Virgin Media gets use of Orange network

Good news for Virgin Media mobile customers – your network coverage has potentially just improved with confirmation of a deal with Orange.

Prior to the deal, Virgin Media users have had access to the T-Mobile masts. But as T-Mobile and Orange now share a network under the Everything Everywhere banner, it seems logical that Virgin Media got in the act too, offering that benefit to its own customers.

In a statement, Virgin Media's executive director of home phone and mobile Graeme Oxby said: 'Virgin Media customers already enjoy the UK's fastest broadband and the most advanced TV services, now they'll benefit from enhanced mobile coverage too.'

The connection automatically switches between networks when coverage shifts, but annoyingly, Virgin claims you might get messages saying your charges will be different when this happens, rather like being abroad. This isn't the case though, charges are always the same. You can find out more at the Virgin Media site or you can opt into the extended coverage (it isn't automatic) by texting YES to 78977.

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