Virgin Mobile SA launches most flexible, best value 3G HSPA+ broadband services


Virgin Mobile South Africa is pleased to announce that its customers now have full access to 3G HSPA+ broadband data services with download speeds of up to 21 Mbit/s.

Customers with 3G capable cell-phones and/or modems will find that they can now benefit from higher data speeds following the upgrade of Virgin Mobile’s underlying cellular network to state-of-the-art 3G HSPA+ technology which is in the process of being rolled out nationally.

Coverage of Virgin Mobile’s upgraded underlying network is already present in most major metropolitan areas and is expected to reach 67% of the SA population by mid 2011.

Customers should be advised that reduced data speeds may be experienced occasionally while the network rollout is in progress.

Virgin Mobile has always offered the most flexible products in the market, allowing postpaid and prepaid customers to use their airtime for calls, SMSs, MMSs or GPRS/EDGE data without having to purchase separate data bundles.

This flexibility remains in place with the upgrade to 3G HSPA+; customers can still continue to use their airtime for calls, SMSs, MMSs or 3G HSPA+ data without having to purchase separate data bundles.

Perhaps even more importantly, Virgin Mobile is not changing its very competitive data pricing.

At 60c per MB, Virgin Mobile always had the lowest out-of-bundle data price in SA for GPRS/EDGE data. Now with the migration to 3G HSPA+, Virgin Mobile customers can benefit from the fastest 3G HSPA+ network in SA at the same great out-of-bundle rate across all Virgin Mobile’s packages – just 60c per MB.

“I am delighted that we can immediately offer current and future Virgin Mobile customers such a substantial increase in data performance at no additional cost. We look forward to being a significant player in the South African mobile broadband market“, said Steve Bailey, CEO, Virgin Mobile SA.

Over the next few months, Virgin Mobile will be introducing low priced prepaid and postpaid modem deals – watch the press for more information.