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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,020 ✭✭✭ AllForIt

    I know it's hidden at the end of long post about roaming but if you read the bottom of my post just above your one I've stated I've been able to connect to 5G masts using 48. I found more technical information given here on it. However I doubt they will offer 5G to everyone and it's only in cases were the only available mast just so happens to be a 5G one that you can avail of the 5G network. I remember when 48 launched you could only get 3G and 4G was only for people on O2 network.

    Yeah I sorta more meant if there was any chance they might offer it as a membership option in the future, like 3 are doing now, at an increased charge. I suppose noone could know that here. Time will tell.

    As for you speed it sounds like your node/mast is oversubscribed at peak times maybe try and connect via 3G (instead of 4G) as I would suspect that network isn't as heavily subscribed to and you might get better speeds.

    Yeah probably is. Never thought of using 3G to get faster speeds! Seems counter intuitive but I see what you mean.

    Check out to see if any of the masts near you are 5G (NR) as you have to be pretty close to the mast to avail 5G as the signal doesn't travel as far compared to 4G etc.

    Yeah checked that already. I'm like 100 meters from an NR.

    I'll see what I get next week on 48 when I my new phone arrives. If no improvement I'll trial 3 for a month. I'll report back on whether or not I get a better data service with a 5g phone. I'd never get anything like 300mbps or even 100, more like 12 lol.

    edit: just read that confusedbird link your provided, looks promising as as i said I'm very close to the mast.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,020 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    I took my new 5G phone and my 4G+ capable phone near to the tower today. I got 150Mbps on the 5g phone and 12Mbps on the 4G+ phone.

    The curious think is (I used Network Info Lite app) which shows the frequency bands were being currently used, and both showed the same band (band 3)

    So I don't know why I got 10 times the speed on the 5G phone when it's using the same band as the 4G phone.

    edit: I'm hardly 1KM from the tower and in a black spot, anyone know anything about mobile signal boosters?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,530 ✭✭✭ CyberGhost

    Has the service been absolutely brutal for anyone else lately?

    I constantly get disconnections, data being down.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 71,433 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    i'll leave a link to the other "48" thread here, in case someone else needs help with roaming.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,327 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    thanks came here just for exactly that. Heading to Paris next week for the Champions League final so could really do without any of the hassle I had with 48 roaming the last time I was abroad

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 71,433 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    You might still need to call them, but at least you can try that ^^^ first, it might just work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    The unlimited membership with the 200GB fup does that show up as 200GB or unlimited in the app

    Do you have to keep track of yourself or what's the crack . Currently on the 100 GB but might change up


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,651 ✭✭✭ ooter

    I have a 48 sim that I haven't used in a while but was thinking of using it again but at the moment I can't receive calls or texts. 48 network appears on my phone and when I log in to my 48 it appears as if the sim is still active, does anyone if I'll be able to make and receive calls again if I top up?

    tried to get an answer on their chat but no joy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭ Ozark707

    I travelled this week (to the UK) and was fearful I would have the same issues I had last summer (no voice/data for 8 days!!) but this time I followed the instructions here and before I got to baggage reclaim I managed to get service. The relief!!!

    Also on the way back it worked much quicker than usual. I have an iPhone 7.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,667 ✭✭✭ Ten Pin

    It's called "All Data" but the terms say the limit is 200GB. You could get another SIM for the 200GB plan and keep your current SIM on the 100GB plan until you're sure you want to change can't go back to the 100GB plan if you change plans on your current SIM

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    So if u buy the 12-99 add-on when renewing your stuck with it ?

    That doesn't seem right can you not just choose the 100gb next month?

  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 10,782 Mod ✭✭✭✭ MarkR

    I'm on the 7.99 plan. Browsing YouTube in the boonies of clonlara, county Limerick, and I guess they got a new mast.

    5G where before on the same handset I was lucky to get 3g

  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ tina1040

    Has 48 sorted out the EU roaming problems as in switching over to a local network without restarting the phone and keeping everything crossed that it will work?

    My young adult kids have used 48 for a long time and travelling a few times in the past year they have given up and relied on wifi. and friends. Not good if travelling alone and have to make a call on arrival at the airport. They have all switched to virgin €5 for 5 months offer as it finds the local provider in seconds.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,194 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    How can I tell if any given mast is 5G or not? What am I looking for?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo

    My parents went to Turkey last week.

    Both on 48.

    My mams phone auto connected to the local network but my dad had to go into the sim application settings and charge the network selection to auto.

  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 10,782 Mod ✭✭✭✭ MarkR

    I think you would see NR as one of the services.

  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 430 ✭✭ TetraSonic55

    Anybody have any service right now? None at all for me....

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,327 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    The 48 roaming problems continue on for me anyway. Was in Belgium, France and the UK over the last 10 days and the only place it worked was France. I followed all the APN settings they list on their website and on this thread and it still wouldnt work. Ive no ideas how it worked in France but not Belgium and the UK (and Portugal before that).

    Anyway needless to say I cant trust it to work and in the UK after almost an hour trying the various settings in the airport upon arrival I went and bought a Lyca mobile sim for £25 to cover my trip there. Since arriving home Ive complained to 48 and asked for that £25 cost to be refunded and supplied them with a photograph of the receipt of the £25 sim. They are currently offering me 3 x 7.99 free memberships but Im pushing for four of them so Im not left a penny out of pocket, otherwise its off to Comreg and they will deal with it. Its just ridiculous now at this stage, they've known about this problem for well over a year and it still hasnt been fixed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,065 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    If you are not receiving calls or texts you are probably outside the 90 day period for renewing your membership since your last membership expired.I think your best option is to contact 48 webchat again and ask if your number is still available.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,667 ✭✭✭ Ten Pin

    If you enter your number into the gift shop web page, it will show what memberships are available to buy. If the number is recognized then it will probably work once membership is bought.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Qprmeath

    1. Fair Usage Policy (FUP)

    Our fair usage policy will be changing from 10,000 minutes and 10,000 text messages per membership to 5,000 minutes and 5,000 text messages per membership. After the expiry of your current membership, your membership fair usage policy (FUP) will change to 5,000 minutes and 5,000 text messages. All other allowances and limits are unchanged

    Strange one?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo

    Strange one to implement.

    Maybe pushing the few to cancel and move and reduce the numbers on the lowest cheaper €7.99 plan?

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,327 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    yeah possibly but its hard to think of many people who would use more than 5,000 texts a month, like that is 166 texts a day when most people are using Whatapp anyway. With calls its almost 3 hours per day on the phone, some people could do that some days but Id doubt theres many doing it every day throughout the month

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,719 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo

    I’d be similar. Between WhatsApp and iMessage I wouldn’t come close!

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ dermo2014

    3. Misuse of 48 Services

    Our provisions relating to suspension and termination of 48 services will be updated, where 48 has the sole discretion to terminate or suspend accounts without notice to you if it has been reasonably suspected by 48 that you have violated 48’s terms and conditions. For example, 48 reserves the right to disconnect any SIM cards, if more than 20 SIM cards have been ordered on your account within a six-month period with the same delivery address. We also have the right to suspend or terminate the use of 48 services if we suspect you are using your 48 SIM in a gateway or similar devices.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,327 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    uh-oh, sounds like a clamp down on using the sims in routers might be on the way. I wonder how they can "suspect"a sim is being used in one? Would a complete lack of voice calls & text messages trigger it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,748 ✭✭✭ Simi

    Oh was this only targeted at the €7.99 plan? I typically use whatsapp for calls and text so it doesn't effect me, I hope they don't reduce the data allowance next.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,065 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    a reduction in usage allowance could be on the way as they cannot increase the sub anymore in the current market.

  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭ not1but4

    I'll be interested to see if 48 now start to offer 4G while roaming after the EU regulation came into effect today.

    There is a thread already on this over on

    I would imagine it will depend on when implement it seeing that they look after roaming for 48.

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