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About Us

Welcome to 48, Ireland's first mobile network exclusively for 18 to 22 year olds.

We're not for everybody

If you are between your 18th and your 22nd birthday, we're your kind of network. Get started by ordering yourself a free SIM. If you're not, I'm afraid we're not for you but there are other offers out there for you.

Why 18-22?

Things happen when you turn 18. Good things. The 48 months between your 18th and 22nd birthday are the most interesting, most memorable months ever. This is a time to enjoy yourself. A time when serious can wait. It's a time to go conquer stuff.

We know that funds might be tight. The bank of Mum and Dad has probably closed and you're paying for stuff for the first time. We also know that your phone is your lifeline. How else are you going to find out what everyone's up to and where they're going.

That's why we've designed 48 just for you. We will help you do more of the things you love i.e. talk, text, internet, without being worried about how much it will cost.

How can we do this?

We've kept things simple and kept our costs down. We've no 48 shops or expensive customer care call centres. But don't panic; we're using the O2 network, so you'll get the exact same coverage and quality as their customers..

Who are we?

For those who are interested in where we have come from, we are independent but we are part of the overall Telefonica Digital family.

48 is a trading name of Telefónica Ireland Limited which is registered in Ireland (company number 234895) with a registered office of 28/29 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2.