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Worry Free when you’re VIP: Virgin Media unveils 'best unlimited tariff out there'

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  • Unlimited everything from just £26 per month
  • Unlimited calls to 0800, 0870, 0845 & 0808 numbers on Pay Monthly VIP
  • SIM Only goes VIP with unlimited calls, texts and data for £15 per month

Virgin Media today unveiled VIP - the only tariff offering unlimited calls to 0870, 0800, 0845 and 0808 numbers along with unlimited data, texts, minutes and inclusive insurance from just £26 per month for customers who don't want worry about the number of calls they make, texts they send or how much data they use*.

The new top tier tariff offers unbeatable value for Virgin Media customers who will get £5 off their monthly bill, inclusive insurance worth £7.99 per month and a top selling handset such as the Samsung Fame or Nokia Lumia 620 all for £26 per month.

Graeme Oxby, Executive Director, Mobile & Home Phone at Virgin Media said: "We're delighted to offer our customers these exclusive and unbeatable offers they can't get anywhere else. We've built VIP to be the ultimate worry-free monthly tariff, with unlimited calls to many 08 numbers as well as inclusive insurance with 24 hour handset replacement for Virgin Media customers. In fact we're so confident in our VIP pay monthly tariff if customers can find a better tariff out there, we challenge them to take it!"

For customers looking for hassle-free value but who have their handset sorted, Virgin Media has also given its rolling 30-day SIM Only tariffs a make-over, with its £15 per month VIP tariff featuring unlimited texts, data and minutes making it the best unlimited SIM only deal on the market.

VIP SIM Only is joined in the range by the £10 per month ‘Starter' and £12 per month ‘Essential' tariffs both offering unlimited texts and 1GB of data with 250 and 1200 minutes call time respectively. Virgin Media customers taking SIM Only deals are also rewarded with unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Mobile numbers.

Oxby added: "We wanted to create the best SIM Only deal out there and with unlimited data, texts and minutes for just £15 per month on a flexible 30 day contract, we believe we've done just that. If you're holding onto an old handset you love, or if you want to buy the latest smart phone without being tied in to a long contract, our SIM Only deals are well worth a look."

Since reinventing its mobile offering in the summer of 2012 and challenging rival operators to keep up, Virgin Media has launched the market-leading Unlimitacular Pay monthly and Pay-As-You-Go tariffs. In addition, as part of the roll out of WiFi across 120 London Underground stations Pay Monthly customers were given access at no extra cost, creating even more value for people taking its services. Virgin Media is the only operator to offer customers inclusive calls to many 08 numbers and comprehensive insurance as part of its monthly tariffs.

For more information on Virgin Media's products and services, head to www.virginmedia.com

Key features of Virgin Media's new tariffs

  • Unlimited means unlimited
  • SMS Alerts to let you know when you're reaching applicable allowance limits
  • Tariff flexibility to move onto higher or lower tariffs anytime without penalty
  • Better network coverage than ever before on Virgin Media with T-Mobile and Orange networks in the UK
  • Three months free Spotify on compatible handsets

Exclusive extras included for Virgin Media customers

  • £5 less per month on handset tariffs- save £60 per year
  • Calls from Virgin Home Phone to Virgin Mobiles during inclusive calling periods
  • Unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Mobiles
  • Inclusive Insurance worth £7.99 per month on handset tariffs - save over £90 per year with guaranteed next day replacement www.virginmedia.com/insurance for more details
  • Contacts stored safely online and customers can lock and locate their handset remotely - Mobile Rescue 

Virgin Media Pay Monthly tariff range**

 

Starter

Essential

Premiere

VIP - NEW

Monthly price from

£20

£25

£28

£31

Mins

200

600

2500

Unlimited

Texts

500

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Data (in the UK)

500MB

1GB

Unlimited

Unlimited

Calls to UK landlines

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

Unlimited

Contract Length

24 months

24 months

24 months

24 months

Calls to 0870, 0845, 0800 & 0808 Numbers

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

Virgin Media Customer Exclusives

Monthly price from

£15

£20

£23

£26

Calls &  texts to Virgin Mobiles

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Insurance

with 24 hour replacement

Inclusive

Inclusive

Inclusive

Inclusive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin Media's VIP Pay Monthly vs. Current Market deals:

Network

Price

Minutes

Texts

Data

0800/45/70/08 minutes

Insurance

Virgin Media

From £26

 

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Included

 

02

From £27

Unlimited

Unlimited

1GB - 4GB

N/A

Excluded

T-Mobile

From £36

2000

Unlimited

Unlimited

N/A

Excluded

Vodafone

From £29

Unlimited

Unlimited

1GB/2GB

N/A

Excluded

Orange

From £26

Unlimited

Unlimited

250MB - 8GB

N/A

Excluded

Three

From £26

2000

5000

Unlimited

N/A

Excluded

Virgin Media's VIP SIM Only vs. Current Market deals:

 

Virgin Media

Tesco

Three

Vodafone

O2

Orange

Monthly

Price

£15

£15

£15.90

£15

£16

£15.50

Mins

Unlimited

750

600

-

 

100

100

Texts

Unlimited

5,000

5,000

-

Unlimited

Unlimited

Data

Unlimited

1GB

1GB

-

250MB

250MB

Prices from £26 For Virgin Media broadband, TV or home phone customers only. Pricing will vary depending upon handset. Customers without Virgin Media services pay standard pricing.

 Unlimited data: Acceptable Usage Policy applies, tethering not permitted. 

For unlimited calls to 0800, 0845, 0870 & 0808 numbers there is a single call limit of 60 minutes after which point you will be charged standard call rates. This is typical for comparable landline contracts offering inclusive 08 minutes.

** Other tariffs available for shorter term 12 month contracts

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.

The company's cable network - the result of a multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, and is being expanded to reach thousands more people across the country.

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.

Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world's first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.

Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED). For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.