Virgin Mobile BYO Plans

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Virgin Mobile BYO Plans come with no contract when you join and bring your own phone. Virgin Mobile BYO Plans start at $20 and increase to $80/mth offering up to 7GB of data. Using the Optus 4G network, Virgin gives you lots of call and data allowance.

Quick Summary – Virgin Mobile BYO Plans (Sim Plans)

Product Call rate1 Flagfall TXT MMS Data Call Cap/Credit Network Calls Voicemail Extras Value Charges More
$20 Sim Plan 98c 40c 28c 60c 250MB $250 Calls/TXT Unlimited to Virgin Unlimited 3G/4G Network. Unused credit & data rolls over. Excess data 5.2c/MB billed p/KB. Purchase additional 1GB for $10. $2.36/105 Calls $20/mth
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$30 Sim Plan 98c 40c 28c 60c 1GB Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $50 intern Unlimited to Virgin Unlimited Unlimited Calls $30/mth
$40 Sim Plan 98c 40c Unlimited Unlimited 7GB Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $300 for intern Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Calls $40/mth
$60 Sim Plan 98c 40c Unlimited Unlimited 10GB Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $300 for intern Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Calls $60/mth
$80 Sim Plan 98c 40c Unlimited  Unlimited 13GB Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $300 for intern Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Calls $80/mth

Notes:
1: Call rate per minute.  ^Rates charged per 30 secs.  2: Cost of a 2 Min Call + Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.
*BYO (Bring Your Own phone) Plans provide a discount of $10 per month

Virgin Mobile BYO Plans Review – December 2015

Virgin Mobile BYO Plans (now renamed the Sim Plans) begin at just $20/mth and offer no restricted contract term rather they are a month to month plan enabling customers to stay and leave whenever they like. Virgin uses the Optus 3G and 4G networks.

A 2 minute call with Virgin Mobile will cost you $2.36 and excess data charges are 5.2c/MB charged per KB. Let’s take a look at the plans. Virgin Mobile BYO Plans (Sim Plans) start at $20/mth with which you receive $250 in calls and 250MB. Total available calls in a month is 105. Step up to the $30 plan and your data increases to 500MB (doubles) and call value is $450 covering calls and TXT (190, 2 minute calls). Virgin Mobile BYO Plans $35 offer has a 1GB data allowance and $500 in calls. Not much more in call value but twice times the data of the $30 plan. All Virgin plans comes with unlimited calls and TXT to other Virgin customers as well as unlimited voicemail in Australia.

If you are after big data with Virgin Mobile, you should consider the $50 – $80 Sim Plan range, which all come with unlimited local calls, unlimited local TXT and MMS with data starting at 5GB and increasing to 7GB. Additionally each of these plans also offer up to $300 in international call and TXT value.

Virgin Mobile BYO Plans offer additional data packs when you need them. $5 buys 500MB and $10 – 1GB. Want more, $20 gives you 2GB and $30 buys 3GB.

Excess data on the Virgin Mobile BYO Plans has recently fallen from 20c to 5.2c/MB charged per KB. Remember that Virgin offers 4G access if you have a compatible phone and you can rollover your unused credits and data each month which can be used once your monthly credit expires “any plan credit you don’t use in a given month will roll over to the following month only, and is used once the following month’s plan credit is exhausted”.

Additional advantages with Virgin Mobile Sim Plans include using your call allowance to make international calls (with no additional charges applied as long as you keep within the allowance).

Also note that you need to be using the Virgin APN to access the above data pricing, otherwise higher charges apply if using the Optus APN.

More details

Product $20 – $80 Plan
Network Optus 3G/4G
Summary Low – High level users
Tethering  Yes
Activation NA
Cost of 2 Min Call $2.36
Rollover Credit Yes
Data p/MB 5.2c/MB
Data Increments Per 1KB
International TXT/MMS 45c/60c
Video Calls 98c/min + 40c flagfall
13/1300/1800 98c/min + 40c flagfall