Virgin Media goes BIG with UK’s first true ‘quad-play’ bundles

6th May 2014

  • UK’s best broadband now coupled with best value SIM
  • Market-beating bundles for new and existing customers

Virgin Media is transforming the way in which home communications and entertainment services can be bought, with the introduction of flexible new Big Bundles.

For the first time, the UK’s fastest widely available broadband can now be combined with the country’s best value mobile SIM as well as unbeatable value TV and home phone services.

Each Big Bundle can be tailored to suit a customer’s individual or family needs with great value extras available to add at any time. This includes the flexibility to take more of any particular service, such as adding Sky Sports or Movies channels.

The first bundles are initially available exclusively for existing Virgin Media customers but will be available to new customers from the end of May.

Every Big Bundle offers Virgin Media’s multi-award-winning superfast broadband as standard of at least 50Mb.

For just £45 a month, the ‘Big Kahuna’ bundle makes the most of the unrivalled power of Virgin Media’s network by boasting 152Mb broadband, twice as fast as any other service of scale.

With 152Mb, users can download an HD movie in less than four minutes and an entire music album in a breathtaking four seconds. The ultrafast service really comes into its own though when people go online at home at the same time and need plenty of internet bandwidth.

This market-beating bundle also includes the highly acclaimed TiVo® with over 230 TV channels with over 40 in HD, such as every BT Sport channel, and a home phone service.

When taken as a full quad-play the ‘Big Kahuna’ includes an exclusive mobile SIM with 250MB of data, unlimited texts and minutes for just £5 extra per month. Families taking this can save over £300 a year versus the nearest comparable services from Sky and the next best value SIM from any mobile operator.*

Another Big Bundle, the ‘Big Bang’, makes 100Mb broadband available together with TiVo and a home phone talk plan at the unprecedented price of £30 a month. As households do more online than ever before, such speeds are becoming vital to everyday family life yet are unobtainable except from Virgin Media across much of the country.

Dana Strong, chief operating officer at Virgin Media said: “Our fantastic new bundles deliver unprecedented value as standard. For the first time, households will be able to get the best broadband together with the UK’s best value mobile SIM, as part of a bundle perfectly tailored to the customer’s needs. And I’m delighted our current customers have the chance to enjoy this fantastic new flexibility and unparalleled value first.”

Virgin Media TiVo features hundreds of live entertainment channels along with a vast collection of catch up TV and box sets to watch on demand. Virgin Media is the first to have integrated Netflix and YouTube into its TV service, making the most of its intelligent search, recommendation and discovery features. Unlike all other connected set-top boxes, TiVo doesn’t slow down a household’s broadband thanks to its own dedicated internet connection.

Virgin Media TiVo customers also get access to Virgin TV Anywhere, the UK’s largest entertainment-anywhere service, so they can watch their favourite TV channels online or on mobiles and tablets while out and about, wherever there is WiFi, at no extra cost.

The UK’s best value mobile SIM tariffs are exclusively available in Big Bundles. All Virgin Media customers can choose from a wide range of exclusive mobile tariffs or receive discounts on other existing mobile services.

Notes to editors

The first Big Bundles are:

  • Big Kahuna - £45 per month or £50 with mobile SIM
  • Big Bang - £30 per month or £35 with mobile SIM

Prices are for 18 month contracts, payable by Direct Debit, with paperless billing, and excluding line rental of £15.99 a month.

Download times are estimates based on a 60MB music album and a 4GB HD movie. Performance can be affected by factors such as speed of the server the download is from, if the connection is wireless, time of day, general internet congestion, and other users sharing the same broadband connection.

*Sky Family Bundle (Sky+ HD including 240 free-to-air, 80 pay TV with 54 HD channels), Sky Go Extra, up to 76Mb broadband, free weekend calls to landline and 0870 numbers; BT Sport from BT; and 3’s SIM Only with 500MB, 200 minutes and 5,000 texts. Comparisons include installation changes and line rental but not any introductory offers.

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.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries.