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Virgin Mobile: the benefits for Virgin Media broadband & TV customers

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If you have Virgin Media broadband or cable TV, we look at what extra benefits and discounts you get if you join Virgin Mobile too. SIM Sherpa is your trusty guide. Last updated: January 21st 2019.

Benefits for Virgin broadband customers

There aren’t any discounts for Virgin Media customers

Old advert for Virgin Media customer exclusive prices

There used to be discounts for Virgin cable customersSee Virgin Mobile benefits

at virginmedia.com
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In the past, there were discounts on phone contracts on Virgin Mobile for people who also had Virgin Media broadband or TV at home. The savings ranged between £5 - £10 a month.

In theory, you’d think this is something that should be missed. But looking at it realistically, if you didn’t have Virgin Media at home before, taking a phone from Virgin Mobile was never that good value.

In other words, the customer discount was only really achieved by Virgin making their phones £5 to £10 more expensive for non-broadband customers. Rather than being serious savings vs the whole market.

The good news is, now prices are the same, Virgin Mobile are among the cheapest providers to get a phone or SIM only plan from. And if you have Virgin Media at home, you do still get a few extra treats.

See your benefits on: SIM only plans | Phone contracts

But there are some exclusive benefits and plans for you

Special stuff for our TV and broadband customers

You do still get some special treatmentSee offers page

at virginmedia.com
(opens in new window)

There are an estimated 5.9 million cable TV and broadband customers on Virgin Media, so they'd be foolish not to throw in some extra perks to entice them to take mobile too. But how valuable are they?

On pay monthly, you get unlimited calls to other people on Virgin Mobile. That's handy when most of Virgin's plans don't include unlimited minutes. But realistically, is it going to save you hard cash? It's hard to measure.

You'll get the same benefit on pay as you go, as long as you top up with £10. Here, it's more valuable as it means you don't need to eat into your credit if you know certain people are on Virgin Mobile that you'll call a lot.

The main exclusive Virgin Media customer benefit is getting access to an unlimited data plan on both SIM only and phone contracts that people without Virgin's cable services at home cannot access (more on this below).

See your benefits on: SIM only plans | Phone contracts

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SIM only plans

Exclusive unlimited data plan for Virgin Media customers

Virgin Mobile's Truly Unlimited SIM banner

Unlimited data for £25 a monthSee full deal

at virginmedia.com
(opens in new window)

Unlimited data nowadays is incredibly rare (Three are the only network to offer a properly unlimited data SIM too). But the benefit of never having an allowance to overshoot and pay extra for is clear.

If you're a Virgin Media broadband or TV customer (or anyone at your address is), you qualify for an exclusive plan that gets you unlimited everything: minutes, texts and data:

Non-Virgin Media cable customers can't get the plan (and they really do check when you try to buy the plan). So it's a decent perk and a plan that usually comes in cheaper than the competition.

If you don't need unlimited data, you can compare all Virgin Mobile SIMs below, and you'll still get unlimited calls to Virgin Mobile numbers, as a thank you for having their broadband or TV.

Useful link: Compare all Virgin Mobile SIM only plans

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All other Virgin Mobile SIMs are available to everyone

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Phone contracts

Virgin Mobile's phone contracts are some of the cheapest on the market

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You also get an exclusive unlimited data planSee the phones

at virginmedia.com
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Like we've said, there aren't any discounts on phone contracts nowadays but Virgin are now almost always among the cheapest places to get a smartphone deal (see price comparison below).

On top of that, Virgin Media home customers get access to an unlimited data plan on each phone models that you can't buy if you don't have their broadband or TV.

The only other network doing a proper unlimited tariff with phones is Three. And Virgin are the only place to get an unlimited data plan that uses the superfast EE network.

Use our price comparison tool below to check if Virgin Mobile work out cheapest for the phone model you're interested in .

Useful link: See full range of Virgin's phones

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