eir Launches Free EU Roaming Plans

Tuesday 8th March 2016; eir, Ireland's largest telecommunications company, has launched a wide range of new mobile and bundle offers that for the first time, include free EU roaming and an additional 1GB EU Data each month, now as standard. The announcement comes into effect well in advance of the mandatory June 2017 deadline and at a time of year when holidays and European breaks are top of the agenda.

The campaign, entitled 'ROAM FOR FREE,' means that customers who avail of these new plans can now use their call and text allowances anywhere in the EU plus they will get an additional 1GB EU roaming data for free, each month.

Up to 40,000 existing eir mobile customers, who signed up to eir Mobile (individual plan or as part of a bundle) from September 2015 onwards, will also have the new benefit applied to their accounts before the end of April 2016. These customers will then receive Free EU Roaming as standard. They will receive an SMS informing them that this great benefit has been applied and at no extra cost.

For new customers, Free EU roaming is now available across a range of eir mobile plans, beginning at just €20 p/m. Free EU Roaming is also available in a quad play bundle, which offers mobile, broadband, home phone and TV for just €30 p/m for 12 months (*€92 for remaining 12 months).

Maeve O'Malley, Director of Mobile at eir commented, "Our customers love value, 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. We are confident our new plans - which are extremely well priced - will appeal to a wide range of customers, both existing and new."

Meteor will also launch a range of new plans that will include free EU roaming and these can be viewed on www.meteor.ie - customers can move to any of the new plans by calling eir's customer care team.

For further details please contact Nikki Gordon, Communications & PR Consultant, eir Press Office on 087 7985759 or nikki.gordon@eir.ie

For further details eir customers should visit their website www.eir.ie, go in-store or call 1800 303 433 for further details. Meteor customers can view plans on www.meteor.ie.

For the eir mobile customers, FREE EU ROAMING is available in the following countries;

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  Estonia Latvia Portugal
Austria Finland Lithuania Romania
Balearic Islands France Liechtenstein San Marino
Belgium Germany Luxembourg Slovak Republic
Bulgaria Gibraltar Malta Slovenia
Canary Islands Greece Monaco Spain
Channel Islands Hungary Netherlands Sweden
Cyprus Iceland Northern Ireland UK
Czech Republic Isle of Man Norway Vatican City
Denmark Italy Poland Croatia

*Andorra is not included as while it is in the land zone of Europe it's not part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and does not align its wholesale rates with EU regulations. As such, their wholesale rates don't allow eir to include Andorra in this offer.