15GB Data - Unlimited Mins /Texts (With Data Rollover) + Topcashback (£48) £13pm (12m Contract) @ Virgin media
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15GB Data - Unlimited Mins /Texts (With Data Rollover) + Topcashback (£48) £13pm (12m Contract) @ Virgin media

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Posted 3rd Oct
Seemed like a good deal to me, couldn't see it posted, and it's reduced from £18.
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virginmedia.com/mobile/sim-only/pay-monthly-sim?contractDuration=12&tariffID=1609711676

A theoretical monthly payment of just £9 after possible topcashback
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Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow notifications on whatsapp, backed by the best customer service in the industry (if you believe that you will believe anything). You can tether, prices will go up in line with the normal prices rises, you may find the tariff is removed before the contract is up and still have other numbers on the same account using that tariff.
Edited by: "eslick" 3rd Oct
I'd add as a disclaimer that despite their false advertising they do not have entire access to the EE network. No MVNO aside from BT themselves (as they own EE) are allowed access to the 800mhz otherwise known as Band 20 spectrum on the EE network.

I only discovered this through the variations of performance and coverage between myself on EE and a friend running on the VM network who had issues with coverage.

That does not mean that this isn't a good deal for the right person. I have seen and known people to be just happy on MVNOs like Plusnet, VM, Asda etc that all run off on EE network with lower speeds and priority. Some people I've seen have had insane speeds on VM network.

Just something to add for people to decide if it is for them. I went to ASA about this but they weren't interested in doing anything about the thousands if not millions of people mislead, mis-sold and lied to at worst by VM about this.
eslick03/10/2019 13:28

Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow …Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow notifications on whatsapp, backed by the best customer service in the industry (if you believe that you will believe anything). You can tether, prices will go up in line with the normal prices rises, you may find the tariff is removed before the contract is up and still have other numbers on the same account using that tariff.


That about covers it, I'll now expire
Virgina media are more trouble than they're worth. Any problems and you're scr@wed.
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Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow notifications on whatsapp, backed by the best customer service in the industry (if you believe that you will believe anything). You can tether, prices will go up in line with the normal prices rises, you may find the tariff is removed before the contract is up and still have other numbers on the same account using that tariff.
Edited by: "eslick" 3rd Oct
eslick03/10/2019 13:28

Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow …Usual questions, what network do they use EE, free social media but slow notifications on whatsapp, backed by the best customer service in the industry (if you believe that you will believe anything). You can tether, prices will go up in line with the normal prices rises, you may find the tariff is removed before the contract is up and still have other numbers on the same account using that tariff.


That about covers it, I'll now expire
I'd add as a disclaimer that despite their false advertising they do not have entire access to the EE network. No MVNO aside from BT themselves (as they own EE) are allowed access to the 800mhz otherwise known as Band 20 spectrum on the EE network.

I only discovered this through the variations of performance and coverage between myself on EE and a friend running on the VM network who had issues with coverage.

That does not mean that this isn't a good deal for the right person. I have seen and known people to be just happy on MVNOs like Plusnet, VM, Asda etc that all run off on EE network with lower speeds and priority. Some people I've seen have had insane speeds on VM network.

Just something to add for people to decide if it is for them. I went to ASA about this but they weren't interested in doing anything about the thousands if not millions of people mislead, mis-sold and lied to at worst by VM about this.
kwl14703/10/2019 14:05

I'd add as a disclaimer that despite their false advertising they do not …I'd add as a disclaimer that despite their false advertising they do not have entire access to the EE network. No MVNO aside from BT themselves (as they own EE) are allowed access to the 800mhz otherwise known as Band 20 spectrum on the EE network. I only discovered this through the variations of performance and coverage between myself on EE and a friend running on the VM network who had issues with coverage. That does not mean that this isn't a good deal for the right person. I have seen and known people to be just happy on MVNOs like Plusnet, VM, Asda etc that all run off on EE network with lower speeds and priority. Some people I've seen have had insane speeds on VM network. Just something to add for people to decide if it is for them. I went to ASA about this but they weren't interested in doing anything about the thousands if not millions of people mislead, mis-sold and lied to at worst by VM about this.




i know this is a bit like deja vu from the other thread but, bizarrely, VM speeds are capped at 70Mbps whereas Bt's are capped at 60Mbps, even though they own EE. It's horse for courses, of course, haven't looked but I'd be surprised if you could get a similar package with either EE or BT for this sort of money.
Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Oct
bellboys03/10/2019 16:05

i know this is a bit like deja vu from the other thread but, …i know this is a bit like deja vu from the other thread but, bizarrely, VM speeds are capped at 70Mbps whereas Bt's are capped at 60Mbps, even though they own EE. It's horse for courses, of course, haven't looked but I'd be surprised if you could get a similar package with either EE or BT for this sort of money.


I feel like it's something to add in the description or added info for each VM deal etc. It's really important in the decision making process imo. Both the speed and coverage thing.
Virgina media are more trouble than they're worth. Any problems and you're scr@wed.
kwl14703/10/2019 17:58

I feel like it's something to add in the description or added info for …I feel like it's something to add in the description or added info for each VM deal etc. It's really important in the decision making process imo. Both the speed and coverage thing.


Maybe here in the midlands is just a good spot for virgin but i was with them for 12 months prior to joining back to EE. I found not having access to the 800mhz made no difference, i had great signal everywhere i do with EE, i consistently had fast speeds, many times higher than the supposed 70mbps cap.
I also found in certain places surrounding Birmingham virgin is better than EE, where my work was based in Oldbury my friend on EE did a speed test at 24mbps and it said connected to EE server. My virgin test connected to a server named vm hub Birmingham which my friend didnt have access to with EE and came back at 67mbps.
I would have stayed with them permanently, however not having access to 4g whilst on a call caused me issues at work so i had to leave
Mark_Hickman03/10/2019 19:55

Maybe here in the midlands is just a good spot for virgin but i was with …Maybe here in the midlands is just a good spot for virgin but i was with them for 12 months prior to joining back to EE. I found not having access to the 800mhz made no difference, i had great signal everywhere i do with EE, i consistently had fast speeds, many times higher than the supposed 70mbps cap.I also found in certain places surrounding Birmingham virgin is better than EE, where my work was based in Oldbury my friend on EE did a speed test at 24mbps and it said connected to EE server. My virgin test connected to a server named vm hub Birmingham which my friend didnt have access to with EE and came back at 67mbps.I would have stayed with them permanently, however not having access to 4g whilst on a call caused me issues at work so i had to leave


Not trying to diminish your experience. I'm in South Birmingham which is where my experience is based on.

Maybe it's just something that varies a lot per person or device?

I've seen EE better in places compared to VM than the other way round. It's weird all round though because my work was based in Oldbury and I always had great signal on EE and great speed.

Dunno what more to say? Seems like we've had different experiences.
Network is very slow and no reception at all, is not worthit ,don't waste your money ok.
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I am a existing customer and haggled at renewal and managed ☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼
This is rubbish. You can get voxi no contract sim at £15/pm for 15gb and unlimited rest. Better off.
sneeky04/10/2019 09:35

This is rubbish. You can get voxi no contract sim at £15/pm for 15gb and …This is rubbish. You can get voxi no contract sim at £15/pm for 15gb and unlimited rest. Better off.


So paying more is better? Good logic my friend.

Don't forget that possible £48 topcashback.

Or is it because you don't like virgin? Pre tel
We have been on a virgin sim only deal for months and been fine ... it uses the EE network and the data rollover is great no problems so far
I pay 20 for my bt sim and have 25gb, plus bt sport, I've had over 100mb download speeds with it too
Having said that, just done a speed test and only got 4mb dl speed with almost full signal... Lol
MrSwitch04/10/2019 09:41

So paying more is better? Good logic my friend. Don't forget that possible …So paying more is better? Good logic my friend. Don't forget that possible £48 topcashback.Or is it because you don't like virgin? Pre tel


Well you stuck in a contract! Voxi youre not.
sneeky04/10/2019 10:12

Well you stuck in a contract! Voxi youre not.


12 Months, not a lifetime.
Only 5000 mins not unlimited as states in title.
gilbert12104/10/2019 10:24

Only 5000 mins not unlimited as states in title.


Apologies, unlimited for existing customers
MrSwitch04/10/2019 10:27

Apologies, unlimited for existing customers


Ok cool, still a good deal with the cash back
im on Virgin, i pay £20.48 , i get 300GB, or 200 and 100 rollover, don't use anywhere near that.

Anyone have any luck with retentions? i rang a few months ago, the Indian woman was rubbish, no deals , offered me my pac!38603847-h2OMc.jpg
Edited by: "Balb0wa" 4th Oct
I’m on this same deal for around £8pm with them. But I had to buy a phone.
If you think 15GB is enough for you I bet you you could ease live with 10GB from GiffGaff paying without DD only £12 and leave any time while looking after Xmas smartphone deal
Edited by: "jakbli" 4th Oct
V happy with vodafone and EE speeds in Manchester , 3 and o2 speeds suck
I'm on Virgin Mobile only because I work for them I pay £5.42 per month on a sim only and that's unlimited everything
Have been using Virgin for over 1.5 years now, no issues at all, switched from EE as it was a lot more expensive for the same amount of data. Speeds are great and I didn't notice any anomalies. Have been even gaming on the 4g network sometimes.
Vodafone cheaper for more at e2save.
Chris_Page-9a382.7994304/10/2019 21:51

Vodafone cheaper for more at e2save.


Maybe but it's recognised that Vodafone is the worst network in the UK for reception
TheDon131204/10/2019 22:18

Maybe but it's recognised that Vodafone is the worst network in the UK for …Maybe but it's recognised that Vodafone is the worst network in the UK for reception


The emergency services use them in Hampshire at least. I have never lost signal, not once. I don't need it better than that. I currently have 42 Sims on Vodafone so have put my money where my mouth is.
Virgin retentions are shocking, she offered me £9 a month for 2gb data, im like i can get better than that in the flash sale online, i then asked her if she actually worked there or just wandered in off the street into the call centre.
If you've got BT they offer 15GB a month (30GB if you've got BT plus) and a 'free' pair of £150 JBL headphones for £15/ month on a 12 month contract.
makkax105/10/2019 13:17

If you've got BT they offer 15GB a month (30GB if you've got BT plus) and …If you've got BT they offer 15GB a month (30GB if you've got BT plus) and a 'free' pair of £150 JBL headphones for £15/ month on a 12 month contract.



BT mobile deals change on almost a daily basis now, following plusnets model of confusing customers it seems.Watch out for the reward /gift cards as some days they are removed /lowered in value, example today their 100 GB plan (200 GB bt plus customers) shows at £30 on official links and also £20 on another.
Chris_Page-9a382.7994305/10/2019 07:03

The emergency services use them in Hampshire at least. I have never lost …The emergency services use them in Hampshire at least. I have never lost signal, not once. I don't need it better than that. I currently have 42 Sims on Vodafone so have put my money where my mouth is.


Not quite sure why anyone needs 42 sims, but I'm sure Vodafone love u back. The emergency services in the Met use them for their tablets & they are dire. So, as usual each to their own (experience). I'll stick to EE/Virgin
TheDon131207/10/2019 14:39

Not quite sure why anyone needs 42 sims, but I'm sure Vodafone love u …Not quite sure why anyone needs 42 sims, but I'm sure Vodafone love u back. The emergency services in the Met use them for their tablets & they are dire. So, as usual each to their own (experience). I'll stick to EE/Virgin


Just looked it up as I did not believe you Vodafone's got the worst network.
Vodafone got 97% coverage on the 4g network, ee and O2 have 99%.
Damn
Yes people can choose other networks but this is piggybacking on the back of the EE network (in parts as some people have mentioned). EE is suppose to be the "Best Network" in the UK. You can talk about other networks, but you need to consider how good the network is for you.
It's £50 at Topcashback now.
Am I missing something here; if you scroll down on the Virgin Mobile page where it lists all the different cashback offers, it says £67 cashback for this deal and also the £9 a month (5GB) SIM only! That would work out at ~£3.42 a month after cashback!
How do you get cashback?
r8sso08/10/2019 19:34

Am I missing something here; if you scroll down on the Virgin Mobile page …Am I missing something here; if you scroll down on the Virgin Mobile page where it lists all the different cashback offers, it says £67 cashback for this deal and also the £9 a month (5GB) SIM only! That would work out at ~£3.42 a month after cashback!


Says £50 for 15GB deal
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