Virgin Mobile Broadband 1GB £5/Month (plus FREE dongle) for L or XL Customers (12 Months Contract) - HotUKDeals
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This seems like a great deal for people already with Virgin (Spit!).

Been searching for a dongle for my new NC10, and most are £15/month with 12 month contracts, or pay as you go at £2/day or £15/GB with £40 or so towards dongle.

£60 for the year including £25 Dongle - surely this is hot?!

Apparently £13/Month for M customers

Expires: 31/01/2009
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#1
I have on of these, it runs over TMobile's infrastructure and works just fine! For occasional use it's great and if I don't use it for a month or two it pays for itself after a couple of days use (when compared to hotspots).

My dongle is different to the one in the post and comes with all the driver software built in (it appears as a CD as first until drivers, etc installed).
#2
It's £13 per month for people on M broadband.
#3
Yeh - item is different from one in the pic... I am using a verrrrrrry slow work PC, and couldn't find anything other than that... will update when I get home.
#4
I think you can get £60 through quidco making the deal £0?
1 Like #5
Good spot . The deadline you had a feeling about is indeed listed as you recalled:
"Special offer - Free USB modem - (normally £25) - Offer ends 31st January 2009"
on this page
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/mobile/broadband_tariffs.html
#6
mk-donald
Good spot . The deadline you had a feeling about is indeed listed as you recalled:
"Special offer - Free USB modem - (normally £25) - Offer ends 31st January 2009"
on this page
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/mobile/broadband_tariffs.html


Cheers - have updated, and added correct picture
#7
Be careful not to go over your limit with this though - could be VERY costly!

"What happens when I use up my Mobile Broadband allowance?

After you have used up your monthly allowance each additional GB of usage within the UK will cost £15/GB. You can keep an eye on how you're downloading by visiting virginmobile.co.uk and clicking on Your Account, or by checking 'Your Details' on your Mobile Broadband home page."

Also, this will involve a seperate credit check and monthly bill - even if you already have Virgin Media.
#8
just gone for it since i have virgin at home. delivery was added at £4.85 . one in a while I'll use it when out and about (like hotels) so i wont use the gig a month . Am always reluctant to pay travelodge £5 per hour or £15 per night charges. voted hot

also now after a very small laptop ie the eeepc thingy .(fed up with lugging the 17" laptop around) anyone know of decent one that could use this modem?
#9
simonbrowne
just gone for it since i have virgin at home. delivery was added at £4.85 . one in a while I'll use it when out and about (like hotels) so i wont use the gig a month . Am always reluctant to pay travelodge £5 per hour or £15 per night charges. voted hot

also now after a very small laptop ie the eeepc thingy .(fed up with lugging the 17" laptop around) anyone know of decent one that could use this modem?




http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs

Acer and Samsung are supposed to do good ones too.
#10
Need to be a Virgin Home Broadband customer :(
#11
mudddy
I think you can get £60 through quidco making the deal £0?


Hmmmm
#12
pet2000
It's £13 per month for people on M broadband.


Really? That's a lousy deal then (but great if you qualify for the £5 per month offer!)
#13
I only pay £7.50 per month for unlimited mobile broadband on my O2 orbit xda.

Now if only I could figure out how to use it as a modem for my laptop I'd be sorted.
#14
dubdivision
I only pay £7.50 per month for unlimited mobile broadband on my O2 orbit xda.

Now if only I could figure out how to use it as a modem for my laptop I'd be sorted.


That's against the terms... and FUP...
#15
mudddy
I think you can get £60 through quidco making the deal £0?


Can't find a place to click!
#16
simonbrowne
just gone for it since i have virgin at home. delivery was added at £4.85 . one in a while I'll use it when out and about (like hotels) so i wont use the gig a month . Am always reluctant to pay travelodge £5 per hour or £15 per night charges. voted hot

also now after a very small laptop ie the eeepc thingy .(fed up with lugging the 17" laptop around) anyone know of decent one that could use this modem?


Not that I have any means of comparison, but Samsung NC10 hands down!!

Screen is excellent and has over 6 hours battery!!! 160gb hd is also brill!)
#17
Is this a "Brand New Customers Only" deal - I can't seem to find anywhere to add it on to an existing package.....
#18
jpr
Is this a "Brand New Customers Only" deal - I can't seem to find anywhere to add it on to an existing package.....


No its not for brand new customers only, you just have to have broadband with media to get the discount rate.

If you havent got broadband with Media you can get 3GB a month for £15 a month
#19
It is for existing customers too but you have to phone up to get is so no quidco.....
#20
Anyone any idea of the speed you can achieve with one of these things ?
.
:)
#21
[email protected]
That's against the terms... and FUP...


I'd be happy if I could connect as PAYG cos I'd only use it very! occasionally.

Don't think I could handle the guilt otherwise. :?
#22
dubdivision
I'd be happy if I could connect as PAYG cos I'd only use it very! occasionally.

Don't think I could handle the guilt otherwise. :?


LMAO! What type of phone?
#23
pay £5 for 1gb through my three mobile phone. Easily connected to laptop (in my case an acer aspire one)
#24
Hot!

Not sure why everybody slates VM, very rarely have a problem with any of my TV/WWW/Phone which is surprising for a company £300 million in debt.

dubdivision
I only pay £7.50 per month for unlimited mobile broadband on my O2 orbit xda.

Now if only I could figure out how to use it as a modem for my laptop I'd be sorted.


Can't you just run it through Internet Connection Sharing???

I use a similar thing called PdaNet on my iphone
#25
ms2005
Hot!

Not sure why everybody slates VM, very rarely have a problem with any of my TV/WWW/Phone which is surprising for a company £300 million in debt.



Can't you just run it through Internet Connection Sharing???

I use a similar thing called PdaNet on my iphone


when it's set to "mobile web" it just disconnects, but I just tried "o2 active" and it connected fine. not sure if the charges differ. will maybe have to wait and see if I get charged extra next month.

Why info on this kind of thing is so hush hush I just don't know.
#26
ms2005
Hot!

Not sure why everybody slates VM, very rarely have a problem with any of my TV/WWW/Phone which is surprising for a company £300 million in debt.



Our broadband went down while I was writing my dissertation - First time we called Customer services said there was no issue in our area, the next day they said that there was an issue, but it was fixed. We asked for an engineer to come round, but they were booked up for 2 weeks. When he evenually turned up, he told us that the whole block had been down and he was the only engineer ... in West London!

Other than that, they have been ok... I just hate Richard 'the nob' Branson!
#27
I noticed this the other day, didn't think of posting it as I consider it to be a poor deal. Seen better posts for other suppliers in the past. Also, as already mentioned, £15 per GB if you go over your allowance of 1GB which is easy if you use it for anything other than surfing.

Can't comment on the speed of this but a friend signed upto T-Mobile a couple of months ago and I did a speed check worked out a just under double dial-up speed.
#28
already virgin customer and have been offered this so not just to newbies x
#29
Pretty good price!
But I expect prices to keep plummeting throughout 2009 for mobile broadband, so while it may seem like a good deal now, 6 months later into the 12 month contract you might be wishing you'd waited or gone on PAYG.
#30
Surely it wont get much cheaper than this for the light user - and the free dongle makes it much cheaper than PayG, most deals charging between £40 - £50 for it...

They also have a 30 ish day money back garentee... so I figure its worth a try.
#31
sorry bout i would not pay £15/gb as a run on rate - thats not far off extortion.

expect a couple of hundred quid phone bill if you use it for anything other than VERY light web browsing

voted cold purely for that fact
#32
m8arx;3966324
sorry bout i would not pay £15/gb as a run on rate - thats not far off extortion. expect a couple of hundred quid phone bill if you use it for anything other than VERY light web browsing voted cold purely for that fact

Bit unfair though - if you want it for more intensive web browsing.... don't go here! get a more expensive tarrif - that's just common sense. You can't expect them to offer a low volume user package that's really cheap and it to them be cheap if you want to use it as a high volume user!
#33
rattla;3966370
Bit unfair though - if you want it for more intensive web browsing.... don't go here! get a more expensive tarrif - that's just common sense. You can't expect them to offer a low volume user package that's really cheap and it to them be cheap if you want to use it as a high volume user!

Its like if you dont use your mobile much, go for a pay-as-you-go as you don't have to pay any monthly fee. But then you can't complain about how much its just cost for a hour long call!
#34
I agree - Im only going to use mine for basic web browsing and sending emails.

Btw £15/Gb is what Vodafone charge for their normal PayG service, and others are £2/day...
#35
rattla
Bit unfair though - if you want it for more intensive web browsing.... don't go here! get a more expensive tarrif - that's just common sense. You can't expect them to offer a low volume user package that's really cheap and it to them be cheap if you want to use it as a high volume user!


point taken, however think about it - how easy is it to get carried away when you're "lightly" browsing.

I've found myself looking at youtube for a particular video, and ended up spending hours upon hours clicking on the different video's listed below..........

i know exactly what you're saying and yes it is a bargain price for someone who knows not to go over 1Gb, but i'd be very nervous if i was to go over 1gb for fear how how much the bill's going to be.

I'm talking from experience here too btw , not just a random thought
#36
two questions here:

1. Do you know if you can get that if you use Virgin ADSL connection or is this only for cable customers?
2. How does it compares to 3 12 Months prepaid boradband packadges?

Regards
#37
Not to sound stupid here... but when you say M, L and XL customers...

Surely this doesn't mean body size? Does it?
#38
Does anyone know how much online poker you'd be able to play on this before going over?
#39
dubdivision
I'd be happy if I could connect as PAYG cos I'd only use it very! occasionally.

Don't think I could handle the guilt otherwise. :?


You would probably like the deal I got through Vodaphone. PAYG Mobile Broadband dongle with 1 Gb of data with NO EXPIRY DATE.

£39 (possibly £29 as you get £10 through Quidco). £15 a Gb top-ups but you only use as and when you need to without worrying about those silly 30 day expirations you get with most others.

I hope this helps. :thumbsup:
#40
Is there any way for existing Virgin broadband customers to get this with the Quidco cashback?

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