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I have found the prices very reasonable:10p texts to other networks and just 3p to other virgin mobiles
Although this is a bit of a pain if your friends are not with Virgin you can now also buy a range of different bundles including texts, minutes and picture texts which significantly bring down the cost of each message if your friends are with other networks - for instance texts are just 2.4p each if you buy their largest bundle which is 1500 texts for £36. However, unless you are planning on ending up with RSI you might be more interested in some of their smaller packages - which are also very good value:Just texts bundles start from £7.50 for 100 (7.5p each)
You should bear in mind that it is only worth your while if you are going to use the majority of the bundle you have purchased, although Virgin are unique in allowing any texts/minutes left over to roll into the next month as long as you buy another bundle - making this an even better deal as, if you're like me and text lots but only make a few calls a month, you can buy alternate packages - I usually get a minutes and texts combined one month and then just texts the other, making using my phone much more cost efficient.You can buy bundles by calling 789 on your virgin phone (free), texting your order to 789789 (also free) or on their website, making it extremely hassle free.
Another big benefit of Virgin is that they don't charge you to listen to your voicemail - many other providers do which I really object to when someone else has already paid to leave it.Switching to Virgin:
Their SIM cards are just £10 and include:1 Sim card
You can then get extra credit absolutely free with Virgin 'glue'. All you have to do is persuade one of your friends to switch to Virgin and get them to quote your name and number when they ring up to buy their SIM and you'll get £10 credit as a thank you! - and even better it then takes you longer to use this credit as you can now text that friend for cheaper than when they were with the other network. Smiles all round!How to Top-Up:
This is very simple as you have several options:1) Ring 789 (free) from your Virgin mobile phone and register your debit/credit card to allow you to top up wherever you are - great if you're like me and run out of credit when you really need to ring home!
2) Register your debit/ credit card details online and top up that way3) Use your 'E-Top up card' (which you get included with the sim pack) to buy credit in a number of stores. Its a credit card sized card that you give to the cashier to swipe - can be used in most supermarkets and other shops like WHSmiths, Woolworths etc.
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