Virgin Matches Fido with $40/1GB, $50/2GB Promo Plans


Come on, you knew this was going to happen right? Hot on the heels of Fido launching their “limited time promo” with double the data on 500MB and 1GB plans, Virgin Mobile has matched the latter’s offer.

Right now, you can get BYOP plans of $40/month with 1GB data and 500 minutes and $50/month  with unlimited minutes and 2GB data. Both plans include Canada-wide calling and the usual extras.

Virgin promo plans

The same offers are available for those wanting to sign contracts, but they are $10 and $15 more for Silver and Gold plan subsidies, respectively.

The fine print says the “limited time offers” for BYOP are only available for new activations, while the Silver and Gold plan pricing is available to upgrades and new activations.

However, one RFD member was able to call in and switch to the BYOP plan, coming from an existing plan and not a new activation, so your mileage may vary.

To get an unlimited Canada-wide calling plan with 2GB of data for $50 is ‘not bad’ for 2016. Also, if you’re in Quebec, Koodo is offering a $40 Canada-wide plan with 2GB data, which is even better.

Let us know if you’re going to jump on these plans–the offers go until June 6, 2016.

[via RFD]


  • Artur Iatsko

    Just called and switched my $56/2Gb to the $50/2Gb 😀

  • Nice one!

  • kkritsilas

    just sticking to my WInd $45 Everywhere plan (5 GB data). Major plan improvements in terms of value by Fido/Virgin.

  • jabohn

    This is exactly why I bought my iPhone 6 unlocked. I switched to the $40 plan and now I’m getting the exact same thing for $5 less than before. Also compared to a year ago I’m getting double the data and 300 more minutes for $16 less with Bell.

  • deki

    with fido or virgin?

  • Artur Iatsko


  • Renegader

    Boom thanks for this. I was able to call and get a $42 dollar/month plan with 2GB of data. I did have a 45 dollar 1GB plan. Nice people at Virgin!

  • Yikes. This is one of the things I dread about coming back to Canada. My plan here in the UK is unlimited data and texts, with 200 minutes, for £17 per month. That’s less than $40. Then again, the price of gas here is about double. haha

  • Cheers

  • Lol

  • RickysCV

    Switched over from $56/2gb plan with no problem. Very good service! Extended till midnight June 7.

  • Boom

  • CK

    This has been extended to June 7, 2016

  • CK

    The same deal is back and has been extended to June 13, 2016!!!!

  • Thanks!

  • Gurpreet

    Called into Virgin today. I’m in Quebec and already had the byod $39 for 1gb. They switched me over without a problem.