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Virgin Media launches the UK’s most flexible mobile contracts

17th November 2014
 

 

 

 
  • Customers can trade their airtime tariff up or down every 30 days with new Freestyle Contracts
  • Market leading prices on premium smartphones
  • Best unlimited tariff on any comparable ‘split’ contract including calls to 0800, 0870, 0808 and 0845 numbers

 

Virgin Media has today launched the UK’s most flexible mobile contracts offering some of the most competitive prices on top smartphones including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Virgin Media customers can now change their monthly airtime tariff, up or down each month to meet their changing needs – unlike on any other network.

The new Freestyle Contracts treat airtime tariff independently to their handset purchase, which is financed through a 24 month 0% APR credit agreement, offering greater flexibility and value for money.

Annie Brooks, Director of Mobile at Virgin Media said: “Our new Freestyle contracts give people better value, more flexibility and greater control over the way they pay for their smartphone. We’re offering customers the facility to change their airtime to meet their changing needs.”

Freestyle Contracts Key Facts:

  • UK’s most flexible mobile contracts: Virgin Media is the only network to let customers trade their airtime tariff up or down every 30 days.
  • Market leading prices on premium smartphones including for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3.
  • Best unlimited tariff on any ‘split’ style contracts. Virgin Media’s unlimited tariff includes unlimited minutes, texts, data and calls to 0800, 0870, 0808 and 0845 numbers.
  • Use any airtime tariff on any handset with airtime tariffs from £5 to £20 per month on every handset in the Freestyle Contract range.
  • Contracts available on top devices including the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Alpha, The Sony Z2 & Z3, LG G3, and HTC One M8. 

Freestyle customers can upgrade their smartphone whenever they choose, by paying the outstanding balance on their handset credit agreement and taking out a new 24 month agreement. Customers can use Virgin Media’s recycling scheme to recoup value from their old handset.

Those with Freestyle Contracts who keep their device for more than 24 months will see their total monthly payment drop to cover just their airtime tariff as their handset credit agreement will have been paid off. 

Virgin Media’s new Freestyle Airtime tariffs:

Minutes

Texts

Data

Monthly Tariff

250

Unlimited

250MB

£5

1000

Unlimited

500MB

£8

Unlimited

Unlimited

1GB

£12

Unlimited

Unlimited

3GB

£15

Unlimited plus 0800, 0870, 0808 & 0845

Unlimited

Unlimited

£20

 

Virgin Media’s most competitive & best unlimited Freestyle Contract examples:

Device

Minutes

Texts

Data

Airtime

Tariff

Monthly Handset Repayment

Combined Monthly Payments

Samsung Galaxy S5

250

Unlimited

250Mb

£5

£19

£24

unlt inc. 0800, 0870, 0808 & 0845

Unlimited

Unlimited

£20

£19

£39

iPhone 6 16GB

250

Unlimited

250Mb

£5

£29

£34

unlt inc. 0800, 0870, 0808 & 0845

Unlimited

Unlimited

£20

£29

£49

iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB

250

Unlimited

250Mb

£5

£34

£39

unlt inc. 0800, 0870, 0808 & 0845

Unlimited

Unlimited

£20

£34

£54

 

Notes to editors

1. All prices apply to Virgin Media broadband, TV and home phone customers. 24 month contracts only. Add £5 per month for non-Virgin Media customers. All market leading claims correct as of 10thNovember 2014, full comparative data available upon request.

 

2. Freestyle Contracts are available on the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Alpha, The Sony Z2 & Z3, LG G3, and HTC One M8. Customers can combine any Airtime Tariff with any Freestyle handset.

3. Freestyle Contracts are offered on a credit agreement regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.


About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. And we’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services to customers. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

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