Meteor 4G services go live in Limerick and Galway

1 Nov 2013

Eircom’s Meteor mobile group revealed today that 4G mobile broadband services will be made available to more than 107,150 people in Limerick and 91,600 people in Galway City and county.

More than a month ago, Eircom launched 4G services in Dublin, Cork, Athlone and Carlow.

Meteor’s peak 4G speeds reach between 20Mbps to 40Mbps and average 10Mbps to 15Mbps.

In order to use 4G, Meteor customers are advised to move their bill pay contract to a 4G plan.

A Meteor SmartEssential plan which costs €49 per month includes unlimited calls and texts to any network, 3GB of data and a choice of 4G-ready smartphones for free.

A SIM-only 30-day contract costs €30, including unlimited calls and texts and 1GB of data.

Meteor said today more than 50,000 of its customers already have 4G-ready handsets.

“The launch of 4G is underpinned by our €330m investment over five years to deliver a first-class mobile service for our customers,” said Niall Dorrian, director of mobile at Eircom.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years