Mobile Networks

Compare mobile networks and plans and find the best deal, whether you’re a heavy data user, or you mainly use your phone for calls and texts. We’ve got all the best SIM-only deals on the market from the main mobile networks. Switching to a new mobile plan could save you hundreds of euro per year.

eir mobile

eir mobile

eir offers SIM-only plans and bill pay phones, plus broadband and TV bundles. It has 98% 4G population coverage in Ireland and its plans include no limits data.

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GoMo

GoMo

GoMo, Ireland’s newest mobile network, specialises in SIM only deals, picking up Best SIM-only Plan at the 2020 Switcher.ie Mobile Awards. GoMo’s SIM-only plan gets you all calls, texts and data, plus 10GB EU roaming for €12.99 a month for life.

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Lycamobile

Lycamobile

Lycamobile offers a range of flexible 30 day SIM-only national and international plans to suit your needs. It’s the world’s largest international mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), running off Three’s network to provide services to over 15 million customers in 22 countries.

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Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile offers SIM-only and bill pay phones, with plans to suit light and heavy usage. In the 2020 Switcher.ie Mobile Awards, Tesco Mobile won Best Customer Service and Best Mobile Operator for Data.

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Three

Three

Three’s Unlimited Flex Max SIM-only plan lets you call, text and use data without limits. It also offers bill pay phone plans with a choice of flexi-units to suit your call and text habits. Three won Best Mobile Operator and Best Value Mobile Operator at the 2020 Switcher.ie Mobile Awards.

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Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile offers phone plans with flexible freestyle contracts that keep you in control. If you’re an existing Virgin Media broadband customer, you can bag yourself even better deals and perks.

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Vodafone

Vodafone

Vodafone has a range of SIM-only and bill pay phone plans to match your usage needs. You can also tailor your plan by choosing from a range of add-ons, like Sky Sports Mobile TV or Spotify Premium.

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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.