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Eir 750GB BB out of bundle charges?
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I recently replaced my three mobile broadband at home with the Eir 750GB  mobile broadband FMS package for €29.99 a month.  I am wondering if they will add 'out of bundle' charges if we go over the 750GB?

In the broadband terms they say this.

Quote:The fair usage threshold in relation to data usage is 750GB on the 4G Broadband Plan. Should your data usage exceed 750GB in a billing cycle and eir Mobile considers that other users are likely to be adversely affected; we reserve the right to limit the data service. eir Mobile continuously monitors network performance to ensure that the service received by the Customer is not impacted through a minority of users placing high demand on network
resources (e.g. large bandwidths over long periods).

Am I right in thinking that this means the 'out of bundle charges' are not a worry, and that they will only limit the data if they see fit?
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#2
That is an interesting update as it seems to suggest that there is no longer an excess usage charge, like their phone plans with "No Limits Data".

I suggest keeping within the 750GB limit to be on the safe side in case they throttle the speed. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, they were throttling its "No Limits Data" phone customers to 0.2Mbps that went over their 80GB fair usage allowance. Since the start of the Covid-19, they reportedly stopped throttling going by some posts I saw on the Boards forum, but am not sure if this is also true for mobile broadband customers.

With their earlier 750GB "€29.99 For Life" plan, the excess usage charge was €20.48 per GB:
https://www.eir.ie/opencms/export/sites/...PrePay.pdf
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(09/08/2020, 05:41 PM)Seán Wrote: That is an interesting update as it seems to suggest that there is no longer an excess usage charge, like their phone plans with "No Limits Data". 

I suggest keeping within the 750GB limit to be on the safe side in case they throttle the speed.  Before the Covid-19 pandemic, they were throttling its "No Limits Data" phone customers to 0.2Mbps that went over their 80GB fair usage allowance.  Since the start of the Covid-19, they reportedly stopped throttling going by some posts I saw on the Boards forum, but am not sure if this is also true for mobile broadband customers. 

With their earlier 750GB "€29.99 For Life" plan, the excess usage charge was €20.48 per GB:
https://www.eir.ie/opencms/export/sites/...PrePay.pdf
Yeah, the 750GB should be fine once the kids go back to school. They can sure eat through that data when at home most of the time.
I had three previously to this but the congestion in the nearest mast was awful. The only other option was eir and I knew I could get a weak 4G signal on the roof of the house.

After reading your website I get an external antenna and was able to connect to the eir mast 12km away with decent results . So cheers for all of the great info you provide. Smile
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That's very true - Just make sure the kids don't leave their devices playing videos unattended. For YouTube, you can go into the profile icon at the top-right, then Settings and Autoplay. Toggle this off. This will stop it automatically playing the next video. For example, if the screen is facing down and has headphones plugged in, it may go unnoticed playing videos all night!

At least on the positive side, you should not be charged for excess usage as any such charge legally needs to be mentioned in the Terms & Conditions.

From checking my Three broadband account, it looks like they stopped metering me since the end of April. From May onwards, each bill has been showing 0GB of 750GB allowance used and the same with this month's current usage. In a way this makes sense as they scrapped the fair usage allowance on prepay plans.

I really wish Eir had better 4G coverage in my area. I pick up two Three masts in my area (Kilcar and Ox Mountains across Donegal bay). The Kilcar one is fine during the day, but drops to around 2Mbps in the evenings. The Ox Mountains one is fine for streaming, but the packet loss makes makes VoIP calls sound broken and robotic as we moved our landline to VoIP a few years ago to get rid of the high landline cost.
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