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Old 30-03-2023, 17:48   #16
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Re: Migration to O2

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as virgin are still selling virgin mobile sim plans...i was wondering after looking through the t&c's it maybe be worth taking out a virgin mobile sim only plan...the data will be doubled when you're switched over to o2 and you wont pay any more. £10 for 30gb data on a 30 day rolling contract doubled to 60gb once taken over to o2 sounds like a good deal to me.
Sounds like a plan might for this myself
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Old 16-04-2023, 17:22   #17
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Re: Migration to O2

This last week, we have been on an Easter break in Virgin 4G not spot, West Cornwall. The service was atrocious, with most locations having no consistently usable signal for anything except texting.

Needless to say there was no hope of using Sainsbury's Android, barcode reading shopping app whilst in store, given that it requires a good 4G connection or access to store wifi.

Does this experience in Cornwall indicate that I haven't been switched over to O2 yet, or is O2 equally as bad in our remote rural areas?

The experience brings to mind the excellent availability of 4G in India. In 2019, wherever we went, there was a strong 4G signal. Even in a remote Rajasthan tiger reserve, miles from any settlement, I was able to quickly upload a photo to Whatsapp using an Indian sim card. Why can't we manage better coverage in the UK? My sister, in rural North Norfolk, has similar difficulties as we had in Cornwall, but with Vodafone. None of our Virgin sims mobile phones can get a reliable signal when we visit my sister.

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Old 17-04-2023, 09:17   #18
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Re: Migration to O2

All Virgin Mobile SIMs use the O2 network already. The move to O2 billing won't change your existing coverage.
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Old 17-04-2023, 12:51   #19
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All Virgin Mobile SIMs use the O2 network already. The move to O2 billing won't change your existing coverage.
Great! So, West Cornwall will remain a 4G not spot for O2 and VM users.
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Old 17-04-2023, 18:50   #20
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Great! So, West Cornwall will remain a 4G not spot for O2 and VM users.
So nothing new then . Went to Boscastle many moons ago , think it might have been 2g then. Had to drive out of the village to get any sort of signal .
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Old 11-05-2023, 00:17   #21
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Re: Migration to O2

My contract is up in august and i have no idea whether i need to go to o2 or virgin mobile for my upgrade...neither do o2 or virgin mobile.
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Old 11-05-2023, 09:58   #22
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My contract is up in august and i have no idea whether i need to go to o2 or virgin mobile for my upgrade...neither do o2 or virgin mobile.
Until you got your notification of being moved over, it's up to you. If there are still Virgin Mobile deals available that suit your needs you can still do that and you'll still be moved over to O2 after that.

However if you get your O2 move notification before your contract ends, you'll need to wait till you're moved over to O2 to then do a new deal.

There is a 'lock' put on a Virgin Mobile account that stops the ability to change the airtime plan before it's moved over to O2. That happens when the first notification of the move goes out. A an example I've just got my email about the change on 4th May and I'm moving to O2 on 14th June.
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Re: Migration to O2

I had my email this week, currently £6.97 for 6Gb Data u/l mins and texts, the New O2 plan, 50Gb data, u/l mins and texts plus free Broadband speed increase from June 23rd and still £6.97.
Seems good to me.
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Old 13-05-2023, 17:26   #24
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I had my email this week, currently £6.97 for 6Gb Data u/l mins and texts, the New O2 plan, 50Gb data, u/l mins and texts plus free Broadband speed increase from June 23rd and still £6.97.
Seems good to me.
Really looks good , perhaps to be true.if it is great deal
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Old 13-05-2023, 19:41   #25
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I had my email this week, currently £6.97 for 6Gb Data u/l mins and texts, the New O2 plan, 50Gb data, u/l mins and texts plus free Broadband speed increase from June 23rd and still £6.97.
Seems good to me.
I'm guessing the migration was to 25gb, then Volt doubles that to 50gb?
I took out the 6gb for £6 last month and I'm hoping I end up with 24gb, which will still be more than enough for me.
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Old 14-05-2023, 23:45   #26
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Re: Migration to O2

Going back around 4 or 5 years, Martin Lewis gave a tip on his web site about a VM sim only promotion for £6pm, I think I was paying £10 at the time.
So after speaking with India and The Philippines etc I manged to swop my 30 day rolling contract to the £6 one, this has crept up over the years with the price increases.
In fairness the 6Gb Data has always been enough for me.
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Old 26-05-2023, 15:48   #27
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Hi all. So with VM I had an account which managed all four numbers in my home. We each have a pay monthly sim. O2 have now switched me over to them but my other sims are still on VM. Are they transferring each number at different times? Will I be able to manage all my numbers when they have migrated over through my one account like with VM?
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Hi all. So with VM I had an account which managed all four numbers in my home. We each have a pay monthly sim. O2 have now switched me over to them but my other sims are still on VM. Are they transferring each number at different times? Will I be able to manage all my numbers when they have migrated over through my one account like with VM?
I had three sims on VM which all switched this week. I can't see how I can manage them all on O2. Each account has to have their own O2 account from what I can see.
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I’ve read O2 have disabled merging accounts until the swap over is complete. Looks like more passwords etc.
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Old 26-08-2023, 09:00   #30
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Re: Migration to O2

Itís a bizarre strategy for former Ultimate Oomph customers.

Discounting the Virgin bill and charging £25 for an O2 unlimited sim. Downgrade the SIM and knock the best part of £20 off your bill.
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