Virgin Mobile Essential Sim Only £17 (1200 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited data incl. tethering) for just £6/month (existing customers)
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Virgin Mobile Essential Sim Only £17 (1200 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited data incl. tethering) for just £6/month (existing customers)

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Found 7th Oct 2012
After being with Virgin for only 1 month on their Mobile SIM Only £12 plan (with unlimited data), I phoned up saying I wanted to leave for a cheaper contract with Three.
I then waited for quite some time while the CS assistant spoke to her supervisor before being told that I could have an £11 discount on their £17 plan.
I also have a student discount which should bring the price down to £5.10/month!
I even use this SIM in a mobile dongle to connect my laptop to the internet.

Phone: 0800 1839146

RETENTION Deal.
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Original Poster
Also, I DON'T have Virgin Media
That's a very good deal. Will give them a call to see how it goes for me! Cheers
Careful with the bills if you do this. Virgin have a habit of offering customers silly discounts to persuade them not to leave, only to forget the discount when it's time to bill you.

Check every bill to make sure you're being charged the correct amount. Keep all paperwork and definitely get the price confirmed in writing.

Brilliant deal tho.
is this a deal available for everyone or a one off?
Original Poster
team_a

is this a deal available for everyone or a one off?


Should be available for those who have been with Virgin for a month or more.
sounds good bruv

This is a retention deal with 9 times out of 10 cannot be achieved unless you have the social engineering skills as Boris Johnson...
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ProPiers

This is a retention deal with 9 times out of 10 cannot be achieved unless … This is a retention deal with 9 times out of 10 cannot be achieved unless you have the social engineering skills as Boris Johnson...


To be honest, it didn't require any effort on my part at all! Just phoned up, said I wanted to leave and was offered this deal.
Good deal Ollie, I got the premier package 2500 minutes, unlimited text and data for £10 a month being an existing virgin customer but will not use anywhere near that amount of minutes so might change to this deal at a later date, I've used it to tether my ipad and works great, Virgin are one of the few that does allow you to tether. They also now do have Micro sim cards which they never used to have and had one sent out to go in my Nokia Lumia 800 phone also a deal posted on here to which I have only good things too say about.
I have 200mins , unlimited text (300) , 1gb data which is usually 15quid for 5pound. But very very interested in this unlimited data and tethering is teathering and data really unlimited??? Or restricted to 3gb

Thanks op for highlighting this new retention deal
7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access within the UK this will be subject to a fair use limit of 3GB. If we think your use is excessive or that you are abusing the service we may ask you to moderate your usage and/or we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the standard out of bundle data rate.

virginmobile.com/vm/…068
Now this has been posted Virgin will be wise to the ruse. Most likely response to the "I'm thinking of leaving" request will be "OK, bye then".
Then they'll laugh as you come crawling back (_;)
I have 200mins , unlimited text (300) , 1gb data which is usually 15quid for 5pound. But very very interested in this unlimited data and tethering is teathering and data really unlimited??? Or restricted to 3gb

Thanks op for highlighting this new retention deal
I phoned up yesterday to ask for my PAC... gave me my current £12 plan for a reduced £7 a month. Took no effort, so this deal is totally possible.
Original Poster
bagga212

7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access … 7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access within the UK this will be subject to a fair use limit of 3GB. If we think your use is excessive or that you are abusing the service we may ask you to moderate your usage and/or we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the standard out of bundle data rate.http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/genericContent.do?contentId=our.service.footer.sm068


That's for Mobile Broadband.
Very easy to get discounted, if you say your leaving. They did have a issue with discounting the standard tariff to the reduced rate a while ago but this seems to work fine now , they give you a recurring credit each month
How do you know its unlimited for mobile ollie please?
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adamwilko007

How do you know its unlimited for mobile ollie please?


There are no clauses attached to the 'unlimited internet' claim so it should be just that. I can't be certain, but last month I used about 6GB with no problems.
bagga212

7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access … 7. Fair Usage: If your Contract Allowance provides unlimited data access within the UK this will be subject to a fair use limit of 3GB. If we think your use is excessive or that you are abusing the service we may ask you to moderate your usage and/or we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the standard out of bundle data rate.http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/genericContent.do?contentId=our.service.footer.sm068



I dont' think so. My contract don't have these terms. There is no limit (i can download even 50 GB - last month i've downloaded 43 GB with no extra charge or slowing connection)
Thanks man! Ill ring up a bit later maybe
adamwilko007

Thanks man! Ill ring up a bit later maybe



Retention team works from Monday till Friday
Original Poster
klopikxda

Retention team works from Monday till Friday


I got this deal yesterday...
MAIN QUESTION: hows virgin media network connectivity for internet and calls??
ollie317701

I got this deal yesterday...



O_O
cheers op will try to call them later
I am with Virgin and I got a deal from them, 600 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB internet for £5 month (I am not a Virgin Media customer). I have always got the discount every month, never had a problem with billing errors. Internet coverage is very good, as is call connrectivity - they use T-Mobile and Orange networks, far better coverage than Vodafone.
Edited by: "davidclack" 7th Oct 2012
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Has anyone got this apart from OP?
Anyone willing to do a speed test on 3G internet on virgin mobile as I only have 2G and is very slow ... If you have android only have to go onto speedtest.net/mob…php , would be appreciated if anyone has a moment or can comment on 3G speeds please

But if its good on 3G might consider getting a better phone with this deal
Coverage is good and my mobile speed can be pretty quick, although on the odd occasion if I'm tethering my laptop the internet will stop like it's just blocked...I wonder why?
Really don't see this as a deal OP negotiated a discount hardly the same thing. Voted cold as no proof of general availability.
Really don't see this as a deal OP negotiated a discount hardly the same thing. Voted cold as no proof of general availability.
Banned
1500 to 2400 kbps on mine, H+ connection virgin mobile
Its fast enough
Original Poster
IamMT

Really don't see this as a deal OP negotiated a discount hardly the same … Really don't see this as a deal OP negotiated a discount hardly the same thing. Voted cold as no proof of general availability.


If you read my earlier posts, you'll see that I didn't have to negotiate.
Thanks OP
Does Virgin do micro SIM for the iPhone?
on phone now....
GiffGaff is 40GB internet.
Has anyone else got this deal?
Retention is closed mon - fri 8-8 same with upgrades.

I have been told unlimited is truly unlimited not fair usage and you can teather. Where did you get 40gb from for giff a gaff??!!
OP is there a minimum length of contract?
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