Virgin Media claims to have launched the UK's cheapest ever bundled 3G mobile broadband package, with a £5-per-month deal now available to select Virgin customers.
The ISP entered the mobile broadband market on 1 October, and runs its service on T-Mobile's UK 3G network. According to Virgin, the service offers speeds of up to 3.6Mbps (depending signal strength), and the original deal was available on an 18-month contract with a 3GB download limit per month.
Virgin's new £5-per-month deal is available to customers on the company's Media's XL (20Mbps) or L (10Mbps) cable broadband packages, or Virgin Media's ADSL ‘Bundle 1' (Up to 8Mbps Unlimited Broadband and Talk Anytime). The deal comes with a 1GB download limit per month.
The company is also offering a £10-per-month mobile broadband deal to those subscribing to its M (2Mbps) cable broadband package, the ADSL 'Bundle 2' (Up to 8Mb Unlimited Broadband and Talk Evenings and Weekends) product, or the company's basic ADSL up to 8Mbps Unlimited Broadband service.
The Virgin Media 1GB USB modem has a one-off cost of £25, and those exceeding the 1GB monthly download limit will be charged 1.46p per MB. All deals are available on a 12-month contract.