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13-11-2020, 21:13   #1
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Virgin €5 a month Mobile offer is back

Virgin €5 a month for 6 months on a 30 day contract which gives you unlimited data, calls and texts.
However you may not get SMS verification texts from Banks, Paypal and so on.
There have been problems before with people not getting the texts.
https://www.virginmedia.ie/mobile/si...p=HPRedFriSIMO
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13-11-2020, 21:26   #2
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Virgin €5 a month for 6 months on a 30 day contract which gives you unlimited data, calls and texts.
However you may not get SMS verification texts from Banks, Paypal and so on.
There have been problems before with people not getting the texts.
https://www.virginmedia.ie/mobile/si...p=HPRedFriSIMO
Quality, just what I needed thanks OP!
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13-11-2020, 21:30   #3
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If you have TV or Broadband with them you can order up to 4 Sims, if not, you can order 2 Sims.
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Do they stick to the 80Gb monthly cap or not?
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Can this be used in conjunction with a 4G router for Mobile broadband?

And is the unlimited broadband truly unlimited?

If not any idea what the limit is?

TIA
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Do they stick to the 80Gb monthly cap or not?
According to the site, "any usage over 80GB will result in limited speeds".
When I had a Virgin Sim, I never noticed any major difference when I went over 80GB.
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And is the unlimited broadband truly unlimited?

If not any idea what the limit is?

TIA
80GB according to the website, anything over this may see reduced speeds.
No idea how they can get away with advertising it as unlimited and then they put a fair usage limit of 10,000 texts or minutes.
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Virgin €5 a month for 6 months on a 30 day contract which gives you unlimited data, calls and texts.
However you may not get SMS verification texts from Banks, Paypal and so on.
There have been problems before with people not getting the texts.
https://www.virginmedia.ie/mobile/si...p=HPRedFriSIMO
Have they acknowledged that these types of texts get blocked and are they fixing it do you know?
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Have they acknowledged that these types of texts get blocked and are they fixing it do you know?
Yes.
They have known about it for well over 6 months but still not fixed as of the last time I checked a couple of months ago.
It's a cracking deal if you can survive without the texts if they don't work.
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Been on this for past 2 months. All texts from banks etc coming through without issue.
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Been on this for past 2 months. All texts from banks etc coming through without issue.
Seems to be fairly random, I didn't get the verification texts but I know others who did.
I thought it was a great service and good coverage for the price but needed the texts from the banks so had to change.
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While this isn't a bad deal it's worth thinking long term, after the 6 months you will be paying way more and the offers that are available on other networks now may not still be there. E.g 48.ie €7.99 a month for life for unlimited calls, texts and 100gb data and 10gb eu data.
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I have no issue getting texts from Banka/paypal etc on virgin Mobile.

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Just FYI for any current virgin customers, I was thinking of switching recently and gave them a call, they offered me the offer at the time of €15/mth for 12 months down from the €25/mth I was paying, on a rolling contact. So may be worth chancing them for the €5/mth. Also I've never had any issues with getting bank texts etc..
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While this isn't a bad deal it's worth thinking long term, after the 6 months you will be paying way more and the offers that are available on other networks now may not still be there. E.g 48.ie €7.99 a month for life for unlimited calls, texts and 100gb data and 10gb eu data.
You could say that for all the offers out there, 6 months is a long time down the road.
Some of the 48/Gomo etc offers may or may not last the next 6 months but you are still getting unlimited all for 6 months at €5 a month which is cheapest out there by far.
In 6 months time you can move to whoever is cheapest then.
As it's a 30 day contract, if you wanted to jump ship anytime within the 6 months, you can.
6 months Virgin is €30, there are people paying that with Vodafone per month!
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