Compare Virgin Mobile SIM-only deals

Virgin Mobile offers two affordable SIM-only plans, capped and unlimited. You don’t need to have Virgin broadband to benefit from these great offers.

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SIM-only deals

This truly unlimited plan is ideal if you use your mobile phone for everything.

Enjoy unlimited data, calls and texts plus 13.6GB EU roaming for just €15 per month for the first 12 months. It will rise to €25 thereafter.

This plan will enable you to:

  • Stream music all day
  • Watch live sport wherever you are
  • Download movies on the go

This is a SIM-only, 30-day contract you can cancel anytime. This means no ties and you can switch plan whenever you like.


If you don’t need an unlimited plan, opt for Virgin Mobile’s 5GB plan instead. For €15 per month you’ll get:

  • 500 minutes
  • 500 texts
  • 5GB of data

and you’ll even get the full 5GB allowance when roaming too.

This SIM-only plan is a 30-day bill-pay contract so you’re free to cancel anytime.


Why choose Virgin Mobile?

Virgin Media are an award-winning communications provider, offering superfast broadband, TV and mobile services across Ireland.

  • It’s powered by the Three network for 99.9% population coverage
  • Keep your mobile number for a hassle-free switch
  • Next day delivery of your new SIM at a time and place to suit you
  • Switch plans whenever you like; no ties and no hidden charges
  • Manage your bills and plans easily online with the My Virgin Media account
  • Order up to 4 SIMs if you’ve been with Virgin Media for over 3 months
  • Generous EU roaming data allowances
  • Award-winning customer service and winner of the Switcher’s Best Mobile Phone operator award 2021.

Winner at the Switcher.ie
Mobiles Awards 2021

  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Mobile Phone Operator

Can you get Add-Ons for international calling?

Virgin Add Ons

Yes, Virgin Mobile’s fixed cost add-ons are ideal for keeping in touch with family and friends in the UK and abroad. You can choose from:

  • €5 UK Calling Add-On for 500 minutes a month to the UK and Northern Ireland
  • €5 US, Canada & Europe Calling Add-On for 350 international minutes a month to US, Canada and 44 EU and other European destinations.

Virgin Mobile will notify you by text to stop you from going over your allowance when 80% and 100% of your allowance has been used.

Virgin Mobile’s network coverage

Virgin Mobile is powered by Three, one of Ireland’s biggest mobile networks. Virgin claim to have 99.9% population coverage for calling and 97.6% 4G coverage.

At the moment Virgin Mobile does not offer 5G mobile coverage.

Thinking about a bill pay plan?

If you’re thinking about getting the latest iPhone or Samsung phone, then opting for a Virgin Mobile Bill Pay plan is a cost-effective way to own a brand new phone with all your minutes, calls and data included.

Phones you can choose include:

  • Apple iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11, iPhone SE and iPhone Xr
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy A12 and Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Nokia 1 2020

What else do Virgin media offer?

Besides some great SIM-only deals, Virgin Media also provide superfast, reliable broadband and TV bundles. Check out what Virgin Broadband & TV bundles are available in your area with our free broadband checker.

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Virgin Mobile FAQs

Can I get Virgin Mobile if Virgin broadband isn't in my area?

Yes, Virgin mobile is available nationwide, not just in their cable areas.

The Virgin Mobile network is powered by the Three network, so Virgin coverage is exactly the same, which is 97.6% for 4G services and 99.9% for calling services.

Can I keep my mobile number if I switch to SIM-only?

Yes, you can keep your number when you switch to a Virgin Mobile SIM-only plan.

On receipt of your SIM, register for a My Virgin Media account (or sign in if you’re an existing Virgin Media customer).

You’ll then be taken through 3 easy steps to move your existing number to your new Virgin Mobile SIM.

Can I upgrade to a handset plan from a Virgin Mobile SIM-only plan?

With a 30-day SIM-only plan, you have the freedom to upgrade or change your plan at any time, without worrying about exit fees or charges.

Virgin Mobile is also really flexible, even if you don’t want to upgrade you have the option move to a cheaper plan, or add more minutes, texts and data, at any stage, and the change will take effect on your next billing date.

Does Virgin Mobile have a fair usage policy?

Yes, a fair usage policy applies to the Unlimited Plan. Any usage over 80GB will result in limited speeds.

How long will it take for my SIM to arrive from Virgin Mobile?

If you place your order before 8pm you’ll be offered next day delivery from Virgin Mobile. Once the order goes through, you’ll get an email and text with delivery details, and ways to change them if they don’t suit you.

What are the advantages of a Virgin Mobile SIM-only deal?

If you’ve paid off your phone and don’t want to part with your handset, you’ll save money by switching to a SIM-only deal. The advantages of switching to a Virgin Mobile SIM-only deal include:

  • You can keep your existing phone
  • SIM-only plans are cheaper
  • It’s flexible, with no contract tie-ins
  • It’s a good way to check how a new network performs without locking into a 2-year deal

It can sometimes work out cheaper to buy your phone outright and opt for a SIM-only deal, especially if you don’t mind buying a refurbished phone.

What do I need to switch to a Virgin Mobile SIM-only plan?

Sign up for your chosen plan on the Virgin Media website. You’ll need to provide your contact and bank account details; your IBAN and BIC or account number and sort code is enough.

You may be asked for proof of identity, for example, your passport, driving license or National ID card.

You may also need to contact your current mobile phone provider if you need to unlock your handset.