Virgin Media O2 is offering huge discounts for students this September

20% off phones, free Wifi upgrades and more...

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(Image credit: Virgin Media O2)

In 2021, it was announced that Virgin Media and O2 were joining forces, offering a broader range of services, including mobile, broadband, and television. The aim of the merge was to create a new “national champion” in the UK that can compete with other industry giants such as Sky and BT. Within this, Virgin Media O2 also committed to offering new and existing customers a huge range of perks and benefits which have not disappointed. 

In the wake of students returning to school and university, Virgin Media O2 has done it again, offering a wide variety of impressive discounts for students. With the ONS highlighting that 50% of students feel they’re facing financial difficulties and 91% worried about the rising cost of living, Virgin Media O2 has vowed to help students kick start the academic year on a money-saving high this September.

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20% off O2 Airtime Plans 

Students looking for a new device so they can study, stream, and stay in touch with friends and family can enjoy 20% off a new phone or tablet by simply by signing into UNiDAYS, UNIiDAYS GRADLiFE or TOTUM to get a unique online basket code. 

Those who already have an O2 contract can simply apply the student discount code to their bill by signing into UNiDAYS to get a code and then texting the word ‘STUDENT’ followed by the code to 61202 to benefit from a student discount. 

The offer also covers all selected accessories too. Go to Virgin Media O2's website for more information. 

Access to Volt benefits

Student households that have Virgin Media broadband and at least one housemate on O2 can access Volt benefits which includes a broadband speed upgrade to the next available tier and double data for any eligible O2 mobile plans. That means double the mobile data on every eligible O2 Pay Monthly plan in your household. 

You can also get up to 3 WiFi Pods (if needed) at no extra cost, as well as O2 Travel Inclusive Zone, so you can use your O2 phone or sim in 75 destinations with no additional charges. 

EU Roaming

For those students who want to travel in-between terms, O2 offers inclusive EU roaming in 45 destinations, up to 25GB. Wherever you fancy going in their Europe Zone, you’re free to call, text and use data just like you would in the UK, subject to a roaming limit.

O2 Priority

Students can also enjoy exclusive perks and experiences with Priority, including cinema tickets, daily treats and even access to exclusive gigs with the hottest music artists. All you have to do is get the free app for quick and easy access to Priority whenever you like!

O2 Extras

O2 customers can get their hands on Disney+, Amazon Prime, Amazon Audible or many more, free on O2 for up to 6 months depending on their tariff. 

Hungry for more? Have a look at our round-up of the best student discounts and freebies available in 2023!

Lizzie Wilmot
Staff Writer, Home

Lizzie is T3's Home Staff Writer, also covering style, living and wellness. She works closely with Bethan Girdler-Maslen, T3's Home Editor, ensuring all the latest news, trends and recommendations are covered. Outside of T3, Lizzie can be found mooching around Bath, attempting (or at least trying to) a new DIY project or spending time with family and friends.