Virgin Media O2 has announced its first major product launch since the £31 billion merger between the telco and cablenet earlier this year.
Volt puts Virgin’s Gig 1 broadband into a bundle for the first time, combining it with an unlimited data O2 SIM and TV favourites. Broadband speeds will be doubled to the next tier available, for example 100Mbps is boosted to 200Mbps. There is also £150 off for customers purchasing a new connected device such as a tablet or smartwatch when taking a new O2 Pay Monthly Custom plan. Plume Wi-Fi Pods are also available to bolster connectivity around the home.
Volt is available to both new and existing customers, offering exclusive benefits to account holders no matter what broadband package or eligible Pay Monthly plan they take. Those new to either Virgin Media or O2 will be able to upgrade to Volt when they add relevant services to their connectivity line-up, while existing customers of both Virgin Media and O2 simply need to enrol via MyO2 to get their services supercharged – at no additional cost.
Jeff Dodds, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media O2 said: “With Volt, we’re combining the speed and reliability of Virgin Media’s broadband and O2’s mobile networks alongside a variety of incredible perks to give our customers more.
“The launch of converged services in less than 150 days as a business is a huge milestone moment and demonstrates the momentum we have behind our commitment to supercharge connectivity across the UK. This is just the start.”
The move is a new take on the triple and quad play practised by operators for many years and is being presented in a way that will remind customers that Virgin Media and O2 is now a single company.