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Cheap Android alert! Alcatel One Touch T’Pop on Virgin Media

An Android handset for £39.99? Well, straight up we know it’s not going to have a quad-core CPU, hi-res screen and an 8 megapixel camera. But, if you want a cheap and cheerful Android then Alcatel have a solution. It’ll be available today with Virgin Mobile on Pay …

MVNO Feature – Virgin Mobile

I was having a think last night, which is pretty unusual for me. It was a good think. It occured to me that here on Coolsmartphone we’re always mentioning the major networks when mentioning which new phones are arriving and when, but we don’t mention the MVNO’s – …

Virgin Media disable speed caps

The recent speed caps on Virgin Media appear to have now been lifted but don’t get too excited, they look to be coming back soon enough. The “teething troubles” have led to some customers getting pretty useless speeds on the network, which is hosted on the back of …

LG Nexus 4, get it on Virgin Mobile

Can’t get yourself a Nexus 4? Are you one of the unfortunates who tried to place an order on the Google site, only to be knocked back at the last minute? Well worry no more. Get your nose out of the keyboard, dry those tears, because Virgin Mobile …

Virgin announce a new converged calling plan

Virgin Media has today announced that it is to introduce the UK’s first converged calling. A simple smartphone app allows calls to be made over WiFi no matter where you are. Calls can be made wherever there is a WiFi connection, even abroad. All you need is a …

Virgin Media offer up unlimited data for £10 a month

Data. We all want more, even if we don’t really need it. Now Virgin Media have announced some new Pay-As-You-Go plans and now unlimited data starts at just £10 a month. It’s a simple setup. There’s two plans – “Big Data & Texts” and “Big Talk”. For £10 …

Love free WiFi on the Tube? We’ve got some good news

2012 has been pretty good for the people of London. Several big events, an extra Bank Holiday, the Olympics, the Paralympics and, to top it all off, free WiFi on the Tube thanks to Mr Branson. As the days get shorter and we all shuffle around in the …

ZTE Grand X now available on Virgin

ZTE today have announced that the ZTE Grand X is now available for purchase through Virgin Media in the UK. You cna find more details of Pay Monthly here or Pay as You Go here. You can get the phone for £199.99 on Pay as You Go or for …

ZTE Kis smartphone now available on Virgin Media

Another ultra-cheap Android device is about to hit the market, this time from ZTE. The ZTE Kis will sell for less than £50 on Virgin Media from today and has a 3.5″ HVGA 480×320 screen. Powered by an 800MHz CPU, the phone runs Android 2.3 and has Bluetooth …

On-line, underground.

If you’re a regular reader, and not one of those naughty people who just pop by without even offering a cup of tea, you’ll know about the WiFi rollout across the Tube in London. As we reported previously, they’ve worked to push out the service these last few …

Virgin go unlimited – for just £21 a month

Today Virgin Media are going head-to-head with the Three “One Plan” and T-Mobile “Full Monty” tariff. However, the Virgin “Premiere” plan dishes up unlimited data at a lower price point – just £21 per month for unlimited data and unlimited texts. The network, which piggy-backs Everything Everywhere, is …

Status: OMG! WiFi at the Tube station

Use the Tube? Use one of the stations listed below? Hey, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be bathed in free (for a limited time) WiFi while you stand on the platform. Better still, some stations have been turned on today, so you might start seeing people like this …

Samsung Galaxy SIII to be Available on Virgin Mobile

The brand new flagship Samsung Galaxy SIII is to be available to Virgin Mobile customers from the summer the company have confirmed today. Pricing details are yet to be announced however Virgin Media customers will benefit from a range of exclusives such as £5 less on their monthly tariff, …

Virgin Media drop WiFi into the London Underground

Here in London there’s been a big push to try and get WiFi available in the Tube. London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and Transport For London have been linked with an earlier deal with Huawei. Unfortunately this didn’t see the light of day.. or should that be the dark …

Do you own a classic ?

It’s about 2AM here in Barcelona as I type this, but I’ve noticed something that keeps happening fairly regularly at Coolsmartphone. Every week or so, I get notified of a comment on a really, really, really old handset review we did years back. Today it’s the turn of …

Galaxy S Plus In White Coming To Virgin

Virgin Mobile have said they are exclusively taking the Samsung Galaxy S Plus in white on their UK network and it is available to buy from their website right now. Virgin Mobile are one of the UK’s ‘Virtual Networks’ and have access to the Everything Everywhere network so coverage should …

Virgin customers can now use Orange too

Orange and T-Mobile customers have now been able to roam onto the merged “Everything Everywhere” network for about a year now. It’s setup currently so that you roam across if your normal signal drops but it’s still 2G-only. There’s hope that this will change to 3G roaming sometime …

Virgin Media adds more grunt to Three, Orange and T-Mobile

If you’re browsing the web on Three, T-Mobile or Orange, listen up. A new deal has been struck with VIrgin Media Business to give the networks use of their network, plus they will add 14 regional datacentres to add extra bandwidth to the three networks. The deal is …

Desire HD handsets on Virgin receiving Gingerbread

The Desire HD updates are now rolling out to Virgin Mobile branded devices. Jon Pewtner has emailed in to let us know that his Desire HD handset has just received the update over the air. It’s now reporting Android version 2.3.3. Let us know if you’ve got your …