We've seen a few UK carriers show their cards ahead of the Galaxy S 4 launch this weekend, but MVNO Virgin Media has been slightly coy with details compared to bigger peers like EE and Vodafone. Better late than never, we suppose: the provider has outlined just how much we'll have to spend to get Samsung's flagship. Customers who have Virgin broadband or TV services can pay the same £31 per month as their EE counterparts, getting a lower £99 device cost and insurance in exchange for a more limited service that includes 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data. When mobile-only customers have to pay £5 more per month, though, we'd think carefully about signing up just for the sake of the GS 4. There are better deals afoot if you're not already a loyal Virgin customer.
The One We've All Been Waiting 4: Virgin Media Unveils Samsung Galaxy S4 Pricing
Most anticipated smart phone of the year available from £31 per month*
Unlimited Samsung Galaxy S4 data plans from £39 per month for Virgin customers
23 April 2013, London, UK – Virgin Media has announced that its TiVo and Broadband customers will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 from just £31* per month when it hits stores this Saturday.
Virgin Media TV broadband or home phone customers who choose the Samsung Galaxy S4 will get £5 off their monthly mobile tariff, inclusive insurance worth £7.99 per month and unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Media mobiles.
Graeme Oxby, Executive Director of Mobile & Home Phone at Virgin Media said: "We've had record levels of interest in the Samsung Galaxy S4 so we're delighted to offer our customers exclusive treats they can't get elsewhere, including a fiver off their monthly bill and inclusive insurance. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will go straight to the top of the battle of the smart phones; making the inclusive insurance with next day replacement the obvious choice for Virgin Media customers."
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the slimmest, fastest and most powerful member of the Samsung Galaxy family. It will offer never seen before features including Samsung Smart Pause and Samsung Smart Scroll which allow users to intuitively control their phone with their eyes and for entertainment fanatics, the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers a stunning 441ppi 5-inch screen and will even double up as an infrared remote control.
Virgin Media Samsung Galaxy S4 Pricing
Starter Essential Premiere
Monthly price £99 upfront £36 £41 £44
Monthly Price £69 upfront £38 £43 £46
Mins 200 600 2500
Texts 500 Unlimited Unlimited
Data (in the UK) 500MB 1GB Unlimited
Calls to UK landlines (Inc. in total minutes) (Inc. in total minutes) Unlimited
Virgin Media Customer Exclusives
Monthly price £99 upfront £31 £36 £39
Monthly Price £69 upfront £33 £38 £41
Calls & texts to Virgin Mobiles Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Insurance with 24 hour replacement Inclusive Inclusive Inclusive
Exclusive extras for Virgin Media Broadband and TiVo customers:
£5 off your monthly mobile tariff – save £60 per year
Calls from Virgin Home Phone to Virgin Mobiles during inclusive calling periods
Unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Mobiles
Inclusive Insurance worth £7.99 per month – save over £90 per year with guaranteed next day replacement visit www.virginmedia.com/insurance for more details
Mobile Rescue - Contacts stored safely online and customers can lock and locate their handset remotely
Key features of Virgin Media's latest tariffs
SMS Alerts to let you know when you're reaching applicable allowance limits
Tariff flexibility to move onto higher or lower tariffs anytime without penalty
Better network coverage than ever before on Virgin Media with T-Mobile and Orange networks in the UK
Three months free Spotify on compatible handsets
For full handset specifications go to store.virginmedia.com/SamsungS4
Notes to Editors
* £99 up front exclusive to Virgin Media TiVo and Broadband customers
** Exclusive rates available to Virgin Media customers subscribing to TV or broadband services