There are a huge variety of broadband packages and bundles available in Ireland today. Finding the best deal for your home or business can be like looking for a piece of hay in a stack of needles, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This short guide leads you through all of the main types of deal so you can zoom in on the perfect bundle for your needs.
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Broadband deals in Ireland range from straight broadband only to comprehensive all-in-one broadband, Phone, and TV deals.
Here are the 9 main types of deal you need to be aware of:
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A fibre broadband deal provides internet access via fibre optic cable. They come in two main types. The first is FTTC or fibre-to-the-cabinet and the second is FTTH or fibre-to-the-home.
FTTC connects the fibre optic cable to a cabinet outside your home or business. Standard coaxial or copper wire then brings it the rest of the way. FTTH connects fibre optic cable directly to your location.
FTTC is one of the fastest broadband options available in Ireland today with download speeds ranging from about 100 to 500Mbps. FTTH is the absolute fastest type of broadband on the Irish market at present with speeds of up to 2Gbps for domestic users and as high as 10Gbps for business customers.
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These are comprehensive deals that include digital TV channels as well as landline and/or mobile phone service. These all-in-one options are convenient, may save you money, and simplify your life with only one bill instead of three or four to pay each month.
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If you don't watch much TV, or prefer streaming services and internet then these deals are perfect for you. You can save on landline rental and avoid paying extra for TV you don't watch.
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If you have specific favourite TV shows or there are channels that you love to watch all the time, this can be a great option. You may also have a separate landline or mobile deal elsewhere that you are happy with but don't like their TV options, or you want to diversify your service to avoid downtime if one provider has an issue.
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Many people don't watch TV anymore. If that's you and you no longer wish to pay for services you don't use, then a broadband and phone deal can be the perfect option. YOu may have a mobile phone with another provider that you are happy with but want a fixed line in case of emergency or if the cellular network you are with goes down.
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If you want to keep your broadband, phone, and TV separate this is a great option. There's more overhead in terms of paying bills but at least if there is a problem with one service it is likely insulated from the other two.
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SIRO broadband refers to the underlying network that your service provider uses. This is the latest rollout of the Irish national broadband plan and promises full fibre access to homes and businesses across the country. It's a great way to future-proof your service against constantly evolving technological innovation on the internet.
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If you already have a mobile phone deal elsewhere, you don't need a landline or TV, then you can save money with a broadband only deal. If your data needs don't go much beyond internet browsing, and using streaming services, then you may not even need a fibre optic connection. You could save even more money with a non-fibre broadband service.
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These deals include a SIM card only that can be used with your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. They provide telephone and broadband services for a predetermined, limited time. They are great when traveling if you don't want to spend money on landline rental.
SIM Only also works well if you do most of your internet browsing on your phone and either can’t have or don’t want a broadband connection installed in your home.
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Irish consumers are spoiled for choice right now. Here are 12 of the main providers of broadband, TV, phone, and mobile packages in Ireland today:
No problem! You can check out the full range of all broadband deals and bundles side by side on our main comparison page, or head on over to our FAQs page with any questions you might have. If you’d like to get in touch, you can always reach out via our contact page and we’ll do our best to help you out.