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Virgin Offers 30p Per Day Mobile Internet

We already knew operators were desperate to get users onto the web, but is this perhaps the most compelling reason yet for us to agree...?

Well, no - the most compelling reason is because it's superb and really makes life a lot easier and more productive, but otherwise - yes, indeed it is.

Available to all Virgin Mobile phone customers on both pre-pay and contract from 8 December will be 'unlimited' web access on their handsets for the trifling amount of just 30p per day. "Cheaper than a bag of crisps" - as the company notes. Of course 'unlimited' isn't really unlimited it's 25MB, but if you can top that on your mobile phone - BBC iPlayer / music downloads aside - you're doing rather well.

A redesigned Virgin Mobile web portal (snapped above) will greet users too and Graeme Oxby, Virgin Mobile MD seemed suitably chuffed with the whole idea explaining: "As handsets get smarter and faster, mobile web usage has increased significantly and more customers than ever are using their handset to connect them to the internet when they're not at home. By providing unlimited access at a highly competitive rate, we are giving all our customers the opportunity to use the internet on their phone, without having to worry about racking up huge bills or working out complicated price structures."

Of course with such access you'll need a decent browsing experience so I'd suggest you grab the latest version of the works-on-everything Opera Mini and get busy...


30p Per Day Promotion Page

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December 1, 2008, 2:29 pm

30p a day is about &#1639.00 a month and since 3 have been offering unlimited web access for &#1635 a month for quite some time I find it difficult to understand why Gordon is so excited. BTW Gordon what happened to the 3 plan you wrote about that was to include unlimited voice calls to other 3 subscribers and 1GB of internet for &#16315 a month? According to you it was to launch on 1 November?? They seemed to have lost the 1GB part of the deal last time I looked at their site. http://www.trustedreviews.com/...


December 1, 2008, 3:59 pm

@timple, I'm not sure, but could it be because you can pay for it by the day, eg. If you only used the internet 5 days in a month, It's only &#1631.50. But if your using everyday then the 3's &#1635 month is a much better proposal.


December 1, 2008, 4:42 pm

@keith....I think that's it. 30p a day, so if you only need it a couple of days a month then its a good deal. Nice to see its for both contract and PAYT. Can see the other telcos coming up with new offerings soon. Come on Vodafone !


December 1, 2008, 7:41 pm

@timple - yes, but NO ONE would use this as an everyday system - it is for those people who need access now and again. Until now occasional users have had to pay approx. &#1631 per day for access, so I think you rather miss the point.

Secondly, I understand 3's first plan to take advantage of this will now come with the launch of the INQ1 scheduled for December - so keep an eye out. Once available on that phone the plan should become available on other handsets (though not sure why you'd want any other pre-pay handset once you've tried it!).


December 1, 2008, 7:42 pm

@Keith - exactly! Not really so hard to figure out ;)


December 2, 2008, 5:43 am

I think timple is still correct in his justification. It is probably Virgin reacting to 3 network pricing, than Virgin taking the bold step.

3 network, unmentioned by timple has charged &#1630.50 to use the mobile internet unlimited per day, for some time now.

It's &#1630.50 for one day, &#1632.50 for a week and &#1635 for a month.

Mark 12

December 2, 2008, 4:00 pm

Not one of the sites reporting this news has sufficiently investigated to realise that Virgin currently offer the Bites service free to contract users, and those users will therefore now effectively have &#1639 added to their bill if they continue to use the service in the same way.

This is a major price hike to what should be the most valued customers.

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