5G comes to Virgin Media mobile customers in 100 UK places

5G from Virgin Media marks a major milestone in its MVNO partnership with Vodafone

Virgin Media’s mobile customers can now take advantage of 5G in 100 locations across the UK thanks to the company’s partnership with Vodafone UK. Any Virgin Media mobile customer who upgrades to 5G will receive all of their mobile connectivity from Vodafone’s UK network.

Nothing changes for new and current Virgin Media mobile customers on 4G plans whose mobile network will continue to be provided by BT/EE until 31 December 2021.

With average speeds of 176.62Mbps, which is around 4.5 times faster than its average 4G speeds, Virgin Media’s 5G service is available to customers on a range of fast and flexible plans, including SIM Only and Pay Monthly, at no extra cost. New 5G plans include the brand new Samsung Galaxy S21 with unlimited data for just £42 per month. Virgin Media’s 5G plans come with all of the added extras of its 4G offering – from data-free WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook Messenger to data rollover and flexible airtime allowances.

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.

Virgin Media’s broadband customers will also be able to choose a 5G plan if taking one of the provider’s converged “Oomph” bundles that offer broadband, TV and mobile connectivity all in one place. Customers with a 5G-equipped smartphone can take advantage of the service, at no extra cost, on a range of SIM-only and Pay Monthly plans.

Virgin Media mobile customers will continue to benefit as Vodafone UK’s 5G network expands into more locations in the future.

In November 2019 Virgin Media announced a new MVNO agreement with Vodafone which includes a range of innovative services including 5G. Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise will come to an end in late 2021, at which point all of Virgin Media’s mobile offering will transition to Vodafone.

New and existing mobile customers taking a 4G plan will remain on Virgin Media’s mobile service via EE’s network until Virgin Media’s agreement with BT Enterprise comes to an end in late 2021. Virgin Media anticipates that all of its mobile customers will have transitioned to the Vodafone network by early 2022.

Virgin Mobile 5G Launch Locations

  • Aberdeen

  • Alexandria

  • Ambleside

  • Aughton (Sth Yorks)

  • Basingstoke

  • Bebington

  • Belfast

  • Birkenhead

  • Birmingham

  • Bishopbriggs

  • Blaydon

  • Bolton

  • Bootle

  • Bournemouth

  • Bradford

  • Bristol

  • Bristol Airport

  • Cardiff

  • Cheadle and Gatley

  • Cheltenham

  • Chesterfield

  • Clydebank

  • Crawley (West Sussex)

  • Crosby

  • Dewsbury

  • Dinas Powys

  • Droylsden

  • Dudley (West Midlands)

  • Dundee

  • Eccles

  • Edinburgh

  • Eston and South Bank

  • Felling

  • Gateshead

  • Glasgow

  • Gloucester

  • Gosforth (Tyne & Wear)

  • Guildford

  • Hebburn

  • Helensburgh

  • Horwich

  • Huddersfield

  • Huyton-with-Roby

  • Inner London

  • Isles of Scilly

  • Jarrow

  • Kingston upon Hull

  • Kingswood (Bristol)

  • Lancaster

  • Leeds

  • Lisburn

  • Liverpool

  • Llandudno

  • Long Benton/Killingworth

  • Manchester

  • Mangotsfield

  • Middlesbrough

  • Morley

  • Mosborough/Highlane

  • Newbury

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newtownabbey

  • North Shields

  • Oldbury/Smethwick

  • Outer London

  • Paisley

  • Penarth

  • Plymouth

  • Portsmouth

  • Prescot

  • Prestwich

  • Pudsey

  • Rawmarsh

  • Reading

  • Rochdale

  • Rotherham

  • Salford

  • Sheffield

  • Shipley

  • Solihull

  • South Shields

  • Southampton

  • Stockport

  • Stockton-on-Tees

  • Stoke-on-Trent

  • Stranraer

  • Stretford

  • Sunderland

  • Sutton Coldfield

  • Swansea

  • Swinton and Pendlebury

  • Tynemouth

  • Urmston

  • Wallasey

  • Wallsend

  • Warrington

  • Washington

  • Whitley Bay

  • Wolverhampton

  • York

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