Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Virgin VIP Sim


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22-06-2013, 11:35
Pdhiggin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 16

Is the virgin 30-day sim VIP unlimited tariff restricted in any way?

Thanks
Pdhiggin is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 22-06-2013, 13:51
Chris1973
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 257
I can't comment on either the calls or texts aspect as I mainly use my phone for internet and only send a handful of texts and make a few minutes of calls, however

The 'unlimited' data allowance currently has a 3.5gb fair use policy, after which all speeds, including general browsing are limited to 384kbs down / 200kbs up.

There is some rumour and speculation that the unlimited tariff may be changing soon to become either a 1gb or 3gb per month fixed limit, although nothing has been announced officially, there is a thread currently on their own forum and non of the points made on it have been denied nor corrected by the Virgin Staff members, so we can only assume its factual.

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/...73976#U1873976

I believe that the unlimited Data previously offered on the "Big Data & texts" PAYG tariff will be changing from unlimited to a fixed 1GB (10 top up ) and 3GB (15 top up) in July so perhaps these could be the start of any wider changes to other tariffs.

http://customer.virginmedia.com/bigd...spart=DMail_36

I'd certainly be wary of joining Virgin Mobile if you use mobile internet a lot, as i've seen nothing but restrictions in the short period of time since signed up to them. First of all their FUP was reduced from 10gb to 3.5gb within a month of joining them, next they removed tethering and then there was the mobile internet speed capping fiasco which they sneaked in a few months ago

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/08/virgin_capping/

I certainly don't trust them nor would I recommend them
Chris1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2013, 08:20
Pdhiggin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 16
Thank you very much for your reply. I just don't know who to go with for a good balance of price, signal (inside!!) data use and 3G coverage!
Pdhiggin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-2013, 18:35
david16
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Central Scotland
Posts: 9,627
I can't comment on either the calls or texts aspect as I mainly use my phone for internet and only send a handful of texts and make a few minutes of calls, however

The 'unlimited' data allowance currently has a 3.5gb fair use policy, after which all speeds, including general browsing are limited to 384kbs down / 200kbs up.

There is some rumour and speculation that the unlimited tariff may be changing soon to become either a 1gb or 3gb per month fixed limit, although nothing has been announced officially, there is a thread currently on their own forum and non of the points made on it have been denied nor corrected by the Virgin Staff members, so we can only assume its factual.

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/...73976#U1873976

I believe that the unlimited Data previously offered on the "Big Data & texts" PAYG tariff will be changing from unlimited to a fixed 1GB (10 top up ) and 3GB (15 top up) in July so perhaps these could be the start of any wider changes to other tariffs.

http://customer.virginmedia.com/bigd...spart=DMail_36

I'd certainly be wary of joining Virgin Mobile if you use mobile internet a lot, as i've seen nothing but restrictions in the short period of time since signed up to them. First of all their FUP was reduced from 10gb to 3.5gb within a month of joining them, next they removed tethering and then there was the mobile internet speed capping fiasco which they sneaked in a few months ago

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/08/virgin_capping/

I certainly don't trust them nor would I recommend them
So that's why my radio apps are dropping out and constant rebuffering at certain times.

From September the PAYG limit is definitely going to be a maximum 3Gb per month data limit according to a text message I received the other day. It will definitely be a move to three for my big smartphone to remain on an unlimted data package. I certainly do not wish to be tied into a contract I cannot be sure of having the funds for come the end of 24 months.

I notice the mention of EE on the text message. Are they now the driving force that is seeing the end of unlimited data in PAYG with virgin?

Everybody doesn't want to and clearly cannot afford to fork out 30+ or 40+ per month on a minimum 2 year contract, and even then in many contracts it's not even unlimited data.

It's the PAYG unlimited data mobile that was a reason for joining virgin mobile in the first place. Soon enough virgin mobile is going to be like orange, t-mobile, vodafone, carphone warehouse and O2 when it comes to mobile data limit such as a pathetic 500mb per month maximum possible within a year or 2.
david16 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:09.