In an attempt to minimise phone-bill shock, Virgin Media has unveiled its new ‘Premiere’ tariff, with the desirable tag of all-you-can-eat data at an affordable price.
Including unlimited texts, the ‘Premiere’ plan offers unlimited calls to UK landlines and 2,500 anytime minutes, all starting at £26 per month, or an ultra-competitive £21 for loyal Virgin Media users. Existing customers will also be treated to other added benefits including unlimited texts and calls to other Virgin mobiles.
In an attempt to appease the masses, Virgin Media is also offering a new ‘Starter’ tariff from £18, or £13 for existing Virgin customers, a service that lacks the attractive unlimited data offer.
Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media said: “As people look for the best value, we’re rewarding loyalty with some amazing tariffs with unlimited offerings that our customers can enjoy without worrying about hidden extras, as well as helping to combat bill shock.”
Both of the new 24-month tariffs will include free mobile insurance for Virgin customers and Mobile Rescue, a system that will automatically back-up all contacts, as well as allowing a user to lock or locate the handset remotely. This insurance scheme is also available to non-Virgin customers for £7.99 per month.
Heywood added: “We were astounded to find so many people were prepared to gamble when it came to protecting their handsets, which is why we are now the only provider to offer inclusive insurance as standard for our loyal customers at no extra cost”.
For customers already happy with their handset, the ‘Premiere’ and ‘Starter’ tariffs are also available on Sim-Only rolling monthly contracts.
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Words: Samantha Loveridge