Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in Ireland lease wireless telephone and data spectrum from major carriers such as Vodafone, Eir, and Three for resale. As of Q3 2023, the market share of MVNOs in Ireland is 13.8%, including Tesco Mobile with 8.0% and Virgin Mobile with 2.4%.[1]

Active operators

Brand Host network Wireless Technology Voice over LTE WiFi Calling eSIM MVNO Type
2G 3G 4G 5G
48 (formerly 48 Months) Three Yes Yes Yes Yes[note 1] No No No PAYG
An Post Mobile (formerly Postfone) Vodafone Yes Yes Yes No No No No PAYG
Clear Mobile Vodafone Yes Yes Yes[note 2] No No No No PAYM
GoMo Eir Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No PAYM
Lycamobile Three Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes PAYG
Sky Mobile Vodafone Coming soon[2][3]
Tesco Mobile Three Yes Yes Yes Yes[note 3] No No No PAYG/PAYM
Virgin Mobile Three Yes Yes Yes No No No No PAYM
  1. ^ Currently only available on the €12.99pm plan.
  2. ^ Download speed restricted to 5 Mbit/s
  3. ^ Currently only available on the €45pm plan.


Defunct operators

Brand Host network Defunct date Notes
Cellular 3 Eircell
eMobile Meteor September 2017
iD Mobile Three March 2018
Just Mobile Vodafone August 2011

References

  1. ^ "Quarterly Key Data Report Q3 2023". Commission for Communications Regulation. 2023-12-07. Retrieved 2024-01-29.
  2. ^ "Sky to enter mobile market in Ireland". www.skygroup.sky. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
  3. ^ "Sky Mobile delayed in Ireland until second half of 2024". Irish Independent. 2024-01-12. Retrieved 2024-03-22.