Virgin Media has revealed its new SIM Only offering which gives customers unlimited access to 08 numbers for £18 per month.
The VIP Plus package is a 30 day rolling deal which also includes unlimited texts, data and calls. 0800, 0870, 0845 and 0808 numbers will be included in the customers allowance, and can be called at no extra cost. VIP Plus is available to buy online, in store and over the phone.
Director of mobile at Virgin Media, Jamie Heywood, said: ‘We’ve been leading the 30 day SIM market since we launched our £15 VIP SIM tariff in May 2013 with unlimited texts, minutes and data. More people are getting to the end of their contract with a handset they love, but a tariff they want to shrink and with VIP Plus customers can get never before seen value for just £18 per month.
‘We’d like to thank all of our customers for making VIP SIM such a success and in return, we promise to keep on offering our customers the best tariffs out there.’
uSwitch mobile expert, Ernet Doku, said: ‘This new VIP Plus deal shows that Virgin Media isn’t content to rest on its laurels. By taking all the things that make the market-leading VIP tariff great - 30-day rolling contracts, all-you-can-eat everything and a simple process if you have a handset - and turning its attention to those costly non-geographic numbers, Virgin Media has managed to make the best even better.
‘While Ofcom plans to make calls to 0800 numbers free from mobile phones, consumers won’t benefit from this until next summer. This deal puts Virgin Media one step ahead of other providers and the regulator alike by offering consumers the protection they need when it comes to making a ‘free’ call from their mobile. Following on from being the first provider to offer inclusive calls to 08 numbers on its pay monthly deals last year, adding this perk to its SIM only deal pushes Virgin Media into top spot in terms of offering serious value for money to suit most consumers.’