Virgin Mobile has just announced the limitation to 300 MB of its “unlimited” offers. A use that is sufficient for the vast majority of its subscribers according to the operator.
New Virgin Mobile subscribers have no choice. They will now only have 300 MB of data transfer per month if they subscribe to the operator’s “unlimited” offer. Previously, Virgin applied the “fair use” system practiced by most of its competitors: beyond 500 MB of data, the subscriber saw the speed of his connection be reduced. Today he will have to pay 0.03 euro for every 10 kb of data exchanged.
For Virgin Mobile, 99% of its subscribers do not exchange more than 300 MB, the new conditions of use would therefore be satisfactory for a large majority of them. Paradyse packages are also victims of this turn of the screw. Calls will no longer be unlimited on five numbers, but limited to 5 hours per month per number. Virgin Mobile thus intends to reduce the abuses, in particular of professional use, made from these offers.