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Virgin Mobile SIM only plans: how their August deals compare

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We find out if Virgin Mobile's current best SIM only deals are cheaper than their competition on other UK mobile networks this month. SIM Sherpa is your trusty guide. Last updated: 4th August 2022.

Virgin's best SIM only deals

This month's best SIM only deal on Virgin Mobile

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6GB data
£6
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We think the best value for money SIM only plan on Virgin Mobile for August is their 6GB for £6 deal. It's on a 1‑month plan and comes with unlimited minutes and texts too:

While this is a good enough deal to make it into the best of Virgin's SIMs, you can beat it for price (even if you definitely want a provider that uses the Vodafone network). Here's where you can beat it on other networks:

£7 for 10GB is Virgin's next best SIM deal in August

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10GB data
£7
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There's also a nice 30GB for £12 plan with them this month

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30GB data
£12
a month

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How Virgin Mobile's deals compare with other networks

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How Virgin Mobile’s SIM only prices and benefits compare

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In our full review of Virgin Mobile, we said we liked the fact that Virgin give you full access to Vodafone’s network coverage and data speeds, while also offering a massive network of WiFi hotspots (see our Vodafone vs Virgin guide).

For SIM only you’ve got the choice of a 12-month or 24-month contract with them. Their 24-month contracts tend to be cheaper per month, but it’s worth comparing here to check for any hidden deals.

They’re a cheaper way onto the Vodafone network than going with Vodafone directly and tend to be one of the cheapest networks especially on their larger data deals.

They also offer some nice benefits on top of low prices. You get unlimited data to use these social media apps, a decent data rollover scheme, inclusive roaming in 43 EU destinations and a nice family discount for broadband and TV customers.

Useful link: Our full guide to Virgin Mobile’s network

Useful information about Virgin Mobile’s SIM only deals

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Virgin will send your SIM card by Royal Mail within 3-5 working days. The package you get will have each size of SIM in it, so you can fit it in any phone. Virgin don’t offer eSIMs (see the networks that do).

As with any network, you get 14 days to return your SIM after it arrives if you’re not happy with it. You will be charged for using any of your data, so you’ll only get a full refund if you haven’t used it. See more info here.

To join on their pay monthly SIM only plans you’ll have to pass a credit check so that Virgin know you can afford to pay each month. There are no pay as you go options on Virgin, so there’s no way around this.

If you want to keep your number when switching from another provider to Virgin, you should request a PAC from your old provider and give it to Virgin at any point. You can read Virgin’s instructions on how to do this here.

Useful link: Virgin Mobile’s SIM only plans

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