Ireland's best broadband only deals
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.
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|
|Pure Telecom||Purely Broadband||€360|
|Virgin Media||250Mb Broadband||€468|
Can I get broadband without a phone line?
You can, but the choice is limited. Most 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.
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 mobile broadband page 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.
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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