Broadband Price Comparison
Updated October 3rd 2017
The availability of faster broadband in Ireland has increased in the past couple of years as Fibre broadband gradually spreads across the country.
Fibre can give broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps – compared to the maximum 24Mbps on copper phone lines (DSL) . We have looked at some of the packages out there to try and help you find the Cheapest Broadband Deals in Ireland.
These are the current six cheapest deals with unlimited broadband data and unlimited phone calls to landlines . (All speeds are at least “upto” 100Mbs – actual speed will depend on your phone line in most cases).
Prices Checked October 3rd 2017
1.Pure Telecom have a fibre bundle costing €444 in year one. The monthly charge is €50 , reduced to €24 for the first 6 months. They use the Eircom fibre network – so the availability and connection quality etc. should be the same as Eir . Anytime landline calls included. Speeds of upto 100Mbs depending on line and location.
2. Sky have a broadband and phone bundle (TV subscription not required) – with speeds of upto 100mb and anytime calls to Irish landlines and several international destinations. It costs €62.50 a month with the first 12 months at €37.50 (works out at €500 in year one including equipment charges).
3. Vodafone has speeds of upto 100Mb and unlimited downloads ( 1 Tb fair usage cap) and free calls to Irish landlines. Vodafone’s bundle costs €50 a month (reduced to €40 for first 6 months) . This works out at a total of €540 in year one. (For an extra €60 over the 12 months you can add on free calls to Irish mobiles .) More details can be found on this Vodafone bundle at Switcher.ie
4. 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. It is an 18 month contract. (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
5. Virgin Media (only available in larger cities and towns ) have a broadband and phone bundle with upto 240Mb speeds and anytime calls to Irish landlines for €59 a month (reduced to €44 for first 6 months) . This would cost €618 in the first year. (12 month contract). They also have an option with a 30 day contract for €59 a month . Full Details and option to Sign Up Here
6. Eir – the lowest priced fibre broadband deal from Eir is currently working out at €660 in year one. With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles (€70 a month reduced to €40 for the first 6 months . It also includes free calls to UK landlines as well as Eir Sport. You can see more details of this bundle and compare it to others from Eir HERE
Broadband Price Comparison Summary (All listed bundles include free anytime calls to landlines)
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You can check current broadband prices and availailability in your area on the very useful Switcher.ie site
* Sky package also includes free anytime calls to landlines in these countries Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA (also includes calls to mobiles in Canada and USA) . This would be a big attraction for people with friends and family living overseas.
++ Digiweb bundle includes 6000 minutes per month of calls to Irish and UK landlines PLus 1500 minutes of calls to UK/Irish mobiles.
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 ComReg – in the middle of 2016 Eir were still the biggest broadband provider in Ireland – with 33.7% of total fixed broadband subscriptions, Virgin Media (formerly UPC) had 27.4% of subscriptions. Vodafone had 17.7% and Sky Ireland had 11.1% of the market share. All other providers accounted for the remaining 10.1% share of fixed broadband subscriptions.