Virgin Media has just announced that they will be removing the data caps for their 5GB and ‘Unlimited’ plan starting today and running until July 18th to help those who are using their smartphone’s data to stay connected. For the ‘Unlimited’ plan in particular, this means the fair usage policy of 80GB per month has been lifted so you can use your plan to your heart’s content without the fear you’ll go over the data limit in a given month.
The announcement, which we received this morning, goes on to say: “In 2020, Virgin Mobile customers relied on their smartphone plans more than ever due to nationwide restrictions, school closures and more and more of us working from home. Compared to 2019, Virgin Mobile customers increased mobile data usage on the network by 47% with busy households using their smartphones to work out new ways to work, learn and play.
Total domestic call minutes increased 34% in 2020 and there were over 48 million texts sent on our network in 2020 also with January being the busiest month due to the New Year’s Wishes effect.
Paul Higgins, Vice President of Commercial at Virgin Media said: “With the removal of any sort of data caps for our Virgin Mobile customers, today’s announcement should really help those who have come to rely on their phones to stay connected. The removal of the data limits and fair usage policy from our mobile plans means you don’t have to worry about using up all your data on video calls, streaming apps or web browsing while we all do our best to stay at home.”
“After an unforgettable year, not only did we see our broadband customers consume 84% more information in December of 2020 than pre-COVID-19, we also saw a significant increase in demand on our mobile network. The unexpected shift towards working, living, learning and socialising from home drove record-breaking mobile traffic for Virgin Mobile customers with 47% more data being used than in 2019.”
You can learn more about Virgin Media’s mobile plans here.