Virgin Mobile Broadband
Best selling deals from Virgin:
Pay monthly deals
|Combi-SIM 2GB (1 month contract)|
|60Mb max speed||1 month||£8 per month|
|Combi-SIM 5GB (1 month contract)|
|60Mb max speed||1 month||£12 per month|
|60Mb max speed||12 months||£1 per month|
Who are Virgin?
There's no denying Virgin Media has a great brand, but is it a great mobile broadband product? It was our best in show back in the 2009 mobile broadband Road Trip and we get very few customer complaints about it, compared to its rivals. That said, it’s not like you're spoilt for choice: currently Virgin only has a handful of deals on offer, which probably explains why not many people are heading its way.
While part of the Virgin Media brand (since February 2007), Virgin Mobile isn't actually a mobile network in its own right: it's what is known as a 'mobile virtual network operator' or MVNO - which means it uses another company's network for its mobile phone and mobile broadband service (in this case EE). In fact, when it launched in 1999, it was the world's first MVNO.
While its mobile broadband product doesn't write many headlines, it wrote a pretty big one in 2009, winning the overall Broadband Genie Road Trip Award ahead of T-Mobile.
It's also worth thinking about Virgin Media's Quadplay offer: the company is now offering cable TV, telephone and fixed-line broadband.