hey guys, today i want to talk about why broadband only plans are so popular these days broadband only plans are becoming increasingly popular in ireland, in fact, on bonkers.ie, we’ve seen an increase of 457% in the last two years in the number of people choosing a broadband only plan as opposed to a
broadband plan that comes with a landline or tv. so let’s look at why they’re so popular. number one – speeds are improving. thanks to the fibre rollout, broadband speeds of a minimum 100 mbps are available in almost all urban areas and in many rural areas now too, and that means you can rely on big bandwidth apps like netflix
for your entertainment and skype and facetime for calling friends at home and abroad. and that makes having a tv and a landline surplus to requirements. number two – price. as you’d expect, broadband only deals are cheaper than broadband deals that come with a landline or tv plan as well, and most broadband only deals are available for somewhere between â‚¬40 and â‚¬50 per month
in some cases that’s less than half the price of a high-end tripleplay package. number 3 – unlimited data previously you might have been concerned about using your home broadband for so many things due to data limits. but now unlimited data comes as standard with almost all broadband only plans meaning you can download and stream away without
worrying too much about getting penalty fees. these plans are still subject to fair usage policies but you really would have to do a ridiculous amount of downloading to reach those. number four – convenience. on-demand iplayer apps and on-demand sports apps are the norm now so if you’ve got a strong broadband only plan you can watch what you want when
you want. and since you’re going to be running everything off your home wi-fi signal, you can watch on whatever devices are most handy, be that your smartphone laptop or tablet. number 5 – contract length contract lengths from broadband only plans have been coming down in recent times and most suppliers now offering 12-month contracts and some are even offering
30-day contracts, and that can be really really convenient for people who are maybe traveling a lot, or renting and maybe thinking of moving house sometime soon.