If you love your phone, keep it and get a great value SIM Only tariff – either by itself or as part of a broadband, TV and calls Big Bundle deal.
It’s smart to go SIM Only, here’s why:
Unlimited calls to other Virgin Mobile phones.
To find out how much you’ll pay for calls, texts and data which aren’t included in your tariff, please take a look at our call charges.
We’ll always give you a friendly text before you get too close to your limit when you’ve used 75% of your data, 95%, and then 100%.
£2 per day for unlimited data
But if you do go over, we’ll only charge you £2 for each day you use mobile internet on your phone. Not bad, eh?
Flexibility to switch to a higher tariff - and back down
If you find you’re using more data than your current tariff gives you, you can move up to another tariff that gives you more, whenever you want. You can also move back down again if you find yourself using less data later. We’re flexible like that.
Get the My Account app
Oh, and don’t forget, you can download our My Account app or log in to Your Account online to see how much you’ve used so far each month. It’s a great way to stay in control of how much data you use.
Connect to WiFi with our free app
If you travel around a bit, be sure to download our free WiFi buddy app, which gives you unlimited WiFi in over 20 million hotspots in the UK and abroad. Get free, fast data when you’re out and about without using up your mobile data allowance. And like a good buddy, it won’t bug you about connections – it’ll simply connect you to friendly hotspots automatically.
No but our tariffs do give you loads of data
Most of us tend to use way less mobile internet data than we think. We bet you’ll find our 5GB option is more than enough data to keep you ticking over for the whole month. 5GB of mobile data is equivalent to about 150 hours of steady internet browsing over the month or 5 hours a day. And that’s without ever using WiFi! Or with our 10GB tariff you can double it to a huge 10 hours a day! When did you last use your phone that much in a day?
We help you monitor your data usage
If you want to keep an eye on your data, you can manage how much you’re using with our My Account app and by logging into Your Account online. We’ll also let you know by text when you’re at 75%, 95% and 100% of your limit.
Use our free WiFi app instead of mobile data
If you download our free WiFi buddy app you’ll get unlimited WiFi in over 20 million hotspots in the UK and abroad. It’s a great way to get free data when you’re out and about without eating into your data allowance. Best of all, it connects your phone automatically to hotspots, so there’s nothing extra to do once it’s installed – just kick back and browse.
No caps but lots of help to stay in control
While we don’t let you put a cap on your contract (sometimes there’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to use your phone when you really need to) we do help you keep tight control on your usage.
Text alerts when you're near your limits
If you’re getting close to your minutes or data limit we’ll buzz you with a text. To stay in control of how many minutes and how much data you use you can download our My Account app or log in to Your Account online and see exactly what you’ve used this month.
Flexibility to change to a new tariff
If you find you’re using more minutes or data than your current tariff can handle you can upgrade to a tariff that gives you more. Or if you find you’re using less, you can move down to a cheaper tariff. We’re totally flexible. For full details of costs outside your tariff, see our pay monthly charges outside your tariff.
Nope. There’s no upfront cost for the SIM, and standard delivery is completely free of charge.
The cost of your airtime tariff will increase in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation at the time with your July bill each year. This is the same for most networks in the UK and we’ll always give you 30 days’ notice of the exact increase so you don’t get any shocks in your bill.
Other than that, any extra charges on your bill would be for extra use outside your tariff. For example, if you use more UK minutes or data than your tariff gives you, if you use your phone abroad, call service numbers, premium SMS services, make calls to numbers abroad, directory enquiries, personal numbering or sending picture messages via MMS. So just keep an eye on that.
For full details of costs for usage outside your tariff, see our pay monthly charges outside your tariff section.
Yes! If you’ve got your current mobile number memorised to a tee, we can transfer it to your new phone in one working day once you’ve got a fixed date for the transfer.
Simply call your current provider a call and ask for your PAC code. Then call us free on 789 from your new Virgin Mobile phone when it arrives, give us your PAC code and our number transfer fairies will do the rest for you.
But if you’re happy getting a new number, you don’t need to do anything. Just sit back and wait for your new phone to arrive and then you’re ready to roll.
You don't have to stick to the tariff you sign up to today. If you want to move down and save money or move up for more minutes, texts and data, you can switch tariffs every month. Easy!
Switching is super easy, plus you can bring your current mobile number with you. Simply order your SIM online today, then ask your current provider for your PAC code. When you have your SIM and PAC code, call 789 from your new Virgin Media SIM and we’ll transfer your number within one working day.
Well, if you've got an iPhone 4 or above running at least iOS7, then great - your international data roaming will work fine. For all other iPhones, international data roaming won't work, sorry. Calls and WiFi aren't affected.
The prices shown require you to use eBilling. For monthly price with paper bill add £1.50. Credit check & payment by Direct Debit required.
Prices shown are based on a 24 month Consumer Credit Agreement provided by Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited and a 30 day rolling Pay Monthly Airtime Contract with Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. You must pay off your loan in full in order to upgrade your handset. Further terms and conditions apply. 0% APR Representative.
*Please note standard charges apply, please check with your network operator for rates.
Calls to service numbers: The way you’re charged for calling numbers beginning 084, 087, 118 and 09 has changed. The cost of calling these numbers will be formed of a combined access and service charge: we set the access charge and the company you’re phoning set the service charge. Your access charge for these numbers will be shown on your bill and is currently 36p per minute for Pay As You Go and 45p per minute for Pay Monthly. The service charge will be advertised by the company that you are calling. If any of these numbers are included in your bundle you will not be charged the access or service charge.
Calls to other non-geographic numbers: Freephone calls starting 0800 or 0808 are now free from mobiles. Calls to 0500 are free. Calls to 070 numbers will cost you up to £2.50 a minute in the UK
General: Phones subject to availability. From July 2016, your Pay Monthly Standard Contract & Freestyle Airtime Contract will be adjusted every year on your July bill by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in the April before. Included in your tariff (subject to the allowance specified): UK calls to UK landlines (beginning 01, 02, 03) & UK mobile networks. Calls and texts to Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man mobiles not included. UK texts and data only. You should expect speeds delivered up to 384kbps (3G), actual speeds experienced may be higher or lower and will vary by device and location. You cannot share your data connection with other devices - known as "Tethering" - or use your phone for peer to peer file sharing. Acceptable use policy applies. Calls to 08 (incl. 0870 and 070) numbers not included in monthly allowance (other than those included in the unlimited 08 tariff ) and cost up to 41p and £2.50 a minute respectively in the UK (see our tariffs for details). Pay Monthly service terms apply.
Freestyle Contracts: Based on a 24 month consumer credit agreement with Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited for the phone, and a 30 day rolling Pay Monthly Airtime Contract with Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. You must pay off your loan in full in order to upgrade your handset. Credit subject to status, credit check and payment by Direct Debit. 18+. Terms and Conditions apply. Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under register no. 626215. Registered office: Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9UP. Registered in England and Wales no. 9058868.
New tariffs/more data: From 4th May we have amended our Pay Monthly and Pay Monthly SIM only tariffs which now all include more data as standard compared with our old tariffs available from 30.06.15 to 04.05.2016:
|Old data allowance||250MB||500MB||1GB||2GB||N/A1||4GB||8GB|
|New data allowance||500MB||1GB||2GB||N/A2||3GB||5GB||10GB|
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Standard Contract: 24-month contract. Credit check and payment by Direct Debit required. Early disconnection fees apply.
Mobile general: Phones subject to availability.
Phones: BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType®, SurePress™ and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion and are registered in the U.S. and countries around the world. Android™ and Google are trademarks of Google Inc.
Apple iPhone 5s price down / at our lowest ever price: Comparing to previous lowest total monthly price for iPhone 5s 16GB and tariff on a 24 month Freestyle Pay Monthly tariff: £22 a month, charged between 13th November 2015 and 15th January 2016. Previous lowest total monthly price for iPhone 5s 32GB and tariff on a 24 month Freestyle Pay Monthly tariff: £24 a month, charged between 13th November 2015 and 15th January 2016.
Apple iPhone SE and tariff - UK’s lowest price: Based on comparison with published prices in the UK for the iPhone SE and a tariff as at 15/06/2016.
Prices: These prices require you to use eBilling. For monthly price with paper bill add £1.50. Credit check & payment by Direct Debit required.
Delivery: Handsets are delivered free of charge, by courier Monday to Saturday. SIMs are delivered free of charge by first class post, courier delivery is available for £2.99 if you’re in a hurry.
Tariff Movement: The new allowance and price will apply from your next monthly package for remainder of the minimum term.
Pay Monthly SIM Only: 30-day minimum contract applies.
Money back guarantee: Our 14 day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee lets you exchange your joining pack or phone for a different one of the same value or get a full refund, less any airtime you’ve bought. Prepaid packaging will be provided to post it back. Pay As You Go customers will be charged for any airtime used according to our Pay As You Go tariff. Pay Monthly customers will be charged for any airtime used. Calls and texts prior to return will be charged at 31p per minute and 13p per text.
Inclusive calls to Virgin Mobile numbers: Calls to Virgin Mobile numbers are free for the first 60 minutes. Calls to 'active' Virgin Mobile numbers are included as part of the 'unlimited' portion of your landline call package. As with your landline calls, re-dial before 60 minutes to avoid call charges. To be 'active', the Virgin Mobile number called must have originated a chargeable outbound call, SMS or data session within the previous 90 days. Remember that if you call a Virgin Mobile number that is roaming overseas, that number will still be charged any applicable roaming tariff, even though your part of the call may be free. Please note that new activations (e.g. new connections or numbers ported into Virgin Mobile) may take up to 72 hours to be recorded by our landline billing systems. Calls made prior to the number being recorded will be charged at the standard rate.
Mobile Broadband: Usage amounts given as example only. Credit check and payment by Direct Debit required. 2 or 18 month contract. If you cancel during the contract you will incur an early disconnection fee. Data bundle is for use within the UK only. Access and speeds are subject to network coverage. Voice-Over-Internet Protocol is not supported. If your use exceeds your monthly allowance you will be charged at the out-of-bundle rate of £15/GB. Roaming charges apply to your use outside the UK. Pay Monthly terms of service apply. Mobile WiFi device required with upfront fee of £39.99. For full terms and conditions visit virginmobile.com/legalstuff.
1GB Mobile Broadband: Eligibility: Available with either Virgin Media cable broadband size: L, XL or XXL. Offers are subject to status and credit checks. Conditions: If during your mobile broadband contract term you terminate your Virgin Media home broadband service, you will no longer be eligible for the exclusive mobile broadband tariff and your 1GB monthly payment will increase to the current price for non-home customers for the remainder of the 12 month term. General: 12 month mobile broadband contract applies. Offer not available with any other offer unless explicitly stated. Further legal stuff applies to Virgin Media home broadband, see virginmedia.com Terms and conditions of service apply to Virgin Mobile Broadband.
Home phone: Inclusive calls to Virgin Mobile numbers: Calls to Virgin Mobile numbers are free for the first 60 minutes. Calls to 'active' Virgin Mobile numbers are included as part of the 'unlimited' portion of your landline call package. As with your landline calls, re dial before 60 mins to avoid call charges. To be 'active', the Virgin Mobile number called must have originated a chargeable outbound call, SMS or data session within the previous 90 days. Remember that if you call a Virgin Mobile number that is roaming overseas, that number will still be charged any applicable roaming tariff, even though your part of the call may be free. Please note that new activations (e.g. new connections or numbers ported into Virgin Mobile) may take up to 72 hours to be recorded by our landline billing systems. Calls made prior to the number being recorded will be charged at the standard rate.
Pay As You Go: Customers must have some credit on their account in order to join Big Talk or Big Data & Texts. Joiners bonus of free texts and data or free calls are valid for 45 days or until used if sooner. Joiners bonus will be applied once per account only. You may not change your tariff without our agreement. Once changed, you may not be able to migrate back to your previous tariff. Top ups made prior to joining these tariffs will not count towards monthly rewards. The total value of top-ups in a month will determine the value of the reward. Free texts, minutes and data are added on the first day of the month following the top-up(s) & are valid for one month or until used if sooner. Minutes are for UK landlines (beginning 01, 02, 03) & UK mobile networks. Texts are person-to-person within the UK (text message delivery notifications not included.) Data within the UK only. You should expect speeds delivered up to 384kbps (3G), actual speeds experienced may be higher or lower and will vary by device and location. You cannot share your data connection with other devices - known as "Tethering" - or use your phone for peer to peer file sharing, instant messaging or making internet phone calls. Calls to 08 (incl. 0870) & 070 numbers not included and cost up to 41p and £2.50 per min. respectively in the UK (see our tariffs for details). Unlimited Virgin Mobile to Virgin Mobile calls will be added on the first day of the month following the top up(s) and are valid for one month or until used. You must register your handset to get Big Talk, Big Data & Text to get registered visit virginmobile.com/youraccount. PAYG service terms apply.
BlackBerry® Pass: Pay As You Go BlackBerry® passes (either weekly £2 or monthly £5). Buy a pass to access BlackBerry® Mail, Messenger and Mobile Web services on Pay As You Go. Passes last until midnight on the 7th day for a weekly pass and midnight on the 31st day for monthly pass. UK use only.
The UK’s biggest 3G network: Based on total number of 3G transmitters for for 3G signal using the EE network.
Guaranteed next day replacement: Applies to all claims accepted before 6pm Sunday to Friday.
Metro WiFi: Activation required. WiFi services available in the station only. Use of WiFi is subject to Virgin Media’s terms and conditions.
Mobile SIM: View terms and conditions
Voted UK’s best value network two years in a row: based on Virgin Media winning "Best Value Network" at both the 2014 and 2015 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, decided by public vote among readers of Mobile Choice magazine. Results announced in October of each year and valid for one year. Mobile Choice article available here.
Virgin Media Protect consists of:
Payment is collected in a single monthly premium by Asurion Europe Limited. If either the insurance or the Mobile Rescue is cancelled, the other is cancelled automatically.
Nobody likes reading the small print, but to avoid any surprises, please:
Please read the Terms and Conditions in full so you understand what's covered and what’s not. The terms 'we', 'our' and 'us' means Asurion Europe Limited (the policy administrator) and 'the Insurer' means Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited). When we refer to "Virgin Media Protect" in these insurance Terms and Conditions, we are referring to the insurance cover only, not the Mobile Rescue service.
Virgin Media Protect gives worldwide cover to protect your device against:
You're covered as soon as the device is in your hands. You're covered when you lend your device to family or friends and whenever you travel abroad – however long that's for.
We don't offer 'new for old' cover so any replacement device you receive may be refurbished to our standard using original equipment manufacturer parts. Our aim is that you will not be able to tell the difference between a new and refurbished device. In the unlikely event we can’t send you a same model replacement, we'll offer you a different make, model or colour device with comparable features and functionality.
You can buy Virgin Media Protect provided:
You can also buy Virgin Media Protect if you and the main
authorised user of the device are resident in the UK. If at any time you or the authorised user are no longer going to be resident in the UK, you need to contact us using the details above and let us know. Your cover will be automatically cancelled.
Your monthly premium and claim excess fee (the amount you have to pay towards the cost of your replacement device to complete a claim) is based on the value of your device at the time of purchase and confirmed in your welcome letter.
Monthly premiums by device model are: £4, £6, £8 or £10
Claim excess fees by device model are: £20, £40, £60 or £80
Asurion will collect your monthly premium in advance by separate direct debit (this will show on your statement as NEWAsurion Europe LTD RE VirginPhoneIns) on behalf of the Insurer. You need to pay the first month’s premium before any claim can be completed, your cover then renews automatically for the next 59 months after which we’ll cancel your policy. As devices age they will fall in value and so from time to time we may adjust your excess fee downwards. Call us to find out your current excess fee
Please have a payment card ready to pay your claim excess fee. We accept MasterCard and Visa debit or credit cards.
If you report a claim to us more than 90 days after discovering the loss, theft, fault, breakdown or damage to your device, we will still consider your claim, but it may impact our ability to assess your claim and could, in some cases, result in it being declined.
When you make a claim, we'll block any lost or stolen device automatically before sending any replacement. We won't be able to complete your claim until you agree to our blocking that device. Once your claim is completed, we (and only we) can unblock that device.
We aim to send a next-day 'as new' replacement for claims approved before 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 2.30pm on weekends. For claims accepted outside of these times, you will receive your 'as new' replacement phone within 2 days. If we're late, let us know and we'll give you £20, credited to your bank account within 30 days.
Please make sure someone is in to sign for the delivery. Your replacement comes with:
As soon as you receive your replacement device, the original claimed-for device (the faulty or damaged device or the lost or stolen device if later recovered) becomes the property of the Insurer and must be returned to us within 15 days. Otherwise, we'll charge a non-return fee (based on the value of the non-returned model) to the payment card used to pay your excess fee. The device is your responsibility until it arrives with us. Please make sure that when you go to the Post Office that you get proof of postage (this is free) and confirmation of the weight of the package you are returning to us. We will not approve any further claim until you have returned the claimed-for device or paid the outstanding amount.
You must comply with our reasonable instructions including switching off or uninstalling any app which prevents our access to remove data from the claimed-for device. If you need any help with this please call us on 0345 030 3291*. If you refuse to do it we will not proceed with your claim. If you fail to do it we will treat that as a non-return and may charge you a non-return fee.
You can call or email us to cancel your policy (see contact details at the top of these terms) or write to us at Virgin Media Protect, PO Box 71012, London W4 9FW.
You can cancel within the first 28 days and (if you haven't made a claim) we'll refund any premium paid. Otherwise, you can cancel at any time and cover will finish at the end of the paid-for period. When you buy another device from Virgin Media on the same mobile number and add insurance, we'll cancel cover on your old device automatically. You can call us to keep that policy running. We'll set up a policy for the new device and confirm your cover start date, premium and claim excess in writing.
We'll cancel your policy if you cancel your airtime contract with Virgin Media, fail to pay the monthly premium, have two successful claims in any 12-month period or if you make a claim we find to be fraudulent, and we will send you confirmation including your cover end date.
We may change your policy terms or alter the premium or excess fee for future periods of cover based on significant adverse claims experience, significant increase in our operating costs, inflation, economic and environmental factors, and changes in legislation, taxation or interest rates. If we make a change that increases any charges or reduces your cover, we’ll give you at least 30 days' notice sent to the current contact details we have for you and you will be able to cancel your policy if you are not happy with our changes. If we make any change that improves your cover, we may apply it straight away without notice.
If you cancel Virgin Media Protect you won’t have access to the Mobile Rescue service.
You can call or email us (see contact details at the top of these terms) or write to us at Virgin Media Protect, PO Box 71012, London W4 9FW. If we can't resolve your complaint right away, we'll email or write to you within five working days to outline our next steps. If the issue still isn't resolved within two weeks, we'll contact you again to keep you up to speed on what’s happening.
If you’re not happy with the outcome of your complaint or we haven't given our final response within 8 weeks of you raising your complaint, you can contact The Financial Ombudsman Service by phone: 0800 023 4567 (Freephone) or 0300 123 9123, by email: email@example.com or in writing at: Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR. You need to contact them within 6 months of receiving our final decision. The service is free and we are bound by any decision the Financial Ombudsman reaches. This won't affect your statutory rights or prejudice your right to take subsequent legal proceedings. See financial-ombudsman.org.uk for more details.
This insurance is administered by Asurion Europe Limited ('Asurion'), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 502545), registered in England and Wales with company number 6568029 at Chiswick Place, 272 Gunnersbury Avenue, Chiswick, W4 5QB. The Insurer is Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (no. 202205), registered address: 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AW. Go to fca.org.uk/register or call 0800 111 6768 (Freephone) or 0300 500 8082* to check the Financial Conduct Authority's register.
You and the Insurer may choose which law will apply to this contract. Unless we agree otherwise, Virgin Media Protect is governed by the law of the part of the United Kingdom that you live in (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) and all communication from us will be in English.
Any payments collected by Asurion under these terms and conditions are collected on behalf of the Insurer.
The Insurer is covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). In the unlikely event that we can’t meet our liabilities you may be entitled to compensation to a maximum of 90% of the claim under this scheme. Further info can be obtained from the FSCS on 0800 678 1100 (Freephone) or by going to fscs.org.uk.
By taking this cover you confirm that you've given us your permission to communicate policy information with you by phone, SMS, email or in writing using your given contact details.
In issuing and administering this policy, we will share your personal data with Virgin Media and other partner companies providing services under this policy. We may also share your personal data with group companies and any third parties who are purchasers of all or part of Virgin Media, the Insurer or Asurion, and with organisations we use to monitor our performance, carry out research, create statistics, prevent or detect crime and other third parties to the extent required or permitted by law. We may access your call history around the time of any claim incident as part of our claim assessment process.
Whenever your personal information is shared with third parties, it will be done in accordance with all responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998. This includes, for example, putting in place appropriate written terms to protect your personal information and ensuring any export of your personal information outside the European Economic Area is lawful in accordance with the Act. We will only use the personal information given by you to confirm your identity, administer your policy, contact you about your policy, process claims, carry out internal record-keeping, record claims details on relevant databases and registers for fraud detection purposes and contact the police to check any crime reference number you give us.
Asurion is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Controller (number Z2176995). By providing personal data to us (i.e. information which can identify you and relates to you, whether by itself or when used in conjunction with other information e.g. your name, policy number, telephone number and other contact details), we will assume that you consent to this type of information being collected and used in the ways described above (subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998) including for example for fraud prevention purposes and other requirements imposed by law or regulation. You have the right to see and correct any personal information held about you. A £10 administration fee may be charged for this. If you wish to see your personal information or ask any question about our use of your data, please contact us.
Your data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the above purposes. If that happens, we’ll make sure it's treated with the same level of protection as in the EEA. If you give us personal information about someone else, you are responsible for having their permission to do so and for telling them who we are and what their information will be used for. We will never sell or transfer your personal data to a third party unless we have your prior written consent, subject to the above and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
For further information on how Liberty processes your personal information, please see http://www.libertyspecialtymarkets.com/privacy-cookies/
*Calls to 03 numbers cost the same as calls to UK landlines starting 01 and 02. Call charges apply when calling from abroad. To find out more about the cost of using your phone abroad visit virginmedia.com/callingfromabroad
Please note standard charges apply, please check with your network operator for rates.