Pensioner Wifi Phone bundle Help please

Seric20

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Hi,
I am happy with my own set up but I'd like to sort my pensioner father out please with the most reasonable plan for his needs. He needs wifi, home phone (rarely if ever used) and mobile please if any recommendations.
Currently
Wifi & house phone: €56 approx Vodafone (he would rather cheaper)
Mobile: Pay as you go approx €20 Meteor.

I think he should be with the one provider. Bill pay mobile phone be fine too at €20. Is there any cheaper bundle for Wifi. He doesn't need extras like prime etc but does watch alot of sport.

So best value for a pensioner who uses wifi alot for browsing internet, wats apps, mostly mobile calls. Doesn't download any films etc.

Thanks for any help,
 
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For mobile phone, the best offer is 48.ie for €8 per month for unimited calls, text and 100 GB data. It is prepay but you can simply set up a reoccuring payment each moth.

For broadband and home phone, Vodafone will do broadband and home phone for €30 per month for the first 12 months. You can ring, say you are going to leave and see if they will switch you to this rate.

Eir (awful customer service) also do €30 per month for the first 12 months but with a €50 installation charge but this can be bypassed by signing up via One Big Switch.

Sky also do €30 per month for the first 12 months but with a €50 installation charge.
 

Thirsty

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Whatever you choose, ask to be added to your parents account as an authorised agent; Eir definitely takes the biscuit, but all these companies are difficult for customers to navigate.
 

Seagull

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If he watches a lot of sport, then eir does have the benefit of free eir sport for broadband customers.
 

mathepac

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As long as you'll be happy with 3 year old Pro 14 re-runs and oldy but goldy GAA All Ireland finals and the worst customer service in the country.
 

Seric20

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Hi all,
Thanks for replies. It's a minefield for us never mind pensioners so thanks for any advice. Unfortunately Virgin have no coverage in his area. He has Sky so might contact them but the €30 vodafone package looks best if I can get him onto that. He'll watch any sport believe me we get subjected to some right drivel when he visits which unfortunately has only been once this year due to virus.
Right thanks very much all the advice and extra thanks to Ciaran for your very informative reply.
 

JMJR

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That 48 deal is pretty good, I am looking at it to switch to from payg Vodafone. 7.99 for new customers, up to 10 Nov.
48 runs over Three network so you should check their coverage at the home location of the mobile.
Comreg have a coverage map here Comreg Coverage
John
 

Chewbacca

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Is Vodafone broadband good as in reliable, need to switch my father from Virgin as intro deal expired and €60 a month is far too much for what he needs as only needs broadband, not TV. He had Eir before and lousy coverage reliability in house (and this in Cork city). Alternatively would it be possible to switch the Virgin broadband to my own name in a package (have an intro mobile deal €15 a month for 12 months since April could I add the broadband and get a better deal?)
 

dereko1969

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Is Vodafone broadband good as in reliable, need to switch my father from Virgin as intro deal expired and €60 a month is far too much for what he needs as only needs broadband, not TV. He had Eir before and lousy coverage reliability in house (and this in Cork city). Alternatively would it be possible to switch the Virgin broadband to my own name in a package (have an intro mobile deal €15 a month for 12 months since April could I add the broadband and get a better deal?)
I think eir and vodafone and sky use all the same network, virgin is generally better. Is there anyone else in the house with your father who could put the account in their name to avail of new customer options?
 

Chewbacca

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I think eir and vodafone and sky use all the same network, virgin is generally better. Is there anyone else in the house with your father who could put the account in their name to avail of new customer options?
If asked to put it in my name do you think I could get new customer option even if same address?
 

dereko1969

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Well, my wife and I have different surnames so it was easy for her to cancel and for me to do a "new" account and get the greater discount. Bit trickier with same surname (presumably) but if you've never had a TV account at the same address it might work.
 
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