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Virgin Media 4G plans will include free access to WhatsApp

Monday, November 7th 2016 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

Virgin Media 4G mobile customers will be able to use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger without eating into their data allowance.

They will also be able to ‘rollover’ unused data from one month to the next.

Virgin has today launched a range of 4G plans available as either Freestyle contracts, which allow customers to pay off their handset early and upgrade to a new phone, or SIM-only deals.

All 4G customers will be able to send messages, pictures and videos through WhatsApp and Messenger without using any of their monthly data allowance.

And the ‘data rollover’ feature means any data left over at the end of the month is transferred into the following month’s allowance.

Customers will get a text to say data is being rolled over and another when the leftover data has been used.

4G plans start at £6 a month for a 30-day rolling contract with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 300MB of data and go up to £25 a month for 5,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB of data.

Peter Kelly, managing director of mobile at Virgin Media, said: “Virgin Media’s new mobile plans are fast, flexible and filled with data.

“By offering free messaging on WhatsApp and Messenger we’re making sure that Virgin Media customers never have to worry about messaging friends or family and if there’s data left over at the end of the month then we’ve got that covered too.

“With 4G our customers have a quicker way to browse, message, stream and play wherever they are.”

Last week, Virgin confirmed the acquisition of Arqiva WiFi and its nationwide network of wi-fi access points.

Its customers can now make use of around 250,000 wi-fi hotspots in airports, cafes and in more than 250 London Underground stations.

Virgin also hinted that its new 4K TiVo box would be launched later this month.

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