Great PAYG and SIM-only deals from Virgin Mobile


Virgin Mobile offers a wide range of mobile phones available on a multitude of different pay monthly, pay as you go, and excellent SIM only tariffs. The network’s website,,  also promotes an impressive selection of special offers which are well worth investigating when looking for your next mobile phone deal.

Pay as you go from Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile currently offers thirty-five different mobile phone models, available without a contract, on pay as you go. From uncomplicated easy-to-use models, through to the latest Smartphones, the following are five examples of excellent value pay as you go phones currently being offered by Virgin Mobile:

Nokia 100 – Pay As You Go (PAYG) – Only £19.99 including free £10 airtime
The Nokia 100 is a sturdy, easy to use, mobile phone featuring large digits and intuitive colour graphics. This Nokia is ideal for those looking for a straightforward mobile phone without complicated features and comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind.

Blackberry Curve 9320 – Pay As You Go (PAYG) – Only £139.99
The Blackberry Curve 9320 packs a punch and ships with great features such as a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, a 2 gigabyte removable memory card, and a dedicated Blackberry Messenger (BBM) button. The Blackberry comes out of the box with 12 months free BBM and E-mail and £10 airtime, plus 300 free text messages.

ZTE KIS White – Pay As You Go (PAYG)
A Smartphone for less than £60: The ZTE KIS runs the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android and is available on pay as you go from Virgin Mobile for £59.99. This great value model comes packed with great features such as a 3.2 megapixel digital camera and a crystal clear 3.5 inch LCD touch screen. The ZTE KIS comes out of the box with 12 months free data and £10 airtime, plus 300 free text messages.

Nokia Asha 300 – Pay As You Go (PAYG) – Only £69.99
The Asha 300 is Virgin Mobile’s lowest priced Pay As You Go mobile phone to come with an integral 5 Megapixel digital camera and a powerful 1GHz processor. Utilise your 12 months free data out of the box with the pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps. The Nokia Asha 300 comes with 12 months free data and £10 airtime, plus 300 free text messages.

Samsung Galaxy Ace
The Galaxy Ace runs the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android and is currently on offer on PAGY for £99.99. This great model based on the popular Galaxy series is packed with some amazing features for the price, such as a 5 megapixel digital camera with integral flash, a super-bright 3.5 inch LCD touch screen, and Satellite Navigation via the built-in GPS and Google Maps. The Galaxy Ace comes with 12 months free data and £10 airtime, plus 300 free text messages.

SIM only deals from Virgin Mobile

Many people would like to keep their existing mobile phone and a SIM only deal from Virgin Mobile is an informed way to make big savings without taking on a new phone, or lengthy contract. It is possible to choose from a range of pay as you go options with flexible add-ons and freebies, depending on how much you top up each month. Alternatively, you may opt for a 30 day rolling contract (each with an optional free Blackberry BBM/E-mail add-on).


[This post was supplied and sponsored by Virgin]

Virgin Media’s TiVo-powered Hd/3D set-top box: Virgin Megastorage

Prior to the arrival of the “golden age” of digital technology the world has found itself in, it would only be the more technologically-minded amongst us who would understand about internal drive sizes and measurements such as megabytes and gigabytes. Nowadays children as young as five are not only aware, but are questioning the internal data of technological devices. Although it has to be said, the term ‘terabyte’ is not as commonly comprehended as ‘gigabytes’ and ‘megabytes’, which precede  the terabyte. So when Virgin Media recently announced its new TiVo-powered HD/3D set top box, giving consumers an ‘unprecedented’ 1 Terabyte – or TB – of storage for recordings, some – myself included – were unsure of how much storage a ‘terabyte’ actually endows.


After several seconds research on Google, where all uncertainties are usually clarified, it is quickly explained that a terabyte is equal to 1000 gigabytes. In simpler terms, Virgin Media’s TiVo- powered HD/3D set top box really does provide for a ‘mega’ amount of storage – more than 500 hours of content to be precise.

Although the set top box’s assets are not limited to being solely a 1 ‘TB’ storeroom, as on the contrary, when coupled with Virgin Media’s TV on demand service, which, with no schedule or start times allows viewers to decide what to watch and when, the TiVo set top box gives UK consumers more than 4,600 hours of shows, films and music videos, HD and 3D entertainment, as well as instantly available catch-up TV from terrestrial broadcasters.

In using Virgin Media’s unique fibre optic network, the TiVo set box will not only deliver TV on demand simultaneously with linear TV, but it will not interfere with other internet connections in the house. In other words, no connections will be sacrificed with this TiVo-powered TV service product, enabling each family member to ‘do their own thing’ with regards to watching TV, surfing the internet, playing video games or sifting through media libraries.

In short, Virgin Media’s joint venture with TiVo, namely the creation of a unique converged television and interactive service, may finally bring an end to siblings squabbling over the TV control.

The TiVo-powered HD/3D Set Box is due to released sometime in November.

Virgin Media plan V HD Box and Tivo collaboration

In the last week Virgin Media have announced their plans for an all-out technology offensive, with the goal of becoming the sole input of rich media into your home by 2011. Virgin’s Great Leap Forward is being spear-headed by three new product launches, all due out later this year: a free HD subscription, a set-up box with TiVo integration and broadband clocking in at 100mb/s.

That’s right, 100mb/s – Virgin’s red revolution seems set to more closely resemble South Korea than China by offering some of the fastest broadband speeds available to consumers anywhere in the world. The service will be twice as fast as the current highest in the UK (also owned by Virgin), and an incredible 16x higher than the UK average. The company is also planning to conduct closed trials at 200mb/s, which would be 32x faster than average and also ridiculously good.

However, if you prefer to sit back and be entertained, Virgin are set on making the olden’ days media more visually appealing than ever – and more cost effective. The company has unveiled a new V HD Box for £49, which allows the user to access Virgin’s HDTV content for free – a far more attractive offering than Sky’s monthly charge. With both Virgin and FreeSatHD offering subscription-free HD content, the service may finally take off in the UK.

Finally, the TiVo collaboration, first announced last November, has been confirmed for release some time before the end of this year. The TiVirgin (as named by me) or Premiere (as named by them) will allow users to select their favourite programmes from an on-demand platform designed by TiVo, making it easier to navigate, improving interaction and more aesthetically pleasing.

The interface will be Flash-based, which opens the platform up to a whole range of existing applications – from the iPlayer and 4oD to other on-demand services, such as YouTube, Netfilx, Amazon Video on Demand and other options originating from the web. If Virgin allows the service to support Flash games, then the service could be a real winner.

The box itself will come in two variations, standard and XL, both of which boast some pretty impressive specs including wireless G and N support, and Full HD up to 1080p. The standard box includes a 320Gb hard drive, while the XL will hold a terabyte of information, as well as possessing a THX Optimiser for fine-tuning your video and audio settings. The box also includes support for 3D TV, although Virgin has yet to announce any plans for the service.