I forgot to publish this post so thats why the speed tests are from a month ago!
It’s been nearly a month since I switched over to Lycamobile. I moved from Three Business over to Three Pay due to the price increase for the Business plan. This was a bit of an ordeal and I felt the CS was very poor so I looked to move away from Three altogether. After comparing the options I chose Lycamobile. Lycamobile offer 30GB data, unlimited Irish calls and unlimited Irish texts for €15 a month with 50% off the first month for new customers.
Moving over to Lycamobile was very quick and porting my number across was painless. My main concern before signing up would be the speed of the data. Lycamobile only offers 3G to my knowledge although their website mentions 4G. As I have an Nexus 4 which doesn’t support 4G this doesn’t impact me but I heard their 3G speeds were poor.
As I previously mentioned I’ve been looking around for a new mobile phone network after Three increased their prices. I’ve done a post comparing the best options based on my usage and the clear winner was Lycamobile. Their Ireland Plus plan includes 30GB data and unlimited calls and texts for just €15 per month. And better still, the first month is €7.50.
You can request a free sim card online which they will post out to you. I did this back in March when I was originally looking around for alternative networks. I received the sim card in two working days but in the end I didn’t do anything with it. When my Three package finally expired I decided to look at Lycamobile again. This time, they were offering the €15 package for €7.50 for new customers when they buy a sim with a plan online.
I purchased the plan online and €7.50 was taken from my N26 account straight away. I received an email welcoming me to Lycamobile including instructions on how to activate the package. The email said I should receive the sim card within 7 working days. After waiting these 7 days without receiving the sim I reached out on Twitter. They were very quick to reply and they said they couldn’t track the sim but offered to send out another one. Eventually I remembered I had a sim from March so I activated the package on this.