As the title says we are forking out much more than our EU counterparts,its true and prices are still on the up with 3 recently upping prices and more hikes could be on the way,in fact most likely..
The Indo talks to Killbiller about the topic.
The costs work out at 50pc more than the EU average, according to a new analysis by phone comparison app developer Killbiller.com.And the cost of calls, texts and data combined are six times more expensive in this country compared with the cheapest EU rates.Killbiller co-founder Bart Lehane, who carried out the research, said Irish people also paid far more for mobile phone services than it costs in countries in Europe that were similar in terms of population and size of economy. I tend to agree here myself. BUT Industry body Irish Cellular Industry Association (ICIA) rejected the Killbiller findings.
Factor in the mobile penetration rate here and our size compared to other countries look at the plans,they are indeed at times odd and you will get caught out somewhere along the line no matter what you pick.One thing in particular is our data plans,we now use data more than ever yet our data caps are quite modest if not poor compared to others especially on 4G contracts,3G is a bit more fair but its something the consumer needs to watch and if you are on 4G keep your eye on the data,it burns up rather quick…moral of the story here is do your homework before you decide what is right for you be it a bill or prepay plan..
Pay as you go contracts are generally quite good if you can manage them,if you can stick to your €20 p/m or €30 p/m rolling contracts again not so bad but we still fair higher ,go to the UK and you can get similar deals for almost half the price,yes the market is bigger but there is more competition. On that topic An Post have launched a new campaign aiming to hit the data hungry folk on recently..
The findings are
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) research found that Ireland is up to 42pc more expensive for mobile phone services than other countries.
ICIA director Torlach Denihan said independent research using OECD-approved methodologies published last March found Ireland was the second cheapest when compared with five countries – Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK – for a basket of pre-paid mobile calls.