Feeds

Virgin offers cut-price data roaming in Europe

Buy a 'Travel Pass' and save

The essential guide to IT transformation

Virgin Media today launched new packages to allow its mobile customers send and receive data in Europe rather more cheaply than they have been able to so far.

According to Virgin's roaming rates, its punters are currently billed £5 for every megabyte of data they send and receive while abroad.

That rate applies to both pay-as-you-go and pay-monthly customers.

From today, however, they can buy "Travel Passes" that provide a capped transfer total during a fixed usage period for a much lower pound-per-megabyte rate. The Passes only operate within EU countries.

Mobile broadband users can buy one-, three-, seven- or 30-day passes for £10, £15, £30 and £60, respectively. The data cap is calculated on a 1MB:£1 ratio - so the £60 pass gets you 60MB of data, for example.

Activating a mobile broadband pass is SMS based: text BUY + pass name - 1DAY, 3DAY etc - to 23456.

Virgin also said it was offering two "mobile internet" passes - one hour for £4 with a 3MB cap, and 24 hours for £6 with a 5MB cap - for folk access the internet on their phones.

To activate a mobile internet EU Travel Pass, customers must text BUY + pass name - 24HR or 1HR - to 23456. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
EE plonks 4G in UK Prime Minister's backyard
OK, his constituency. Brace yourself for EXTRA #selfies
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.