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Virgin Media rolls out unlimited data pay as you go tariffs

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Virgin Media rolls out unlimited data pay as you go tariffs

Virgin Media has launched two new tariffs offering unfettered mobile internet data to pay as you go customers, ahead of the surge in PAYG handset sales in the run-up to Christmas.

The entry-level so-called Big Data and Texts tariff is priced £10 and gets you unlimited data and 300 texts per month, plus the £10 airtime you’ve added. Opt to pay £5 more, though, and you’ll be entitled to unlimited texts too.

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Alongside these, Virgin has launched its ‘Big Talk’ tariff. This starts at £10 with unlimited calls to any landline plus 120 anytime mobile minutes. As with Big Data and Texts, add £5 and unlimited texts are yours too.

Jamie Heywood, director of mobile at the carrier, said: "Unlimited data is a must to get the most out of the amazing smartphones available today.

“People want to be connected wherever they are so we've introduced unlimited data without the ties of a contract

"Having introduced unbeatable pay-monthly tariffs earlier this year, we're now introducing incredible value pay-as-you-go tariffs too which makes Virgin Media the unbeatable choice for unlimited data, whether you're willing to sign up to a new contract or not."

The tariffs are intended to compete with similar offerings from Three and SIM-only network GiffGaff, which also provide unlimited data on PAYG plans.

Virgin claims that data consumption among PAYG customers has risen 100 per cent in the last year.

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