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Data/internet on Virgin Mobile - 30p per day.

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30p FOR A DAYS INTERNET FROM MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT This seems a good deal as you get up to 24meg for 30p - but then it charges you at £2 per meg. However, using a mobile it would be virtually impos… Read More
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30p FOR A DAYS INTERNET FROM MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT

This seems a good deal as you get up to 24meg for 30p - but then it charges you at £2 per meg. However, using a mobile it would be virtually impossible to do this unless you were using it for downloading etc - normal browsing and emailing even with fairly normal attachments would not come near this limit.

Even if you are just using this for web based texting it could save you a fortune (which also works favourably with the £5 per meg if you used them for international texts while roaming).

It works with messengers too - so if your phone can run a messenger you could keep it on all day and not get anywhere near your limit.

It also works with Google maps, including the facility to act like a badly estimating sat nav (its telling me I am 150 m from where I am just now), but this could be quite data intensive if left running all day while travelling so could reach your limit (but would be fine for letting you see where you were on a long train or bus journey if you only used it as you needed).

Additionally - Virgin are charging £5 per meg for international data - which although seems a silly price - is the cheapest of the companies I have looked at.
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#1
nice offer, also take a look at O2s Pay and go bolt on it's 7.50 a month, over 30 day's that's 25p per day. Also with free texts, rewards and surprises...
#2
would this be the best data package if you were going abroad?
#3
savingcash
nice offer, also take a look at O2s Pay and go bolt on it's 7.50 a month, over 30 day's that's 25p per day. Also with free texts, rewards and surprises...



Anyone who is using it everyday will use a computer or a netbook and access with a USB stick broadband. If you are only intending to check a couple of emails a day and do it every day and use your phone, then the 20p a meg from Asda mobile is the best deal.

This deal excells for accessing on the bus or train - so you would be unlikely to use it more than 20 days a month.

jertzy
would this be the best data package if you were going abroad?


There might be special add ons for contracts - but I have for the last few years taken a virgin sim with my PDA on holiday to check emails, and normally I would use no more than one sim a week (they were freebies with a £5). So no one would beat that price. :whistling:
#4
ibiza

There might be special add ons for contracts - but I have for the last few years taken a virgin sim with my PDA on holiday to check emails, and normally I would use no more than one sim a week (they were freebies with a £5). So no one would beat that price. :whistling:


Thanks for that, so how many text emails would you be able to check ie. the companies frequently talk about £5 per MB, what does 1MB buy you? cheers.
#5
I have an applet on my phone and I think its about 3K it takes per text - as it does not need to load the webpage.

So very roughly about 341 texts per meg - plus the cost to the actual text company for using their service,
#6
ibiza
I have an applet on my phone and I think its about 3K it takes per text - as it does not need to load the webpage.

So very roughly about 341 texts per meg - plus the cost to the actual text company for using their service,


Ta! :thumbsup:
#7
Can you explaine to me how you think you can get up to 24 meg on Virgin Mobiles phone network?
Even if you could get 24 meg which I dont think you can if you started to download a lot of data on the phone network im sure Virgin would know about it fairly soon and not be too happy.

Im with virgin mobile and have a Nokia E65 which has an internal modem. I have paid 30p in the past for data coverage and linked it up to my laptop but I don't think any phone modems are capable of running at 24megs! thats like saying the phone network is faster then ADSL lines currently only about 2% of the country can get 8 megs let alone 24 megs and thats through a physical line. But yes please explanie
#8
slinkydonkey
Can you explaine to me how you think you can get up to 24 meg on Virgin Mobiles phone network?
Even if you could get 24 meg which I dont think you can if you started to download a lot of data on the phone network im sure Virgin would know about it fairly soon and not be too happy.

Im with virgin mobile and have a Nokia E65 which has an internal modem. I have paid 30p in the past for data coverage and linked it up to my laptop but I don't think any phone modems are capable of running at 24megs! thats like saying the phone network is faster then ADSL lines currently only about 2% of the country can get 8 megs let alone 24 megs and thats through a physical line. But yes please explanie


If in doubt - read the entire sentence....


This seems a good deal as you get up to 24meg for 30p - but then it charges you at £2 per meg.
#9
24 (or is it 25mb?) is the limit for the amount of data you can download per day for the 30p that you pay.

So 25 meg is the LIMIT for the unlimited service! (dunno how they can get away with saying it's unlimited)
#10
slinkydonkey
Can you explaine to me how you think you can get up to 24 meg on Virgin Mobiles phone network?
Even if you could get 24 meg which I dont think you can if you started to download a lot of data on the phone network im sure Virgin would know about it fairly soon and not be too happy.

Im with virgin mobile and have a Nokia E65 which has an internal modem. I have paid 30p in the past for data coverage and linked it up to my laptop but I don't think any phone modems are capable of running at 24megs! thats like saying the phone network is faster then ADSL lines currently only about 2% of the country can get 8 megs let alone 24 megs and thats through a physical line. But yes please explanie


LOL!
#11
btw, if I connect my phone to my netbook through bluetooth and use the connection this way, is there any way for them to be able to detect this (I know it says you aren't allowed to do this in there terms of service).

How would they know I'm using the internet from my phone, or through my netbook connected to my phone?
#12
T-Mobile are charging £1.50 inc VAT for EU roaming.

O2 charge £3 per MB for int roaming in EU.
#13
ibiza
If in doubt - read the entire sentence....


I did read it your talking **** you can't get anywhere near 24 meg get your facts right
#14
yes 100% right the operator does not know what he is talking about
#15
this is false advertising
#16
I've used 2.5GB of 3G internet this month just on my phone (no laptop or anything connected). I read the news, lots of blogs, watch a few Youtube videos and stream music from last.fm. Luckily Three don't seem to charge me when I go over their 1GB "unlimited" usage allowance. I pay £5/month for this.
#17
slinkydonkey
I did read it your talking **** you can't get anywhere near 24 meg get your facts right


Have you considered taking what came after the dash into account - thereby letting it address the ambiguity you misinterpreted by not reading the entire sentence?

Alternately - have you considered taking reading lessons? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
#18
diverse
T-Mobile are charging £1.50 inc VAT for EU roaming.

O2 charge £3 per MB for int roaming in EU.


They are good prices - lower that they were when i was away last year.

However - using the £5 credit free sims - it takes a lot of beating that price! :-D
#19
genieuk2008;4181035
btw, if I connect my phone to my netbook through bluetooth and use the connection this way, is there any way for them to be able to detect this (I know it says you aren't allowed to do this in there terms of service).

How would they know I'm using the internet from my phone, or through my netbook connected to my phone?


They would be absolutely delighted if you did this, as with a netbook it would take about five minutes for you to use the 25mb after which they would be charging you £2 a mb.
#20
ibiza
Have you considered taking what came after the dash into account - thereby letting it address the ambiguity you misinterpreted by not reading the entire sentence?

Alternately - have you considered taking reading lessons? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:


One second mate you are the one who said "you get up to 24meg" this is false advertising its the kind of false advertising that has seen the government act on many IPs's who use the same term termanology to be more clear on what users can actualy get. Like the guy said before me the physical limit you can get on 3G is 3.6 mbps not 24 meg don't you think ?. So it's alittle bit silly saying people can get up to 24 megs when they cant get 24 megs... so maybe you are the one who needs reading lessons ....i can't wait for your childish reply you must be about 12
#21
mikehoche
They would be absolutely delighted if you did this, as with a netbook it would take about five minutes for you to use the 25mb after which they would be charging you £2 a mb.


well not if you just maybe surf rather than do any heavy sites such as youtube. i.e. check your email, news etc, basic stuff.
#22
slinkydonkey
One second mate you are the one who said "you get up to 24meg" this is false advertising its the kind of false advertising that has seen the government act on many IPs's who use the same term termanology to be more clear on what users can actualy get. Like the guy said before me the physical limit you can get on 3G is 3.6 mbps not 24 megs. So its alittle silly saying people can get up yo 24 megs when they cant get 24 megs? so maybe you are the one who needs reading lessons?


Yeah you're right ...

24 megs is the amount of data you can transfer per day, not the speed! (24 megabytes)
ADSL can go up to 25 mbps, which is a measurement for speed (25 megabits per second)

Still, 24 MB per day is good for a mobile phone, but isn't if you're planning in using it as a modem.

30p per day for a month, that just under £10 per month, which is a pretty good deal if you need an internet access but don't want a contract with it.
#23
slinkydonkey
One second mate you are the one who said "you get up to 24meg" this is false advertising its the kind of false advertising that has seen the government act on many IPs's who use the same term termanology to be more clear on what users can actualy get. Like the guy said before me the physical limit you can get on 3G is 3.6 mbps not 24 meg don't you think ?. So it's alittle bit silly saying people can get up to 24 megs when they cant get 24 megs... so maybe you are the one who needs reading lessons ....i can't wait for your childish reply you must be about 12


I believe that the 24 meg refers to the download limit, not the speed of connection. You can download 24meg worth of data for 30p then £2 per additional 2 meg. :thumbsup:
#24
how to buy that web sim??? no link for buying on the website?!
#25
Mate
how to buy that web sim??? no link for buying on the website?!


They are all charged at that now it seems.

I took one I had on the old package - 15/40p per min and used it with data last night after midnight - then today too - and it has £4.70 credit left.

From the description - I think it works with the liberty sim too.
#26
One second mate you are the one who said "you get up to 24meg" this is false advertising its the kind of false advertising that has seen the government act on many IPs's who use the same term termanology to be more clear on what users can actualy get. Like the guy said before me the physical limit you can get on 3G is 3.6 mbps not 24 meg don't you think ?. So it's alittle bit silly saying people can get up to 24 megs when they cant get 24 megs... so maybe you are the one who needs reading lessons ....i can't wait for your childish reply you must be about 12


You DO get up to 24meg ... DOWNLOAD LIMIT!!! :whistling: The OP never mentions the speed of the service!
#27
Im on virgin and got the email about this when it started. At last! as sensible price for mobile internet. If you dont use it every day its ideal. If you're a heavy user then there are other better deals.
But if you just want to check the price of something. or use google maps a bit, or browse while your bored waiting for something.
#28
I like the picture of the white t-shirt :thumbsup:
#29
genieuk2008
24 (or is it 25mb?) is the limit for the amount of data you can download per day for the 30p that you pay.

So 25 meg is the LIMIT for the unlimited service! (dunno how they can get away with saying it's unlimited)

Yeah, that is odd indeed. It says on http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/genericContent.do?contentId=payasyougo.tarrif.shop.sm018 :

"A fair use policy of 25MB per day applies. Any use above this limit will be charged at £2 per MB."

Notice how the word "unlimited" has disappeared in the small print. But it is still contradictory: fair usage policy means that you can go about the limit occasionally *without being charged*, at least that was always my understanding. And I wonder why the price is just over 1p for the first 25 MB, and then suddenly increases more than a hundredfold after 25 MB. How can you use that in combination with the word "fair"?

Conclusion: good offer, but the small print is way to dangerous. You could be out of pocket by hundreds of pounds if for example your laptop decides to download an update while you are online. Cold.
#30
slinkydonkey
One second mate you are the one who said "you get up to 24meg" this is false advertising its the kind of false advertising that has seen the government act on many IPs's who use the same term termanology to be more clear on what users can actualy get. Like the guy said before me the physical limit you can get on 3G is 3.6 mbps not 24 meg don't you think ?. So it's alittle bit silly saying people can get up to 24 megs when they cant get 24 megs... so maybe you are the one who needs reading lessons ....i can't wait for your childish reply you must be about 12


Lol .. what a noob . Quite clear that it's a download limit ... £2 per meg thereafter was a giveaway.
#31
badgerman2
I like the picture of the white t-shirt :thumbsup:


My view entirely, stuff the phone rubbish, more of the shirt:w00t:
#32
I only clicked this to get a better view of the pic :P
#33
Assuming Virgin have access to T-Mobile's 3.5G network and HSDPA, the max theoretical download speed 7.2Mbit/s. Nobody is likely to achieve that, certainly not for very long.

The OP has used the word 'meg' which does require the reader to have an understanding of the context and the knowledge that this is referring to a number of Megabytes that can be downloaded (or transferred across the netwok in either direction?) before a different pricing applies.

More precise language would have been useful in the description for the less technical readers.

As for 'false advertising', that made me laugh. I haven't seen any advertising from Virgin suggesting they suddenly got access to a yet to be deployed 4G network.
#34
androoski
Assuming Virgin have access to T-Mobile's 3.5G network and HSDPA, the max theoretical download speed 7.2Mbit/s. Nobody is likely to achieve that, certainly not for very long.

The OP has used the word 'meg' which does require the reader to have an understanding of the context and the knowledge that this is referring to a number of Megabytes that can be downloaded (or transferred across the netwok in either direction?) before a different pricing applies.

More precise language would have been useful in the description for the less technical readers.

As for 'false advertising', that made me laugh. I haven't seen any advertising from Virgin suggesting they suddenly got access to a yet to be deployed 4G network.


Yeah, it was extremely obvious they were talking about a download limit though!
#35
Its called being pedantic.

Fair enough though, at least maybe some people will have read and learnt the differences which can only be a good thing for the future. We move on...
#36
I have the o2 Bolton (Simplicity) and so far I've clocked in 2.4GB download and 424mb uploaded! (Says in iPhone useage menu!)
I have also used it on my laptop so I've used even more data than that! And I've never had them complain about using to much data even though it's meant to be 200mb a month! Had since September
#37
OLD

It was announced about 2 months ago and introduced at the beginning of December.

I use it loads and it is good.
#38
Great promo picture
#39
is this for any customers and do you just start surfing the web and it gets billed for that day?
1 Like #40
this is a good deal compared to other network.

I would suggest to buy a new sim card and put £ 5 credit in it( you just use it for browsing)
Even though you exceed the limit, you will only lose few quid.

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