I wonder what triggered this strange move, could be the massive debt they have recently rescheduled payments on is causing them to try grabbing new contract customers.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/01/virgin_prices/
Clearly stung by our assertion that Virgin Mobile Broadband was a rather lacklustre offering compared to its carrying network T-Mobile, the company has dropped the cost of wireless broadband to a fiver a month for punters getting Virgin at home. If you're already getting Virgin broadband on the "XL" or "L" package then you can add wireless for only a fiver a month. Other customers will have to stump up a tenner for the same 1GB service.
But O2 has released research that one in ten mobile broadband users claim they were missold their connection, with 20 per cent not getting the expected coverage, 13 per cent wanting a better returns policy and half of them wanting Wi-Fi hotspot access bundled.
I'm sure the register article hit home when it revealed Virgin where piggybacking on the T-Mobile network and charging more thn T-Mobile for the same service, such practices lead folks to look at what else Virgin are offering, O2 have offered a 50 day cancellation term on thier network and other incentives, lets see if Virgin match that.