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Rating: Virgin Media/Mobile UK fails to impress
It is always dangerous to base an assumption on such a low sample, but the experience of one Brit cellular user has raised our curiosity. This particular reader has been on a 24 month contract with Virgin Media (formerly Virgin Mobile UK) for a BlackBerry Curve 8520 which was utilised purely for work email purposes and not personal calls. Given that the contract will finally expire early this month [January 2013], he called Virgin hoping that the firm’s customer retention policy would at least secure an equivalent deal. No such luck. The agent only made a feeble effort to entice him onto the most expensive tariff. Continue reading
Rating: & Virgin Mobile UK users can now utilise the Orange network
It’s not every day that a utility company (which is what mobile network operators effectively are) get in contact to say that they can reduce your monthly bill. Well, that’s exactly what’s just happened. We signed up for Orange Best Plan service and every six months the company reviews our existing plan to see if we could be getting a better deal from Orange. Apparently we could. However, you have to go online to review your Best Plan review – through ‘Your Account’. That wasn’t easy. We should also mention that Virgin Mobile (UK) contacted us to say that we can now use the Orange network as well. Continue reading
Rating: A lot easier if you have an iPhone
From the very beginnings of the mobile Internet, it became clear that a desire to gamble could entice even technophobes into learning how to place bets from their handsets. So it is something of a tradition to investigate every year just how difficult it is to bet on the UK’s Grand National race at Aintree – which takes place tomorrow [April 9th]. In the early days, the solution meant accessing WAP sites and to some extent things remain the same today. The big difference is that if you’re an Apple iPhone user, it is now very easy. For other smartphone users, things are a little different. Continue reading
Fans Can Once Again Volunteer to Help Homeless Youth and Earn Free Tickets to Lady Gaga Concerts
WARREN, N.J., May 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Virgin Mobile USA announced today that it will extend the popular “Free I.P.” volunteer program to its continuing title sponsorship of the explosive Monster Ball Starring Lady Gaga Tour this summer. Free [...]
The Virgin Mobile strategy for spreading to new countries is pretty well established. It partners with an existing carrier in the country, and offers its own branded services over its partner’s network. In India, the Virgin Mobile partnership is 50-50 with indigenous operator Tata Teleservices. But Tata runs a CDMA network, which has much less coverage in India than the dominant GSM networks. So Virgin has announced a new GSM service, an ad campaign targeting a youth audience, and new reductions in call and SMS rates. Continue reading
First announced back in July, Sprint has announced that its acquisition of Virgin Mobile in the USA is now complete. Can the Virgin brand help Sprint get over its bad public image problems? Continue reading
Bell Canada has announced that it has finished buying the 50% of Virgin Mobile Canada it didn’t already own. The acquisition includes long-term rights over the branding. The mobile operator will still operate independently, as its own company, but it is now an entirely Bell-owned subsidiary. Continue reading
Free Virgin mobile USA Festival with Weezer, Blink-182, Public Enemy and Franz Ferdinand plus donation SMS
Virgin Mobile USA will have a FreeFest on Sunday august 30 at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia. The admission is free…. but people that come are encouraged via to donate via SMS. So Kyocera Communications the sponsor and RE*Generation Virgin’s charitable arm will be there in full force. Continue reading
Virgin Mobile France has announced a huge partnership with mobile application store GetJar. The platform, device and OS agnostic app store will selling its entire selection of free mobile apps through the French operators soon-to-launch app store.
The Virgin Mobile France app store should be launched by Wednesday of this week – the 17th of June. [...]
Virgin Mobile USA has unveiled its new wireless broadband plan – which is the first pay-as-you-go tariff from one of the major US operators. The service sells data usage in four packages ranging from 100MB to 1GB, but according to Virgin it really shouldn’t be used by heavy data users!
The packages offered are 100MB, 250MB, [...]
Virgin Mobile USA has unveiled three new contract plans for families
– $175/month All-In plan with 4000 shared anytime minutes — unlike comparable plans, this includes unlimited messaging and data services
– $50 A La Carte plan including 600 shared anytime minutes with
unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes
– An additional 200 shared anytime [...]
QuickPlay and Virgin Mobile today announced a new music service for the Indian market. Vmusic will be the first unlimited service for full-track music downloads from Virgin Mobile in India. Quickplay will be providing the infrastructure for the service, which will be free to subscribers… for the first 12 months, anyway.
vJazz phones from Virgin Mobile [...]
The new vJazz mobile phone from Virgin Mobile India is it’s latest attempt to catch the youth segment. The phone is aimed square at music lovers, coming pre-packaged with the vMusic service – but the allure of the vJazz is that all music downloads are free for a year with the phone.
The phone comes with [...]
Virgin Mobile USA has taken the interesting precaution of guaranteeing it’s customers bill payments for them if they lose their jobs. Under the “Pink Slip Protection” plan, if you become unemployed and are eligible for welfare, Virgin will pay your mobile bill for you for three months. All it requires is that you’ve been with [...]