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Temperatures are going to plummet to -5 degrees tonight.
Yes, you heard me right. Minus. FIVE.
I, for one, won’t be venturing out for fear of ending up in a situation similar to Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Rather, a night in front of the telly-box is in order.
And it’s certainly a good time for TV-addicts, eir and Sky are each offering some very competitive deals, for TV-only as well as Tripleplay packages. In fact, they’re some of the best and longest-running discounts we’ve ever seen here at bonkers.ie.
Let’s have a flick through your options.
Tripleplay with eir
The folks at eir are offering €100 cashback to new Tripleplay customers until next Tuesday, January 19th. And that’s not where the sign-up incentives end.
New customers who sign up for TV, broadband and home phone with the supplier will be charged just €33 a month for the first 6 months, and €85 a month thereafter.
Since it’s an 18-month contract, that works out at an average monthly spend of about €62.11, including the €100 cashback.
So, what do you get for that amount?
eir Vision TV Experience comes with 85 digital channels, including Setanta Sports Ireland for sports fans, Film4 for movie buffs and Comedy Central for the jokers in the house. And there are plenty of channels for the kids in there too.
In addition to this, you’ll get superfast fibre broadband with speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Importantly, this comes with unlimited data so you won’t have to worry about going over your allowance and being hit with a shock bill.
The package also includes unlimited anytime calls to Irish landlines and mobiles from your home phone.
Other eir Packages
If you just fancy signing up for broadband and phone with eir, you’ll get €50 cashback as well as an introductory price of €25 a month for the first 3 months, which rises to €62 a month from then on.
TV with eir is only available if you already have a phone and broadband connection with the supplier.
Tripleplay with Sky
An equivalent package with Sky will cost you €59 a month for the first 6 months and €88 a month after that. It’s only a 12-month contract so the average monthly cost over the course of a year is €73.50.
So, is Sky’s package worth the extra tenner a month?
Well, with Sky you’ll get 101 digital TV channels (that’s 16 more than eir), including the popular Sky Atlantic, which is home to shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and Game of Thrones.
Sky uses eir’s network to provide broadband, so speeds will be very similar between to the two providers.
Finally, Sky is offering free evening and weekend calls to Irish landlines as part of this package. So, not quite as strong as eir’s home phone offer.
TV-only with Sky
If you’re only interested in Sky’s digital TV package…well, you’re in luck!
You can currently get those 101 TV channels for €27.30 a month for the first year, along with €20 cashback. With the cashback offer factored in, Sky TV will cost about €25.60 every month.
An offer this competitive is another example of Sky’s commitment to bring exceptional home entertainment to customers. And that’s not where the company’s intentions end.
Earlier today, Sky announced the addition of more content to the forthcoming Sky Q product, coming later this year. This will allow customers to enjoy ‘fluid viewing’ of online content.
What’s ‘fluid viewing’ you ask? Well, it means you can pause a show on one device and resume it on another, in or outside of the home. Pretty neat!
A Time for TV
Whether you think the additional channels you get with Sky is worth the extra few euro a month is entirely a matter of taste.
Either way, current TV and Tripleplay deals currently on offer from eir and Sky are some of the best we’ve ever seen and are sure to help you through the next few weeks of the cold snap.
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