Did you know you can get broadband without a landline? A fortunate thing, as access to broadband is a necessity today rather than a nice-to-have. How many hours are the children playing Super Mario? Have you been having online video chats with your family in Australia? Are you using a banking app or following your favourite influencer on social media? We use online services every day without realising how important they are until there is an unexpected downtime. And suddenly, we don’t know what to do to pass the time.
According to statistics, 3.97 million people in Ireland use the internet. People living in Dublin have a choice of broadband providers, but in counties such as Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan, and Roscommon, only 60% of the population has broadband access. Even if you don’t have a landline, it is possible to use online services. Just connect with Property Button to find the best broadband without a phone line in your area.
You might be asking, can you have broadband without a phone line? And the answer is absolutely yes. Have you been using Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC), also called part fibre, but want to upgrade? Maybe you don’t want a landline as you are mostly using your mobile phone? Is getting a landline problematic? Alternatives that will give you internet without a landline include,
There are a few things to consider before choosing a landline alternative. Find out if these services are available in your area, something easily done when you use Property Button. What is the speed provided by the broadband services, and how is their customer service? When the mobile phone signal is poor in your area, reconsider the mobile broadband option as the broadband signal is likely to be bad as well.
Many service providers offer broadband without a phone line, but who are they, and what type of service do they offer? Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH), otherwise known as full-fibre broadband, uses fibre-optic cables to provide broadband to your home and does not need a landline, unlike part fibre. FTTH is offered by providers such as Eir, Pure Telecom, Virgin Media, and Vodafone.
If you have a mobile broadband contract with Vodafone or Eir, arranged through Property Button, you can switch on your data when visiting the pub, shops or at home. Depending on availability, your phone picks up 3G, 4G or 5G signals.
As mentioned, no landline broadband alternatives are mobile broadband, satellite broadband and full fibre broadband (FTTH).
Satellite broadband. This service is not offered by Property Button and is generally found to be expensive and very patchy.
Full fibre broadband. FTTH uses fibre optic cables, generally pulled through the same ducts underground as standard phone lines. Cables are brought from a Distribution Point (DP), or roadside ‘black box’, into your property. The service is limited to your home. Full fibre broadband is offered by Virgin, Vodafone and Eir, has the most service availability and is readily available through Property Button.
Mobile broadband. Use a mobile dongle that plugs into your computer’s USB port, a data-only SIM card, or portable WiFi hub to connect to the internet with a mobile phone network.
Property Button will help you manage your home move at the touch of a button, and our online service is free. Are you and your housemates moving to a bigger place? Do you want fast internet and split bills? Property Button will find the broadband service providers available in your area, and you choose the one to go with. Do you need broadband without a landline? Contact Property Button today.
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