How to find the best bill pay phone deal
The best offer for you will depend on what’s important to you and how you’ll use the phone. Here are some things to consider to help you find the right deal:
- What features you want: e.g. 5G, Face ID, an ultra-wide camera, wireless charging.
- The phone’s main usage: e.g. calls and texts, taking photos, streaming music, gaming, video messaging.
- Your usage habits: e.g. how much data and storage you need, whether you make calls abroad or just at home.
- Your budget: e.g. how much you can afford upfront and per month.
Once you’ve worked out what you want, you can start exploring different phones and their features. The higher the specification, the more you’ll pay so make sure you actually need what’s included.
If you’re open to any make of phone, you may find all the features you want for less than you’d pay for a premium brand.
Compare iPhone prices
Whether you’re looking for Apple’s latest iPhone 12 or an older, cheaper model, below are some options to check out.
We’ve put together a dedicated page for each device to help you understand all their stand out features, as well as compare deals and costs. Just pick a handset to start exploring:
You may also want to view our dedicated iPhone deals page, which may help you to compare the phones better with each other.
iPhone 12 with eir
Get a new iPhone 12 for €349 and pay €59.99 a month with eir.
Compare Samsung Galaxy offers
If you’re a fan of Samsung Galaxy phones or want to try one for the first time, start your search by selecting one of these handsets:
Check out our dedicated Samsung deals page to find out more about the full range of Samsung Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with Tesco Mobile.
Get a new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for €149.99, and pay €50 a month with Tesco Mobile.
Compare Huawei deals
If you’re not as familiar with Huawei phones, it’s worth taking a look at their features and the value for money they can offer in our individual deals pages. Just click on a model to get started:
Huawei P40 Pro for €99.99
Get a new Huawei P40 Pro for €99.99 and pay €60 a month with Vodafone.
Who offers bill pay phones in Ireland?
Some network providers only offer SIM-only or prepay plans, here’s who offers bill pay phones:
- Tesco Mobile
You can find out a bit more about each provider e.g. their coverage, on our mobile networks page, and then click through to their individual deals page.
Should you insure your bill pay phone?
If you’re buying an expensive phone, it’s a good idea to have financial protection in place, in case something happens to it.
For example, having the right mobile phone insurance would pay for a replacement handset if your phone gets:
If your phone is stolen, you’re still responsible for the monthly payments until the contract ends. However, if the phone was insured you’d be given a replacement handset.
Check if your phone is covered on an existing insurance policy first, like your home contents insurance, to avoid paying twice. Our guide: Do you need mobile phone insurance? can help.
Get a SIM only deal with the calls, texts and data you need for less.
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving.