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    Virgin Mobile

    Whose network (ie:O2, Vodafone) does Virgin Mobile piggy back/use?

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    They piggyback on the T-Mobile network...

    (as far as I am aware, anyway!)

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    is the T-Mobile coverage any good?

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    They have a thing on thier site - a sort of postcode lottery

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    @Kyle: Our leader, the almighty Dos_Box, has a Virgin phone (it is also on the Virgin network ) - he seems pretty happy with it and is constantly banging on about how little it has cost him.

    Personally, it would be no good for me because I know that the T-Mobile network sucks around my house and local... 2 of the areas that I would be most likely to use it. Admittedly, my local is across the road from my house so calling it two locations is a little unfair

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    What has surprised me is to say I live in the middle of nowhere 3 actually works and gives a good 3G coverage when I had a friend round that had a 3 phone! It has surprised me a lot!

    As for me personally Orange works fine for me. Shame I didn't want a contract phone when they did the original Virgin copying contract offer as it was an absolute bargin!

    and yeah its T-mobile piggy backing.

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    is the T-Mobile coverage any good?
    Depends where you live. I think that Virgin have something on their web site where you can tap your postcode in and it will tell you what the service is like in that area.

    I certainly notice worse signal strength since I moved to Virgin from Orange, however I can typically make calls without interference, so I'm happy. The much lower bill makes it worth it (my wife is also on Virgin, you see) too. Also, Virgin do a rather nice "pay as you went" service whereby you don't have a contract or top-ups to worry about, they just Direct Debit your account at the end of each month for whatever you used that month. Much better for me, as I have high use months and low use, and contracts were a waste of money in the low months.

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    Re: Virgin Mobile

    They do a good service if you are already a Virgin Media (ex Telewest) customer already. I think it is £10 a month for a Virgin Sim card and you get 300 mins and 300 txts included, just need you own unblocked phone.

    VIsit the Virgin Media site for accurate details as it may have changed since i last looked?

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