Virgin Media has launched a range of new packages for broadband, TV and mobile.
The packages are based around the cablenet’s M500 Fibre broadband, which is now available with all packages, and features a download speed of 516Mbps and an average upload speed of 36Mbps.
The ultrafast broadband tier was previously only available as part of Virgin Media’s Ultimate Oomph bundle.
Jeff Dodds, Virgin Media’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’re adding the racing stripes to our entire bundle line-up by making our M500 Fibre broadband available with all of our packages.”
Virgin Media’s next-generation Gig1 broadband service, which offers gigabit speeds and is currently available across Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester, Reading and Southampton, has been given a new, lower price point across many of its bundles. By the end of 2021 Virgin Media’s entire network will have gigabit speeds available.
The operator is beginning to face challenges from a reinvigorated BT and a number of independent fibre providers.
As part of its new bundle line-up, Virgin Media has more than doubled the mobile data allowance that is available with many of its Oomph SIMs. Customers can now choose between SIMs that are loaded with either 5GB, 15GB, 40GB or unlimited data. Customers have the freedom and flexibility to change their data allowance each month, too. All SIMs come with unlimited texts and minutes.
In addition, customers who take Virgin Media’s top-tier bundle, Ultimate Oomph – which includes two state-of-the-art Virgin TV V6 set-top boxes with 265 TV channels, including Sky Sports HD, Sky Cinema HD and BT Sport Ultimate, plus a SIM with unlimited data and inclusive anytime home phone calls – will also be upgraded from M500 broadband to M600 broadband at no extra cost when the speed tier becomes available.
Virgin Media will move existing customers who are paying the previously available pricing for Personal Picks (£10 for one pick and £7 for each subsequent Pick) to the new lower pricing.