Compare the best broadband-only deals in Ireland. If you don’t need a home phone or TV, you could save by switching to a broadband-only deal. We compare the cheapest internet deals without calls or TV from Irish broadband providers including Sky, Virgin,eir and many more.
Broadband only is a broadband without a phone or TV. Most broadband providers in Ireland do require a phone line to install your broadband service, which means finding a true broadband-only deal with no phone line difficult.
|Broadband Only Provider||Plan Name||Total Cost - Year 1|
|Pure Telecom||Purely Broadband||€420|
|Regional Broadband||Just Broadband||€522|
|Virgin Media||250Mb Broadband||€540|
|eir||Unlimited broadband solo + eir sport||€686|
You can, but the choice is limited. Virgin Media is the only major Irish provider that offers a “true” broadband-only plan without a phone line as they supply the broadband via their cable network.
The majority of broadband only deals offered by Irish providers do need an active phone line to deliver a broadband connection. Broadband providers charge for this line rental which is included in the monthly advertised price - even if you don’t use a home phone.
Yes. Most fibre connections in Ireland are Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) which means the majority of your broadband connection would be fibre optic. The fibre connection is delivered to your nearest cabinet or exchange, and then the part between your home and the cabinet is brought by the older copper cables.
That’s why line rental is almost always included in a broadband package. The line rental cost is included in the overall monthly price, which means it’s usually not possible to separate out the phone line cost even if you don’t use it.
There are three main alternatives:
If you’re happy to get your broadband via phoneline, but simply don’t want a phone package added onto your broadband deal, there are plenty of providers to choose from, such as eir, Pure Telecom, and Vodafone.
Line rental is the monthly fee you to pay in to have a phone line. This cost is bundled in with the price of your monthly broadband. The cost line rental is no longer separate from the cost of broadband.
Phone line package or phone package mostly refers to the call bundles you can add to your broadband plan. If you use your home phone to use for calls then a phone package can save you money.
Many broadband providers such as eir, Sky and Vodafone include a call package with the cost of your broadband, so it might be cheaper to keep your broadband and phone combined. Broadband only deals may not always be cheaper.