Broadband Only

If you don’t need a home phone or TV, you could save by switching to a Broadband-only deal. Compare the cheapest internet deals from Irish broadband providers including Sky, Virgin, eir and many more.

SkyBroadband Superfast
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €55 thereafter.
Pure TelecomPurely Broadband
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€35p/m
for 12 months, then €40 thereafter.
Regional BroadbandJust Broadband
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
18 month
Contract
€43.50p/m
Virgin Media250Mb Broadband
245Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€45p/m
for 12 months, then €60 thereafter.
DigiwebHome Broadband
100Mb
Speed*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€24.95p/m
for 4 months, then €42.95 thereafter.
Virgin Media360Mb Broadband
355Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€50p/m
for 12 months, then €65 thereafter.
Virgin Media500Mb Broadband
490Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€56p/m
for 12 months, then €71 thereafter.
eirUnlimited broadband solo
100Mb
Speed (up to)*
Part Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€52.99p/m
Amazon Prime Video for 1 year
Virgin Media250Mb Freedom Broadband
245Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
1 month
Contract
€60p/m
30-day rolling contractcontrol your subscription
Virgin Media1Gb Broadband
900Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
12 month
Contract
€70p/m
for 12 months, then €85 thereafter.
Virgin Media500Mb Freedom Broadband
490Mb
Speed (average)*
Fibre
Technology
Unlimited
Usage
1 month
Contract
€71p/m
30-day rolling contractcontrol your subscription
* The "Speed (average)" displayed represents the speed available to at least 50% of customers. The "Speed (up to)" displayed represents the speed available to at least 80% of customers. The "Speed (absolute)" displayed represents speed available to customers for the advertised plan. Where a provider has not given an "up to, average speed or absolute" speed, the maximum possible speed for the advertised plan is displayed. Broadband product availability is subject to location.

What is Broadband-only?

Broadband only is broadband without a phone or TV. Most broadband providers in Ireland require a phone line to install your broadband service, which means finding a true broadband-only deal with no phone line can be harder.

Best Broadband Only Deals

Broadband Only Provider Plan Name Total Cost - Year 1
Vodafone Simply Broadband €360
Pure Telecom Purely Broadband €420
Sky Broadband Superfast €420
Digiweb Home Broadband €492
Regional Broadband Just Broadband €522
Virgin Media 250Mb Broadband €570
eir Unlimited broadband solo €686

Can I get broadband without a phone line?

You can, but the choice is limited. The majority of broadband-only deals offered by Irish providers need an active phone line to deliver a broadband connection.

Broadband providers charge for this line rental which is included in the advertised price even if you don’t use a home phone.

You can read our guide: How to get broadband without a phone line to find out more.

Does fibre-optic broadband use a phone line?

Yes. Most fibre connections in Ireland are Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC), also known as part-fibre, which means the majority of your broadband connection is fibre optic but it’s brought into your home by older copper cables.

It’s the reason why line rental cost is included in the overall monthly price even if you don’t use your landline.

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What are the Broadband-only options without a phone line?

There are three main alternatives:

  • Superfast fibre broadband: uses underground cables which deliver fibre directly to your home, so there is no need for a phone line. It is the fastest type of fibre connection with speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
  • 4G/5G mobile broadband: uses your mobile phone signal to connect to the internet. It can be less reliable than a wired internet connection, but it’s landline-free. You need a USB dongle, a SIM card or a mobile internet device to get online. Our 5G broadband guide explains more.
  • Satellite: is ideal for rural areas where broadband cables have not been laid. The broadband signal is beamed from a satellite to a dish fitted to your home. Speed is slower and connectivity is variable and the setup costs are more expensive than other broadband types.

If you’re happy to get your broadband via a phone line, but 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.

What’s the difference between line rental and a home phone package?

Line rental is the monthly fee you pay 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.

A home phone package mostly refers to the call bundles you can add to your broadband plan. If you use your home phone for calls then a home phone package can save you money.

Is Broadband-only cheaper?

Many broadband providers such as eir, Sky and Vodafone include a call package with the cost of broadband, so it might be cheaper to keep your broadband and phone combined even if you don’t use your landline regularly.

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Emma Archer
Last updated on 07/10/2021

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