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4G Mobile Upgrade Finally Coming to Virgin Media in October 2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 (10:46 am) - Score 8,639
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After a long wait Virgin Media has finally confirmed that their EE powered Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, Virgin Mobile, will finally be fully upgraded to support the latest 4G (LTE) technology from next month.

At present you can already get the faster 4G data services on Virgin Mobile via the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz radio spectrum bands, but only if you’re a business customer and otherwise it’s all 3G, all the time for their normal domestic focused tariffs. This has put Virgin Mobile behind a lot of their competitors.

Sadly we don’t yet have any details of the new tariffs and Virgin Media has promised to provide more before the launch. We’ll be particularly interested to see if the new tariffs include bigger data allowances and a softening of Virgin Mobile’s stance against the use of Tethering, although strictly speaking their no-tethering clause isn’t aggressively enforced unless somebody is found to be making excessive use.

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10 Responses
  1. TWKND

    I wonder if they will get full speed access to the network or be limited to 30Mbps like all EE’s other MVNOs (apart from BT Mobile though you pay extra for only double speed).

    Hopefully they don’t increase their prices though, £10 for 2GB seems fairly standard.

    • Observation

      Doesn’t look like there’s a source for this article. VM have not released any public news either….
      I see a “correction” being posted SOON(TM)

    • It’s official, direct from Virgin Media. We’ll always say if a story is from a leak or rumour, but this is official.. ask their PR team directly if you like.

    • Johnerz

      I agree that Virgin are likely to only supply a gimped 30 Mbps service, they have increased sim only prices well above inflation recently to discourage those on limited data plans, from £7 to £23 in less than 12 months for some.
      Also expect Virgin not to mention the service speeds but just to advertise it as LTE. Rumour has it that only those on a full contract will get initial access (tech support team member this afternoon).

  2. Johnerz

    I have asked their PR team, they say its comming, but not when not even what month, i at least know christmas comes in december!
    Sadly Virgin Mobile are the only large service provider still offering 3G only bad form imho.

  3. neil 1mcfk

    it was october, its november now, erm, where is it?

  4. Johnerz

    Very good question, it seems no info coming out of Virgn, yet again

    For a communication company they are pants at communications

  5. I did plug Virgin Media for some more info. on the 31st and asked why the delay. They said it was now “coming soon” and “we’re just finalising some details.” Liberty Global’s next set of financials are due out in the next day or so, which should offer some further information.

  6. Tracey Keen

    I have just spoken to virgin mobile and the advisor told me that there is a new 4g. tariff from Monday but had no details of price

  7. John Barclay

    I fear this will go on for a looong time yet, thankfully my VM contract is up in 2 months time when I will be migrating to O2. Goodby VM probably the worst provider there is.

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