Virgin is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands, conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson to provide value for money, excellent service delivery, quality and innovation.
Virgin Mobile in South Africa is a joint venture between the Virgin Group and the national cellular provider Cell C which launched in 2006 and has become an exiting player in the mobile industry.

Virgin mobile provides a unique voice service and have based their pricing on a drop down rate system in which the cost of the call drops after the first 5 minutes. Their mobile internet via EDGE is provided at a flat rate per MB.

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Virgin’s cellular packages include Classic contracts, TopUp contracts and Prepay contracts.

The classic contract allows customers to select their phone and their airtime limit, which is billed for each month. Customers can also purchase extra airtime when the talk limit has been reached. This will be billed for at the end of the month along with the contract billing. The additional airtime can also be purchased from Virgin Mobile stores, using cell phone or online banking or via an ATM. Customers can also purchase additional airtime from a number of nationwide retailers and supermarkets including Clicks, CNA, Autopage Cellular, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Legit, Mr Price, Pep stores, Pick ën Pay, Shoprite checkers, Spar and Woolworths.
Airtime is also available at Ster Kinekor cinemas as well as service stations throughout the country such as BP, Engen, Caltex, Total, Sasol or Shell.
Virgin also offers customers the benefit of up to 1000 free SMSís every month to all networks with most contract packages.

Virgin’s TopUp contracts allow customers to select their phone and airtime limit, which is billed for each month. Customers can also purchase extra airtime when the talk limit has been reached. The additional airtime can be purchased from Virgin Mobile stores, using cell phone or online banking or via an ATM. Customers can also purchase additional airtime from a number of nationwide retailers and supermarkets including Clicks, CNA, Autopage Cellular, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Legit, Mr Price, Pep stores, Pick ën Pay, Shoprite checkers, Spar and Woolworths.
Airtime is also available at Ster Kinekor cinemas as well as service stations throughout the country such as BP, Engen, Caltex, Total, Sasol or Shell.
Virgin also offers customers the benefit of up to 1000 free SMSís every month to all networks with most contract packages.

Virgin’s Prepay contracts offer customers the unique drop-down rate for cellular calls, as well as a flat rate for calls after the first five calls as well as a lower flat rate for all calls between virgin to virgin and a fixed rate for data. Additional airtime can be purchased at the national retail stores and supermarkets as well as service stations throughout the country as with the TopUp and Classic contracts.

Virgin Mobile is the only network to offer complete flexibility to use airtime for either talk or data, while also offering one of the lowest out-of-data bundle rates. Their competitive prices and simple packages provide the simplest and most convenient data options amongst competitors.

At this time Virgin Mobile does not offer 3G or BlackBerry services in South Africa, although the company is continually developing new services and products for their customers, as well as innovating new concepts for the South African market.

Virgin South Africa has a great interest in development and growth in the country, sponsoring food parcels for the Bhubezi Community Healthcare Centre, planting trees and vegetable gardens in Meadowlands, Hanover Park and CIDA City Campus as part of their ëGreening campaign and hosting a Business Plan competition for students where the winner would receive entrepreneurship mentoring as well as seed funding for their business ventures. These sponsorships focus on the development of the youth in South Africa to ensure the growth and development of the country as a whole.