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Best SIM-only plans

A SIM-only plan can be a good option, if you don’t need a new handset.

If you’re looking for a new mobile phone deal - and don’t require a new handset - a SIM-only plan could be an option for you. With one of these plans, you get a SIM card with an allocation of data, texts and minutes, but the deal won’t include a handset.

All mobile operators offer some kind of SIM-only deal, and because you’re not paying off a handset, SIM-only plans are generally cheaper - so you will save money by going for one of these.

Best SIM-only mobile phone deals

Some of the best-value SIM-only deals on the market at the moment are outlined in the table below:

NetworkPlan OverviewPrice
Lycamobile
Ireland Plus
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
25GB Data
€15 Per month
+ EU Roaming Included

Choose Plan

Click on the 'Choose Plan' button. You will be directed to your deal on the network site. Follow the steps to sign up for your new plan.

Virgin Mobile
Unlimited
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Unlimited Data
€25 Per month
+ 4G
+ Uses Three's Network

+ EU Roaming Included

Tesco Mobile
Unlimited 30 Day 20GB
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
20GB Data
€25 Per month
+ Uses Three's Network

+ Double Clubcard points

Tesco Mobile gives you double Clubcard points when your pay your phone bill.

+ EU Roaming

EU Roaming is included. Use your minutes and texts while roaming plus 6.8GB of roaming data

Choose Plan

Click on the 'Choose Plan' button. You will be directed to your deal on the network site. Follow the steps to sign up for your new plan.

Three
Unlimited Flex Max SIM Only
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Unlimited Data
€30 Per month
+ 4G
+ EU Roaming Data

9GB of EU roaming data

+ All You Can Eat data*

* Direct debit required. Fair usage policy of 10,000 flexi-units per billing cycle for calls and texts. All you can eat data for use in ROI only. Registration required for 3plus.

+ Unlimited Flexi Units

Flexi Unit = 1 minute call or 2 text messages

Choose Plan

Click on the 'Choose Plan' button. You will be directed to your deal on the network site. Follow the steps to sign up for your new plan.

If you are a high data user, you love texting, or you’re more of a talker, you’ll find more information on specific plans to suit you in Switcher.ie’s comparison of SIM-only bill-pay deals.

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