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Introducing Volt – the new supercharged service from Virgin Media O2

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UPDATE: We've seem some repeat questions and common issues being raised. We've added an update here so if you're experiencing issues, please read this first and see our post-weekend update here too.

 

Good morning all. What a week this is going to be! This morning we have introduced Volt to the world, the new supercharged service from Virgin Media O2. Our press release was published here this morning with notes and sources, but I've copied the juicy bits below.

 

Whether you're an O2 customer, a VM customer, both, or none, you can check out our handy website here which will show you how you can get supercharged.

 

Can I get Volt benefits for everyone in my household who’s on O2?

If you have Virgin Media broadband in your name, you’ll be able to get Volt benefits for all O2 Pay Monthly plans in your name, in your household. But we’re expanding this. Soon, anyone in your household with their own O2 Pay Monthly plan will be able to get Volt benefits through the household’s Virgin Media broadband account. Keep an eye on My O2 and you’ll see the option to activate Volt benefits when it becomes available to you, and you can also stay up to date by visiting https://www.o2.co.uk/virgin-media-o2

 

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First joint product gives customers the best of both brands, with even greater value on UK’s fastest major broadband provider and award winning mobile network

 

  • Volt marks the first major launch since Virgin Media and O2’s £31bn merger earlier this year
  • Gig 1 broadband available for the first time in a bundle, combined with an unlimited data O2 SIM and TV favourites
  • Existing customers simply need to register to get their services supercharged – for free
  • Volt brings faster broadband speeds, double mobile data and discounts

London, UK: Virgin Media O2 is today lifting the lid on its first ever joint product, Volt, bringing together award winning connectivity and amazing entertainment from both Virgin Media and O2, to give customers even more from their services – more speed, more data and more value.

 

Virgin Media and O2 customers can now supercharge their services and reap extra rewards simply by being customers of both brands. Volt offers double the broadband speed, double the mobile data and discounts on connected devices when customers have or choose to take a broadband service from Virgin Media and a Pay Monthly plan from O2. What’s more, customers with an O2 plan can access exclusive rewards, perks and experiences from Priority – one of the UK’s best loyalty initiatives.

 

The new joint offering comes less than 150 days since Virgin Media O2 launched, building on the company’s momentum of almost 13 million gigabit premises passed and 5G coverage from O2 expanded to 210 locations. Volt highlights Virgin Media O2’s commitment to offer more choice, convenience and innovation with seamless broadband, entertainment and mobile services all available under one roof.

 

 

Exclusive Virgin Media O2 Volt benefits include:

  • A broadband speed boost to the next tier available (e.g. 100Mbps boosted to 200Mbps)
  • Double mobile data on all eligible O2 Pay Monthly plans (e.g. 10GB boosted to 20GB)
  • Up to £150 off a connected device such as a tablet or smartwatch when taking a new O2 Pay Monthly Custom plan
  • WiFi Pods available to bolster connectivity around the home
  • Roaming in 75 countries including USA, Australia and Spain with O2 Travel

Volt is available to both new and existing customers, offering exclusive benefits to account holders no matter what broadband package or eligible Pay Monthly plan they take. Those new to either Virgin Media or O2 will be able to upgrade to Volt when they add relevant services to their connectivity line-up, while existing customers of both Virgin Media and O2 simply need to enrol via MyO2 to get their services supercharged – at no additional cost.

 

Jeff Dodds, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Media O2 said,

“With Volt, we’re combining the speed and reliability of Virgin Media’s broadband and O2’s mobile networks alongside a variety of incredible perks to give our customers more.

“The launch of converged services in less than 150 days as a business is a huge milestone moment and demonstrates the momentum we have behind our commitment to supercharge connectivity across the UK. This is just the start.”


This exciting milestone for Virgin Media O2 means that consumers who do not currently take services from either brand can supercharge their package with Volt from the get-go, with new bundles containing an O2 SIM and Virgin Media broadband available on 18 month contracts. The new packages include the ‘Big Volt’ bundle, ‘Bigger Volt’ bundle and ‘Ultimate Volt’ bundle, all of which come with the exclusive Volt benefits and boosts to offer customers more. Pricing for Volt bundles start from £40 per month for 200Mbps Broadband (boosted from 100Mbps), Talk More Weekends and a 10GB O2 SIM (boosted from 5GB). The top Volt bundle (Ultimate Volt bundle) includes Gig1 broadband, an unlimited data O2 SIM, tonnes of TV favourites and two TV 360 boxes, available for £99 per month.

 

Supercharging small businesses

Small businesses and start-ups who take a Voom broadband service from Virgin Media Business and an eligible O2 Small Biz tariff can also supercharge their services, with 4G start-up and back-up, double mobile data and exclusive perks from Priority.

 

Virgin Media O2 is the leading converged challenger in the market, pairing O2’s award winning mobile network and the UK’s fastest major broadband provider to enhance connectivity for customers at home and on the go. With Virgin Media’s rapid gigabit broadband rollout and O2’s commitment to deliver 5G to half the UK population in 2023, Virgin Media O2 is just getting started.


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Hi Chris, I've recently transferred my virgin number over to you with volt, my issue is that I'm not seeing the double data I was told I would get, it only says 5GB in my 02 account, should be 10GB.  Can you help with this please?

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@malex181 wrote:

Hi Chris, I've recently transferred my virgin number over to you with volt, my issue is that I'm not seeing the double data I was told I would get, it only says 5GB in my 02 account, should be 10GB.  Can you help with this please?


Reach out to the O2 Social Media Team for that, @malex181 - Chris is in that team, not often on the Community Forum for very long at a time. Links to O2 Social Media team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are just below this message.

Good Luck.

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Hey - I've had an o2 contract for some time (several years) and just got Virgin Media broadband a few days ago.  If I sign in to myo2 I see the volt 'banner', but when I click on it it just gives me a link to 'join virgin media'.  Is this because the virgin account is new and I need to wait some amount of time (if so, any guesses how long - a week, a fortnight?) or could it be a name mismatch issue (both contracts are 'mine', but I think Virgin didn't ask for middle names and O2 account might have them)

 

If the second, who should I contact and how?  Please don't say Virgin's call centre, anything but that!

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Is it still expected by March for Virgin to allow volt benefits to those who have o2 in their name but the virgin bill is in someone else's name at the same address? 

 

Cheers.

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So randomly instead of "join virgin media" screen after the banner I now get the
"Thanks for your interest in Volt
You're seeing this message for one of two reasons:"

does this mean it's been "picked up" and I can sit back and wait for it to be applied automatically, or that it's horribly broken?

glancing at my virgin media contract they've weirdly put my postcode twice, but presumably that'd still match ok...?

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@bobbyyy1 

 

No updates awe have heard is Q1 which is the beginning of April

 

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You will need to wait until the cooling off period has been completed on the VM side, and then your BB Speed on VM will be upgraded and your double data on o2 so in total it can take 28days

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Wish I had upgraded my VM broadband later during the volt period. I've just got the O2 sim contract through, would there be any sneaky chance I could get a discount on my VM broadband? 

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Hi! I cant use my volt benefits on o2 as my name is too long and virgin media cannot change it on the system. Can someone help me out?

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Sounds like a cop out from Virgin Media, and unfortunately it is something only they can fix, it might be best to raise a complaint with Virgin Media. 

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