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Virgin Media launches 5G services in the UK

Saf Malik
January 25, 2021

Virgin and Vodafone’s 5G partnership is a ‘major milestone’

Virgin Media has announced it is launching its 5G services in 100 towns and cities across the UK.

Virgin Media will be using Vodafone’s network to deliver average speeds of 176.62Mbps which is around 4.5 times faster than its average 4G speeds.

The partnership with Vodafone was first announced in 2019 and has been labelled a ‘major milestone’ for both networks.

The new 5G service is available to customers on a range of plans including SIM Only and Pay Monthly at no extra cost.

New 5G plans include the Samsung S21 for £42 per month. Virgin’s 5G plans come with added extras of its 4G offering – from data-free WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger to data rollover and flexible airtime allowances.

Customers who have already own a 5G device from Virgin Media before April 2020 will automatically receive a boost to Virgin Media’s 5G services.

Virgin Media COO Jeff Dodds said: “The launch of 5G is a milestone moment for us.

“As the world’s first virtual mobile operator, our offering has long been about breaking boundaries and offering our customers a premium service without the price tag.

“That’s why we’re launching fast, reliable 5G connectivity at no extra cost while keeping the added extras of our existing mobile plans in place.

“By offering 5G and gigabit broadband all under one roof, Virgin Media customers can experience next-generation connectivity both in and out of the home, putting them in a great place to take advantage of the latest technology.”

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