Thursday, August 17, 2006

Virgin Mobile and offer Free 8 Mbps Broadband Service

Virgin Mobile and broadband provider have joined forces to offer a year's free up to 8 Mbps broadband to customers that take one of Virgin Mobile's new SIM-only pay monthly tariffs.

Anyone joining Virgin Mobile's £15 (normally £20) or £30 (normally £32) a month SIM-only service will be able to save up to £275 by registering for 12 month's free broadband through

The free broadband service will offer customers up to 8 Mbps download speeds, a 6 Gigabyte monthly download allowance, free set-up and a free broadband modem. Customers have three months to redeem the free broadband offer once they have joined Virgin Mobile.

  • In July 2006, the ntl: Telewest group completed its acquisition of Virgin Mobile. The deal positioned ntl: Telewest for delivering "quadruple play" services -- TV, Internet and fixed and mobile telephony services for the UK.

    Under a previous agreement, ntl: Telewest has also entered into a licensing arrangement with Virgin Enterprises permitting use of the Virgin brand for ntl: Telewest's full portfolio of consumer services.

    Commenting on the transaction, ntl:Telewest's CEO Steve Burch said: "This is a transformational deal for ntl:Telewest and good news for UK consumers. Virgin Mobile has a justified reputation for being one of the country's most customer-focused companies. This combined with ntl:Telewest's portfolio of competitively-priced, cutting edge products, will create a formidable competitor in the UK's fast changing communications and entertainment industries."

  • In March 2006, ntl and Telewest merged into a single company with more than 5 million residential customers. It became the largest provider of residential broadband services in the UK with 2.8 million subscribers, the second largest pay TV provider with 3.3 million subscribers and also the second largest fixed telephony provider with 4.3 million subscribers.

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