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OK I’ve got a fiver a month. What can I get?

Hello you beautiful Coolsmartphone reader you. Now, I know that spending £40-£60 per month for a phone and a contract seems like “situation normal” now, but what if you’ve got yourself a second-hand or reconditioned phone and you just want a low-cost monthly plan? Well, over at HotUKDeals …

I feel the need, the need for speed!

It was a throwaway remark. A passing comment on Twitter. Last night I did a quick speed test and got 365Mbps down. Insane. However, I got a few questions about how it was achieved, so here goes. The speed was the result of me combining my Vodafone 4G …

A HUGE 45GB for £18 per month. BOOM!

Fancy a big fat stack of data per month? Fancy using EE masts and getting the full 4G beans? Fancy only spending £18 per month for all that? Buy before the end of July and you’ll get 5000 minutes, unlimited texts and all that data on this SIM-only …

Fancy 24GB per month for just £15?

OK. It’s yet another day in the Coolsmartphone office and we’re all in 32 degree heat. Everything is melting, but we’re still on the lookout for hot deals. Today it’s another Virgin Media deal. This network uses the EE masts and you get full-fat 4G, plus you don’t …

Virgin Summer Deals

We’ve got details of Virgin Mobile’s latest deals. It’s part of their summer of savings and you can get £216 off the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and £108 saving off the iPhone X. Available until the 30th June, the deals are on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, …

Grab a 100GB SIM for £20 on Virgin

With smartphone use at an all time high, having enough data to last a full month is something many of us look out for. You’ll definitely want to get the best deal possible. Virgin Mobile have a deal on until 23rd April giving you 100GB of data on …

Massive Virgin Media SIM-only deal

Oi Oi, and indeed, saveloy. Hope your Thursday is going well. Right, time for a deal. It’s with Virgin again and they use the EE masts, so you’re going to be OK coverage-wise. This one is a 12-month SIM-only deal and but you’re getting a whacking-great 24GB for …

Calling Virgin Media customers! SIM only deals!

If you’ve got Virgin Media then it’s in your own interests to get a SIM card from them too. They, like Sky and BT, try to hook you into as many of their services as possible. The Virgin Mobile network runs on EE masts, so you’re going to …

Truly unlimited everything with Virgin Media

It looks like Virgin Media are keen to get noticed. The caveat to this particular offer, though, is that you’re already a Virgin Media broadband or TV customer. If you are, listen up. First, the facts. Virgin Media use the EE masts, so coverage is very good indeed. …

Virgin Media – New offers, still really cheap

Situation report then. Virgin Media are doing a mad amount of data for £18 right now. You knew that because you follow us on Twitter and love our right good writing and that. However, they’re now chopping down the prices of other SIM only deals too. Today, February …

How does 40GB of monthly data for £18 sound then?

So, padding this one out is going to be tricky. It’s from Virgin Media and it doesn’t matter if you’ve got their TV or broadband – the price is the same. It’s a SIM-only deal on a 12-month contract but they’ve doubled up the data. £18 every month …

Hello, you fool, I love you

Well, well, well! Welcome 2018! Just after Christmas I got knocked sideways by this Australian Flu thing and I’ve only just got rid of it. Put it this way, you really don’t want it. It’s bloody horrible. I’ve spent so much time in bed, and not in a …

Wait a minute. Unlimited data? £20 per month?!

Until about 10 minutes ago, if you wanted unlimited data on a SIM only plan I would’ve pointed you to this Three UK deal which delivers unlimited data with 200 minutes of chatter and unlimited texts. However, Virgin Mobile have just added another Black Friday deal. I really …

OK, we’ve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner

Just last week we found a SIM-only deal on Plusnet which gives 5GB of data for £10 per month. Now though, Virgin Mobile have gone one better with 6GB of data for £10 per month on a SIM only deal. This one runs until December 20th and Virgin …

Remember my quest to cut the line rental? It’s taking a step closer..

A short while ago I had Virgin Media broadband installed at home. Like many, I had a TV, phone and internet package. I wanted better broadband speeds, and I got it. However, the TiVo box wasn’t something I “connected” with. There’s definitely some odd and grating design decisions …

Quick Friday offer for SIM only data junkies

I’ll keep this brief, because I’m hopefully talking to those who want a massive slice of data on a network with great coverage. This one is with Virgin Mobile, who use EE. Their SIM-only offer will give you a massive 20GB of data plus 5000 minutes and unlimited …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …

£9 per month for 4GB – Virgin SIM only deal

You know EE right? They’ve got a strong network and lots of coverage, yeah? Well, Virgin Mobile use their masts for their phone network. Right now they have a really great offer on, and it’s just £9 for 4G data on a 12 month SIM-only plan. You’ve got …

Virgin Media customers experiencing DNS and routing issues

Virgin Media are having problems with their data / broadband network for some home internet customers today. No, it’s not the long-running on-demand and catch-up issues this time. Oh no. It appears that their DNS servers have gone a bit Pete Tong and sites like eBay, Netflix and …

Cutting the cord. Trying to kill off my landline.

Now, I’ll admit, I’m a penny pincher at times. If there’s a cheaper way of doing something, even if it’s a bit geeky, I’ll give it a go. Stick with me on this one, because it involves something that Virgin have just announced which I think is a …

Virgin Media just announced something you should all buy

A few days ago I was logging into my Virgin Media account. However, I got a bit distracted by an advert and ended up on the Virgin Business website instead. Why was I distracted? Well, I’ll show you… Yes. £30 a month for an internet connection which goes …

Making the switch to Virgin Media. A geeky broadband story.

The internet, in our modern world, has become essential. It’s no longer a “nice to have” thing so that you can look things up. Now we’re watching live IPTV, downloading movies, conducting video calls and working from home. And, also, if you are a student you have a …

First look – The EBox T8 V Streaming TV Box – Version 5

We’ve received another Android TV box to test today so I thought I’d give you a quick overview as it’s an improved version of an already very popular box. This is from EntertainmentBox – it’s the EBox T8 V and is powered by an Amlogic S912 64bit octa-core …

Virgin Media goes 4G. Adds free WhatsApp and rollover data

If you’ve got Virgin cabled up to your house then it’s in your own interests to look at their mobile deals too. They have better deals for Virgin customers, but you can also take a look at their offerings if you’re not a customer. Better still, today they’ve …

New Virgin Media TiVo box teased

Virgin Media, the UK cable TV/phone/broadband provider, has just teased us with a new TiVo powered set top box which will be made available to its cable TV customers later this year. Current details of the Virgin Media TiVo V6 are scarce, but we do have a pretty …

Virgin add entertainment to your train journeys

A journey for me to London usually falls into two categories. I either take a “cheap” train which takes a couple of hours, stops at places I’ve never heard of and has no on-board “booster” so the signal on your phone is totally pants. If, however, I pay …

Virgin Media – Data usage gets throttled

Would you class more than 3.5GB of monthly data as “excessive”? Well, Virgin Media doesn’t seem to think that. At least not when selling their SIM-only packages. As an example, you can buy a 4GB plan for £15 per month or an 8GB plan for £23 per month. …

SmartCall shuts down due to competition

We really liked SmartCall from Virgin Media. It basically let you hop onto any WiFi hotspot and you could use your mobile as if you were on your landline at home. This was especially good if you were abroad, and you could pick up your mobile in a …

Three joins free WiFi on the Tube

Back in 2011 TFL announced plans to put Virgin Media WiFi hotspots in a selection of London Underground stations for the 2012 London Olympics. This was then rolled out to the rest of the network, allowing everyone to use them for a while before then restricting it based on …

Moto G 16GB version for £99 ?

Another one for Virgin Media customers this, and we know already that the Moto G is cheap, but the 16GB version hasn’t been available for less than £100 until now. If you’re a customer you can get the 16GB Moto G for £99.99 which includes a £10 TopUp. …

Ovivo goes pop. Where should you go now?

If you don’t like paying much money then Ovivo were ideal. Some of their plans cost absolutely nothing per month, but just recently Ovivo unexpectedly went pop and their customers were left with no service instantly. So what now? Well, we’ve put some options together for you. They’re …

Virgin Atlantic to check you in via Google Glass

Flying with Virgin Atlantic, especially in Upper Class, is the height of bling. For me, I’ll be trying hard to imagine I’m in an Upper Class seat as I jam my backside into an EasyJet bench next week. However, if you’ve got slightly more than £30 for a …

TV Anywhere from Virgin, now for Android

Just recently Sky added more channels to their Sky Go service. It brought the total amount of “watch anywhere” channels to 57, but Virgin have today blown them out of the water by launching their TV Anywhere app for Android devices which gives access to 67 channels across …

Virgin to continue using EE network

EE sent out a press release earlier confirming the long standing agreement between themselves and Virgin Mobile is set to continue and the MNVO will get access to both 2G, 3G and we believe soon 4G networks. The original deal was signed 14 years ago between then T-Mobile …