Mobile networks in Ireland
There are many broadband providers in Ireland - here at Switcher.ie we compare the main ones so you can find the best deal to suit you. This includes:
Compare mobile networks and plans
With our SIM-only comparison, it’s easy to find the mobile phone deal to suit you - whether you’re looking for the best plan for data, calls, or texts, or you need an unlimited deal. We compare SIM-only deals from networks including eir, Lycamobile, Tesco Mobile, Three, Virgin Mobile, and Vodafone, so you can easily find the right plan for you.
How to choose a mobile network
When trying to choose a deal, firstly consider what’s most important to you - for example do you need an unlimited data plan, or do you mainly use your phone for calls and texts? Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, you’ll find it much easier to compare relevant deals.
You can then take a look at our SIM-only mobile comparison to see the best plans for each type of user. When you’re comparing plans, think about:
- Price. This will be one of the most important factors. If the plan has an initial discount, make sure you also consider the ongoing monthly cost when this discount ends, to ensure it’s still within your budget.
- Contract length. Many SIM-only deals will just have 30-day contracts, so you won’t be locked in for a long time. However, no matter what plan you opt for, make sure you check the contract length before signing up, so you know when you’re free to switch again.
- Coverage. If you have a mobile phone, good reception is obviously crucial. If you’re not sure which networks have the best coverage, our dedicated guide can help.
You might also want to consider whether you want to bundle your mobile plan with other services - such as your broadband, phone and TV. Certain broadband providers, including eir and Virgin Media offer discounts on mobile plans to their broadband customers, so it’s worth thinking about.
Best SIM-only mobile deals from Irish networks
We list all of the best SIM-only mobile deals from Irish networks. If you’ve never considered a SIM-only deal before, it’s worth thinking about it - particularly if you’ve reached the end of your current mobile phone contract, but are still happy with your handset.
SIM-only plans are much cheaper than plans that include a phone, as you don’t need to pay off your handset on top of your monthly costs - in fact, SIM-only deals start from just €10 per month, so switching could save you hundreds of euro.