Hi, I'm thinking of switching to Virgin Mobile specifically because, in addition to needing a new phone, I am planning a 6 week trip to England this fall. Before I leave my other carrier I want to be completely certain that I understand how this works. So I buy a new Iphone from Virgin and switch over my number and become part of the "Inner Circle", then a few weeks later I call to unlock my phone, get on a plane to England and install a SIM card from Virgin Mobile UK or another UK carrier and use my phone in England with an English phone number. Then when I get back to the US, I switch out the British SIM card for my original Virgin Mobile SIM card, and that's it? The phone will work again with my US number and I'll still be paying just $1/month until my one-year anniverary? I kinda feel like I want all this confirmed in writing before I take the plunge and find out I've missed something in the fine print.
I am nobody, but I believe you are 100% correct with your statement!, and isn't the 1$ a moth idea mind blowing? it is real, I am In and it feels amazing , best decion I made this year. Yes, simply unlcok your iphone for international usage, pop in a UK Carrier (you can get a carrier sim right at the international airport) pop in the new chip, bing bing bing and boom, you're on, finish your vacation, blow up your old sim card (or keep it as a momento) after you return, and come back to the Inner Circle.
ALSO!!! you like travel? about a month(ish) after you join Inner Circle, you will get a special deal for a Buy One Get one Free companion ticket (just pay taxes and fees) for a Virgin Atlantic flight ,so if you take advantage of that, you will be making profit off the the 1$ plan, pinch yourself, it is real.
Thanks EddieStarr, that's really encouraging -- and I've already picked out a phone -- but I'd still like a more official answer from someone at Virgin.
So what do Android users have to do to use their phone internationally? I see no plan options or pay structure for international data, just plans for minutes and texting.
Hi Hailhydra! We apologize about all this inconvenience. Did you request the phone to be unlocked when you contacted Virgin Mobile USA from Canada?