Virgin Mobile Revamps Plans; BYOD Starts at $50/1GB + 500 Minutes

Bell’s flanker brand Virgin Mobile is set to revamp their plans entirely, set to take place today, changes which appear to fall in line with competitors.

According to internal documents viewed by MobileSyrup, Virgin will debut their expected Diamond tier, plus revamp which plans have Canada-wide minutes and data allotments.

Below are the prices for upcoming BYOD plans with 500 Canada-wide minutes; adding unlimited Canada-wide calling is $5 extra per month:

  • $50 for 1GB
  • $60 for 3GB
  • $70 for 5GB
  • $85 for 8GB
  • $115 for 10GB
Previous data buckets were at 500MB, 2GB, 3GB, 4GB and 10GB allotments. Looks like unlimited Canada-wide calling is no longer going to be standard fare amongst flanker brands, as we are now seeing the option as a $5/month premium.
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As you can see from the screenshot above, the plan revamps are live on the Virgin website, but the Diamond tier isn’t showing yet.
Telus-owned Koodo Mobile recently increased their monthly plans by $5, while unlimited Canada-wide calling minutes were axed for some plans. Telus also increased their voice plans by $5 per month as well.
For now, competitor Fido still shows a BYOD plan starting at $50/1GB (but with unlimited Canada-wide calling), but you can probably expect the latter to follow suit and reduce minutes to 500, right?