Virgin Media have today announced that they're now offering 7.2Mbps mobile broadband services. The new products will introduce more competition in to the higher speed mobile market as most networks currently have 7.2Mbps products.
Virgin are rewarding their current customers who have TV, broadband or a landline telephone service by offering the products at a slightly lower cost. Packages are available on an 18month contract (which reduces the cost of the modem) or on a fixed 2-month contract which goes into a 1 month rolling contract. Full details are in the table below.
|Contract||Data Limit||Monthly Cost||7.2Mbps USB Modem|
|18 Month (non-virgin)||1 GB||£10||£9.99|
|18 Month (non-virgin)||3 GB||£15||£9.99|
|1 Month (non-virgin)||1 GB||£10||£34.99|
|1 Month (non-virgin)||3 GB||£15||£34.99|
|18 Month (virgin)||1 GB||£8||£9.99|
|18 Month (virgin)||3 GB||£12||£9.99|
|1 Month (virgin)||1 GB||£8||£34.99|
|1 Month (virgin)||3 GB||£12||£34.99|
Of course, speeds are, dependent on the distance from the cell tower and the number of users connecting at the same time. It's unclear in how many places the 7.2Mbps service will actually be available.