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Please recommend an Irish prepaid SIM card for buying a prepaid internet data package.

I'll need about 500MB for a week in Dublin (300-700MB is fine)

Specifically I would purchase a micro SIM for my factory-unlocked iPhone 4, which will server as tether or hotspot for my other devices.

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I'm considering 2.5EUR Tesco Pay-As-You-Go SIM and loading 10EUR airtime which will should buy 500MB at 2c/MB (shop.tescomobile.ie/sim-cards.aspx, tescomobile.ie/other-call-charges.aspx) - open to better ideas, or contradiction if my idea won't work. –  Graham Sep 10 '12 at 11:46
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Then there's 3 prepay "Broadband Week" 2GB top-up for 10EUR (three.ie/products_services/broadband/prepay-broadband.html) - but not sure I could even buy that. –  Graham Sep 10 '12 at 11:51
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Meteor offer a 500MB allowance for €4.99 or a 1GB allowance for €9.99. See here for details.

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Can you buy that once-off as a visitor to Ireland? It's described as an "internet addon with 30 days free", which sounds like a monthly bill to me. –  Graham Sep 11 '12 at 7:12
    
It is monthly but you can unsubscribe whenever you want. –  user1291332 Sep 11 '12 at 9:22
    
Don't you need an Ireland address to sign up for monthly services? –  Graham Sep 12 '12 at 10:11
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No, it is still prepay. You add credit to your account and then the €4.99 is taken from your credit. You don't get a bill. –  user1291332 Sep 13 '12 at 8:32
    
The Meteor SIM worked perfectly. For the €10 I got €10 of airtime AND 1GB of free data (first 30 days). I did not have to change any settings on my phone for internet to work. –  Graham Oct 1 '12 at 5:46
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