Virgin Media launches new mobile and bundle offers for existing customers
You could save up to €432 with these deals
One of the most-frequent complaints telecoms customers have is that their provider doesn’t reward loyal customers. However, we’ve seen some new initiatives - like Sky VIP - recently, and now Virgin Media has introduced some great new offers for existing customers.
Save up to €78 with better-than-half-price mobile plans
Virgin Media customers can now get over half-price off Virgin Mobile’s SIM-only plans for the first six months, if they sign up before 30 April.
This means customers can save up to €78 on the Virgin Mobile unlimited plan, which is perfect for heavy users. Meanwhile people signing up to the 2GB plan - which comes with 250 minutes, 250 texts and 2GB of data - can save almost €50 in six months.
These plans are on 30-day rolling contracts, too, so you won’t be tied into a lengthy deal.
Not sure if a SIM-only plan is for you? Our FAQ’s can help…
Can I keep my mobile number?
Yes, this is called ‘porting’ your number and is a huge benefit - it means you won’t have to communicate a new number to all your contacts. Your new provider can sort out moving your old number to your new network when you’re signing up.
How do I compare SIM-only packages?
When comparing SIM-only deals, consider what’s most important to you, for example do you need an unlimited data plan, or do you mainly use your phone for calls and texts? Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, Switcher.ie’s SIM-only comparison can help you to easily compare relevant deals.
We’ll show you all the best package deals on the market, displayed with the key features highlighted so that you can simply and quickly choose the best SIM-only deal for you.
How do I switch mobile phone provider?
When you’re comparing deals, you may find that the best plans are available from a different provider. Don’t panic! Switching mobile phone network is actually relatively straightforward - your new provider will handle the technical bits of the switch.
In terms of what you need to do - firstly, make sure you’re out of contract before signing up to a new plan - this will ensure you avoid early exit fees, which can be high. If you have a bill-pay deal, you’ll also need to contact your current provider to cancel your plan, and - once you’ve paid your final bill - cancel any direct debits.
On a practical basis, all that will happen when you change network is that you’ll see a new provider’s name on your phone, and on your bills. You may also experience slight differences in coverage, depending on who you switch from and to.
Is a 30-day or 12-month SIM-only contract best for me?
The kind of contract you go for will totally depend on your circumstances. If you’re going for a new provider and want to test out the service and coverage, you could go for a shorter-term contract to try it out. It’s likely you could get a cheaper deal by locking into a longer contract, however, so if you’re happy to do this, you could save money.
What are the advantages of SIM-only deals?
SIM-only plans are cheaper than deals that include a phone. So, if you’ve paid off your phone - and are still happy with your handset - you’ll make a saving by switching to a SIM-only deal.
If you’re out of contract, you can also move to a SIM-only deal with your current provider, rather than rolling on your contract which includes the cost of your handset - although it’s worth noting that some networks will automatically move you to a plan-only price once your handset is paid off, so make sure to check with your provider.
SIM-only plans are also a good way to check how a new network performs without locking into a 2-year deal.
You could also decide to buy your phone outright, and then go for a SIM-only deal - it may work out cheaper than paying it back as part of your monthly mobile cost, but this will depend on your provider.
Existing customers can now save €432 on the 360Mb Virgin Full House Sports and Cinema bundle
On top of the mobile offers, existing Virgin Media customers are also now able to avail of the same offer as new customers on the 360Mb Virgin Full House Sports and Cinema bundle bundle.
This is one serious package. In addition to 360Mb broadband, inclusive calls to Irish landlines and mobiles and over 100 TV channels, customers signing up will get:
- Sky Cinema, which comes with 11 movie channels, as well as thousands of movies on demand, and a new premiere every day.
- Sky Sports, with eight dedicated sports channels.
- Virgin Movies and Boxsets.
- The ability to watch Netflix through the TV box.
- Access to the latest blockbusters and classic movies to rent from €2.99.
This plan is now reduced to €99 per month for 12 months on a 12-month contract, saving you a whopping €432.
Remember, this offer applies to both new and existing customers, so even if you’re not currently with Virgin Media, you can switch if it looks good to you!