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The National Geographic Talk Abroad 'Lite' Phone


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Priced at only $49.95
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A Irish Prepaid SIM Card, together with a tri-band unlocked GSM cell phone, will allow you not only to have a local cell phone number for Ireland but also to pay local rates - and without a contract. The rates are extremely advantageous and even include unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere in the world.

The O2 Ireland SIM card is an excellent alternative to traditional roaming for anyone visiting Ireland, with amazing rates as low as $0.38 per minute to the US and Canada, or $0.32 per minute to call locally within Ireland. Tell your travel companions to purchase our O2 SIM Card for Ireland, and you'll be able to call them as much as you like during your stay, absolutely free!**

Information and Talk Rates Chart

Key Features
  • Local Irish cell phone number
  • Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere
  • Voicemail
  • SMS Text Messaging
Initial Credit

€10 initial credit
30 International minutes
40 local minutes

Domestic Talk Rates

Free incoming
€0.25 outgoing*
Free outgoing to O2 customers**

International Talk Rates

Free incoming
€0.30 outgoing*

Text / SMS Rates

Free incoming
€0.13 Domestic
€0.25 International

*Setup fee of €0.09 per call applies to all outgoing calls, except calls to other O2 customers
**Requires a purchase of one €20.00 recharge voucher to activate

Detailed Features

  • An O2 Ireland prepaid SIM card and cell phone number–you'll have the number before you depart!
  • SIM comes with 30 minutes of initial talk time back to the US
  • Add more call credits as needed by purchasing easily-obtainable recharge voucher cards in various denominations.
  • Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere.
  • Calls back to the US only $0.38 USD a minute!
  • Domestic outgoing rates as low as $0.32 USD per minute!
  • Voicemail
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges, daily minimum charges, minimum minutes per call charges or credit check
  • From a landline, (NOT from payphones, mobile phones, and majority of hotels) Cellular Abroad can be reached 8am to 8pm EST, 7 days a week with English customer support and recharge services by dialing this number: 00-800-3623-3333. From a cell: (310)862-7100 or email us at

Activating your service:
Snap out the SIM chip from the SIM card and insert the chip into your GSM Phone with the metal portion facing down as to make contact with the contact prongs.

  • If prompted for a PIN #, enter the PIN code supplied with your SIM card. Cellular Abroad suggests you set your phone's PIN-check setting to OFF while using your Ireland SIM card.
  • Call Customer Support at 1747 to select your calling plan.

Checking Your Credit
Dial *100# and then the SEND key (the green phone key)

Adding Talk Time
Even if you have zero credit, since incoming calls are always free, you will still be able to receive calls.

  • Scratch the scratch-off portion of the card to reveal voucher number.
  • Enter *104*(top up amount)*(voucher code)#  then press <send>

Detailed Rates:
The calling rates are expressed in Euro cents. Charges are shown per minute, but charged per second.

Domestic Calls
Domestic rates are per minute for outgoing calls within Ireland from your Ireland SIM card. All incoming calls, regardless of where they originate, are FREE with your Ireland SIM card.

Service Life
Your initial card is valid for 12 months from the time of activation.  Adding a recharge voucher will extend the life of your SIM for 12 months from the date the voucher was added.  If you do not recharge within the 12 month period, your phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime credit will be forfeited.  

Multi-Country Travel
You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming National Geographic Talk Abroad™ SIM Card that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)

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