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Cell Phone Rental for Ireland
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Key Features:
  • US$0.65/min calls within Ireland
  • FREE Incoming calls
  • GSM cellular phone with battery
  • International adapter
  • US Return ship label
  • and much more...
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Cellular Abroad Rental Service for Ireland

Rent a cell phone for your trip to Ireland and enjoy the convenience and security of a cell phone while avoiding the high cost of roaming with a US number. Cellular Abroad offers cellular phone rentals for Ireland and over 120 other countries. Unlike traditional cell phone rental options where you pay expensive per-minute usage rates for all calls, our solution allows you to take advantage of the low rates that the local Irish are paying, regardless of the length of your trip. These rates are extremely advantageous and even include unlimited FREE incoming calls!

You phone and SIM card are linked to a prepaid account so that you will never receive a phone bill and will always be in complete control of your expenditures. Once you call customer service to arrange for automatic "top-ups", you will enjoy a very convenient prepaid system. Our customers love it!

Here's a list of only a few of the major cities that our service covers: Athlone, Bray, Carlow, Clonmel, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Ennis, Galway, Kilkenny, Naas, Navn, Newbridge, Sligo, Swords, Tralee, Mount Wolseley, Hilton, Waterford, Wexford. Contact us to if you have questions on a location that is not listed here.

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

Our Rental Packages
Our Country Specific rental packages include the rental of an unlocked GSM Tri-Band Phone and the purchase of a SIM card specific to your destination country. There are two phone rental packages available: The standard rental package features an unlocked Motorola cell phone. Our Deluxe rental package features a WIFI data cell phone. Both phones are compact and light-weight. Please see below for pricing and details.

Standard GSM Cell Phone Rental Rates
1-7 days 8-14 days 15-28 days 29-42 days 43-56 days
$29.00* $49.00* $69.00* $89.00* $109.00*
*PLUS the price of (1) prepaid SIM card for this country ($49.95).
Departure Date? Return Date?

Deluxe Cell Phone Rental Rates (WiFi-enabled phone)
1-7 days 8-14 days 15-28 days 29-42 days 43-56 days
$59.00* $79.00* $99.00* $119.00* $139.00*
*PLUS the price of (1) prepaid SIM card for this country ($49.95).
Departure Date? Return Date?
Compare prices with our Phone & SIM purchase packages for Ireland.

Together with your cellular phone rental, you receive an Ireland SIM card. The SIM card is yours to keep. It is priced at $49.95 and offers:

  • An Ireland cell phone number-you'll have the number before you depart!
  • Add more call credits as needed by purchasing easily-obtainable recharge voucher cards in various denominations.
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges, daily minimum charges, minimum minutes per call charges or credit check.
  • Unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere when in Ireland.
  • Any domestic call in Ireland (landline, cell, etc) $0.65.
  • International Text Message $0.33.
  • Calls back to the US and Canada $0.46 per minute.
  • All calls to landlines & mobiles in the UK cost $0.65.
  • FREE Voicemail
  • SMS Text Messaging

Please visit our Ireland Pre-Paid SIM Card page for further information including exact rates.

All cell phone rentals include:

  • A GSM cellular phone with a battery, fully charged and ready to go
  • International plug adapters
  • International 110-220 volt charger
  • Phone box and User Guide
  • Return ship label (from within US, Canadian customers please click here). We encourage you to return in the original box

If you receive your cellular rental missing any of the listed items, please contact us immediately.

Helpful Tips
  • Would you rather own your phone? This is a better option if your stay is 2 months or longer. Check out our package deals for Ireland!
  • Traveling to multiple countries? You may want to consider a Talk Abroad™ rental package.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Your SIM Card has €10 of initial credit, which is roughly 33 minutes of outbound international calls to the United States. Additional talk time for your Ireland Prepaid SIM Card may be added by purchasing recharge cards in €5 €10, €15, and €20 denominations, available from convenience stores, O2 dealers, tobacco shops and petrol stations.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $49.95 for your Ireland SIM Card.
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but itís always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
  • 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™ rental 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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