Virgin Mobile runs on the EE network
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Virgin Mobile Network Features
2G Network Yes
2nd generation network. Max data speed of 0.3 Mb per second.
3G Network Yes
3rd generation network. Max data speed of 42 Mbps.
4G Network Yes
4th generation network. Max data speed of 1 Gbps (1000 Mb/s).
5G Network Yes
5th generation network. Max data speed of 10 or 20 Gb/s.
WiFi Calling Yes
Use Wi-Fi for mobile phone calls and texts when no network signal.
4G Calling (VoLTE) No
Voice over LTE (4G Calling) makes clearer HD calls over 4G networks.
Data Rollover Yes
Unused mobile data allowance rolled over from one month to the next.
Tethering Allowed Yes
Tethering allows you to share your mobile internet with other devices.
Virgin Mobile Frequency Bands
This is a list of radio frequency bands available to Virgin Mobile on the EE network. You can check which radio frequencies are compatible with your mobile phone device by referring to the technical specifications of your particular handset model.
|Network||5G (NR)||4G (LTE)||3G (UMTS)||2G (GSM)|
|EE||3500 MHz||800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz||2100 MHz||1800 MHz|
About Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile UK is a mobile phone service provider operating in the United Kingdom. The company was the world's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator, launched in 1999.
Being a virtual mobile operator, Virgin Media does not maintain its own network, but instead has contracts to use the existing network of EE.
On 25 January 2021, Virgin Media launched their 5G mobile service using the Vodafone network. Virgin Mobile 2G/3G/4G plans will remain on the EE network until the end of 2021. After which Virgin Media anticipates to fully move all Virgin Mobile customers over to the Vodafone network by early 2022.