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  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster

    If you have a dual-SIM phone, just use a backup SIM. As mentioned before on this thread, Vodafone PAYG is perfect for this use. €5 for a 10GB data add-on lasting 28 days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭ briancannon18

  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster

    Yep, getting mixed up with the 10GB data add-on prizes in the Vodafone app.

  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭ corklad32

  • Registered Users Posts: 857 ✭✭✭ onrail

    Anyone else having problems with this when Roaming in the UK? I'm in NI and all connectivity seems to have been shut down about a week ago.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ kazoo106

    Lyca much better - bit of a chore getting ported but works perfectly in NI (and you get dolled out a UK IP address too when roaming)

  • Registered Users Posts: 40 dannijuno

    48 is a nightmare aboard and doesn't work 99% of the time regardless where you are in Europe unless you manually configure the apn settings

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    I was in Spain a few days ago.I got 3G on occasion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Comreg are toothless in general.They can issue small fines(relative to the worth of networks)or shame them into acting,haha

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,475 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S

    48 data roaming sucks for UK/EU roaming, it's the only downfall. Forget about anything outside of those countries.

    3G only and they seem to only allow connectivity to very few partners - I thought that practise was removed since the EU legalisation?

    For UK - put your phone on manual and connect to O2 or Vodafone. Seems to be the the only two that "work".

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,534 ✭✭✭ barry181091

    Am having issues where if someone is trying to ring me, they get the engaged tone. On my phone it doesn't appear as if anything is wrong. I think texts are also having the odd issue. These issues are very intermittent from what I can gather. Anyone else having similar issues on 48? Bear in mind, it could well be my phone too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    No issue here but that's 7 hours ago.Call divert turned on?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,978 ✭✭✭ DopeTech

    If it's been that way with certain numbers since you moved to 48 you'll need to contact them and tell them the numbers as they probably have to update the call routing table. It's meant to be done when porting but can get messed up and will leave certain networks still thinking you are on your previous network meaning when they call/text it fails. Happened to me, raised a ticket and they had it sorted in about 2 days. They never got back to me to confirm they had fixed it but the numbers I was having issues with could contact me again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,002 ✭✭✭ xtal191

    Heading to Madrid at the weekend, what would be the cheapest sim with data to get? Don't wanna risk having no coverage or data with 48

  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    Get a Vodafone SIM and buy the 5GB /€5/28day data bundle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,671 ✭✭✭✭ Mimikyu

    Yeah Vodafone SIM is the best option, even better if you have a phone with an eSIM as you can get it up and running straight away and keep your current SIM active.

    I’m keeping a Vodafone eSIM running for travel at the moment. Will decide when things get fully back to normal whether it’s worth changing from 48 or not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    Vf esims are having issues during setup at the moment. Reports of people having to go to stores to activate esims and staff in stores being confused.

    Dont leave it until the last minute.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭ crazy 88

    I'm thinking of doing the same for a trip abroad soon. I have a dual SIM phone so no problem there but is it possible to use WhatsApp for my 48 number if I'm on a data connection for the Vodafone SIM? Or am I stuck using WhatsApp for the Vodafone number only?

  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster

    No, you can keep using WhatsApp with your 48 number.

    If you really wanted to, you could install a second instance of WhatsApp on your phone to use with your Vodafone number but it's not necessary.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭ crazy 88

    Sorry if it has been explained already, but I how can I get the 5GB /€5/28day plan? The cheapest plan I see is for €20:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭ Ten Pin

    Top up by 5e and buy add on via SMS:

    Text 5DATA to 50233

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  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    Signup for any plan but topup less than the plan requirement. So signup for €20 plan and topup €10.

    Then just buy addon using your €10 credit. Any other usage (calls / sms) will come out of your remaining credit then.

    I topup using and buy the addon using the vf app.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,002 ✭✭✭ xtal191

    Thanks to the person who recommended getting a vodafone sim while abroad, was in Madrid and had no data with 48, calls worked fine though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 44 rajqo

    The only major downside of 48 for me is roaming. Returned from London last week, could have connected only to O2-UK and to 3G or EDGE, no 4G whatsoever. Also not a single other network allowed to connect with this sim card.. Same while travelling to Slovakia - 4 networks in the country, but allowed to connect to O2-SK only and maximum was 3G which is quite limited with coverage - their 4G coverage is triple now to 3G. Czech Republic or Germany shut 3G networks completely so can imagine you would be stuck there on 2G. Does anyone know if the new EU regulation will force them to allow access to 4G networks while roaming? Probably wouldn't affect UK as they quit EU and they would still offer only 3G even in Northern Ireland while in France they will be 'forced' to provide 4G roaming. I have this deal since summer 2020 and I like the service in the Ireland, but anywhere else in UK/EU is a disaster

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,794 ✭✭✭ CollyFlower

    How many days do you get for a membership? I only got 27,thought it was 30.

  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭ boardz

    Well after 14 months on 48 - with 11 free thanks to recommendations - I've given up the ghost. I was using a 5 euro Virgin sim for data and roaming but I took the jump and got the Samsung A52s 5g and all inclusive Eir 5g plan for 15 euro per month (no contract). 48 is grand for calls/text/social media but forget about quick reliable downloads or roaming.

  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster

    You get a month so it depends on what month it is when you buy your membership.

    Buy a membership in February and you get 28 full days (plus the rest of the day that you buy it on).

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

    apologies if this is in the wrong section but is anyone else having issues with sending/receiving texts with 48 at the moment?

    haven't been able to send/receive texts to a work colleague (vodafone) for the last few days, it says the texts are sent but he's not getting them and vice versa. texts to other networks seem to be fine, very strange.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭ py

    Been on to their chat several times. SMS has been down since last Thursday/Friday. Can't get 2FA texts from banks etc. Amateur hour.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭ KildareP

    The SMS issue is affecting Tesco Mobile as well, who share the same underlying MVNO infrastructure (Liffey Telecom).