It's the time of year when the weather finally starts to pick up and students prepare to head off to college for the first time.
In the good old days you had the wild option of one or two brick-sized mobile phones from mobile phone operator Eircell.
Nowadays there are four operators, dozens of price plans and about 100 phones to choose from, each more confusing than the last.
If you're a student (or you're paying for one) who uses 200 minutes and 200 texts per month, the best deal is with 3 Pay, which will set you back €11.70 per week, according to callcosts.ie.
Best 3 Pay €46.80
Avoid O2 Experience Plus €63.02
contact www.three.ie or branch shops