Feeds
55%
Mobile Broadband - Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Review Virgin offers two simple contract tariffs: one for £10 per month which gives you 1GB of data, and another for £15 which gives you 3GB. Go over that and you will be charged 1.46p per megabyte. Both contracts last for 18 months and both come with a free dongle.

Virgin also does one-month contracts, again priced at £10 for 1GB and £15 for 3GB. But the modem will set you back £25.

Mobile Broadband Comparison

At the time of writing, existing Virgin customers can get 20 per cent off those monthly costs. Use your dongle overseas and you will be charged a flat fee of £5 per megabyte.

In the UK, Virgin Mobile uses T-Mobile's network so you would expect performance to be very similar, and you would be right. According to the Virgin coverage checker, 3G reception would be patchy at site A, but good at the other two test sites - exactly the same forecast I got from T-Mobile's coverage checker.

The Windows control panel is basic but functional, though the red-on-black colour scheme may not to be everyone's taste, and isn't the best effort at legibility that I've seen.

Mobile Broadband Comparison

Download speeds where roughly the same as with T-Mobile at all three sites, but Virgin did significantly better in the upload speed stakes, suggesting the TCT dongle has the edge over T-Mobile's Huawei-made model. ®

Next: Vodafone

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

55%
Mobile Broadband - Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile

A lacklustre showing with little to recommend it, though it did at least outperform T-Mobile, whose network it shares.
Price: See Review RRP

More from The Register

next story
Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites
Sites link up to protest slow lanes by bogging down pages
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names
Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy
Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal
Execs pour scorn on 'national roaming' outline – report
Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress
FCC invites opinions in CSV format, after Slowdown day 'success'
'Serious flaws in the Vertigan report' says broadband boffin
Report 'fails reality test' , is 'simply wrong' and offers ''convenient' justification for FTTN says Rod Tucker
This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...
Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts
After Applelocalypse, other wristputers will get stuck in
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.