A guide to eir broadband

Thinking of switching to eir? This guide has all of the important information on eir’s broadband speeds, packages and prices.

eir offers a variety of broadband packages and plans, starting from just €39.99 per month.

You’ll get a large introductory discount on most of eir’s plans, which means you can usually make significant savings by switching to eir. Contracts for eir’s plans range from 12 to 18 months, depending on which package you go for.

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What packages can you get with eir?

eir broadband/fibre and phone

eir has several broadband and phone plans, starting from just €39.99 per month.

Depending on where you live - and the type of connection available there - you’ll be able to avail of either ADSL or fibre broadband from eir, with speeds of up to 24Mbps and up to 100Mbps, respectively. There are also a variety of call packages available, depending on whether you want to call landlines and mobiles, or you also need to be able to reach international destinations.

All eir broadband customers also get access to eir sport absolutely FREE.

eir broadband, TV and phone

If you can’t live without your traditional TV plan, and you only want to deal with one provider for all your services, eir also has several broadband, TV and phone packages, starting at just €54.98 per month.

Broadband-only from eir

If you don’t need a phone line or a TV package, eir does have some broadband-only plans available, which would be worth considering.

TV plans from eir

eir tv is only available as part of a package with eir broadband, so if you want to sign up for this, you’ll need to opt for a bundle, or be an existing eir broadband customer.

If you are an existing eir broadband customer, the eir Vision TV essential add-on could be a good option for you - it comes with 61 channels and you can pause, rewind & record live TV, store up to 375 hours of recordings, and record two shows at once while watching another.

And, with the eir vision go app, you can watch all your favourite Irish and UK channels at home or on the move, too.

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eir mobile plans

NetworkPlan OverviewPrice
eir mobile
eir mobile connect 30 Day
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
30GB Data
Save €60
€19.99 Per month
for 6 months, €29.99 thereafter.
+ 4G
+ EU Roaming

Your call, text and data allowances can be used while roaming in the EU

+ eir Wi-Fi calling

Plan is Wi-Fi calling enabled

+ Save €60

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
eir mobile complete 30 Day
30 days Contract
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
50GB Data
Save €60
€24.99 Per month
for 6 months, €34.99 thereafter.
+ 4G
+ eir Wi-Fi calling

Plan is Wi-Fi calling enabled

+ EU Roaming

Your call, text and data allowances can be used while roaming in the EU

+ International

200 international minutes and texts

+ Save €60

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.

On top of its broadband, phone and TV plans, eir also has a variety of mobile plans available, with discounts on some plans for existing eir customers. This means that, if you’d like, you can even opt for a ‘quad play’ bundle from eir - that is broadband, phone, TV and mobile all in the one package.

Does eir broadband come with any extras?

Yes, it comes with all eir broadband plans, which is FREE access to the eir sport pack. This comes with eir sport 1 and 2 and FreeSports Channel (launching August 1st, 2019)

This means eir broadband customers can catch top Rugby action as well as Tennis, Allianz League GAA, Golf, F1 and more. And, with the eir sport app, you can even catch the action while you’re on the move.

You’ll also get free parental controls with all eir broadband plans.

What do I get if I sign up?

On top of free eir sport, when you sign up to an eir broadband package, where available you’ll also get free installation of eir’s F2000 modem, so you can seamlessly connect multiple devices. eir now offer self-installation where if an optional technician installation is selected, a one of fee off €69.99 will apply. In the event where a technical installation is required, no fee will apply.

This router broadcasts its WiFi network on two WiFi frequencies, so you can see which one suits each device best.

eir’s best deals and costs

eir’s cheapest deal is the Broadband & Off-Peak Calls + eir sport package, which costs €39.99 for the first 12 months, and €59.99 thereafter. This plan will work for you if you don’t tend to watch a lot of traditional TV and prefer to stream content.

However, if you can’t live without your TV package, a broadband, TV and phone plan might be a better fit. You could consider the eir Vision TV Essential & Broadband plus Off-Peak + eir sport plan.

Remember, if you opt for an eir broadband plan you’ll get eir sport absolutely free. And, if you also have eir tv, you can add-on Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, or both, for an additional monthly charge.

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eir broadband speeds

The vast majority of eir’s broadband plans will offer either speeds of up to 24Mbps or up to 100Mbps, depending on the type of connection you can get where you live - i.e. ADSL or fibre.

eir has also rolled out ‘lightning speed’ broadband in some areas across the country, and this rollout is ongoing, so there are even speeds of up to 1,000Mbps available from eir in some areas.

Why choose eir?

There are many reasons to choose an eir broadband package:

  • eir has a variety of products and plans, so you’re sure to find one to suit you.
  • The products are available all over the country.
  • eir customers can avail of 24/7 broadband and TV technical support.
  • When you switch to eir you can keep your existing phone number.
  • Parental controls are available for free with all broadband plans.
  • Access to the eir Sport pack comes free with all broadband bundles.

Things to be aware of when switching to eir

Before you sign up to any eir plan, make sure you fully review all packages and options. eir’s plans have contracts from 12-18 months, so you’ll need to carefully check any discount period - and the price after the discount ends - before signing up.

eir broadband v Sky v Virgin Media v Vodafone

You might be wondering what the difference between the major providers is. Well, eir operates off the open eir wholesale broadband network, so the broadband service is similar to what you’d get from Sky or Vodafone, who also operate off this. Most plans from eir, Sky and Vodafone offer broadband with speeds up to 100Mbps, while Virgin Media’s plans go up to 500Mbps.

However, if you want superfast broadband, remember that eir is now offering speeds of up to 1,000Mbps in some areas, with the rollout continuing across the country, so it’s worth keeping an eye on this.

How can I switch to eir Broadband?

Switching to an eir plan is quick and easy. All you need to do is choose which plan you’re interested in and fill in a few details, including your address and bank details. eir will also look for your Universal Account Number.

Make sure you contact your current provider to ensure you’re free to switch, and give them the required notice so that you’re not charged after you’ve switched. You’ll be able to arrange a cut-off date with them for service and then you can confirm an installation date with eir so you experience as little downtime as possible. Once the switch happens, you can then cancel any Direct Debits with your current provider.

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