Virgin Media has signed its second exclusive deal with ZTE to sell its Kis smartphone.
The Android device goes on sale today and is available for £49.99 with a £10 top-up. Virgin Media is offering its customers 1GB of data for free for 12 months.The budget smartphone runs Android Gingerbread on a 800MHz processor. It has 2GB of memory and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at Virgin Media [pictured], said: 'With the Kis, ZTE has designed a handset that meets customer requirements for a rich Android experience at a very affordable price for pay-as-you-go customers. With plentiful features and an abundance of apps to choose from through Google Play store, the ZTE Kis certainly delivers on that.
'We’re bundling in a huge amount of data to complement this Android handset for our pay-as-you-go customers. This is yet another example how Virgin Media is raising the bar in the mobile market because we know how much our customers love to be connected no matter where they are without worrying about expensive bills.'
ZTE UK director of mobile device operations Wu Sa said: 'The launch of the ZTE Kis is a further demonstration of our commitment to building the ZTE brand in Europe and the UK across a number of price points and operating systems, which will continue with new devices throughout the remainder of 2012 and in 2013. It is also an example of our commitment to providing our customers with quality devices at affordable prices under the vibrant ZTE brand proposition.'
Earlier this year, Virgin Media had the exclusive on ZTE's Tania smartphone.