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Virgin Mobile Coverage



2G coverage: 99%3G coverage: 85%

Coverage map

Virgin Mobile is a virtual network that runs on the Everything Everywhere (EE) network (formally T-Mobile and Orange). You can check the Virgin Mobile coverage map to find out about the signal strength in your local area.

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Virgin Mobile is, unsurprisingly, run by Richard Branson’s Virgin. It was the UK’s first virtual network when it launched way back in 1999 and, because it was much cheaper than anyone else at the time, it’s turned out to be massively popular. That’s despite the fact that it’s now comprehensively undercut by many alternatives. At the time, it was a completely novel concept and it is largely responsible for the competition that has driven mobile phone PAYG prices down over the last few years. It took four years to start to turn a profit but is now one of the biggest mobile networks in the country.

Since Virgin Mobile runs on EE, it’s about as good as you can expect for coverage. There’s pretty much nowhere where either Orange or T-Mobile coverage doesn’t reach and the 3G network is very broad too. You can see the precise coverage area and signal strength for you area by using the coverage map linked above.

For more information, compare Virgin Mobile’s coverage with other networks’ mobile coverage or check out our complete Virgin Mobile review.

by Jon M

2 Responses to “Virgin Mobile Coverage”

  1. Patre 3 January 2014 at 16:30 Permalink

    EE signal is carap in the canary wharf area London where thousands of bankers are based. reported but told its all ok. i spend 40 hours a week in my office without a signal on my main phone and it was a 2 years contract…well i learnt the lesson the hard way but it was the last time i am with EE….

  2. Jenny Louise 11 January 2013 at 16:07 Permalink

    Despite being listed as in a “very good” area, internet speeds are TOTAL CRAP! Avoid.

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