29 Facts About Virgin Mobile


Virgin Mobile is a wireless communications brand used by seven independent brand-licensees worldwide.

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Virgin Mobile branded wireless communications services are available in Colombia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Chile, Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, South Africa, and Mexico.

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Virgin Mobile branded services used to be offered in Australia, France, Singapore, India, Qatar and the United States.

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Each Virgin Mobile branded entity acts independently from the others, thus the handsets, service plans and network radio interfaces vary from country to country.

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Virgin Mobile Canada experienced substantial growth in 2008, launching approximately 60 'Virgin Mini Stores' across the country.

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For four years running, Virgin Mobile Canada has received J D Power and Associates' annual award for Highest Customer Satisfaction for Prepaid Wireless Post-paid plans were introduced to Virgin Canada in February 2008.

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In early 2010, Virgin Mobile Canada launched the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 post-paid service in Virgin Mobile Retail Stores and online, all around Canada.

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Virgin Mobile became the fifth brand offering the iPhone in Canada, after Fido, Rogers Wireless, Telus, and Bell Mobility.

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Virgin Mobile Poland is a mobile phone service provider operating in Poland.

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Virgin Mobile South Africa is a joint-venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Cell C Virgin Mobile South Africa launched in 2006.

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Virgin Mobile KSA is a telecommunication company operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Virgin Mobile UAE is a telecommunication company operating in the United Arab of Emirates.

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Virgin Mobile UK is a mobile phone service provider operating in the United Kingdom.

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Virgin Mobile was the world's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator.

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Virgin Mobile was bought by NTL:Telewest on 4 April 2006 before joining the quadplay of Virgin Media services when NTL:Telewest was renamed Virgin Media on 9 February 2007 and adopted a new logo in line with the entire Virgin Media group.

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Virgin Mobile Ireland was launched in 2015, at the same time UPC Ireland was rebranded Virgin Media Ireland.

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Virgin Mobile Russia was launched on 27 November 2017 as mobile virtual network operator under Tele2 Russia network.

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Virgin Mobile won for three consecutive years the ALCO Customer Loyalty award for having the highest Net Promoting Score index in the telecommunications industry in Chile.

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Virgin Mobile took advantage of the 4G spectrum auction in Colombia in June 2013 to release more data services with the fastest mobile speed in the world.

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Virgin Mobile Australia was a telecommunications company based in Sydney, Australia.

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On 15 June 2018, Virgin Mobile stopped selling all prepaid and postpaid plans to customers.

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In June 2020 Virgin Mobile announced that they're temporarily extending the closure of Virgin Mobile Australia to 30 September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic to help customers stay connected.

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Virgin Mobile France was a mobile virtual network operator in France that began as a subsidiary of Virgin Group.

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Virgin Mobile Singapore was launched in October 2001 as a joint venture with Singtel.

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On 1 March 2008, Virgin launched the Mobile brand in India through a franchise arrangement with NTT DoCoMo.

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Virgin Mobile USA was a no-contract mobile virtual network operator owned by Sprint Corporation.

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Virgin Mobile USA was headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and provided service to approximately 6 million customers.

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In June 2017, Virgin Mobile dropped all Android and began to only offer iPhones to new customers under its new "Inner Circle" unlimited plan.

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In January 2020, Virgin Mobile announced that it would shut down, and transfer its remaining customers to its sister brand Boost Mobile the following month.

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