If you buy any of Virgin Media's new 4G mobile plans, your data consumption on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will not be included in your monthly data allowance, letting you send videos, voice messages and texts for free without worrying about how much data you have left in your contract. At the same time, if there's any leftover data at the end of the month, Virgin will roll it over to the next month so that you can consume your entire data allowance even beyond a 30-day period.
Virgin Media's Freestyle Trade Up lets you switch handsets in the middle of your contract!
“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. With 4G our customers have a quicker way to browse, message, stream and play wherever they are,” said Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Mobile at Virgin Media.
Free Messaging and Data Rollover will be available on all 4G plans offered by Virgin Media. Virgin Media will text you if your leftover data is being carried forward and will again text you once you've exhausted the leftover data of the previous month. As for the new plans, the cheapest one costs £6 a month, will come with 30-day rolling contract and will bring along 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 300MB of data. Depending on your data needs, you can also choose from a number of other new plans whose pricing will go up to £25 per month which offers 5000 minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB of data.
The new £9 a month contract will give you 1500 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data, the £12 a month will give you 2500 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB of data and the £15 a month deal will give you 2500 minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of data. You can also choose to go FreeStyle with these contracts, which means that you will be able to separate your handset cost from the contract price and upgrade to a new phone before your contract is over.
Virgin Media hikes pricing across services by up to £3.49 a month
The new plans come not long after Virgin Media announced its new Freestyle Trade Up plan which is an add-on programme to Virgin Media's Freestyle programme which was launched in November of 2014. Thanks to Freestyle, for the first time, Virgin Media’s customers in the UK could change their monthly airtime tariff plans based on their requirements. Freestyle contracts freed up monthly tariff plans from handset price which were financed at 0% APR for a period up to 24 months. This made Virgin Media the first telecom enterprise in the UK to allow airtime tariffs to be changed every 30 days.
This also ensured that at the end of the 24 month credit period, customers were required to shell out only the monthly tariff amounts. As an added incentive, Virgin Media cable customers were also required to pay £5 lesser than the contracted amount. As of now, Virgin Media's Freestyle contracts start from £8.50 a month and are available for over 90 phones including the iPhone 7.