These days – with all the streaming and downloading of Films ,TV , music and video games – many people are hitting the monthly download limits of their internet providers.
If you go above your data transfer limit some providers might hit you with a fee or you might have your download speeds drastically reduced.
The good news is that most internet providers in Ireland are now offering real Unlimited downloads . Sky , Virgin and Pure Telecom say they have no limits. Vodafone and Eir have a fair usage policy of 1 Terabyte a month – which is 1024 Gb and should be easily more than enough for the vast majority of households.
Cheapest Unlimited Home Broadband
(Some providers will not be available in some areas)
Prices Checked April 2018
1 Eir – currently have the the lowest priced fibre broadband deal – working out at €450 in year one . With unlimited downloads (Fair usage cap of 1000Gb ) and free anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles (€76 a month reduced to €40 for the first 12 months .) It also includes free calls to UK landlines as well as Eir Sport. It is a 12 month contract – so you can switch again when the price rises to €76 a month) You can see more details of this bundle and compare it to others from Eir HERE
2.Pure Telecom have a broadband and phone bundle costing €504 in year one. The monthly charge is €50 , reduced to €34 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 up to 100Mbs depending on line and location.
3. Vodafone broadband 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
Prices correct as at April 2nd 2018
You can compare the current Broadband prices and availability in your area and sign up on the very useful website Switcher.ie