Sky have been offering telephone and broadband services in Ireland for a good few years now. We have checked out the current pricing and how it now compares to Eir. (August 2020)
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 Eir, Pure Telecom or Vodafone . You don’t need to have Sky TV or a satellite dish to use their telephone and broadband.
Comparing Broadband and Telephone Bundle Prices
Sky Unlimited Fibre broadband – with speeds averaging 75Mb 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.) Free landline calls to 20 international destinations included.
Find out more at the Sky page on Switcher.ie
A similar bundle from Eir will cost €529.75 in year one (for new customers) The Eir price is €69.98 a month – reduced to €39.98 a month for the first year plus €50 cashback . This also includes anytime calls to UK landlines and mobiles and Eir Sport
With the €50 cashback – the Eir bundle works out at €20 cheaper over the first year. But the free calls to UK numbers on Eir could be worth a lot more to some people.
Just be careful when comparing prices – don’t just look at the monthly price because some providers have short introductory discounts 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.
See how these prices compare with other providers of Broadband in Ireland
Visit the handy Switcher.ie website to check out even more broadband providers and compare prices .