Virgin Media UK Launches 4G Plans with Zero-rated Messaging on WhatsApp/Facebook & Data Rollover

Virgin Media UK Launches 4G Plans with Zero-rated Messaging on WhatsApp/Facebook & Data Rollover Image Credit: Virgin Media

UK's oldest MVNO, Virgin Media which has finally gained access to 4G spectrum is offering its mobile customers free messaging on WhatsApp and Messenger and the ability to “rollover” unused data as it launches 4G in the UK.

Virgin Media mobile customers who take one of the new plans will be able to send messages, pictures and videos through WhatsApp and Messenger without eating into their monthly data allowance. This free messaging will be available on all of Virgin Media’s 4G plans with no additional cost.

To make sure no leftover data goes to waste Virgin Media has also introduced ‘Data Rollover’ into its new plans. This means that any mobile data remaining at the end of a month is transferred into the next month’s data allowance. To keep tabs on all of this data, customers will receive a text when data is being rolled over and another text when all the leftover data has been used.

The new flexible 4G mobile plans start at £6 per month for a 30 day rolling contract with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 300MB of data, up to £25 per month for a contract with 5000 minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB of data.

All Virgin Media 4G plans are available as either Freestyle or SIM-only contracts. Freestyle contracts split the plan and handset elements of a contract over a 24 month period to give Virgin Media customers the ability to pay the handset element off early to upgrade to a new phone.

Alongside mobile connectivity Virgin Media customers can also download the Virgin Media WiFi app and make use of up to 250,000 WiFi hotspots available everywhere from airports and cafes to more than 250 stations on the London Underground. Virgin Media recently acquired Arqiva WiFi to bolster its out-of-home connectivity for people and businesses.

Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Mobile at Virgin Media
Virgin Media’s new mobile plans are fast, flexible and filled with data.  By offering free messaging on WhatsApp and Messenger we’re making sure that Virgin Media customers never have to worry about messaging friends or family and if there’s data left over at the end of the month then we’ve got that covered too.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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