Virgin Mobile to offer its own take on ‘free broadband’

21 Aug 2006

UK cable giant has launched a unique take on so-called ‘free broadband’ services, with a new promotion via its Virgin-branded subsidiaries Virgin Mobile and broadband provider Virgin.net. Virgin Mobile is offering a year’s free Virgin.net ADSL internet access to customers taking its new SIM-only pay monthly mobile tariffs. Customers taking Virgin Mobile’s GBP15 (USD28.4) or GBP30 per month SIM-only service can claim broadband at download speeds of up to 8Mbps free of charge for up to twelve months. Uniquely, the SIM-only service does not require customers to commit to a minimum contract term, allowing users to cancel the service at any time, though the broadband service will only stay free for as long as the mobile service is used (for a maximum of twelve month duration). The broadband service is capped at 6GB of downloads per month.

The free broadband offer is only available to new users until 31 October 2006 and is intended as a precursor to a full ‘quad-play’ fixed and mobile telephony, internet and CATV package to be launched by ntl and Virgin Mobile in the near future.

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