Virgin Media have brought out a selection of deals aimed at students where you can take broadband, broadband and phone or a triple bundle with digital TV on a 9 month contract, meaning you don’t pay for those summer months when you’re either busking in Bali or moping around at Mum and Dad’s (whichever takes your fancy/economy dictates). The 9 month deals are available on the 10Mb or 30Mb broadband packages and can be combined with Phone M (weekend calls) and with the basic TV package M+ or with the super-duper TV XL package, and prices start at £21 a month – you also save £20 on the activation fee if you take it out online.
9 Month Broadband Deals
As a standalone product (you don’t need to get a Virgin phone line) you can opt for the Broadband L or XL package which will give you speeds of up to 10Mb and 30Mb respectively, each with unlimited downloads subject to a traffic management policy at certain times of the day to stop some people taking advantage of it at the expense of other users. Both packages include some online storage too and a wireless router – the Virgin Media Hub with Broadband L and the Super Hub with XL. Neither the XXL package, up to 50Mb speed, nor the superfast 100Mb broadband are available on this special contract.
Broadband L costs £21 a month and XL £28.50
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Broadband and Phone on 9 Month Contract
Both the 10Mb and the 30Mb packages can be combined with Virgin’s Phone M package, which gives you unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobile numbers. The £13.90 line rental is included in the monthly fee.
10Mb broadband and Phone M costs £27.40 a month and 30Mb and phone costs £32.40 a month.
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Triple Bundle Student Deals
Finally if you want digital TV too you can take 30Mb broadband and Phone M with either TV M+ (over 65 channels) or TV XL (over 160 channels). Unfortunately Virgin TiVo is not available on the 9 month student deal, which is a shame as it’s excellent, but then it gives you so much choice of TV it may not be good for someone who’s supposed to be studying…
10Mb broadband, phone and TV M+ costs £38.90 a month and the same bundle with TV XL costs £56.90 a month.
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A £40 installation charge applies which is added to your first bill but if you buy online you save £20 activation fee. You need to complete the purchase online to get this, and be careful not to change your package once chosen as it may revert to the standard 12 or 18 month contract. You can find more details on our Virgin Media Student Deals page.