Virgin Mobile has added a plan designed to lure customers away from rival networks with double data alongside its data rollover offer.
Virgin Mobile's data rollover deal is subtly different to parent company Optus' prepaid data rollover deal, however. Where Optus prepaid plans allow you to "bank" data, up to a maximum of 10GB, Virgin Mobile's postpaid plans have no limits on the quantity of data you can rollover.
However, the rollover is strictly for a one month period, so if you've got 2GB of leftover data on your plan, you'll get an extra 2GB of allowance for the next month only. At the end of that 30 day period, you can't rollover any leftover data from that 2GB chunk, although if you haven't dipped heavily into your data pool from that second month, that's what would shift through into a third month. It's a gradual game of data pool decay, in other words.
The telco's new hook is offering up "double data" plans for any of its 24 month customers who upgrade, or any customers switching from other networks. That's a quite strict rule, however, with Virgin Mobile's fine print stating that it applies only "from a provider that does not use the Optus network".
The plan pricing is as below: