Best Bill Pay SIM Only Plans Ireland

There are so many different moble plans and deals around  it can get very confusing and as a result , many people tend to  stay with their existing network because they just can’t be bothered to change.

If you are using a Pay as You Go mobile phone – it can be very easy to lose track of spending and get through €40 or more a month in top ups .
With Billpay –  some of the cheaper billpay mobile phone contracts  only have 100 or 200 “inclusive” call minutes –  which can be easily exceeded and you can end up with a bigger bill than you expected at the end of every month.

Going over your inclusive minutes on a billpay plan will typically cost you €10.50 for every extra 30 minutes of calls you make. (based on a typical charge of 35c per min).


One way to prevent unexpected large bills for mobile charges is to try and get a package that offers unlimited calls, data and texts . Then you will never be worried about  going over any limits. These days you don’t have to sign up for really long contracts to get unlimited calls/texts .

Best SIM only Plans Ireland

It’s easier to compare SIM only plans  rather than mobile plans  that include the purchase of a phone . When a phone is included in the deal –  the monthly charge will vary depending on the up-front amount paid for the phone , the length of the contract and the type of phone.

Most mobile networks in Ireland now offer billpay SIM only 30 day plans. You just put the new SIM in your existing unlocked mobile phone. You can usually keep your old number to make the change easier.  You will need to set up monthly payments by direct debit.

We have done a comparison of some of the  best  unlimited billpay SIM – only  30 day contracts .

SIM Only Bill Pay Deals Compared

Network Charge per Month Call Minutes Texts Data
Eir(**) €15 Unlimited
(45,000)
Unlimited
(10.000)
15Gb
Virgin (*) €25 Unlimited
(10,000)
Unlimited
(10,000)
30Gb
Tesco €25 Unlimited
(10,000)
Unlimited
(10,000)
20Gb
Three €30 Unlimited
(3000)
Unlimited
(3000)
60GB
Vodafone €30 Unlimited Unlimited 5Gb

You can see that the definition of unlimited varies quite a bit – and is not really unlimited with any provider. However –  ten thousand minutes a month is about 5 and a half hours a day – so if anyone thinks they need more than that –  then maybe they should get out more !


Eir  (**)   The price is reduced to €15 a month for the first 6 months – normally €30 – but it is a 30 day contract do you can switch after 6 months if you want.


You can see more about the Tesco Mobile offer here


 Virgin  (*)     also  have a special offer of just €12 a month for the first 6 months if you are already a Virgin broadband or TV customer.

You can see details and prices of all  the best  SIM only deals over on Switcher.ie


Before you buy – you might want to check which mobile provider gets the most complaints

Also See Our  Comparison of Prepaid Mobile Phone Charges

See More  Money Saving Tips .

Figures checked May 2018