Vodafone And Virgin Mobile Take Top Prizes At The Switcher.ie Awards 2021

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  • Broadband winners: Vodafone takes home four awards, and is named Ireland’s Best Broadband Provider – Sky picks up three awards.
  • Mobile winners: Virgin Mobile, GoMo and 48 all tie with two awards each with Virgin Mobile winning the top title of Best Mobile Phone Operator.
  • Independent consumer research and a judging panel of experts and journalists in the fields of TV and technology determined the results.


The winners of the Switcher.ie Awards 2021 have just been announced with Vodafone being crowned Ireland’s Best Broadband Provider and Virgin Mobile taking the title of Best Mobile Phone Operator.


The awards, which are in their eighth year, were the first of their kind in Ireland. They help to give recognition to those leading Irish telecoms providers who offer outstanding products and services to customers. Unfortunately, due to the incredibly challenging circumstances of the past year, the annual awards ceremony could not go ahead, but in its place Switcher.ie partnered with Focus Ireland to provide 3,000 meals to the homeless. 

Vodafone took a total of four awards – the most of any provider –  and was titled the Best Value Broadband Provider as well as winning the coveted Best Broadband Provider award for the third year in a row. Sky scooped up three awards in total coming away with the title of TV Provider of the Year and the awards for Best TV Content and Best Broadband Bundle.

In the mobile categories, each of the winners walked away with two awards each. Virgin Mobile won the awards for overall Best Mobile Phone Operator and Best Customer Service. GoMo and 48 also took home two mobile awards each, with GoMo winning Best Value Mobile Operator and Best SIM-Only Bill Pay Plan and 48 taking the awards for Best Mobile Operator for Data and Best Sim-Only Pay As You Go Plan.

A full list of broadband and TV award categories and winners is available at: https://switcher.ie/broadband/awards/, while mobile award categories and winners can be viewed at: https://switcher.ie/mobiles/awards/.

Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher.ie, said: “The purpose of these awards is to recognise the excellent work within the broadband, TV and mobile phone industry while giving a voice to Irish consumers. These awards provide consumers with the information and confidence they need when choosing which provider is right for them. 

“The Irish telecoms market is full of variety when it comes to products and services and now more than ever, when the competition between providers is so fierce, consumers need reassurance that the service they’re choosing is the best one for them. The Switcher.ie Awards help to give consumers independent feedback, by taking the opinions and experiences of real people to make sure the winners are truly the providers who offer consumers the best service. When you pair this with our free broadband and TV comparison tools and SIM-only mobile comparison, consumers have everything they need to make the right decisions.  

“Switcher.ie extends a massive congratulations to all of this year’s winners, with special mentions of course to Vodafone and Virgin Mobile for taking home the top prizes for best overall providers.”

For more information, visit Switcher.ie

Attached images are of Simon Crawford – Head of Sales – Broadband/TV – Vodafone Ireland, receiving the Best Broadband Provider award. 

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