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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
iD
SIM Only €24.50
30 days Contract
10,000 Minutes
250 Texts
30GB Data
Save €73.50
€12.25 Per month
for 6 months, €24.50 thereafter.
+ 4G
+ EU Roaming Included

Use your minutes and texts while roaming plus 6.3GB of roaming data.

+ Tweak your plan monthly

+ Save €73.50

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 5.3GB 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.

eir mobile
SIM Only Unlimited 15GB
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
15GB Data
Save €30
€25 Per month
for 6 months, €30 thereafter.
+ 4G
+ eir Wi-Fi calling

Plan is Wi-Fi calling enabled

+ Unlimited YouTube, social networks and messaging

Unlimited access to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Viber messaging

+ EU Roaming

Your call, texts and up to 6.3GB of your data allowance can be used while roaming in the EU

+ Save €30

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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