|Check network coverage:
|Virgin Mobile coverage
|5th generation network. Max data speed of 10 or 20 Gb/s.
|4th generation network. Max data speed of 1 Gbps (1000 Mb/s).
|3rd generation network. Max data speed of 42 Mbps.
|2nd generation network. Max data speed of 0.3 Mb per second.
|Use Wi-Fi for mobile phone calls and texts when no network signal.
|4G Calling (VoLTE)
|Voice over LTE (4G Calling) makes clearer HD calls over 4G networks.
|Unused mobile data allowance rolled over from one month to the next.
|Tethering allows you to share your mobile internet with other devices.
|e-SIMs are digital virtual SIM cards downloaded onto supported mobile handsets.
|Network Frequency Bands
|5G (NR) Frequency
|4G (LTE) Frequency
|800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 MHz
|800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
|3G (UMTS) Frequency
|900 / 2100 MHz
|2G (GSM) Frequency
About Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile UK was a mobile phone service provider operating in the United Kingdom, and was the world's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator, launched in 1999.
Being a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Virgin Mobile did not maintain its own network infrastructure, but instead had contracts to use the existing EE network.
In January 2023, Virgin Media confirmed that Virgin Mobile would close and all customers would be moved from Virgin Mobile to O2. Migration began in March 2023 and was completed by the end of August 2023.
Orange UK was a mobile network operator and a former internet service provider in the United Kingdom, launched in 1993. In 2000, it was purchased by France Télécom (now Orange S.A.), which then adopted the Orange brand for all its other mobile communications activities.
Orange UK has since merged with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK to form a joint venture, EE. EE continued to operate the Orange brand until February 2015, when new connections and upgrades on Orange tariffs were withdrawn. Existing Orange customers who wish to upgrade must switch to an EE tariff when their contract term ends, or can choose to remain on their existing Orange tariff without renewing.