Virgin Media will launch Irish mobile service on October 5th

Virgin Media, formerly UPC, will launch its new Virgin Mobile brand in Ireland on October 5th.

The service is to offer unlimited data (with a fair usage cap of 30GB), voice and texts for €25 a month. Alternatively, customers can go for a limited data bundle with 1GB data and 250 minutes of voice and 250 texts for €15 a month.

Existing Virgin Media or UPC customers will be able to avail of either offer for free for the first three months.

The new service will launch with 3G data services, but plans to upgrade to 4G in the first half of 2016. New Virgin Mobile numbers will utilise the 089 prefix.

Virgin Media will sell the new mobile services online at and through existing Virgin Media/UPC stores in Dublin, Limerick, and Cork.

Interestingly, the service will not launch with a series of handsets. Virgin Mobile is currently putting together a selection of handsets that will be available next year.

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