Sky have been offering a telephone and broadband service in Ireland for a few years now. We have checked out the current pricing and how it now compares to Eir. (Sept 2018)
Firstly – the Sky telephone and broadband service is nothing to to with their satellite dishes – it is provided down the very same phone lines used by the likes of Eircom and Vodafone . You don’t need to have Sky TV or a satellite dish to use their telephone and broadband.
Sky have several options and price levels available – with 4 different broadband prices depending on where you live and if fibre is available in your area . Fibre broadband runs at speeds of upto 100Mb/sec and is gradually spreading to more towns across the country,
Comparing Fibre Broadband Prices
Sky Unlimited Fibre broadband – with speeds upto 100Mb costs €37.50 a month for the first 12 months (€62.50 after that). This includes free anytime landline calls and works out at €500 in year one. (Price is for new customers.)
A similar bundle from Eir will cost €569.75 in year one (for new customers) The Eir price is €44.98 a month for 12 months then rising to €69.98 This also includes to UK landlines.
The Sky bundle works out at €69.75 cheaper over the first year. Find out more at the Sky page on Switcher.ie
Just be careful when comparing prices – don’t just look at the monthly price because some providers have short introductory disscounts (Like Eir above). Look at the total price over a year. Most broadband and phone contracts are for 12 months – so you can always look at switching again after a year if there are better deals on offer.
Visit the handy Switcher.ie website to check out even more broadband providers and compare prices .