Mobile and SIM-only deals
Find out more about being a mobile contract or SIM-only customer with Virgin Mobile.
A subsidiary of Virgin Media, Virgin Mobile has been a big player in the UK mobile phone industry since 1999.
The Virgin Group has long been a brand that likes to do things big. In fact, Richard Branson's iconic company has introduced space travel in the form of Virgin Orbit and Virgin Galactic.
Virgin Mobile currently boasts an impressive 99% 4G population coverage .
5G is also available on any plan with over 5GB of data. Most plans include great features such as data rollover and data free messaging on popular social platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter.
Virgin Mobile even have flexible plans that enable you to change your tariff monthly.
You can also use your allowance of data, texts and minutes in up to 43 locations in the EU, at no extra cost.
All these benefits are great, but before setting your sights on a Virgin Mobile deal, it's worth identifying what type of mobile tariff you want.
The three primary phone options available are pay monthly phone plans, sim-only contracts and pay as you go (PAYG) tariffs.
Virgin Mobile phone contracts don’t have any upfront costs. Contracts are based on 24 or 36 months and come in two parts; a phone and a plan.
Choosing a phone: Virgin Media gives you a choice of the latest models from well-known brands such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and Huawei.
Choosing a plan: Customers can change their plan on a monthly basis, giving them more flexibility. All plans come with a set amount of minutes, texts and data - data limits range from 1GB to 100GB depending on the plan chosen - and all plans come with 4G as standard.
Virgin Mobile also offers ‘Truly Unlimited’ plans which feature unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data, but these can get pricey.
You can even get money back when you refer Virgin Mobile to a friend – you can either keep the money yourself, split it 50/50 with your friend or give all of it to them.
Unlimited plans available for Virgin TV, fibre or home phone customers for as long as you remain a Virgin TV, fibre or home phone customer (T&C’s apply) Virgin Mobile SIM-only.
For customers who would like to re-use their old phones or buy their handset outright, it might be worth exploring Virgin SIM-only deals.
Monthly SIM-only contracts often start from just a few pounds a month for a 12-month contract.
However, Virgin Mobile sim-only deals aren't simply restricted to cheap and cheerful options. Virgin offers a variety of options to suit you, with data, text and minutes ranging from the economical essentials to unlimited.
Virgin SIM-only deals for existing customers also include unlimited free calls to other Virgin mobile phones.
In addition to the various contract plans, Virgin Mobile has pay as you go deals as well.
PAYG provides customers with the independence to fully control their spending. This mobile plan is often useful for parents who pick up the bill for their children but want to avoid any unexpected monthly fees.
These types of deals tend to suit mobile users who don't use large amounts of data, because data is expensive. Users who run out of data often will have to top-up repeatedly - often spending more than a SIM-only deal.
If you're looking to save money and preserve your data usage, Virgin offers free WiFi at over 3.5 million hotspots nationwide .
If you’re a Virgin Mobile customer, keeping your WiFi on will see you automatically connected to Virgin WiFi hotspots, saving you from using your monthly data allowance.
If you’re looking for great Virgin Mobile deals, compare contract or SIM-only plans with us to find a deal that suits you.
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