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Virgin Mobile’s tariffs are looking good

For a long time it has been fair to say that Virgin Mobile’s monthly contract price plans were utter rubbish. I do mean totally insulting. 20 inclusive minutes and 5 inclusive text messages for £35/month and calls for 30p/min. Ok. So I jest. Slightly. Virgin Mobile has always been sat at the back wearing the […]

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O2 dips hand in the cookie jar

LG has released details of their Cookie handset coming to the O2 network, exclusively in the exclusive favourite of O2’s whitest of whites stock coloured brand. We’re now led to believe by LG this will be the UK’s most affordable phone, in the category of touch screen handsets. Obtaining a mobile by means of theft […]

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Virgin’s going cheap

Virgin Mobile is launching today (9th Feb 2009) a tarrif for £8.50 per month which includes a phone, 100 minutes and 100 texts. Internet costs extra at 30p per day (so that’s about £9 per month extra if used every day). The phones available are the Samsung G600 and the LG KC550 which both have […]

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30 peas

Virgin Mobile on the heals of their 30p per day mobile broadband tariff have released a video called 30 peas (as in a pod). The idea is that if you can get all the internet for 30p, imagine what you can get with 30 peas. The video’s available on YouTube

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Virgin Mobile has NO business arsing about with Mobile Broadband

I see that Virgin Media/Mobile has launched a Mobile Broadband dongle. They have NO business doing this. No business at all. THIS from a company that charges 0.5 pence per Kb for mobile data to handsets. THIS from a company that still has ‘SEE ABOVE FOR WAP CHARGES‘ on it’s tariff page. WAP charges? Virgin […]

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Virgin Mobile gets £366m writedown

Ouch. It looks like Virgin Media’s mobile arm has let the side down if the latest set of quarterly results is anything to go by: the company has announced a massive goodwill writedown on Virgin Mobile in its second quarter financials. In short, Virgin Mobile is now worth £366 million less than originally thought in […]

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Virgin Mobile USA’s $79.99 unlimited offer

Got this from the Virgin Mobile USA release… For many Americans these days, expenses seem a lot more “unlimited” than wireless phone offers. With the cost of gas, air travel and other items, it seems the sky is the limit for what we have to spend. That’s why Virgin Mobile USA will unveil its new […]

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Helio and Virgin to merge

It looks like the axe is about to fall on US MVNO Helio. According to the Financial Times‘s sources, Virgin Mobile USA is to merge with the SK Telecom-owned operator, with a deal to be announced as early as this week. The FT says Virgin Mobile and Helio will combine, Virgin Mobile will issue new […]

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How Facebook friends can get you free calls

In the US and want free minutes? Time to install a new Facebook application. It’s called Fund My Phone and it’s part of Virgin Mobile USA’s Sugar Mama service, which lets customers rack up free minutes, usually by sitting through advertising. Fund My Phone works slightly differently: it gives you free minutes if you encourage […]

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Branson loses $250 as Virgin Mobile USA stumbles

If Virgin boss Richard Branson weren’t so rich, he might a bit disheartened right now. According to The Times, the drop in Virgin Mobile USA’s share price have caused Branson a personal loss of over $250 million, with the stock falling by 85 percent since the company floated on the stock exchange. The share price […]