PRESS RELEASE

27 March 2019

VIRGIN MEDIA BUSINESS LAUNCHES MOBILE DATA SHARING PLAN

  • New mobile data sharer plan provides hassle-free flexibility for SMEs
  • Businesses can use data across multiple devices worry free in response to changing workloads

Virgin Media Business has launched a new flexible mobile data plan which allows small and
medium sized businesses to buy a company-wide data pool of up to 1,000GB per month and share it across a group of SIM cards.

Customers can choose to take as many SIM cards and devices as they like and use the
company-wide data allowance automatically across all of their devices.  

Adapting to the changing needs of business, data use on each SIM can flex up or down each
month within the overall company allowance providing simple and flexible connectivity
on the go without needing to manage multiple contracts with different data
allowances.

The plan also offers a high level of control with businesses able to apply individual data caps to ensure employees have the data they need.  Data caps can be set and reviewed each month if desired.

Competitive and flexible pricing means that the plan can be easily be scaled depending on the number of SIMs, data or handsets a business wants. For example, an entrepreneur could take 2 SIMs with a 10GB pool of data from just £25 per month, or a small office looking to keep all staff connected could take 10 SIMs and 100GB of data from as little as £125 per month. 

Out of allowance data use charges are caped at just £1 per gigabyte per day, so businesses don’t have to worry about getting disconnected or hit with a hefty bill shock should they exceed the company data allowance.

Rob Orr, Executive Director - Commercial & Marketing, Virgin Media Business, said: “By bringing together the data businesses need, the handsets staff want and the flexibility to automatically share that data as needed, our mobile data sharer plan is making it easier than ever for businesses to keep connected on the go.”

Each SIM comes with all the usual Virgin Media Business mobile perks, such as unlimited UK calls and texts and discounts on Voom Fibre broadband.

Virgin Media Business offers all the latest handsets with no upfront cost and the flexibility to spread the full price over the length of the 24 or 36 month contract.

Virgin Media Business mobile connectivity uses the UK’s fastest 4G mobile network which offers 99% 4G population coverage countrywide and is faster (on average) than Vodafone, Three and O2. Free WiFi is also available at more than 3.5 million hotspots across the UK as well as EU roaming at no extra cost.

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Notes to Editors

Find out more about Mobile Sharer Plans here.

About Virgin Media Business

Virgin Media Business provide internet, data and telephone services to more than 50,000 UK businesses. We also partner with the public sector: with local councils and thousands of schools to improve connectivity in communities and support learning, and with the emergency services to enable them to perform their life-saving skills efficiently.

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.

Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.

Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects 21 million customers through operations in 10 countries across Europe subscribing to 45 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 6 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 12 million access points across its footprint.

Media contact:

Luke Stallard
press@virginmedia.co.uk

Press office: +44 (0)333 000 2900