SIM Cards on Virgin Mobile

Virgin SIM Only

Having launched 10 years ago as the world's first virtual mobile network, Virgin Mobile are well established in the mobile market and offer some excellent value deals and bundles for new and existing customers. Operating on EE's 3G network - the biggest in the UK covering 99% of the population - Virgin Mobile's flexible SIM-only plans include free voicemail, free WiFi on the London Underground and exclusive tariffs for existing Virgin Media broadband, TV or home phone customers.

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Why you might like Virgin Mobile

Change your tariff each month to suit you

Virgin Mobile's Freestyle tariffs let you change your plan, up or down, each month to suit you.

Virgin Mobile's tariffs let you change you plan, up or down, each month. So whether you want to save money and reduce your allowances, or you need extra calls, text or data one month, you simply request a new tariff.

Great 3G coverage

Virgin Mobile use EE's 3G network, the biggest in the UK, covering around 99% of the population so you're sure to get a clear signal in most towns and cities. Use Virgin Mobile’s coverage checker to see what the coverage is like where you are.

Free WiFi on the London Underground

Virgin Mobile lets you get online underground with free WiFi in the ticket halls, on the escalators, walkways and platforms at 150 stations across the London Underground - all you need is a WiFi enabled device like your smartphone or tablet. Take a look at Virgin Media's Station Guide for more information. Free WiFi from Virgin Media is also available to customers of O2, EE, Three and Vodafone but check the eligibility conditions with each provider. 

Free voicemail

With Virgin Mobile it's free to call your voicemail so you'll never miss a message, even if you've used up all of your monthly allowance, unlike other networks who charge between 8p and 45p per minute to retrieve messages. Visit our call charge comparison page to compare the cost of out of bundle charges for all networks.  

14 day customer satisfaction guarantee

So confident are Virgin Mobile that you’ll love being with their network, they’ll let you exchange your joining pack or opt for a full refund within 14 days if you’re not completely happy with your purchase. 

Exclusive tariffs and discounts

Unlike many big companies Virgin Media like to reward loyalty. So, if you are already an existing customer for Virgin Media’s broadband, TV or home phone service you save £5 a month on the standard cost of your tariff.

Unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Mobile numbers

If you have friends or family who are also with Virgin Mobile then the good news is you can talk for longer because calls between Virgin Mobile numbers are not only free of charge, they're also unlimited. Just remember to hang up and re-dial after 60 minutes. This offer is for existing customers only so you’ll need to have TV, broadband or your home phone through Virgin Media to qualify.

Why you might not like Virgin Mobile

Limited roaming packages

Virgin Mobile don’t offer international roaming plans for calls and texts, though a limited selection of data plans are available for use within the EU. If you want to use your phone when you’re abroad you’ll pay standard roaming rates. Alternatively, if your phone is unlocked, you could invest in a 30-day travel SIM from another network. But if you plan on using your phone overseas a lot then a deal from Three, O2, EE or Vodafone may be better for you. All of these networks offer inclusive call, text and data bundles from £2 per day and Three let you use your allowances at no extra charge in 16 worldwide destinations.

No 4G

Despite running on EE’s network, 4G isn’t available from Virgin Mobile at this time. If it’s 4G you want then try EE, O2, Three, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile and now giffgaff who all offer 4G packages. The 4G rollout is still underway and hasn't reached all of the UK yet so remember to check the coverage in your area first, whichever network you choose.

No VoIP

Virgin Media doesn't support Voice over Internet Protocol services such as Skype so if you do use your mobile data in this way you could fall foul of the networks traffic management system and see your data slowed or even stopped. 

 

Our top SIM Only Deals

3GB Plan
Unlimited mins
Unlimited texts
3GB internet
3GInternet
£15.00 per month
(over 12 months)
5GB Plan
Unlimited mins
Unlimited texts
5GB internet
4GInternet
£23.00 per month
(over 1 months)
Tip: You can filter by SIM Type or device model by using the options on the left, but you don't have to. We can deal with that later.
Plan Type Contract Minutes Texts Internet Monthlysort descending
250MB Plan Existing Customers Virgin SIM Only
1 month
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
£5.00 Buy / Choose SIM
250MB Plan Virgin SIM Only
12 months
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
£5.00 Buy / Choose SIM
500MB Plan Existing Customers Virgin SIM Only
1 month
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
£8.00 Buy / Choose SIM
500MB Plan Virgin SIM Only
12 months
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
£8.00 Buy / Choose SIM
250MB Plan Virgin SIM Only
1 month
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
£10.00 Buy / Choose SIM
1GB Plan Existing Customers Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
£12.00 Buy / Choose SIM
1GB Plan Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
£12.00 Buy / Choose SIM
500MB Plan Virgin SIM Only
1 month
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
£13.00 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Plan Existing Customers Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Plan Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
1GB Plan Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
£17.00 Buy / Choose SIM
5GB Plan Existing Customers Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 5GB
4GInternet
£18.00 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Plan Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
£20.00 Buy / Choose SIM
5GB Plan Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Unlimited Unlimited 5GB
4GInternet
£23.00 Buy / Choose SIM
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Contract SIM Type Minutes Texts Internet Extras Monthlysort descending Buy Now
Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£5.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£5.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£5.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£5.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£8.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£8.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£8.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£8.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£10.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
250 Unlimited 250MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£10.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£12.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£12.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£12.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 1GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£12.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£13.00
Buy NowMore Info...
Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
1,000 Unlimited 500MB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£13.00
Buy NowMore Info...
Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£15.00
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Virgin SIM Only
1 month
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£15.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£15.00
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Virgin SIM Only
12 months
Standard SIM / Mini SIM for phones
Standard SIM
Unlimited Unlimited 3GB
3GInternet
  • BlackBerry Services
£15.00
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Virgin Mobile sim-only contracts

If you already have a Virgin TV, broadband or home phone package, you'll benefit from the following great extras when buying a Virgin SIM Only deal:

  • Unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Mobile numbers
  • TV Anywhere - Virgin Media's TV-on-the-go app for TiVo customers

"Out of bundle" call charges on Virgin Mobile

"Out of bundle" call charges only apply once you've used up all of your monthly allowance, or where you don't have any given allowance included (for instance if you don't have internet/data built into your plan's package). All prices are in pence.

Plan Minutes (Cross-Network) Minutes (Same-Network) Texts (Cross-Network) Texts (Same-Network) Landline Minutes
3GB Plan 40 40 15 15 40 Details...
5GB Plan 40 40 15 15 40 Details...