Broadband Price Comparison
Updated December 7th 2018
A survey of fixed broadband usage in Ireland by COMREG last year, found that the average spend on a landline and broadband bundle was €59 a month ( €708 a year) .
Comreg also found that over 26% of households were spending more than €71 a month on phone and broadband bundles. (That is €852 a year) .
There are substantial savings to be made by switching to a cheaper broadband provider.
- Someone paying the average price of €708 a year could save as much as €288 in 12 months by switching their broadband and landline to the cheapest provider.
- The 26% of people in Ireland who are paying at least €852 a year could save €432 in 12 months by switching.
We have compared the prices of broadband packages to help you find the Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland.
These are the current six cheapest fixed line broadband and phone bundles with unlimited broadband data and unlimited anytime phone calls to landlines . (All speeds are at least “upto” 100Mbs – actual speed will depend on your phone line in most cases). Any caps on “unlimited” data are shown below.
These deals are usually only available for new customers and may not be available in all areas of the country.
Prices Checked December 7th 2018
1. Pure Telecom have a fibre and phone bundle costing €420 in year one. This is a saving of €179 in one year compared to the most expensive option on our list. The normal monthly charge is €50 , but it is reduced to €35 for the first 12 months. (“Bill Save” bundle) . Pure Telecom use the Eircom fibre network – so the availability and connection quality etc. should be the same as Eir . Anytime landline calls are included. Speeds of up to 100Mbs depending on line and location. 12 month contract.
2. Vodafone have a broadband and phone bundle priced at €450 for the first year . With broadband speeds of upto 100Mb and unlimited downloads ( 1 Tb fair usage cap) and unlimited calls to Irish landlines . Vodafone’s bundle costs €50 a month (reduced to €25 for first 6 months). It is an 18 month contract. More details can be found on Vodafone bundles at Switcher.ie
3. Sky have a broadband and phone bundle (TV subscription not required) – with speeds of upto 100mb , unlimited downloads and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and several international destinations. It costs €62.50 a month with the first 12 months at €40.50 (works out at €536 in year one including equipment charges).
4. Eir – currently have a phone and broadband bundle working out at €569.75 in year one . With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles.
The usual price is €69.98 a month, reduced to €44.98 for the first 12 months. This Eir bundle also includes free calls to UK landlines and mobiles . You can see more details of this bundle and compare it to others from Eir HERE
5.Virgin Media (only available in larger cities and towns ) have a broadband and phone bundle with upto 240Mb speeds , anytime calls to Irish landlines and Irish mobiles, plus 400 minutes to 22 countries abroad . Priced at €59 a month (reduced to €39 for first 6 months) . This would cost €588 in the first year. (12 month contract).
Full Details and option to Sign Up Here
6. Digiweb – have a fibre broadband bundle with speeds upto 100Mbs and “unlimited” anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles as well as UK landlines and mobiles. It costs €49.95 per month which works out as €599.40 in year one. (There is a limit on calls – but it’s pretty big – 6,000 to Irish/UK landline numbers and 1,500 minutes to any Irish/UK mobiles per month. Anything over that will be charged for.) More Here
Broadband Price Comparison Summary (All listed bundles include anytime calls to landlines)
Cost in 1st Year
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Note:All above bundles include anytime landline calls. There may be cheaper bundles with off peak calls – but we have limited our comparison for now to those with anytime calls.
You can check current broadband prices and availability in your area on the very useful Switcher.ie site
Providers sometimes have fair usage caps on broadband data – More on those here.
If you are not bothered about having a landline – take a look at our page on the Best Prices for Broadband Only Deals
Most Popular Broadband Provider
According to a survey by ComReg – in Q1 2018, Eir had the highest retail revenue share in the fixed broadband market with 31.47% market share. Virgin Media Ireland had 26.5%, followed by Vodafone with 19% and Sky Ireland (13.3%), Comreg is the Commission for Communications Regulations.
You can also see some figures here on Complaints about Landline and Broadband providers