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Super

Cheap on-net and landline calls, cheap on-net text...

No MMS, no GPRS, no photo messaging, no cost benef...

I write a lot of mobile ops on Ciao, and am a notorious gadget freak. I do drive my boyfriend insane with my constant buying, selling and upgrading, but technology has always been something that has interested me, even since my junior school project on the network of bulletin boards that was soon...

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“Voted one of the best around”

published 18/03/2001

Everything

none

Virgin Mobile is quite a new network and recently it has been voted one of the best networks around...I can see why! I have a Nokia 3210 which orginally cost me £89.99 but I had to buy a Service Pack on top of that for £10 to get the phone started. The SIM card was part of the service pack which...

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Excellent

“Virgin International Use”

published 29/09/2000

I chose Vigin becuase of the no monthly fee and comparable call charged to other networks. I have direct debit set-up, which is required for international use. This took a week to put into place, but I found the Virgin staff most helpful. I have just return from Holland and had no problems in...

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Excellent

Cheap calls

None

The name Virgin says a lot, everything that has Virgin in front of it that I have ever had has been excellent (exceptfor Virgin Cola.) Virgin don't offer you free phones or free calls. The rates are simple, you pay for your phone (these start from £39.99) and the call rates are 15 minutes for the...

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Super

“Virgin Mobile”

published 13/10/2003

good tarrifs, free voicemail

none really

I recently had an old phone i wanted to use, so I thought I'd buy a Sim card pack. The cheapest deal was Virgin Mobile, which cost only 10 pounds including 5 pounds free airtime. It was simple to use, with pay as you go, with no extra charges, line rental, contract, etc. I'm happy with this...

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Excellent

Good call charges, great Customer Service

More choice of mobiles needed, no call-diverting f...

I bought a Nokia 3210 Pay-as-you-go package from Virgin over a year ago and can safely say that i have not had any problems with it. Of course you get bad network coverage at times (as you do with all networks) but this is not the fault of Virgin themselves. As most people know, Virgin operates...

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Excellent

Cheap for a Pay as you go network, good customer s...

Poor selection of packages

I was an early adopter of Virgin Mobile, buying the Philips Savvy phone over 2 years ago. The billing charges were simple. 15p a minute for the first 5 minutes, 5p a minute thereafter. 0800, and 0500 numbers were free to call (Virgin was the only network to offer this). Since then, the basic...

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Excellent

“Nice and cheap!”

published 31/08/2000

cheapish calls, no expiry date on vouchers

phones are expensive

I decided to change to Virgin after getting a bit fed up with paying 50p per minute with BTCellnet. The phone did seem quite expensive to buy but I think that it was well worth it. The calls are now 15p a minute for the first five minutes and then 5p there after which is brilliant. Another good...

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Excellent

“Virgin fan.”

published 02/07/2001

no line rental, simple call charge structure

charges for 0800 numbers

I hold Virgin responsible for the mobile phone infiltrating my life to a point where I wouldn't ' be without one now! In an arena where there is so much hype and small print, I found the Virgin service clear, comprehensive, and good value for money. You buy your phone out right, there's no line...

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“The Newest Network”

published 11/02/2001

Good allround service, quite cheap

network coverage isn't the best.

Virgin is the newest entrant to the mobile network market, so what can it offer over and above it's competitors? Well, it's hard to pin down exactly. For a start, Virgin use the One2One network and buy the bandwidth from them, so if you are unable to get a good reception with One2One, you are...

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Excellent

cheap, loads of extras, simple

NONE AT ALL!

YES! THIS SERVICE IS THE ONLY ACTUALLY GOOD SERVICE THAT DOESN'T TRY TO RIP YOU OFF!! HOORAY FOR RICHARD BRANSON! yes, virgin mobile is very good and the prices are nice and simple : the vouchers never expire you pay 15p for the 1st five minutes of calls you make everyday after the 1st five...

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Super

“Virtually virginal”

published 05/04/2001

Relatively simple cost structure and no monthly re...

Not necessarily the best deal for all

Virgin Mobile launched itself with great fanfare as Britain’s first virtual mobile network. What does that mean and should you care? Virgin Mobile is jointly owned by Virgin and One2One. It calls itself a ‘virtual’ network because it owns no physical network structure and actually operates over...

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Excellent

“So you want a Virgin....”

published 18/04/2003

Reasonable call charges and no line rental

None that I have noticed yet

Virgin mobile hasn't been going for too many years but it seems to be as competitive as any of the other service providers. Availability: Most shops sell Virgin mobiles nowadays as well as Virgin megastores and places like Woolworths etc. For the actual top up cards however, no all of the...

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Excellent

“3p per text”

published 21/05/2003

cheap text messages

none

virgin pay as you go is the best one ive had yet, ive been with them for 18 months with no hassle. ***************************************** ************* TEXT MESSAGES Virgin text messages are really cheap. On the 1st may this year, Virgin changed the prices of texts that you send to other...

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Super

“v3688 refurb problems”

published 13/01/2001

VERY Tiny

VERY Tiny

The Sainsbury's in Reading has a display of refurbished Virgin Mobiles, the particular model I was interested was the Motorola V3688 which currently has one of the lowest SAR figures, but is difficult to get new as it has been replaced by the V3690. reference: http://www.cellular.co...

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