks.
posted by Happy Dave at 12:22 AM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Cool thank you!
posted by amethysts at 2:51 PM on December 17, 2010

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