It’s taken its time, but Virgin Media mobile is about to get a lot faster. The company has just launched a range of new 4G plans, and they come with some pretty appealing perks - especially if your primary form of communication is WhatsApp.
Virgin Media's 4G plans start at £6 a month - that gives you 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 300MB data. On the top end, you can pay £25 for 5,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB data. In addition, if you don't hit your download limit, you can bolt some of the extra data on your next month's allowance.
On the other hand, if you go over a few days before the end of the month, then Virgin Media says it will cap additional charges at £2.
At least you don't have to worry about your chats with friends eating up your valuable data. Any messages sent through WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will not be deducted from your data allowance, so you can use them as much as you like, even when away from Wi-Fi.
Unfortunately it's not all good news though. The launch of 4G means that Virgin Media's unlimited mobile plan is no more. The plans do, however, still give you free access to more than 250,000 Wi-Fi hotspots via Virgin Media's dedicated Wi-Fi app.
If you're based in London, or are a regular visitor to the home of broadbandchoices (I think it's known for some other things too), then you get free access to Virgin Media's Wi-Fi on the Underground.
If for whatever reason you need a change, Virgin Media's launched Freestyle plans. These include an extra monthly charge for handsets, but come with the option to change your data allowance each month depending on your needs.