Our Story

Exceptional retail since 2009

Fonez, the Sim Free Specialist, is a leader in Ireland for Sim Free Phones,Tablet / Phone Accessories, Device Repair -&- Phone Unlocking. Fonez offers all the latest phones from all the leading mobile phone brands at a lower than retail price. All our phones are Sim Free which in turn offers you, the customer greater control & flexibility over network selection & pricing plan. Not only are all our devices Sim Free and great prices, but are also covered under our 1 Year Warranty for your peace of mind.

With the opening of 4 retail stores since 2010 Fonez has put a number of jobs on the market employing 50+ people across the company, the most important in recent times being our Head of Operations and Business Development, Lucy Payne, who is working tirelessly to bring Fonez to its top potential. With never-ending plans of expansion. 

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June 2009

Two Irish guys, Gab and Ryan have an idea on the rise of the smartphone. They join forces and create Fonez.
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July 2009

Online store www.fonez.ie was launched and they started selling just two phones per week.
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Sept 2010

First Fonez retail store. At an uncertain time in the Irish economy, a carefully chosen location was selected. A brave move and pivotal moment for Fonez.
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May 2015

The second store was opened in Ryan’s Donegal hometown which they quickly outgrew and relocated to Letterkenny.
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September 2016

The third store opening in Gab’s previous home, the vibrant city of Cork!
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Nov 2019

The launch of the new brand #zRepair to provide a quality dedicated repair service.
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Nov 2019

The fourth store opened on Cruise’s St in heart of Limerick City with the new branding and shop fit.
Ireland's No.1 for Sim Free Phones
Fonez store galway city
How Did We Start?

Moving forward

We started off as an online shop in July of 2009 as we felt this was the most efficient way to make our deals available to the nation. Due to the rapid growth of popularity, high demand and great feedback from our online customers we opened our first retail store in Corbett Court Shopping Centre in Galway in September 2010.

The success of our retail store in Galway then led us to expand even further and we decided to open a second store in Burnfoot, Donegal in May 2015. The success of this store encouraged us to relocate it to Letterkenny to offer our services to more customers in 2017.

Where are we now?

Brining Fonez to new heights

With the popularity of pre-owned phones growing more and more, we opened a third store in Cork City in September 2016 expanding our retail availability to the south of the country.

We had been working hard to rebrand Fonez in 2019 and part of this process was the launch of our new brand #zRepair, providing a quality repair service in all our stores and online as a posting repair service. Not only has the rebranding brought us #zRepair, it brought us our fourth retail store with a whole new look! This store located on Cruises Street, Limerick, has been fitted with a more modern look which we hope to bring to all our stores in 2020.

And we have much more exciting news to come…

Ireland's No.1 for Sim Free Phones
Fonez store galway city

Call Us On (091) 500 369