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.
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.
|Broadband Only Provider||Plan Name||Total Cost - Year 1|
|Pure Telecom||Purely Broadband||€420|
|Regional Broadband||Just Broadband||€522|
|Virgin Media||250Mb Broadband||€570|
|eir||Unlimited broadband solo||€686|
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.
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.
There are three main alternatives:
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.
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.
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.
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving