MOBILE OPERATOR Virgin Media has announced its mobile customers will gain Orange network coverage this month.
This comes as an addition to the T-Mobile network that the firm already uses. Virgin Media said customers will be able to use the extra coverage this month.
Graeme Oxby, executive director of home phone and mobile at Virgin Media said, "Virgin Media customers already enjoy the UK's fastest broadband and the most advanced TV services, now they'll benefit from enhanced mobile coverage too. With our combination of fixed and mobile services, we are uniquely positioned to cater for a new era of 'always on' connectivity,"
This will be a bonus for all Virgin Media mobile customers regardless of what contract they are on and will be available at no extra cost. The network name will be 'Virgin' when on Virgin Media's network and 'virgin' when using Orange signal but this might show up as 'Orange' for some customers.
Initially the Orange network will be used for calls, text messages and 2G data access, with 3G connectivity set to be added next year.
Another upcoming bonus for Virgin Media's mobile customers could be Spotify. The company announced that users will not have to pay any data charges for streaming music from Spotify via their mobiles, according to Recombu. µ