Eir has become the first mobile operator in Ireland to get rid of EU roaming charges, which is timely news for anyone planning their holidays.
Customers can use their existing call and text allowances anywhere in the EU, and get an additional 1GB of EU roaming data, as part of a range of new price plans that fall under the "Roam for Free" banner.
Up to 40,000 existing Eir mobile customers, who signed up to Eir Mobile from September 2015, will also have the new benefit applied to their accounts before the end of April 2016. Meanwhile, new customers will receive free EU roaming across a range of plans from €20 per month.
Eir’s director of Mobile Maeve O’Malley introduced the new initiative saying, “Customers have a big appetite for data and don’t want to worry about unplanned post-holiday phone bills. So ahead of the holiday season we wanted to give them something that would make their European trips even more enjoyable, irrespective of where they are or what they are doing."
The European Union has reached an agreement to end roaming charges across its 28 member states as of June 2017. Now we wait to see what other mobile operators follow closely in Eir's footsteps.