Virgin Mobile Drop BT In Favour Of Vodafone’s 5G Network

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In a strange turn of events, mobile tariff supplier Virgin Mobile are moving their three million strong customer base from BT over to Vodafone.

Virgin Media have already stated that their existing customers do not need new SIM cards either which is a true benefit, and ensures that the move brings as little disruption to people’s services as possible,

What more, Virgin Media have stated that the move will bring a whole host of benefits to their customers including new services to take advantage of.

According to the BBC, the contract between Virgin Media and BT would be worth around £200 million.

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at, comments: “Virgin Media’s decision to switch their mobile network from BT to rival Vodafone comes as a surprise, but the change offers major benefits for the firm’s three million customers.

“In theory, customers shouldn’t see any disruption when they are moved over from late 2021, and users won’t need to change their SIM cards. 

“The agreement means that Virgin Media customers will get to enjoy Vodafone’s 5G network, which launched more than three months ahead of BT’s 5G technology.

“Vodafone has been offering its customers tariffs based on unlimited data, so any similar offering by Virgin Media could be a huge draw for new users.

“It will be interesting to see how far the new partnership crosses over, and whether Virgin Media customers will receive access to Vodafone’s rewards and their VeryMe platform.

“But as with any big change, we will be monitoring the progress to ensure that customers are kept well informed of what changes they will face, and hope to see that any issues are dealt with swiftly. 

“This joint venture also increases speculation that the two companies could work together in a more formal capacity in the future, potentially taking on the partnership of BT and EE.”

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