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Virgin Media to offer cable customers savings on iPhone
Wednesday 20 November 2013 10:44:23 by Andrew Ferguson

Owning the latest and greatest piece of aluminium and glass is a necessity of life to many people these days and the latest offer from Virgin Media to give cable customers extra value with a £5 reduction on the mobile bill along with inclusive handset insurance may make those dreams of a new phone to play with a reality for some.

The big news is that from Friday 22nd Virgin Media mobile will be offering the iPhone 5s and 5c, and the older 4s model will be available with no upfront fee and a basic mobile contract of £23 per month.

Model iPhone 5s 16GB iPhone 5s 32GB iPhone 5s 64GB iPhone 5c 16GB iPhone 5c 32GB iPhone 4s 8GB
Monthly Fee £41 £59 £71 £33 £41 £23
Voice (minutes) 1,200 - Any Net Unltd Unltd 200 - Any Net 1,200 - Any Net 100 - Any Net
SMS Unltd Unltd Unltd Unltd Unltd 250 - Any Net
Data 1GB 3GB Unltd 500MB 1GB 250MB
Upfront Fee £69 £69 £69 £29 £69 £0

Pricing is based on a 24 month contract and applies only to Virgin Media home phone, broadband and TV customers. The inclusive insurance is worth £7.99, but as always make you understand the policy and what is and is not covered.

Comments

Posted by herdwick over 3 years ago
I thought the aluminium and glass referred to Virgin's HFC network ;-)
Posted by Dixinormous over 3 years ago
Wow those packages are awful next to the deal I currently have.
Posted by benn1 over 3 years ago
Wonder if this will mean Virgin start to offer 4G
Posted by mitchja over 3 years ago
These would also be the same 'cable only' deals anyone can actually get as well I presume. When I was with Virgin even they put me on a cable only deal knowing full well i didn't have cable!!

Virgin already offer 4G on business tariffs so it's only a matter of time before they offer it on their consumer tariffs.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
Pricing is different if you don't have a VM service - answer to 'Do you already have Virgin Broadband, TV or home phone?' changes the pricing.

e.g. Samsung S4 Starter is £29 if a cable customer, and £34 if not and you lose the unlimited calls to Virgin Mobiles too.
Posted by mitchja over 3 years ago
All you do is tick a box on the website to say you are a VM customer nothing more. They don't check and never have.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
IIRC the data plans aren't unlimited, after 10GB you get throttled.
Posted by aaaashy over 3 years ago
if i buy a 64Gb phone for £700 and keep paying my old deal with O2 for 2 years it costs me about £600 LESS than the equivalent VM "deal"

so they are not exactly giving the thing away now are they????
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